💧 Weekly Water News Digest | Issue #79

Oilfield Water Weekly

Wednesday September 30, 2020

Plenty to digest into today’s edition below. Newsflow in water midstream finally seems to be  picking up a bit after a long pause, with the pre-holiday busy season for dealmaking now in full swing.
 
Sidetrack: RIP Eddie Van Halen – a cultural icon for folks that grew up in the ’70s and ’80s… guitar legend gone too soon. His game-changing riffs are an essential part of the soundtrack that keeps us going during late nights of conference planning!
 
Now the news…

News Digest

Water: Midstream Becomes A Necessity, Enters A New Phase

Page 18: The out-of-nowhere idea that became water midstream scant years ago is now evolving into a yet-more-sophisticated iteration, with the new twist known as coopetition being yet another sign of the field's innovation...

Blackbuck Resources Acquires Whites City Water Infrastructure from Cimarex Energy Co.

The acquired assets include approximately 65 miles of pipeline and 100,000 barrels per day of installed and permitted disposal capacity.

Two Midstreamers Pick Up Water, Natural Gas Pipelines in Separate Lower 48 Deals

Houston-based Black Bear Transmission LLC said Thursday it has completed the sale of natural gas gathering assets in Oklahoma and Arkansas acquired earlier this year from Enbridge Inc.

Breakwater Energy Partners Constructs Largest Produced Water Recycling Facility In The Permian Basin

The 80-acre facility, known as the Big Spring Recycling System (BSRS), has a throughput capacity of over 250,000 barrels per day of recycled produced water.

NGL Commissions Poker Lake, Takes Initial PW Volumes

NGL started receiving produced water from XTO's Poker Lake Development in the Delaware Basin...

New water source could be ‘game changer’ for Midland County residents

Midland County leaders are hopeful they’ll soon move forward on a plan five years in the making to bring water to residents outside city limits.

Pioneer Natural Resources lays off 300 more, split between Irving office and Permian operations

Irving-based Pioneer Natural Resources laid off about 300 employees Tuesday as the oil and gas driller continues to suffer amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Chevron completes $13B acquisition of Noble Energy

Chevron has completed its acquisition of Noble Energy, an independent oil and natural gas exploration and production company....

WATER TALENT POOL: Solugen Is Hiring

Ready to join Solugen in our mission to decarbonize the chemicals industry using our unique chemi-enzymatic chemical process?

Across The Pond In UK Shale: Angus to quit Brockham if water reinjection not permitted

Angus Energy has said it will abandon the Brockham oil field in Surrey if it does not get permission to reinject waste water.

Survey shows growing support for southeast New Mexico's key industries, ranching tops list

Several of southeast New Mexico’s leading industries were some of the state’s most trusted among consumers, per an annual statewide survey released this month. Oil and gas, agriculture and national laboratories ranked in the top 10 in the survey that occurred between Jan. 21 and 30...

Rockwater Northeast to Pay $2 Million for Clean Air Act Violations

The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced recently that two companies have entered a plea agreement that calls for a combined $4.3 million in penalties for their involvement in Clean Air Act violations.

A Sweet Solution for midstream water and disposal operations

See the article on page 25 - "A Sweet Solution" for midstream water and disposal operations submitted to Oilfield Technology - A Palladian Publication.

Saudis Raise Oil Prices for Asia in Sign of Market Strength

Saudi Arabia raised pricing slightly for its flagship crude oil shipped to Asia, the first sign of strength in the physical market after a month and a half of weakness and falling refining margins.

Wyoming regulators reinstate oil and gas conservation tax

A tax holiday extended to oil and gas operators in Wyoming during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic came to an end this week.

Agricultural firm tests new method to reuse produced water and help ranchers

An agricultural firm focused on reusing wastewater from oil and gas activity for land conservation has officially launched its first pilot project in Wyoming.

Aethon "Permitted To Keep Dumping PW Into Boysen"

The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality issued a final permit to Aethon Energy Operating, LLC on Friday, Oct. 2, allowing the company to continue dumping oilfield wastewater into Boysen Reservoir.

Corps of Engineers re-issues MVP water permit

The stalled $5.7 billion Mountain Valley Pipeline has been reissued a needed stream crossing permit from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kallanish Energy reports.

In Other News… Water Midstream Deals, 2021 E&P Capex Anxiety, Last Mile Contests & A Big Win? Hat Tip To One Of Our Own, & More…

Don’t Call It A Comeback… Yet… But Do Two Midstream Deals (Including E&P Water Sales) Signal A Thawing In Stalled Deal Flow?

Pipeline spill occurs near Mandaree

About 1,000 barrels of produced water spilled from a pipeline operated by Enable Midstream Partners on Tuesday about nine and a half miles west of Mandaree.

More than 40,000 gallons of brine spill in McKenzie County

An estimated 42,000 gallons of produced water leaked from a pipeline near Mandaree in McKenzie County, N.D., on Tuesday, Sept. 29, according to a news release from the state Department of Environmental Quality.

Haynesville Strength Spotlight After Industry Talk Of An Uptick

Talk amongst our Haynesville friends about Louisiana fracs picking up a little steam over the past several weeks inspired this week’s rig count update.

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