Oilfield Water Weekly

Picture this…. it’s exactly two weeks from today – Wednesday May 17th. You are sitting in the Fort Worth Convention Center ballroom, shoulder-to-shoulder with more than 300 senior decision makers from your industry at the 3rd Annual Oilfield Water Markets Conference.

To your left is that big potential customer that your emails have been ineffective in reaching – shaking hands and chatting face-to-face will change everything. To your right is a potential partner with a complimentary service offering to yours that you might bid together with on a 2H23 RFP, helping you get a leg up over less well connected competitors.

After hearing Liberty CEO Chris Wright kick off the event with a rousing talk on the important role you play in energy supply, you get data downloads on key trends from thought leaders at B3 Insight and Rystad. You take notes in notebooks provided by CDX Energy Services as top water midstream CEOs and E&P water managers and regulators speak about the business aspects of water on non-technical, non-salesy panels that will keep you on the edge of your seat.

During the networking breaks, you roam the exhibit hall featuring over 35 companies demonstrating exciting new ideas – ideas you will be a hero for bringing back to the office next week! Talk to a potential new customer as you get coffee at the break stations sponsored by Pilot Water Solutions. At lunch sponsored by Lagoon Water Midstream, you enjoy world-class Fort Worth barbeque at a table with like-minded peers working on solving the same problems you are working on. And of course, make some new connections and deals over cocktails at the evening’s Ranch Water Reception courtesy of WaterBridge before entertaining some clients in Sundance Square.

And that’s just day one! Tomorrow, more networking, more great sessions, and you are looking forward to that Top Golf outing after the conference closes, which will be attended by some great E&P and water midstream friends.

Who said managing businesses in produced water means sitting in front of your computer all day sending emails and talking on the phone? Get out from behind that screen in two weeks and come do business the good old fashioned way! Everyone else is going to be there, and May 17-18 will be big days for your business. Are you as fired up about this as we are?

But… all this only happens only if you are registered to attend the event of the year in produced water! Please double check that you are all set to join us, because our big 2-day event at the Fort Worth Convention Center is only two weeks away now. You don’t want to miss it!

Details & Registration: https://oilfieldwater.com/owmarkets3/

Here is this week’s industry news & analysis…

News Digest

Marcellus Water Logistics M&A - Keystone Acquires CSR Water Service Division

Keystone Clearwater Solutions has recently acquired the water transfer services division of CSR Services, a Pennsylvania oilfield services company. Come talk about the deal with the Keystone team at the Oilfield Water Markets Conference two weeks from now, where they are Silver Sponsor!

Tetra's Water Desal Initiative Making Progress, Targets Commercial Plant Design By Year-End

Come talk about what TETRA is working on at the Oilfield Water Markets Conference two weeks from now, where they are Silver Sponsor!

Surge Energy America Announces Strong 2022 Sustainability and Financial Performance

Highlights of 2022 include commissioning the Company's fourth produced water recycling facility. Come talk about how Surge is managing water with Kade McCollough, their Production and Completions Manager, who is speaking at the Oilfield Water Markets Conference here in two weeks!

Pat Knapp to Present Update on Produced Water Law and Policy at Oilfield Water Markets Conference

The Third Annual Oilfield Water Markets Conference will feature a panel including Jackson Walker partner Pat Knapp as they discuss produced water and recent legal and policy developments. Fellow panelists include Ryan Sears (O’Melveny & Myers LLP), Keith Gardner (KJG Strategies), Justin Love (Blackbuck Resources), and Isaac Griesbaum (Winston & Strawn, LLP).

The State of Texas Water

There’s no denying that water shapes Texas. It defines our state’s iconic shape and sustains our thriving economy. From the settlement of our earliest communities, to the growth of our modern cities and industries, water is the lifeblood of our state. But it is also our Achilles heel.

Texas Tribune to host safe water event

The Texas Tribune has scheduled Broken Pipes: How Can We Keep Water Safely Flowing in Texas.

‘The Future is Bright’ for Marcellus Shale, U.S. Natural Gas, Says Retiring Range CEO Ventura

Range Resources Corp.’s outgoing CEO Jeff Ventura was upbeat about the long-term prospects of the company and the Marcellus Shale in his final quarterly earnings cal.

This Oilman's Retirement Party Is Worth Billions

After three years in retirement, Scott Sheffield returned to Pioneer. And with him, he brought a new philosophy to the shale oil industry. No longer was it focused on boosting production. Instead, it centered on boosting shareholder value and improving capital discipline. And since early 2021, the stock has jumped from about $120 per share to $215.

Emissions to dominate Permian Basin Environmental Regulatory Seminar

Presentations at this year’s seminar are designed to assist local operators to be aware of these emission policy changes and update their operations accordingly.

