đź’§ Weekly Water News Digest | Issue #73

Oilfield Water Weekly

Wednesday August 19, 2020

Registrations for our upcoming Golf Outing are starting to heat up.
 
In fact, as of today the event is over 50% sold out – and it’s still about four weeks out! 
 
As the only socially distanced in-person outdoor event exclusively for oilfield water folks being held for the rest of the year, interest is high. Considering current registrations and recent inbounds, this event will sell-out well in advance.
 
If you’ve been thinking about participating, now is the time to secure your place before the opportunity evaporates like a puddle in West Texas on a hot August day.
 
We still have some great sponsor opportunities to reach one of the few live oilfield audiences accessible in September.

Now, here is this week’s oilfield water news and analysis digest…


News Digest

Please Join Us At Cowboys Golf Club In Grapevine, TX - Sept 24th - For A Day Full Of Fun

Tired of being couped up thanks to Covid......well here's your chance to get out and enjoy the beautiful September weather and network with other oil/gas industry professionals....

Pipeline To Bring Lubbock Wastewater To Permian Basin

Oil companies in the Permian Basin of Texas and New Mexico need millions of gallons of water to retrieve petroleum. At the same time, the city of Lubbock, Texas, spends $1 million each year to dispose its treated wastewater at two city farms. Enter Palisade Pipeline, a Houston-based company with plans for a 100-mile pipeline to transport wastewater from Lubbock to the Permian Basin.

The Bus vs. E&P Water: NFL Legend Sues Marcellus E&P, Alleging Racial Bias In Water Hauling Procurement Practices

NFL Hall of Famer Jerome Bettis has sued EQT for racial discrimination after the largest U.S. natural gas producer terminated a contract with his trucking company. IntegrServ LLC, a Black-owned firm that hauls water and drilling mud, is seeking at least $66 million for breach of contract after EQT cut ties with Bettis and his brother John while continuing to work with white contractors they partnered with, according to the lawsuit filed Aug. 18 with a U.S. District Court in Pittsburgh...

Mass Bankruptcy. What Does It Mean For “The 3 C’s” Of Oilfield Service?

The oilfield is aggressively sweeping away the grime of billions of dollars of debt in 2020. Here are some thoughts on the implications (addressing the three C’s: capital, competition, and consolidation) as we sit here in the 2nd or 3rd inning of this trend...

Coyanosa Quake

According to the US Geological Survey, a 2.6 mag earthquake was reported around 5:45 a.m. Tuesday about 20 miles southwest of Coyanosa.

WATER TALENT POOL: Patrick Walker Joins MEI Midstream SubCommittee As Co-Chair

Patrick Walker, CEO of Goodnight Midstream, has been announced as MEI Midstream Subcommittee Co-chair by the McCombs School of Business at UT Austin...

Nano-Magnets Draw Last Bits Of Oil From Water

Researchers have created a magnetic nanoparticle compound that efficiently separates crude oil droplets that have proven difficult to remove with current methods from produced water.

EPA regional director focuses on regulatory certainty, engagement

Ken McQueen, Environmental Protection Agency Region Six administrator, has seen the oil and gas industry from painting wellheads and greasing pumpjacks as a summer intern to vice president of an oil company before making his way to the regulatory agency.  He said he wants to provide regulatory certainty to communities and businesses -- which share responsibility for the environment -- and increase compliance and inspections to comply with the rule of law.

Where Exactly Are The First Signs Of Life Appearing In Rig Land?

Last week was the first weekly increase in US drilling activity since “the world stopped spinning” back in March. Where are the pockets of strength? We break it down here...

In New Mexico’s Oil Patch, Public Lands Face New Pressures [New Sierra Club Propaganda]

South of Carlsbad, New Mexico, rancher Alisa Ogden steered her pickup truck down a county road and pointed out batteries, pipelines, and power lines...

Eureka Resources’ Solution to Oil and Gas Wastewater Awarded U.S. Patent

Eureka Resources, LLC has been awarded a U.S. patent for its groundbreaking approach to cleansing and recycling wastewater from oil and gas operations.

Name Change: Empire Pipeline Becomes Empire Midstream

Empire Pipeline LLC changed its name to Empire Midstream LLC. The new identity more accurately reflects the Company’s expanded footprint of midstream businesses, including crude oil pipelines, crude oil storage and blending, and produced water filtration and disposal. Does it also warrant a higher trading multiple?

Montana Monitor: Water Court Issues Preliminary Decree.

B3 Insight shares a notice on the limits of several thousand water rights that will be decided next year by the Montana Water Court...

$40 Oil Isn’t High Enough For Indebted U.S. Shale Drillers

Rystad Energy: In a scenario with WTI continuing to hover around $40 over the next two years, we can expect another 68 Chapter 11 filings from E&Ps in 2021, and 57 more in 2022, adding $58 billion and $44 billion, respectively, of more debt at risk.

Could Joe Biden’s Stance on Fracking Cost Him Pennsylvania Come November?

If you can figure out his stance, that is. 

Emerging Texas Water Conflict?

Interesting student research from Texas Tech Law School--The Cut and Dry of Texas Groundwater Law: Unconstitutional Takings of Produced Water from Oil and Gas Wells as a Result of House Bill 3246...

Summit Midstream Partners, LP Appoints James Johnston Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer

Summit Midstream Partners has appointed James Johnston to serve as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer of Summit Midstream Partners.  Mr. Johnston joins Summit Midstream Partners from Crestwood Equity Partners, where he most recently served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel.

Summit Midstream Announces Tender Offers for Outstanding 2025 and 2022 Senior Notes

The Tender Offers are being conducted as separate modified "Dutch Auctions" with respect to each series of Notes.

WATER TALENT POOL: Commercial Manager Opening

The Commercial Manager will report to the Chief Commercial Officer. The role is a blend of business development and customer success – hands-on and in the field...

Pattison Sand plans to sell water it removes from mine to drought-stricken states

Pattison Sand has notified the state that it plans to sell water it normally pumps from its mining operation in northeast Iowa to drought-stricken states in the western U.S.

Water Services Needed!

Per a post on LinkedIn, someone is looking for diverse Permian services including water haulers, reserve pits, frac tank rentals, and man camps...

In Other News... Water Pipeline That Burst In '13 Gets Inspection

Central Arkansas Water CEO Tad Bohannon said Wednesday that Energy Transfer Partners, which owns what was formerly known as the Pegasus Pipeline, had notified the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration of the U.S. Department of Transportation that it would take no action at this time.

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