Oilfield Water Weekly
Wednesday January 27, 2021
Before the news recap this week (and it’s a very busy week of news in this sector), we’d like to take a moment to welcome two new sponsors to our upcoming 2021 Oilfield Water Markets Conference.
Special thanks to Goodnight Midstream and ChemTreat for joining the event over the past week.
With no other large produced water conferences happening in-person during 1H21, we are more committed than ever to making our May 2021 conference the best event of the year in the oilfield water business. The industry is ready to gather safely and move forward again.
Early bird registration is available now, and agenda details are coming soon…
Here is this week’s water news…
Oil price surges on signs of a tight global crude market
Oil soared above $55 a barrel in New York this week, touching its highest level in a year as the virus-recovery rally continued.
Select Energy Services starts construction of two water recycling facilities in Permian Basin
Select Energy president and CEO John Schmitz said: “We are pleased to have the opportunity to partner with two leading E&P companies in the Permian Basin to provide full life-cycle produced water recycling solutions that we believe will both lower our customers’ operating costs and reduce their environmental footprint.
Mapping Recent Federal Land Drilling Permits By E&P
Interactive map plots Federal Land permitting data by operator, revealing specifically where E&Ps intend to drill on Federal Land....
Who Is Frac’ing Federal Land?
With Biden ripping up the energy policy playbook that industry had become accustomed to for the past four years, we've reviewed a years worth of permits to gauge policy risk by basin and operator...
B3 Insight On Seismic-Affected Footprints
Data shows that seismic-affected footprints are growing - and is no longer just a #DelawareBasin issue. The impact ranges from capacity reductions to special conditions requirements to new management practices and more.
WATER TALENT POOL: Pilot Water Solutions Looking For BD Pro
"We're hiring for a VP of Business Development! We're excited to continue our growth trajectory and need a VP of BD to help us continue our pace."
WATER TALENT POOL: Exterran Welcomes Maan Cabbad as Regional Sales Director
The move was made from Siemens in Feb 2021...
Rounding Up Frac And Water Quick Hits As Year-End Oilfield Reports Trickle Out…
Water midstream in-house at E&Ps or not? A new recycling facility. And an update on water volumes....
B3 Insight Platinum Sponsor At Oilfield Water Market Conference 2021!
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Eagle Ford SWDs For Sale
Eagle Ford SWDs For Sale...
Biden Move to Nix Keystone XL Puts Other Pipelines in Bull’s-Eye
President hasn’t addressed other contentious projects
COVID CASES CONTINUE FALL...
The second chart from the left (the one in red) is especially important - vax going into effect??
The OWC Team Thanks New And Existing Sponsors And Attendees Of The Upcoming May 2021 Conference
In addition to our newest sponsors, Goodnight Midstream and ChemTreat, a big thanks goes out to all our 2020 event sponsors and registered attendees that stuck with it through the rescheduling. Your participation shows your commitment to making this critical path sector of oil and gas great!
Fleet Count In Sight Of 200
After compiling the latest frac data, we count roughly 185 fleets now staffed / active up from 95 at the bottom in May....
Permian Sand Volumes Closing In On Peak (production including water will follow)
Sand volumes pumped has the closest correlation to U.S. shale production, including water production...
Waste Management Named Again to Fortune Magazine’s List of ‘World’s Most Admired Companies’
Waste Management (NYSE: WM) has joined Fortune magazine’s list of ‘World’s Most Admired Companies’ for the third year in a row.
US-owned resource company goes for green light to frack Australia’s north-west
Bennett Resources, owned by Texan company Black Mountain, wants its Valhalla gas prospect in the Kimberley to eventually supply the export market, or the energy-hungry east coast market, potentially via the $5 billion east-west pipeline long-mooted yet still unsupported by governments.
Lawmakers to weigh whether wastewater from oil fields could replenish the state's aquifers
A recent EPA decision will allow Texas to regulate water discharges from oil drilling operations
A Big Permian E&P Is Dipping A Toe In Wind Power This Year…
We firmly believe there will be plenty of demand for hydrocarbons for a long time, but it appears that one big E&P operator is taking no chances to the point that they plan to develop some alternative energy supply themselves. If you can’t beat ’em, join ’em?
What Makes The Permian Basin’s New Mexico Portion Such A Success?
The Delaware basin has around 45,000 oil and gas wells down in the southeast part of New Mexico - near the towns called Carlsbad and Artesia and not far from Carlsbad Caverns. A map of oil and gas wells drilled and fracked in the past few years makes an impressive sight.
NM Legislature Debates Tougher Rules, Penalities for Oil and Gas
The New Mexico Senate has agreed to take up a bill that would increase penalties for produced water spills by the oil and gas industry.
Investment firm acquires majority interest in Lafayette-based Pine Island Chemical
A Utah-based private investment firm has acquired a majority interest in Pine Island Chemical Solutions, an oil field chemical company with a corporate office in Lafayette.
Exxon, Chevron discussed possible merger in 2020, report says
Exxon’s Darren Woods, Chevron’s Mike Wirth spoke last year about combining their companies in what could be among the largest corporate mergers ever
PittBoss Evaporates High-Solid-Content Water Without Pumps or Clogged Nozzles
Companies using standard evaporation systems to deal with high-solids industrial wastewater will be pleased to learn that RWI Enhanced Evaporation’s Apex 2.0 system, the PittBoss™, enhances pond evaporation rates without pumps, filters, or nozzles that clog, or other costly maintenance issues.
Cavitation Technologies to Resume Produced Water Treatment Operations Other OTC: CVAT
Cavitation Technologies announced that the company reopened its Permian Basin operations in mid-January to treat water produced from fracking operations in the basin.
From the Other Side: New Mexico Families in Oil and Gas ‘Waste Zone’ Seek Help
“Oilfield dangers aren’t confined to the drilling pad – many Permian Basin homes have pipes carrying gas, oil and contaminated water running right through their yards.”
Earthworks report reveals California fails to safely manage toxic oil and gas waste
A new report released by Earthworks, along with allies VISION California and Center for Biological Diversity, reveals that California, often portrayed by the state’s politicians and national media as the nation’s “green” leader, is actually one of the worst states in the U.S. when it comes to regulating the oil and gas industry’s waste.
2021: A Tough Regulatory Environment for California Oil & Gas, Yet Again
Notice there was no question mark in that headline. Pandemic or no pandemic, 2021 is going to be a tough year for the California oil and gas industry. Why? California has one of the most difficult regulatory environments for oil and gas, as demonstrated by what happened in 2020.
Aqua Pulsar PW Brine Progress...
Aqua Pulsar is working with a reputed university Petroleum lab to evaluate the performance of an Aqua Pulsar treated produced water brine on a shale rock core samples