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Here is this week’s industry news & analysis…

News Digest

Biggest Eagle Ford Earthquake In 5 Years! A 4.0 Eagle Ford Event Was Recorded On 9/14

M 4.0 - 18 km NE of Falls City, Texas on Sep. 14. The last time we saw a 4.0 M seismic event in this area was all the way back in May 2018 and only four events this large have been observed since the 1990s here.

The Day After The 4.0, A 3.0 Eagle Ford Earthquake Was Observed

M 3.0 - 12 km ENE of Falls City, Texas on Sep. 15

Eagle Ford Seismicity On The Rise

Permian seismicity gets all the buzz, but don't sleep on South Texas. Check out this map showing earthquakes in the Eagle Ford shale play. 2023 quake activity in South Texas is up 20% y/y after a 50% increase in 2022, based on the data in this map!

JPT: Diamondback Deal Could Signal Wave of Big Water Deals in Permian

Diamondback Energy has agreed to spin off its water operations. Now, who’s next?

Industry, regulator cooperation dampened Oklahoma's quaking issues over time

Today, the underground disposal of produced water from oil and gas wells continues, but the practice is much more closely regulated using restrictions that limit both how much and where the wastewater can be injected.

Enhancing Efficiency and Sustainability: Automation in Produced Water Logistics

Produced water logistics may sound like just another industry buzzword, but with produced water changing the landscape of hydraulic fracturing, it is a critical part to successful operations. While using treated produced water alleviates the headaches of sourcing freshwater, it brings up a new set of logistical challenges that can be managed effectively with automation.

WATER TALENT POOL: Ben Warden Will Be Director At Deep Blue

Deep Blue website shows that Ben Warden will come over to their team in the Diamondback deal as Director, Commerical. Ben has been a great speaker on E&P panels at prior Oilfield Water Connection events and we look forward to following his path at Deep Blue.

WATER TALENT POOL: Isaac Griesbaum Joins Deep Blue as General Counsel

Isaac was previously at Winston Strawn and has been a fantastic speaker at prior Oilfield Water Connection events - looks like a great move for both sides!

WATER TALENT POOL: Enservco Corporation Names Veteran Executive Mike Lade Senior Vice President & Chief of Staff

Lade is the former president and CFO of Rapid Hot, an oilfield services company recently acquired by Enservco.

Encore Green Environmental partners with Texas A&M University-Kingsville

“We welcome Encore Green as a practitioner of utilizing beneficial water for agriculture. Our highly esteemed research faculty in the Colleges of Agriculture and Engineering will benefit from our working partnership to help advance water conservation and environmental protection for our Texas agricultural communities. They, in turn, will benefit from our research and academic advances,” says Dr. Shad D. Nelson, Dean, Dick and Mary Lewis Kleberg College of Agriculture and Natural Resources.

JGL Solutions On SWD Location

JGL Solutions Field Technicians out assessing a Saltwater Disposal system to create an optimal treatment design for an operator experiencing rag layers and BS&W problems, with a particular focus on iron in oil.

More Coverage Of Diamondback Deal...

A venture to build the largest independent water infrastructure platform in the Permian Basin is advancing after Five Point Energy LLC secured a partnership with Diamondback Energy Inc., its second in a month’s time.

Permian set for M&A frenzy as cash-rich producers seek to boost reserves

Permian is a prime target for producers looking to increase their inventory. The shale patch, which lies between Texas and New Mexico, has the necessary infrastructure and is known for high productivity and large undeveloped reserves.

Report: US oil and natural gas made 'accelerated progress in emissions reductions'

The Environmental Partnership’s 102 members are American companies in the oil and natural gas industry responsible for nearly 70% of all U.S. onshore oil and natural gas production that are also committed to improving their environmental performance.

Oil still over $90, but falls ahead of Fed rate decision

Oil prices fell on Wednesday ahead of the U.S. Federal Reserve’s interest rate decision, with investors uncertain when peak rates will be hit and how much of an impact it will have on energy demand.

Oil production water spills into Quivira

The spill was first reported by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, which manages the refuge, at approximately 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, he said. The Kansas Corporation Commission is the lead agency on this spill with KDHE and Environmental Protection Agency's Region 7 advising.

Breaking Records: Nat Gas Supply, Exports Driving U.S. Energy Growth

As elites gather in New York City for Climate Week, record-breaking future supplies of natural gas and exports are lifting America’s energy and future environmental gains to new heights.


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