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New Mexico Land Boss Ends Fresh Water Sales for Oil and Gas

The New Mexico State Land Office is halting the practice of selling fresh water from state trust lands for use in oil and gas development.

Permian Drillers May Face Freshwater Shortages - Recycling Gets A BIG Boost

Produced water recycling and brackish water supply about to really take off....

Buyer Behavior Cliff Notes As Diamondback Consolidates The Northern Midland Basin

On the Monday before Christmas, Diamondback scooped up QEP and Guidon, consolidating a big chunk of Northern Midland Basin acreage.

In a nutshell, here is what we know about the water midstream strategy at each of the combining players besides the fact that all emphasize recycling and are likely to recycle more as they integrate adjacent water midstream infrastructure.

Lagoon Midstream’s Caitlyn Jackson on 2020 – The Year of Adaption and Opportunity

2020 has been an extraordinary year for all of us, and the oil and gas industry, no doubt, has been challenged in unprecedented ways.

The only way to wrap up 2020!!

The POP team announces that drilling has commenced on our 3rd Devonian SWD in SE NM. The McCrae SWD #1 is located in Eddy county NM, just east of Carlsbad. Looking forward to another job well done! Stay tuned for updates!

WSJ: Fracking: From Breaking Shale to Breaking Even

Understanding the mechanics and economics of fracking can help investors understand the dizzyingly cyclical nature of energy markets

Fracking sector consolidates, eyes green shoots after turbulent year

Frackers and frac sand miners are anticipating a turnaround in fortunes and a large-scale reconfiguration of the industry after a dramatic year of bankruptcies in the wake of a turbulent oil market.

WATER TALENT POOL: H2O Midstream Open Position

H2O Midstream is seeking a Director of Health, Safety, Environmental, & Regulatory (HSE&R) responsible for creating and implementing the safety and regulatory strategy and policy for the company and directing the department activities.

WATER TALENT POOL: Pilot Seeking Corporate Development Associate

Pilot Water Solutions is looking for a Corporate Development Associate to lead analysis for long term strategic planning, greenfield capital development and M&A. Reach out to join our team!

WATER TALENT POOL: Texas Water Trade Looking For Conservation Finance Director

Texas Water Trade (“TWT”) is an organization aimed at unleashing the power of markets and technological innovation to build a future of clean, flowing water for all Texans.

'Biden ban' on federal oil and gas leasing could cost New Mexico, U.S. economies billions

As President-elect Joe Biden prepares to take office in January, environmental groups sought to hold the Biden administration accountable for campaign promises to ban new oil and gas leases on federal land and potentially end the practice of hydraulic fracturing or fracking.

New Mexico tracking, reporting oil and gas pollution via mobile app on iPhone, Android

Data on oil and gas emissions and other pollutants are now accessible on iPhones and Android devices as state regulators launched a mobile app to make the information more accessible to the public.

Watch This Potential Supply Chain Crunch, Which Threatens Post-Christmas Fracs

Anxiety is building among our contacts in sand’s last mile about trucker availability between Christmas and New Years.

Rare Earth Extraction

New KMX Technologies white paper on Rare Earth Element extraction from #coalmine impoundments. Download report in link below. #rareearths #disruptiveinnovation

Search Trends For Produced WAter

Despite the downturn this year, interest in water disposal continues rising.

Advocacy groups question legality of spending $16M in virus aid on fracking in North Dakota

Two advocacy groups are questioning the legality of the state's new program that funnels federal coronavirus aid to oil companies to reimburse part of the cost of fracking wells.

Eagle Ford New Well Demand Trends Into Year-End – Positive But Not As Compelling As The Permian

After publishing this POSITIVE Permian permitting update last week, we heard from several members asking for the same look at the Eagle Ford.

Stakeholder Midstream Acquires Santa Fe Midstream’s Gas Gathering and Processing Assets Located in Yoakum County, Texas

Located in Yoakum County, Texas, the assets include Santa Fe’s 30-30 Gas Treating and Processing Plant, low-pressure gas gathering pipelines, downstream residue and NGL lines, and a long-term acreage dedication from an established San Andres oil and gas producer.

Oil and gas wastewater spills in the Piceance Basin topped 700K gallons last year

About twice a week, oil and gas operators in Colorado’s Piceance Basin file “Form 19” also called a Spill/Release Report with the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC). Nine times out of 10, the spilled substance is a form of hazardous waste byproduct called produced water.

Covid’s Frac Impact Takes A Turn For The Worse…

Here is a quick follow-up to our report last week about Covid outbreaks on frac jobs.


St. Landry Parish and the village of Cankton have filed suit to clean up alleged contamination at the former 80-acre Cankton Tank Farm/MAR Services oilfield waste treatment, storage and disposal facility near Cankton, according to a news release from Lafayette attorney Bill Goodell.

Tribal groups fight fracking: 'Why we don't drink the water'

This story is part of a nine-month investigation of drinking water contamination across the U.S. The series is supported by funding from the Park Foundation and Water Foundation...


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