💧 Weekly Water News Digest | Issue #77

Oilfield Water Weekly

Wednesday September 16, 2020

We are very excited about hosting a large outdoor gathering of oilfield water industry leaders in DFW tomorrow.

The weather looks like it’ll be absolutely perfect for our sold-out Cowboys Golf Club outing this Thursday, where over 85 oilfield water industry professionals will join in a great day of sport and networking. The player roster includes many high profile executives from water midstream, E&P, finance, and various water-related services. 

Thanks to all the players who are coming out and to all our great sponsors for supporting this much needed industry gathering. We look forward to a great day tomorrow and will have some pictures to share in our next newsletter!

Now the news…

News Digest

The Oilfield Water Community Rallies Around One Of Their Own... A Worthy Cause For Those With Means To Support!

Last week, Milestone lost one of their own. Timothy Thacker lost his battle with PTSD on September 13, 2020. Before joining us in the oil patch, Tim spent 24 years in the Armed Forces, and served 5 tours fighting our wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Tim leaves behind a large family, with a total of eight children, ages 9-22. Tim served his country, Milestone, his team and his customers with a selfless allegiance that made you proud to know him... Intervale Capital has agreed to match all donations to this GoFundMe up to $10,000. Thank you to the Intervale team!***

Good News for Recyclers and Water Conservation Advocates!

Laura Capper writes: "For those of you in the water treatment and recycling business, the New Mexico legislature recently passed ground-breaking legislation for water conservation advocates...."

Interesting Trend Budding In Eagle Ford Data

We continue to hear more optimism about frac activity picking up around the turn of the year in S TX from multiple contacts in our channel checks. DUCs will obviously be a focus but what about rigs coming back?

BLM offers New Mexico public land for oil and gas, reports no impact on environment

Thousands of acres offered for extraction in Eddy and Lea counties

WATER TALENT POOL: Expedition CFO Moves Over To Pilot Water Solutions

Zachary Neal has been named Senior Vice President, Corporate Development at Pilot Water Solutions after six years at Expedition Water Solutions...

WATER TALENT POOL: Pilot Water Solutions Is Hiring For Corporate Development Role In Houston

Pilot is looking to bring on a Manager, Corporate Development to help analyze, prioritize and present M&A and organic growth opportunities to the Board of Directors and investors...

WATER TALENT POOL: Frac Sand Biz Dev Pro Moves Into Water

Tiffany Ley Greenwood has joined XRI as Director, Business Development. She was formerly at Vista Proppants and Logistics in a similar role...

WATER TALENT POOL: Data Scientist Wanted In Oilfield Water

"If anyone has any referrals for a good data scientist who knows Python inside and out, send them my way...."

Yesterday And Today: Water Treatment Workshop

The Bureau of Reclamation's Brackish Groundwater National Desalination Research Facility (BGNDRF) announces its 3rd Annual WIN (Water treatment Innovation Networking) Workshop on September 22 and 23.

OOGA reviewing Washington Co. water report

The following is a statement from OOGA President Matt Hammond on the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Washington County produced Water Investigation Report

ESG Investing – The Best Way to Have an Impact on the Environment

ESG investing is one of the more talked about ways to invest today. But what exactly is ESG Investing? How is it different from the traditional investment options? Is it as profitable as other investments? How do I find ESG investments. In today’s post, we will attempt to answer many of these questions and show you ways to get started in ESG investing.

Does Canada need to conserve it’s water?

Canadians know the importance of our freshwater supply, but by understanding how we use it and where it goes, we can use our supply even more responsibly.

Oil and gas waste facility coming to Permian Basin; New Mexico continues work on produced water

A facility that would inject liquid oilfield waste underground could be coming to the Delaware Basin in New Mexico after state regulators recently approved the needed permits for the facility.

Idaho’s Nascent Natural Gas, Oil Industry Said Interrupted by U.S. Economic Downturn

Idaho’s vision to build a viable oil industry and a natural gas business tied to the nation’s third largest dairy industry have been waylaid by low prices and limited infrastructure, clouding the vision for the future.

Energy transition could spur $111 billion in oil divestments, report says

The article states “A societal shift from fossil fuels to renewable energy could force the largest oil companies to sell $111 billion worth of oil and gas assets in the coming years, according to a new report." Two items come to mind: (1) This could be a huge opportunity for new players to step in and buy some quality assets inexpensively and (2) that with that big a selloff, you aren’t going to have enough buyers to take over all of those assets, unless it was at pennies on the dollar.

EPA Proposes New, More Flexible Clean Water Act Affordability Guidance for Public Utilities

Public water, wastewater, and stormwater utilities face an array of compliance obligations under the federal Clean Water Act (CWA) that require investment in upgrades and maintenance of critical wastewater infrastructure.

Water Board to update public about protecting the Illinois River in Oklahoma

The Oklahoma Water Resources Board will hold a public webinar this week to update the state on ongoing efforts to protect the Illinois River Watershed from phosphorous pollution.

Reducing Water Transfer Costs At Remote Frac Sites [CASE STUDY]

An IIoT automation project now underway in the Permian Basin demonstrates what may herald a new era of water management productivity and cost-efficiency.

Weld County oil and gas spill report for Sept. 21

The following spills were reported to the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission in the past two weeks.

St. Landry Parish authorizes lawsuit seeking cleanup of abandoned oilfield waste site

The St. Landry Parish Council has authorized filing an environmental lawsuit seeking damages and cleanup of an abandoned oilfield waste site, fearing hazardous materials that remain threaten underground water sources near the Village of Cankton.

Brent oil rises with equity markets but demand clouds linger

Oil edged higher, recovering from its biggest loss in almost two weeks even as a resurgent coronavirus looms over the demand outlook.

Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure Issues More Positive Operational Update

Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure announced it believes US frac and Solaris’ activity, as measured by fully utilized frac crews and proppant silo systems, respectively, will be up 60-70% in the third quarter of 2020 on average from second quarter 2020. This compares to the Company’s previous expectation for a 35-45% increase.

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