Oilfield Water Weekly

Just a couple weeks until the Marcellus-Utica Shale Water Business Update (Jul 29 Pittsburgh) and three months until the 4th Annual Oilfield Water Industry Update (Oct 5 Houston). We hope to see you at one or both events!

Now, here is this week’s industry news & analysis…


News Digest

BREAKWATER ANNOUNCES FURTHER EXPANSION OF ITS MIDLAND BASIN RECYCLING NETWORK

Breakwater expanded its Big Spring Recycling System in Howard and Martin counties with two additional multi-year produced water offtake and recycling agreements and is currently recycling more than four million barrels of produced water per month with aggregation, distribution, and recycling capacity of up to 300,000 barrels per day.

Researchers deepen link between oilfield activity and earthquakes in West Texas

Operators have focused their 2022 water management programs on recycling and discharging wastewater from seismically active areas, particularly seismic response areas.

New Mexico’s Oil and Gas Revenues Are Breaking Records and Complicating Budgets

Economists caution the billion-dollar tax windfall is the boom portion of a boom-bust resource cycle.

What the Supreme Court's EPA decision could mean for the Permian Basin?

"What the Supreme Court is saying is hey it’s up to Texas to decide what’s best for Texas...as for as EPA regulations go," said a former PBPA Chairman.

Crestwood Closes Series of Strategic Transactions and Announces Changes to its Board of Directors

Crestwood announced the closing of the previously announced Delaware Basin acquisitions of Sendero Midstream Partners for approximately $600 million in cash and First Reserve’s 50% interest in Crestwood Permian Basin Holdings for 11.3 million Crestwood common units. Additionally, on July 1, 2022, Crestwood completed the previously announced divestiture of its Barnett Shale assets for $275 million in cash.

WATER TALENT POOL: Energy Water Solutions Growing!

Several positions open across the country...

WATER TALENT POOL: GulfPort Adding To Water Team

Open position on the Gulfport Infrastructure/Water Team...

WATER TALENT POOL: Diamondback Board Appointments

One of the adds, Frank Tsuru, currently serves as Chief Executive Officer and as a member of the Board of Directors of Momentum Midstream, LLC, a privately held midstream company, which he cofounded in 2004.

WATER TALENT POOL: RWI Opening

Production assembler opening...

WATER TALENT POOL: Michael Grossman to Heartland Water Technology

Michael begins a new role as Senior Director, BD Engineering at Heartland Water Technology, Inc.

Olympus Energy Claims Project Canary Distinction

Olympus Energy LLC has become the latest exploration and production (E&P) firm to claim the distinction of producing 100% certified natural gas after an analysis by Project Canary. Pittsburgh independent Olympus operates around 100,000 net acres with more than 10 producing wells in Marcellus, Utica, and Upper Devonian plays of southwestern Pennsylvania.

BUZZ BUILDS: Marcellus Water Conference Will Be Well Attended!

This event is the spot to be at if you have any business in the #marcellus & #utica plays.

BUZZ BUILDS: Keystone Clearwater Solutions COO To Speak

Daniel Dalton, president and chief operating officer of Keystone Clearwater Solutions, will be presenting at the Marcellus Shale Water Business Update on July 29th in Pittsburgh.

BUZZ BUILDS: Marcellus Water Conference Will Advance The Industry

If you are in this area, this is one you do not want to miss attending...

35 New Shale Well Permits Issued for PA-OH-WV Jun 27-Jul 3

Pennsylvania issued the lion’s share of new permits, 25, with most of them going to Olympus Energy (12 permits in Washington County), and a significant number going to a name we’ve only seen once before: Clean Energy Exploration & Production (six permits in Tioga County).

Marcellus Water Truckers Come to the Rescue

5 water truck drivers from Keystone Clearwater Solutions and Appalachia Energy Partners assist with a motor vehicle accident on the evening of June 10th.

EQT Elects to Take $196M Bird-in-Hand Payment from Equitrans/MVP

EQT Corporation will receive compensation from Equitrans Midstream in relation to the Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) project.

Range Resources Remains Focused on M-U, Not Looking at Other Plays

Range used to own assets outside of the M-U but has, for over two years, been a pure play driller laser-focused on only the M-U. According to CEO Jeff Ventura, Range plans to keep it that way–laser-focused focused on the M-U.

Warrior Technologies announces acquisition

Tripp Wommack, chairman and founder of the company, said the acquisition adds four new service lines: Hot oil, winch trucks, pump trucks and frac tanks.

Texas adds more than 2,000 oil field services jobs in June, according to federal data

Texas continues to lead the nation in the number of oil field services employees as the sector adds jobs for the eighth month in a row.

Playing the long game: North American shale operators that prioritise ESG win in the long run

Oil and gas companies in the US are striving to find a balance between ongoing environmental, social and governance (ESG) initiatives and a desire to ramp up production as the world battles a sweeping energy crisis.

Tidewater pleads guilty to 2019 acidic water release

Tidewater Midstream and Infrastructure Ltd. has pleaded guilty to a charge related to the company’s release of acidic water in west-central Alberta in October 2019.

Warren Buffett’s company now holds 18.7 percent stake in Occidental

Berkshire Hathaway’s ramp up of purchasing Oxy stock has led some investors to speculate that Buffett is interested in buying the energy company outright.

PA House Ctte Urges IRRC to Reject Onerous VOC/Methane Regulation

A key PA House committee sent a letter to the IRRC opposing adoption of the reg as written, potentially blocking it.

Long-term industrial bond issued by Eddy County to energy company discharged early

A large industrial revenue bond issued to a Texas energy company was paid off nearly 25 years early, said Eddy County Manager Allen Davis. Five years ago Eddy County’s Board of County Commissioners approved $500 million in bonds to help Houston- based Summit Midstream Partners acquire land and build a natural gas plant in Eddy County, according County records from 2017.

Colorado uses new technology to monitor air pollution

Colorado‘s health department is using new technology to monitor air pollution throughout the state, including at well sites.

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