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WATER TALENT POOL: Rick McCurdy Joins Select

Rick brings 41 years of experience in the Oil & Gas Industry with a focus on upstream production, chemical applications and environmental solutions for treatment and beneficial use of produced water. He's very well known in the industry and a regular at Oilfield Water Connection events - congrats to both Select and Rick on this big move! This continues a string of big hires recently on the Select water team.

2022 Outlook Survey Results Are In!

All the charts and graphs from Infill Thinking’s annual survey of oilfield executives. Don't miss plans for spending, thoughts on the new SRAs in the Permian, and the outlook for frac crews...

Oil demand isn’t taking a big hit from the omicron variant yet

Glance across the world and there’s little sign of a major impact of the omicron variant on oil demand -- for now.

After sharp increase in earthquakes, NM announces new requirements for oil and gas drillers

A New Mexico agency overseeing oil extraction in the southern part of the state has issued a new protocol to deal with earthquakes caused by oil and gas production.

PDF Download: New guidelines form New Mexico on induced seismicity and disposal wells.

Grab your copy of the new guidelines, thanks to Mark Patton of Hydrozonix for sharing...

WATER TALENT POOL: Ovintiv Looking For Water Engineer

Ovintiv's Texas Operations Team is seeking a Water Engineer or Senior Water Engineer to work on the Permian Water Resources Team and contribute to one of Ovintiv’s core liquid rich growth properties.

Oil, ag parry accusations they use too much water during drought

The second year of an extraordinary drought has revived a debate over whether two pillars of Kern's economy, oil and ag, are using more than their fair share of the state's water supplies.

2022 CONFERENCE SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT: ChemTreat, Inc. (Silver Sponsor)

"ChemTreat offers customers data based and value driven products and services in all industries nationwide and internationally regarding chemical treatment covering every basin. From industrial water, produced water, production, midstream, refining, etc our 50 plus years providing chemicals and service sets us apart with our holistic approach to providing economical and ESG driven solutions. Contact Mark Patzkowski for any inquiries regarding Oil & Gas needs: mpatzkowski@chemtreat.com"

Stress Testing Rig Count Forecast For Crude Volatility

With the recent oil price drop, here’s a graph forecasting how much lower the rig count will be for $55 for $70 WTI and comparing 22’ vs 23’ at those prices.

Did The U.S. Shale Industry Miss Its Window In 2021?

Right now, it seems possible that corporate shale producers may have missed a real window of opportunity to take advantage of explosive price growth during 2021. But six months from now, they may look like the smartest people on the planet.

Railroad Commission Identifies Freshwater Deep Aquifer

Railroad Commission geologists have identified and mapped a deep aquifer in Texas that could yield appreciable volumes of freshwater in and around Eagle Pass, a semiarid region of the U.S.-Mexico border.

Delaware Basin Case History Details Economic Benefit of Water-Recycling Program

This case history explores a multiwell sectional development in the Delaware Basin by a small operator who reduced drilling and completion costs, along with lease operating expenses, by turning undesirable produced water into an asset.

Oklahoma loses Enable Midstream Partners following acquisition by Texas company

Scratch another off Oklahoma's list of publicly traded energy companies. Enable Midstream Partners' all-equity deal to be acquired by Dallas-based Energy Transfer closed Thursday afternoon, the company announced.

After exceeding pollution limits, oilfield operator seeks relaxed permit

After an energy company at the troubled Moneta Divide gas- and oilfield discharged more pollution than allowed under a 2020 permit, Wyoming is poised to change that permit to remove limits on, and monitoring of, some waste flows.

U.S. Shale Industry To Spend $83 Billion In 2022

Rystad Energy says US shale expenditure is projected to surge 19.4% next year. Eagle Ford, Niobrara and Anadarko regions are anticipated to beat nationwide average spending growth.

WATER TALENT POOL: H2O Midstream Looking For Corporate Development Associate

New opportunity available at H2O.

OVERSEAS: Produced-Water Management Policy Developed for the Energy Sector of Trinidad and Tobago

A produced-water management framework is presented, forming part of an upstream-effluent management policy, to address the minimization and ultimate elimination of treated and untreated produced-water discharge.

E&P Oil Price Assumptions Give Some Comfort As Volatility Spikes During 2022 Budget Planning Season

Operator’s responses from Infill’s survey differ from the broader market when it comes to oil prices.

ExxonMobil plans for net zero emissions in Permian Basin operations by 2030

The company plans to electrify its operations with low-carbon power, which may include wind, solar, hydrogen, natural gas with carbon capture and storage, or other emerging technologies.

Oil company hasn't replaced leaking tanks near Fort Collins despite months of complaints

Prospect Energy has completed another round of patching on the tanks "that appears to be working and should hold us until the new tanks are installed and functioning," owner Ward Giltner told the Coloradoan in an email. He declined to share exactly when the new tanks will be installed.

Permian Sand Problems Are Piling Up Before The New Year

The reasons factoring into why sand could stay a big problem for Permian operators going into 2022.

Eight projects seeking grant funding from North Dakota’s clean sustainable energy authority

Eight different applicants have filed for more than $49 million in grant requests and $165 million in loan requests, including a produced water plant in northwest North Dakota.

NM Tech Creates Three Companies to Sell New Inventions

The New Mexico Institute for Mining and Technology has launched three new companies to develop and market new technologies, including low-cost water filtration.

Colorado company aims to unlock riches drilling for ancient water

A group of industry veterans says a project could yield minerals, road de-icer and carbon sequestration — if they can attract backers.

IN OTHER WATER NEWS: How Singapore’s water management has become a global model for how to tackle climate crisis

Singapore is at the forefront of nearly all countries that have formulated a long-term plan for managing climate change and is steadfastly implementing that plan.

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