Oilfield Water Weekly

2 weeks until the 4th Annual Oilfield Water Markets Conference at the Irving Convention Center, May 8-9!

A few reasons to make sure you are there:

  • Attendee list has big names and is trending towards 300+
  • No virtual component means you’ll get invaluable facetime
  • ~50 speakers – heavy on E&P decision makers, water midstream C-level leaders, and commercial experts 
  • >60 sponsors to engage with
  • Great networking and multiple co-located events (PBWMC and B3 Insight)

Have you secured your spot? If not, click here to start.

The exhibit hall will be full and bustling, but we still have a couple of booths left. Almost of the big “add-on sponsorships” are already reserved by the sector’s leaders but Lunch sponsorship has somehow slipped through the cracks and is still available (let’s talk if you want to grab it and reach a great room over a nice meal together!).

Special thanks to everyone that has already joined as a speaker, sponsor, or attendee – your participation ensures that this will be a tremendous gathering of industry minds.

Here is this week’s industry news & analysis…

News Digest

B3 Insight Collaborating With Pickering Energy Partners To Drive Produced Water Insight

Join them tomorrow, Thursday at 2:00 pm, for a webinar on "Produced Water: The Critical Challenge Shaping the Future of the Permian". In today's highly competitive market, operators are compelled to forge a robust water strategy to slash costs and navigate risks, particularly in the ever-changing Permian Basin. And then come follow up on the webinar with both Pickering and B3 representatives IN PERSON at our May 8-9 conference, because both of these firms are sponsors at our conference!

ARe NCAs History? How Will This Affect Produced Water Businesses?

Our friends at Winston Strawn (come meet them at our upcoming conference, where they are speaking and sponsoring) put out a great primer on a potentially big FTC ruling this week to ban non-compete agreements.

Produced Water: A Legislative History and Current Controversies

Article in “San Antonio Lawyer” dives into produced water.

Produced Water: The Next “Wave” of Litigation

Looking back: Articles from the Jan-Feb issue of San Antonio Lawyer looks at produced water litigation.

Fracking-Induced Earthquakes Are Menacing Argentina as Regulators Stand By

Policymakers have long known fracking operations can trigger earthquakes. Why has it taken Argentine regulators six years and counting to exercise oversight over the industry?

Carlyle-Backed Crescent Midstream Explores Sale

Crescent Midstream could be valued at about $1.3 billion. Company has received inbound takeover interest, sources say...

2024 races to a record start with $51B in upstream M&A

Permian yet again drives deal activity, but unlikely to maintain fast pace. At our May 8-9 conference there is a panel you won't want to miss on how M&A (both upstream and midstream) is impacting produced water. Plus Wood MacKenzie's Robert Clarke will be giving a talk on how E&P consolidation is reshaping shale trends.

New technology helps US shale oil industry start to rebuild well productivity

The advances in the past few years include the ability to double the length of lateral wells to three miles and equipment that can simultaneously frack two or three wells. Electric pumps can replace high-cost, high maintenance diesel equipment.

DOE Invests Additional $8 Million to Increase Domestic Supplies of Water and Critical Minerals

University and industry-led projects will advance technologies to treat and reuse wastewater and extract valuable resources from energy waste streams.

JGL Solutions

Project Selections for FOA 2796: Water Research and Development for Oil and Gas Produced Water

While the publication date is not shared, some interesting funding projects related to produced water.

Hidden Waterway Riches

Article explores the opportunity in produced water.

Estimates of lithium mass yields from produced water sourced from the Devonian-aged Marcellus Shale

Technical paper looking at the lithium opportunity in the Marcellus.

Midstream New Project Alert

Moss Lake Partners is seeking to build a liquids-rich natural gas pipeline from the Delaware Basin of West Texas to LNG and LPG export projects in Cameron Parish, Louisiana

8-MINUTE VIDEO: Peter Zeihan Explores Whether Other Countries Replicate the US Shale Revolution

Energy independence has been a global priority over the past few decades, but not all of that black gold is created equal. The US has been able to capitalize on deposits of oil-bearing shale, so can others replicate this success with different types of oil?

VIDEO: RWI Enhanced Evaporation

Enhanced evaporators return earth's water to the hydrological cycle while controlling the pollution plume.

As toxic water flows at Lake Boehmer, regulators fight over who’s responsible for the massive leak

The approximately 60-acre body of water was created by a leak from a former oil well. Now, a local groundwater conservation district is trying to prove the Railroad Commission of Texas has the authority and responsibility to plug it.

AI boom to fuel natural gas demand in coming years, report says

A spike in power usage from artificial intelligence (AI) data centers could significantly boost natural gas demand in the second half of the decade, analysts at investment banker Tudor Pickering Holt & Co said in a report on Tuesday.

Is Double Eagle IV the Most Coveted PE-backed Permian E&P Left?

Double Eagle IV is bringing online new Permian oil wells and ramping up production in the Midland Basin. Double Eagle IV has quietly added to its Midland Basin acreage footprint since the private E&P launched in 2022 with over $1.7 billion in investor commitments.

County commissioners OK Marcellus Shale grant requests totaling $228,000

The Marcellus Legacy Fund is a state grant program that distributes unconventional gas well impact fees to counties throughout the state.

Marcellus Shale Coalition chief touts virtues of natural gas production in area

“We have seen significant growth in this industry,” he said. “Natural gas generation was responsible for 1.5% of (the nation’s) power generation in 2005. It’s now 59%.”

An Ohio fracking well leaked waste for years before the state finally stopped it

Injection wells the state allowed to operate for more than six months after a state regulator deemed them an “imminent danger” to Athens County and its people now must stop pumping fracking waste deep into the ground.

PA Sen. Muth’s Attempt to Block Dimock Wastewater Plant Dismissed Again

Muth tried to challenge and block a permit for the plant, an effort which was mostly rejected in court in June 2022.

Benefits of Produced Water Recycling Services

This paper by Western Gulf Water Services (a sponsor at our fast approaching May 8-9 conference) explores produced water recycling...

NM Environmental Department Submits PFAS Testimony

James Kenny, NM Environmental Department Cabinet Secretary writes: "Earlier this week, I submitted my response to the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works questions for the record following the hearing, "Examining PFAS as Hazardous Substances." You can read his testimony on behalf of the New Mexico Environment Department here...

Dealing with Drought (Gas in Transition)

Natural gas producers in western Canada are adapting to an ongoing drought that is impacting water availability for production and increasing wildfire risks.

U.S. oil pulls back below $83 as more crude shipments arrive after delays due to Red Sea disruption

The market looks somewhat bearish at the moment with global oil inventories rising, according to Goldman Sachs.


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