Oilfield Water Weekly

Wednesday January 27, 2021

Before this week’s news recap, three quick updates on the upcoming Oilfield Water Markets 2021 Conference being held this May 12-13 at the Hyatt Regency Frisco.

  1. This is the ONLY in-person oilfield water conference on the calendar in 1H21.
  2. Registrations and sponsor inbounds are heating up. This event is likely to be bigger than we expected and sold out by April. Early bird pricing is still available at the moment.
  3. We are adding an exciting golf outing / networking opportunity to the event. If you are interested in participating or sponsoring golf, please reply to this email and we’ll fill you in on what we are thinking… More details will be posted on the website soon, but we wanted to give any golf aficionados that read this newsletter a chance to get ahead on this as it will sell out quickly once it hits the website.

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Now here is this week’s water news…


News Digest

Yours, Mine, Our Water...

New legal analysis of groundwater ownership and potential implications for oilfield water recycling in Texas...

Chesapeake Emerges From Bankruptcy Vowing ‘New Era for Shale’

Shale legend reinvents itself with fraction of old workforce. CEO Lawler says cash-burning days are over for shale explorers...

Forsaking funding at a $1 billion valuation, Solugen preps a new green chemical product and a big 2021

Late last year, Solugen, a startup using synthetic biology to take hydrocarbons out of the chemicals industry, decided against pursuing a new round of funding that would have valued the company at over $1 billion, TechCrunch has learned.

NGL Energy Partners LP Announces Financial Results

The Partnership made significant progress on numerous fronts during its fiscal third quarter. The successful completion of the Poker Lake pipeline allowed our Water Solutions segment to begin receiving disposal volumes from its Poker Lake Dedication and will facilitate future growth from the development....

A Can't Miss Opportunity As The Oilfield Water Market Heats Up

The oilfield water market is heating up again with the recent rise in commodity prices. Don't miss your chance to sign up for the Oilfield Water Markets Conference on May 12-13th and join hundreds of industry participants and decision makers....

New Mexico land commissioner increases oversight of oil and gas operators

Oil and gas operators must abide by their contractual obligations to run productive wells on public lands and clean up when they’re finished — or face a new enforcement hammer.

No More “Million Barrel Per Day Dream” For A Permian Super Major

This has water production implications folks...

Making ends 'meet'

Saltwater disposal (SWD) facilities are essential to oil and gas operations, but building them is a significant capital investment....

News Release: From Saltwater to Drinking Water: NREL Announces 10 Winners of the Waves to Water Prize ADAPT Stage; Launch of CREATE Stage

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) revealed 10 winners of the third stage of the Waves to Water Prize. These teams will walk away with a cash prize and an invitation to advance to the next stage of the prize, CREATE, where they will bring these ideas to life with proofs of concepts and prototyping of their novel wave-energy-powered desalination systems.

Long-awaited study shows no major health concerns from water wells on Oxnard Plain

A new study shows petroleum-related and other gases present in groundwater overlying an oil field on the Oxnard Plain, as well as unanswered questions about gases in five water wells, but no widespread contamination of the water supply.

B3 Insight Adds New Features

NEW features available for CAM - B3 is now notifying clients about new Oklahoma Open Applications, Texas Drilling Permits, and 1st Non-Zero TX Injections....

2021 Frac Bottlenecks: Updates On The Sandemic & Tight Trucking Situations

Here is the latest intel from our channel checks on the ongoing frac supply chain market imbalance:

New Mexico families in oil and gas ‘waste zone’ seek help

Despite state regulations that require operators to report accidents, what triggered them, and how much oil, gas and water were lost or spilled, it’s not clear operators always file those reports.

Disturbing the Peace

A decade ago, the multinational gas company EnCana agreed to a truce of sorts. Instead of sending semitrucks within feet of Pickard’s property — the vehicles kicking up fine dust, dirtying the air, and damaging nearby roads — EnCana leaders diverted their water-laden trucks down nearby 4500 White Settlement Rd., which is devoid of residences. That informal deal appears to be off.

Water bills spend millions on dangerous, aging infrastructure

Another big-ticket item addresses aging infrastructure and a lack of maintenance in an oilfield boom community north of Casper that’s gone bust. The bills would grant $7.3 million to the towns of Midwest and Edgerton, two Teapot Dome-Salt Creek oilfield communities that rely on a 45-mile water line.

Kinder Morgan seeks permit for Pleasant View injection well

Well used to dispose of wastewater from CO2 wells

For Jim Wright, Looking Out for Texas is a Way of Life

Jim Wright, Texas’s newest addition to the Texas Railroad Commission (RRC), learned the value of hard work growing up on a working ranch — one with its own mining business to boot — near the tiny settlement of Bluntzer, Texas.

Thousands of gallons of fracking waste spilled from Noble County well for four days

Thousands of gallons of fracking waste spilled from an oil and gas well in Noble County for four days before it was stopped, Ohio Department of Natural Resources confirmed.

Produced water, oil release occurs near Parshall

EOG Resources reported Sunday that 12,600 gallons of produced water and 2,100 gallons of crude oil were released at a well site about three miles northwest of Parshall that day.

Produced water spill occurs in Grassy Butte area

The North Dakota Department of Environmental Quality (NDDEQ) has been notified of a produced water spill at a saltwater disposal facility in McKenzie County operated by White Rock Oil & Gas, LLC.

420 gallons of oil from cracked pipeline reaches rangeland

A small percentage of the crude oil from a cracked pipeline in Dunn County earlier this week found its way onto rangeland, state officials said Thursday.

Oil and gas workers fight to regain footing during oil bust

As 2020 wore on, Herrera and McCalister found their way to workforce solutions in Odessa, which helped them find jobs. Both got their commercial driver’s license and work transporting water for use in the oilfield. “There’s more upside to it,” McCalister said. “You’re going to always need drivers.”

Landowner receives right of first refusal for water and gas

The O.J. Enterprise ranch operation outside Cheyenne, Wyo., has secured a unique surface-use agreement with a Dallas-based midstream company, allowing the ranch to receive the right of first refusal for the produced/by-product water and any potential flare gas.

Enservco Corporation Announces Pricing of $8.4 Million Public Offering

Enservco Corporation (NYSE American: ENSV), a diversified national provider of specialized well-site services to the domestic onshore conventional and unconventional oil and gas industries, today announced the pricing of its public offering of 3,652,173 shares of common stock at a price to the public of $2.30 per share.

Dennis & Wurtz Helps Plow the Way for Produced Water Re-Use in Agriculture

Founding Partner Kimberly Wurtz had an instrumental role in facilitating a unique surface agreement between landowner and midstream, securing a Wyoming ranch’s right of first refusal for by-product water and any potential flare gas.

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