Oilfield Water Weekly

Wednesday July 21, 2021

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News Digest

Why Not Go 100% Simulfrac? Pioneer Says Water Is The Problem...

From the operator's earnings call this week: "One of the questions I get quite often because of the great success we've seen on simulfrac is why not convert all of our fleets to simulfrac. And there's a couple of things that limit that. One, is logistics, particularly around water because we basically doubled the water requirements in one area if all of our frac fleets were working under some frac operations - we'd have to spend a significant amount of capital to upgrade our water systems..." See Q&A of transcript

CLEAN Future Act Seeks to Classify Water Used in Oil and Gas Production as Toxic

Rep. Frank Pallone (D-NJ) introduced the Climate Leadership and Environmental Action for our Nation’s Future Act (CLEAN Future Act) in March. The bill contains a provision that could make most oil and gas wells too expensive to operate, forcing them to close. A report published by Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy found water produced from oil and gas wells can currently be disposed of in 180,000 Class II wells across the country because it is not classified as hazardous and thus needs no special handling. However, the report says, if the water is classified as hazardous waste, there are fewer than 200 Class I wells nationwide that would be permitted to take it.

The AP Goes To The Ranch: Forgotten O&G Wells Linger, Leaking Toxic Chemicals

Something eerie is going on beneath the land, where Watt once played among the mesquite trees, jackrabbits and javelina and first drove the dirt roads at 10 years old. One by one, the wells seem to be unplugging themselves. They’re leaking dangerous chemicals that are seeping into groundwater beneath her ranch.

WTI Back Under $70/bbl Wednesday Morning

Oil prices fell on Wednesday as the spread of the coronavirus Delta variant in top consuming countries outweighed Mideast geopolitical tensions and a fall in U.S. inventories.

Natural Gas Is Looking Like This Summer’s Hottest Commodity

Natural-gas futures have gained 37% since April and are more than twice the price of a year ago. They settled Tuesday at $4.027 per million British thermal units.

W Energy Software Partners with EVX Midstream to Lower Lifting Costs with First of Its Kind Virtual Trucking Fleet

EVX Midstream goes live with W Energy Software's cloud-based transportation management solution, enabling Eagle Ford producers to lower produced water transportation and disposal costs by completely automating dispatch and optimizing truck routes in real time.

ESG Trucking: Detmar Logistics reserves 300 Hyliion Hypertruck ERX units

With the goal to expand its electrification, the San Antonio-based fleet placed an initial order of 10 Hyliion Hybrid Electric units earlier this spring.

WATER TALENT POOL: Commercial Manager - Water Services

Commercial Manager - Water Services

WATER TALENT POOL: Brian Stone Named President of Intrepid

Mr. Stone will assume daily responsibility for executing the operations for all segments of Intrepid’s business.

NexTier Announces the Launch of Its Power Solutions Natural Gas Fueling Services in the Permian Basin

NexTier takes another leap forward in their commitment to provide low-cost, low-carbon solutions to the oil and gas industry.

Ohio mayor still waiting to tour frack waste recycling facility

City officials still hope to receive a tour of the Austin Master Services frack wastewater recycling facility.

New Port Of West Virginia Moves Forward

The port will have its own on-site facilities for frac water and wastewater treatment...

Hess Midstream Grows Water Business

Water gathering volumes increased 12% compared with the year-ago quarter reflecting continued steady organic growth of our water handling business.

Whistler Pipeline Placed in Service

The Whistler Pipeline began full commercial service on July 1st, 2021 providing approximately 2.0 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d) of incremental natural gas transport capacity to the Texas Gulf Coast markets from the Permian basin.

San Mateo Midstream Grows Water Business

The San Mateo team reported successful business development efforts resulting in new natural gas, oil and water volumes being connected to San Mateo’s system.

Antero Midstream Grows Water Business

Fresh water delivery volumes averaged 104 MBbl/d during the quarter, a 2% increase compared to the second quarter of 2020.

Mammoth Energy Services Sees Ramp-Up in Energy Industry

"In our energy businesses, improved commodities pricing is generating some positive industry movement and increased equipment utilization as we are ramping up to put a second hydraulic fracturing fleet to work in mid-August," Chief Executive Officer Arty Straehla said. "We are also beginning to experience increased market activity in our sand business."

Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure Announces Second Quarter 2021 Results

Adjusted EBITDA of $6.5 million for the quarter ended June 30, 2021.

Of Interest: Offshore carbon capture storage: a forecast of transatlantic collaboration

Momentum for North Sea projects will likely be seen in US Gulf as well.

Scorching drought exacerbates Line 3 water concerns in northern Minnesota

Amount of water pumped, mud spills prompt call to halt drilling along Line 3.

After short break, gasoline prices resume upward march

After retreating last week, gasoline prices resumed their upward march as the rally in oil markets regained momentum.

MRT: Encore Green acquires desalination technology

Two years after visiting the Permian Basin to promote a partnership between the oil and gas industry and agriculture to handle produced water, Marvin Nash is about to put words into action.

EnerCorp Engineered Solutions Announces the Launch of Pioneering eFlowback Technology, developed in Collaboration with bpx energy

eFlowback was developed in collaboration with bpx energy, a leader in utilizing technology to enhance all aspects of their operations.

Hess Midstream's Unit To Privately Place $750 Mln Sr. Unsecured Notes

Hess Midstream intends to use the net proceeds from the offering to finance the previously announced repurchase by Hess Midstream Operations LP of approximately 31 million Class B units from affiliates of Hess Corporation and Global Infrastructure Partners.

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