Addressing the Mounting Challenge of Produced-Water Metering Inaccuracy With Nanotechnology

New technology solutions enable lasting accuracy in the place of routine maintenance that provides a temporary solution.

PANEL PREVIEW: The Future Of Oilfield Water Management

Be there in just TWO WEEKS for the kickoff panel featuring 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.

PANEL PREVIEW: Clearing The Path For Large Scale Beneficial Reuse

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! Wow... don't miss it!

PANEL PREVIEW: E&P Water Manager Discussion

In just two weeks, come hear from Top E&Ps on the Operator Water Manager panel featuring Tyler Hussey from Apache Corporation, Ben Warden from Diamondback Energy, John Coyle from Marathon Oil Corporation, Kade McCollough from Surge Energy America moderated by Taylor Spalla from Kelly Hart & Hallman LLP!

PANEL PREVIEW: Market Trends In Midstream Water

What's the latest in water midstream contracting trends, acreage dedications, MVCs, cost inflation & escalators, capacity & seismicity constraints, reuse value sharing, E&P preferences, & more? Come here from the CEOs of two leading water midstream companies, an E&P with a history of building water midstream internally, and Goodnight Midstream on an exciting panel moderated by Rystad!

PANEL PREVIEW: Permian Seismicity Discussion

On 5/18 in Ft Worth, dive into the Permian Basin earthquake situation with Jason Jennaro from Select, Jim Wright from TX RRC, Todd Reynolds from Earthtone Mitigation Solutions on a panel moderated by Joseph Triepke from Oilfield Water Connection!

SPEAKER PREVIEW: Have You Taken A Look At The Start-Studded Speaker Lineup For the May 17-18 Conference Recently?

In this update, just a few are highlighted including speakers from Chevron, XTO, Pioneer Natural Resources, Diamondback, Apache, Surge Energy, Marathon, TX RRC, Aris, WaterBridge, B3, XRI, Select, Pilot, Lagoon, Layne, Blackbuck, Goodnight and many more! And of course things kick off with Liberty CEO Chris Wright - stellar lineup featuring the best of the best in our sector!

Scott Sheffield Offers Peek Behind the Permian’s M&A Curtain

Pioneer CEO Scott Sheffield and his newly announced successor Richard Dealy discussed the future of the Permian Basin and the E&Ps own M&A strategy.

Oil patch is poised for buyout wave as US drillers seek new land

The US energy patch is ripe for a takeover boom, as oil and gas producers flush with cash turn to dealmaking to find new sites to drill.

Is a buyout gusher coming in the Permian Basin? Why a takeover boom looms

Companies are looking to buy up rivals to secure drilling sites for the future — not to boost their output immediately. They often cut back on drilling rigs when they close deals.

The Permian Will Lead U.S. Oil Deal-Making

This year could be a turning point for U.S. upstream takeovers as analysts expect activity to pick up following a lackluster M&A scene in the shale patch last year despite the higher oil prices.

Tallgrass Energy announces open season

Tallgrass Pony Express Pipeline, LLC, operated by Tallgrass, has announced two binding open seasons...

Deutsche Rohstoff AG: 1876 Resources acquires gas gathering pipeline infrastructure

1876 Resources, formerly known as Cub Creek Energy, signed a purchase and sale agreement and simultaneously closed on the acquisition of existing gas gathering pipeline infrastructure on its Powder River Basin acreage in Wyoming. With this acquisition and recent investment in its existing fresh and produced water infrastructure, 1876 is laying important foundations for consistent and efficient land development.

U.S. House committee votes to reverse protections for endangered Lesser Prairie-Chicken

U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources voted Thursday to use the Congressional Review Act to reverse the lesser prairie-chicken's listing under the Endangered Species Act — the first step toward stripping the species of federal protections.

Technical Paper: Origination of Produced Water (Brine) in the Williston Basin

NDSU Extension article discussing the origin of brine in the Williston Basin.

Agency clarifies frack waste ban in Delaware River watershed

An environmental group that accused regulators of weakening a ban on the dumping of fracking wastewater in the Delaware River watershed has dropped its federal lawsuit

Sue-and-Settle: DRBC Bans Conventional Fracked Water Road Spreading

Following a common Obama-era EPA approach, activists sue an agency populated with allies and then “settle” the lawsuit by implementing regulations which they normally would not have been able to pass through the normal process.

Equitrans acknowledges 'narrower' path for Mountain Valley Pipeline

Equitrans Midstream Corp. on Tuesday held out hope for the completion of its $6.5 billion Mountain Valley Pipeline joint venture.

Disturbing Radical Climate Activism: "How to Blow Up a Pipeline"

Disturbing line of argument gets mainstream notice and consideration for the book and subsequent movie.


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