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Thanks so much to everyone that came, spoke, and or sponsored at the 2nd Annual Marcellus Shale Water Update conference yesterday in Pittsburgh. It was a huge success because of the quality folks involved. There are links to pictures and LinkedIn posts from the event scattered throughout today’s newsletter below. Attendance grew 25% y/y, and we can’t wait to do it again in 2024!

Up next, all eyes turn to November 2nd in Houston for our 5th Annual Oilfield Water Industry Update. This week, we shared exciting news about a new feature there… check out the Water Midstream Private Company Power Hour announcement here.

Here is this week’s industry news & analysis…

News Digest

WaterBridge NDB and Devon Energy Form Strategic Delaware Basin Produced Water Partnership

The partnership between two technical leaders, WaterBridge NDB within the produced water handling sector and Devon with 50-plus years of innovation in oil and gas, yields the largest private water infrastructure system in the prolific Stateline region of the Delaware Basin in Loving County, Texas and Lea and Eddy counties in New Mexico.

Water Midstream Private Company Power Hour Announced For The November 2nd Oilfield Water Conference In Houston

There will be a unique and innovative session for attendees to look forward to at the 5th Annual Oilfield Water Industry Update Conference happening at the Houstonian Hotel on November 2, 2023.

MARCELLUS WATER RECAP: Check Out The Future Of Water Panel

B3 Insight, EQT, Gulfport and Equitrans experts chimed in...


Great E&P Operator panel in Pittsburgh where leading E&Ps including Chesapeake, Encino, EQT, shared insights in a conversation facilitated by Energy Water Solution's CEO about flow assurance with efficient produced water management.

MARCELLUS WATER RECAP: Technology Trends Panel

Ryan Bruckner Writes: "Proud to speak today on the “Trends in Appalachian Water Technology” panel at the 2nd annual Marcellus Shale Water conference. Another great conference from Oilfield Water Connection."

MARCELLUS WATER RECAP: Full House For Opening Keynote Address From Exec Director At Susquehanna River Basin Comission

It was a full house in Pittsburgh as we kicked off the 2nd Marcellus Shale Water Business Update this morning.

Oil Driller Pioneer Is Trying to Mine Lithium From Dirty Fracking Water

Pioneer’s experiments come as Exxon plans a lithium business and CEO Sheffield sees oil reaching $100 by the end of the year.

One Man’s Waste is Another Man’s Treasure: Texas Appellate Court Holds that Produced Water Belongs to Mineral Owners

Produced water can also contain certain critical minerals that can be used for the development of clean energy technologies.[1] Thus, conflicts arose between surface owners and mineral owners over the ownership of produced water.

PA DEP Extends Deadline to Comment on Potter Injection Well Plan

The newly amended ordinance bans all injection wells in the township–something that is (according to our understanding) illegal under Pennsylvania state law. However, before Roulette can begin drilling, the state Dept. of Environmental Protection (DEP) also needs to approve the well.

G2 STEM Withdraws Injection Well Application for Fayette County, PA

G2 STEM notified the EPA on August 4th that it is withdrawing the application and canceling the project.

MARCELLUS EVENT RECAP: About 90 Conference Goers Came To The VIP Suite Pirates/Braves!

Thank You Keystone Clearwater Solutions For Being The Baseball Outing Sponsor!

PEOPLE ON THE MOVE: Will McCullick Joins Voyager Midstream

Will McCullick starts new position as Director of Finance and Corporate Strategy at Voyager Midstream Holdings!

Voyager Midstream on the hunt for infrastructure opportunities

Voyager Midstream is seeking to acquire and develop crude, natural gas and produced water infrastructure across key producing basins, starting with the Permian.

PEOPLE ON THE MOVE: Heartland Water Technology, Inc. Appoints Christopher Beaufait as President and CEO

Beaufait brings over 20 years of leadership experience building global technology-focused businesses, having served in executive roles with the General Electric Company, Vestas, and Sarcos Robotics.

MARCELLUS WATER RECAP: Check Out The Regulatory Trends Panel

Permits and regs for #producedwater infrastructure in the #marcellusshale are incredibly complex and constantly changing. Attendees at the 2nd Marcellus Shale Water Business Update are hearing cutting edge insights from three of the foremost experts on the subject as they discuss Appalachian water regulatory trends. #waterinenergy #water #watermanagement #shale #naturalgas #oott


Great case study presentation from Chad Lavender of Mustang Extreme Environmental Services today in Pittsburgh at the #MarcllusShale Water Business Update.

The Alberta Energy Regulator publishes its 2022 Pipeline Performance Report

In 2022, the total number of incidents decreased to 325, compared to 344 in 2021. Over the past 10 years, there have been about 40 per cent fewer incidents, even though the total pipeline kilometres grew by eight per cent in the same period.

Colorado plans to reduce oil and gas industry’s water waste

New law spurs study to increase recycling of contaminated fracking water.

Plains adds Permian basin gathering interests, sanctions Canadian expansion project

Plains All American has added to its Permian basin crude oil gathering asset portfolio and has sanctioned a partial expansion of its NGL debottlenecking project in Canada.

MARCELLUS WATER RECAP: Sustainability and Tech Panels Showed Much Industry Progress - check it out!

Thank you to our mid-afternoon panelists for rounding out a tremendous day of knowledge sharing and networking at the 2nd Marcellus Shale Water Business Update! These two panels deftly tackled technology and sustainability trends!

MARCELLUS WATER RECAP: Great To Have MicroFinish Valves Exhibiting

Exhibiting at the Oilfield Water Connection show in Pittsburgh! Looking forward to a great program!

OCC Recycling Produced Water Rule

The Oklahoma Corporation Commission (OCC) recently announced that some proposed rules have been accepted for publication in the Oklahoma Register. One of these rules relates to the recycling of produced water!

Shale Producers Lift Forecasts With Surprise Productivity Boost

New wells are yielding more oil with improved technologies. pioneer shares rose as it raised output while cutting spending.

Buffett is making a killing from ESG – but not the way you think

Berkshire Hathaway is using this year’s dip in commodity prices to load up on some of Buffett’s favourite oil and gas investments, showing that history’s most famous investor sees opportunity.

MARCELLUS WATER RECAP: A Fantastic Day Of Networking

Jennifer McIntyre: "Shaping up to be a fantastic day at todays Marcellus Shale Water Business Update. Networking, talking efficiencies and technologies, and learning. Our very own Edward Strauser, PMP, panel participant, sharing the importance of our automation technologies."

MARCELLUS WATER RECAP: Important panel closing out the day on disposal and treatment - check it out!

A very thoughtful panel finishes off a terrific day on the subject of disposal and treatment trends in #producedwater!

U.S. LNG: The Global Economic & Environmental Solution

“Every corner of this world could benefit from clean American natural gas not just environmentally, but also from a national security standpoint,” Marcellus Shale Coalition President Dave Callahan.

Shale Pioneer Harold Hamm Sees $80 Oil at Year-End as Global Economy Lags

Billionaire shale pioneer Harold Hamm says oil prices could end the year below current levels as economic growth stagnates in the US and overseas.


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