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Oilfield Water Markets: Update, Trends, and the Future

David Smith, Senior Vice President at Mercer Capital, shares a summary of his takeaways from our recent Oilfield Water Markets Conference in Dallas.

How Do You Use Science and Technology To Benefit The Customer?

A look back at some insights at the 2nd Annual Oilfield Water Markets Conference we hosted in Dallas this March...

Infinity Water Solutions Breaks Ground On 2nd Commercial Water Recycling Facility in New Mexico

Infinity Water Solutions, LLC announced that it has broken ground on the Mills Ranch #1 Commercial Recycling Facility ("Mills Ranch 1"), its second New Mexico-based, commercially-permitted facility for the receipt, storage, handling, treatment and recycling of nonhazardous produced water associated with oil and gas production.

A newly identified aquifer could provide water supply for Texas

In an area of the state known for its desert landscape and dry environment, scientists and groundwater experts are mapping and evaluating a potential new underground water source.

Water Shortage in Texas

For the US state of Texas, its record-low temperatures in February 2021 revealed the fragility of its water plants, creating a snowball effect of power shortages, water system breakdowns, and widespread risks to health and food security. This piece explores what causes water shortage in Texas and how the state is dealing with this major crisis.

WATER TALENT POOL: Robert Huizenga Joins Select Energy Services From Coterra

Robert is starting a new position as Director of Business Development. Previously he was at Cimarex / Coterra for 11 years. Select continues it's water talent acquisition spree!

WATER TALENT POOL: Tetra Growing Water Workforce With A Crawfish Boil Today

On April 19th, Tetra is hosting a crawfish boil for lunch and a hiring event at 2pm. On the spot interviews for the following: CDL/HAZMAT drivers, Water Treatment operators, Poly Pipe & Pipeline operators and Water Transfer op’s as well as Production Testing Operators!!

WATER TALENT POOL: Ross Lera New Position At Select Energy Services

Ross Lera is now Director, Strategy & Commercial Development...

Aris Water Solution Seeks Study Participants

Zacariah Hildenbrand Ph.D. writes that he is "looking for participants willing to submit samples of treated produced water for a study that we are conducting with Aris Water Solutions."

Water World Works Deployment Update

Another Ideal DAF is on the way to one of our Beef customers to treat 250 GPM!

REUTERS: Oil tycoon Brigham prepares rare oilfield services IPO -sources

Austin, Texas-based Atlas has hired Goldman Sachs Group Inc (GS.N) to lead preparations for the IPO, which could value the company at between $2 billion and $3 billion including debt, the sources said.

Horizontal Wells in the Permian Produced a Screaming 3,929 Barrels/Day Average WATER at Peak in 2021

Water production continues to be a problem for operators and investors across the industry, with issues around offtake capacity, environmental incidents, and induced seismicity.

Jim Wicklund's Energy Musings... From "Retirement"

Right before the frac crew was scheduled to go to work, they told the E&P company that they didn’t like the contract and didn’t want to do the work under those terms. One was a reimbursement for sand at $15/ton. The E&P upped it to $30/ton but they still didn’t like the contract. The industry has to learn to turn down low return work.

Halliburton: “The Sand Shortage Is Over, We Sent More NWS Trains To The Permian, & We Are Raising Frac Pricing”

Halliburton’s 1Q22 conference call on Tuesday morning kicked off pressure pumping earnings season. We believe the largest pressure pumper’s outlook given on this morning’s conference call has POSITIVE implications for all frac and frac supply chain participants.

Dem PA Lawmaker Continues to Oppose PennEnergy Creek Water Request

Pennsylvania Democrat lawmaker who professes to support the Marcellus industry wrote a letter to Dept. of Environmental Protection asking them to deny a request by PennEnergy Resources to withdraw water from Big Sewickley Creek and one of its tributaries for shale fracking.

United Downs Lithium Pilot Plant Delivered on Time and on Budget

A Direct Lithium Extraction Pilot Plant has been designed and to process Cornish geothermal waters using DLE technologies and is the first time that a DLE system has become operational in the UK. The £4.0 million Pilot Plant is being supported by the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership (“LEP”) with £2.9 million from the UK Government’s Getting Building Fund. The Pilot Plant was successfully commissioned at the end of March, on time and on budget.

Lithium’s Rise Depends on New Water Technology, Not Extraction Ones

Following the recent surge in lithium prices, there has been a wave of attention on the opportunities and challenges related to Direct Lithium Extraction (DLE) and its role in closing the looming lithium supply and demand imbalance...

World Economic Forum: The US must rethink how it uses and reuses wastewater

The way the world currently uses resources is best characterized as a cradle-to-the-grave approach: take resources from the Earth, use them, and throw them away. A circular economy approach, however, rethinks this pattern. It adds three principles: eliminate waste and pollution, circulate products and materials, and regenerate nature. The need for such a re-think is nowhere more evident than in how we use water.

How to Break Paraffin Hydrocarbon Chains

How often are you hot oiling those paraffin problem wells at up to $1,000 a time? How often are you doing workovers on those wells at $10,000-$20,000 to even $50,000 each? Not to mention the lost production during downtime and from clogged wellbores.

Safe High Growth Dividends from the US Based Natural Gas Industry

An award winning professional equity analyst and this highly acclaimed CEO both detail the opportunity for safe dividends with a high potential growth rate in the US based natural gas production and distribution sector.

THE BIG PICTURE: We're in a Water Crisis. We Need to Act Like It

Water is already shaping our politics, our economy and our national security too. Whether it’s floods or droughts, storms or wildfires—too much water, or too little—water shapes lives in the United States and around the world.

Temblor Legless Lizard Gets Closer to California Endangered Species Protection

The Temblor legless lizard is an unusual sand-swimming reptile found only in Kern and Fresno counties in the southwestern San Joaquin Valley. Activists claim the survival of the species is jeopardized by extensive oil and gas drilling in its narrow range.


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