Oilfield Water Weekly

2023 is flying by – hard to believe that this is our last newsletter in 1H23! Fall will be here before you know it, so please Save-The-Date November 2, 2023. That’s when produced water business leaders will gather again at the Houstonian Hotel to discuss industry trends during the 5th Annual Oilfield Water Industry Update Conference.

If you already know you can’t miss it, you can register online now at the super-low “kick-off rate” (pricing goes up a notch to the early-bird rate next week).

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Here is this week’s industry news & analysis…

News Digest

Susquehanna River Basin Commission Approves Water Withdrawal Projects, Including 12 Related To Shale Natural Gas Drilling

On June 15, the Susquehanna River Basin Commission voted to approve proposed water withdrawals and renewals projects, including 12 related to unconventional shale natural gas drilling.

Susquehanna River Basin Commission Director To Deliver Opening Keynote Address During August 9, 2023 Marcellus Shale Water Conference

Oilfield Water Connection is pleased to announce that Andrew Dehoff P.E., Executive Director at the Susquehanna River Basin Commission, will deliver the opening keynote address at the 2nd Annual Marcellus Shale Water Business Update Conference on August 9, 2023. Other confirmed speakers include leaders from Keystone Clearwater Solutions, Rystad Energy, B3 Insight, EQT, Gulfport, Chesapeake, Equitrans Midstream, Energy Water Solutions, Gemini Shale Solutions, Geosyntec Consulting, ALL Consulting, Diversified Production & more!!

FINANCIAL TIMES COVERAGE: Oil and gas majors step up efforts to diversify into lithium

Groups pin hopes on technological breakthrough to produce metal critical for electric car transition

Tetra Signs Smackover Brine Production MOU With Saltwerx

Contingent on Brine Unit approval by the AOGC, TETRA and Saltwerx have agreed to collaborate in key areas, including upstream design and development to optimize long-term brine production, technology development for lithium extraction, and associated engineering studies required to develop the proposed Brine Unit.

Oilfield Water Used to Grow Hemp?

New Mexico working on alternatives to disposal.

Big Spring SWD Fire Video- No One Hurt Per Comments On This Salesy LinkedIn Post

This happened this week in North Big Spring area of Hwy 80 and Cr B 130 per posts online.

Another Salesy LinkedIn Post Related To This Week's Howard County SWD Fire.

Sharing this one because of interesting comment thread

Energy Water Solutions Announces First Super Major Partnership

Details are limited, but company cites VOX Technology for ESG wastewater reduction...

Sustainable Projects Group Signs Letter of Intent with a Leading Midstream Water Management Company

The parties intend, through the Joint Venture Company, to establish three manufacturing facilities in the United States with an annual combined capacity of 3,800 metric tons of lithium carbonate and 39 million barrels of water for beneficial reuse.

Innovative companies can turn O&G produced water into a great resource

Today, companies are innovating, evolving rapidly to turn a wastewater stream into a resource. And not just any resource, but a self-sustaining, opportunity-rich resource.

OVERSEAS BUT OF INTEREST: Directa Plus launches pilot project for treating produced water

The company said the showcase of the pioneering endeavour took place at Setcar's Braila location in Romania. Produced water refers to the water that is extracted alongside crude oil during the oil production process.

Interested in water data in Texas? here is another resource.

TX Water Data Hub is live...

More Gas-Fired Electric Generating Added than Solar or Wind in 2023

Gas-fired power plant additions have surged in 2023 according to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) most recent infrastructure report.

Marcellus: Army Corps Issues Final MVP Permit, Construction Restarts “Soon”

On Friday, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reissued a permit they’ve issued multiple times before, and this time there is no overturning it in the 4th Circuit.

Marcellus: PA Senate Committee Grills, Approves Rich Negrin for DEP Secretary

Pennsylvania State Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee interviewed and unanimously voted to recommend the nomination of Richard Negrin as Secretary of Dept. of Environmental Protection (DEP) be approved. But not before Sen. Gene Yaw put Negrin on the hot seat, asking him some VERY pointed questions about the department and Negin’s own statements.

Marcellus: Chesapeake CEO Says Upper Marcellus Wells Good, Not as Good as Lower

Chespeake CEO Dell’Osso’s comments about the Marcellus during a Q&A with the host from J.P. Morgan, Zach Parham, that caught our attention.

Marcellus drilling impact money coming to local towns

The money is part of a deal to give local communities 60% of impact fees that are paid by drilling companies to counties, cities and towns affected by drilling.

EOG Plans Less Drilling in TX Permian, More Drilling in OH Utica

EOG Resources CEO Lloyd “Billy” Helms strategy of discussed their plan to keeping drilling activity in the Permian about even (not expanding), but increasing drilling activity in other plays, including the Ohio Utica.

Higher NatGas Prices on the Way – Rystad Predicts $2.91 Avg 2H23

A Rystad Energy analyst says strong supplies and cool temps kept the price of natural gas low over the past few months–but that’s about to change.

Source water spills onto rangeland in Bowman County

Denbury Onshore LLC on Friday notified state agencies of the spill 9 miles southwest of Marmarth. The company estimated that about 200 barrels or 8,400 gallons of source water spilled due to a crack in equipment, and some of it left the well pad and flowed onto rangeland. No waterways were affected, according to the spill report filed with the state.

NASA says it can recover 98% water from astronaut urine, sweat on space station

You know what, I don’t think all water has to be reused.


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