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Our biggest event of the year is only 3 weeks away. The attendee list is surging, and the event is on pace to gather well over 300 senior people from across the produced water value chain.

The agenda is cutting edge, boasting our industry’s brightest stars on unique panels with the topics tailored to people folks that run businesses in and around oilfield water. Several amazing panels are previewed in today’s newsletter items, and we’ll preview the rest over the next week on LinkedIn.

The sponsor list includes 60+ leading firms active in the sector, with most of the sector’s biggest names represented and some great E&Ps also supporting the conference (special thanks to Chevron, Apache, Diamondback and Blue Ox among so many others for your support of the event).

There are less than 5 exhibiting/sponsoring opportunities still available and seats are going fast too, so if you want to get in on a great opportunity to reach the real decision makers in oilfield water don’t wait any longer. See what’s left for last minute exhibiting options here or register as an attendee here.

Here is this week’s industry news & analysis…

News Digest

PANEL PREVIEW: The Future Of Oilfield Water Management

This event's kickoff panel features Aris Water Solutions CEO Amanda Martin-Brock, Pioneer Natural Resources Company water manager Alan Van Reet, Chevron water manager Edgar Castro and H2O Midstream, LLC SVP strategy Gauri Potdar, CFA. Trend setters setting trends with this panel!

PANEL PREVIEW: Beneficial Reuse At Scale Is Much Talked About But Always On The Horizon. How Can We Change That And Accelerate It?

You can't beat hearing about beneficial reuse from a Major Operator, two top Midstream Water Companies, a State Regulator, and the head of a Prominent PW Research Arm. All on the same panel! On this one here from Select Energy Services' Rick McCurdy, XRI CEO Matthew Gabriel, Stefanie Asher from XTO Energy, Ted Wooten from Railroad Commission of Texas and Mike Hightower from New Mexico Produced Water Research Consortium.

Nomad Excel To Begin Producing In A Week

Today they're getting the containment set and moving in tanks. The New Mexico Produced Water Research Consortium has taken samples and is headed back for testing... we look forward to an update on the aforementioned panel May 17th in Ft Worth!

Oil, gas services firm Baker Hughes posts year-on-year revenue boost

Oil and gas services firm Baker Hughes said that net income during the first quarter was nearly double year-ago levels, a performance the company said showed it was able to move through a rough market landscape intact.

PA’s Wastewater Reckoning

Article by environmental activists on trying to regulate the industry out of business.

PEOPLE ON THE MOVE: New Permian Chems Specialist For Continental Resources

Kate Hornbrook is starting a new position as Permian Basin Chemical Specialist at Continental Resources.

PEOPLE ON THE MOVE: David Hill Parts Ways With Trinity

David Hill's LinkedIn profile shows that his stint as president at Trinity Environmental Services wraps up in April. We wish him the very best in his next role.

PEOPLE ON THE MOVE: Lagoon Water Midstream Executive Completes SALLT Training

Patrick Whalen completes training to help leaders work to transform the culture in their cities.

PEOPLE ON THE MOVE: Goodnight Midstream Promotes Exec to Chief Executive Officer

A little more coverage on last week’s news.

Fracking does not threaten water supplies

While facts are no match for emotional innuendo, author explains why fracking, with or without PFAS, isn’t threatening our water supplies.

Lower Court Improperly Granted Sovereign Immunity in Environmental Clean-Up Suit, State High Court Rules

"The nature of the entity’s activity—not just whether the entity is incorporated under state or tribal law should remain an important consideration when determining whether to extend immunity," Justice Beth Baker wrote for the majority. This is related to liability for oil & gas projects on tribal lands.

Permian in spotlight as energy dealmaking gathers steam

Companies with a focus on the oil-rich Permian basin are likely to be at the center of the next wave of consolidation in the U.S. energy sector as favorable oil prices prompt cash-rich drillers to tap into the largest source of shale oil.

M&A Activity In The Permian To Pick Up In 2023

Operators and acreage in the top oil-producing basin, the Permian, are expected to make the biggest waves in a new consolidation stage, analysts say.

WSJ: Wall Street Is Finally Going to Make Money Off the Permian

The shale boom was the most profitable example of capital destruction the energy industry has ever seen. Investors lost, but the US and most of its allies won. Over the next few years, the tables will be turned.

Hess Midstream LP Announces Distribution Per Share Level Increase; Increases Quarterly Distribution

The distribution represents an approximate 2.7% increase in the quarterly distribution per Class A share for the first quarter of 2023 as compared to the fourth quarter of 2022.

Brazos Midstream Bets on the Permian’s Prowess

Brazos Midstream leadership reckons there will come a time where entering the public sphere makes sense, but for now, Brazos’ strategy reaps the rewards of private perspective.

Fracking Crew Shortage May Push Oil's Biggest Bubble to 2018

Shortage of workers is testing explorers’ early growth targets
Oil companies left up to $2.5 billion unspent in first quarter

Halliburton Earnings Beat Estimates In Tight Oilfield Services Market

Halliburton’s net income for the first quarter rose to $651 million, or $0.72 per diluted share.

The Spring 2023 Issue of NETL Water-Energy Nexus Newsletter is now available.

This issue includes several exciting stories including a recently signed NETL-EPA agreement to cooperate on the characterization of produced water and the scale-up of a process to recover rare earths and critical minerals from acid mine drainage in West Virginia.

Down Under: The NT government has proposed changes to the water act. Experts say 'the devil is in the detail'

If passed, a proposed amendment would regulate the water taken by all mining operations in the territory.

North American Natural Gas Markets Well Supplied with Production on Both Sides of Border – Mexico Spotlight

A natural gas buyer at a state-controlled firm in Mexico told NGI that his team was importing less gas from the United States, principally because of higher domestic production in the southeastern part of the country.

Abandoned oil, gas wells get plugged in New Mexico

More than 200 inactive oil and natural gas wells in New Mexico have been plugged as land managers have tried to crack down on producers as part of an accountability and enforcement program in one of the top producing states in the U.S., officials said Wednesday.


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