Oilfield Water Weekly

Wednesday March 17, 2021

Before getting to some big headlines in this week’s water news digest, a friendly reminder that the in-person Oilfield Water Markets Conference is now only two months away.

After absorbing 1.5 days of unique discussions on the big stage and face-to-face networking (have you checked out the agenda lately?), attendees will adjourn to an optional golf outing on the afternoon of May 13th to continue the conversation.

Rather than planning a traditional golf tournament, where 75% of the conference attendees do not participate, we have decided to make this Golf Outing much more accessible and inclusive to all attendees (golfers or not!). After the close of the conference, participants will regroup at the nearby Topgolf Allen location for 3 hours of networking, golf, food, and beverages.

Golfers can still get their swings in and non-golfers can also enjoy everyone’s company in this fun environment. An open bar and food is included for everyone that joins the group of top water talent at Topgolf (sign up during online registration or reply to this email if you’ve already registered for the conference and just want to add golf).

The Golf Outing also presents excellent sponsorship opportunities for a couple discerning companies. Now, instead of golf sponsors spending 5 hours on the course with only 3 other people in their foursome, they will be able to spend 3 hours with 20 other people in their suite of golf bays.

Please join us! Learn more or register here.

Now here is this week’s water news…


News Digest

NMOGA PRESIDENT AND CEO RYAN FLYNN TO STEP DOWN FOLLOWING NEW MEXICO LEGISLATIVE SESSION

Yesterday, New Mexico Oil and Gas Association (NMOGA) President and CEO Ryan Flynn announced plans to step down following New Mexico’s current legislative session...

PE-Backed Ace Completions and Terra Oilfield Services Form Ace Fluid Solutions

Two well-known market leaders consolidate to form integrated fluids solutions business with expanded range of services.

Golf Outing Expanded To Enhance Participation At The Oilfield Water Markets Conference

Rather than planning a traditional golf tournament, where 75% of the conference attendees do not participate, the Oilfield Water Markets Conference organizers have decided to make this Golf Outing much more accessible and inclusive to all attendees (golfers or not!). After the close of the conference at noon on May 13, participants will regroup at the nearby Topgolf Allen location for 3 hours of networking, golf, food, and beverages.

MIDSTREAM’S “WATERSHED” MOMENT

Oilfield Water Logistics’ Jeff Sawyer on the role midstream water companies can play in securing our most essential natural resource.

State Senator Charles Perry has introduced SB 601 which proposes that the state create the “Texas Produced Water Consortium”

This consortium would combine state and private resources to study the economics and technology of the water that is produced and emerges from the ground during oil and gas production.

Land Value Dispute As The State Of NM Land Grabs For HWY 285 Expansion

The State of NM is finally expanding Hwy 285 and the NM Department of Transportation (DOT) hired Valbridge Property Advisors to complete an appraisal on all tracts that would be affected....

Guest column: Regulatory failures could spell disaster for county's farms, groundwater

It was a chilly morning in 2010 when Oxnard farmworkers, tending to their broccoli crops, discovered an oily sheen floating on their irrigation water.

Jim Summers Of H2O Midstream To Join Panel Discussion Titled "The Intersection of ESG Fund Flows & Oilfield Water Management" on May 13 in Frisco, TX

Jim Summers, will participate in the panel entitled "The Intersection of ESG Fund Flows & Oilfield Water Management" on May 13 in Frisco, TX.

In oil-rich Texas, GOP lawmakers push bill to punish Wall Street for fossil fuel disinvestments

The bill would direct state investment funds to divest from companies that cut ties with fossil fuel companies, pitting Texas against some increasingly carbon-conscious Wall Street investors.

Pilot Water Ups Its Disposal Game With Felix Deal

Added assets raise its Delaware Basin daily disposal capacity to more than half a million barrels.

Buffett’s Oil Favorite, Chevron, Set For Big Earnings Growth

With 2020 in the rearview mirror, Chevron laid out its plans to solidify its new position as America’s premier oil company.

Exxon’s Latest Thinking On Permian Basin Development

After wading through the first twenty slides of the major's 75-slide analyst day IR deck on “new energy” (hydrogen, carbon capture, solar, wind, climate change etc.), we did find some slides that shed new light on the oil major’s plans for their marquis asset – the Permian Basin.

Not A Fracking Frenzy: What The New Shale Oil Boom Will Look Like

Moving into the next boom time for the domestic U.S. oil and gas business doesn’t necessarily mean you will be repeating the outcomes of the last one.

Computing clean water [Science Daily]

This work tackles the grand challenge of understanding how to design next-generation membranes that can handle huge yearly volumes of highly contaminated water sources, like those produced in oilfield operations, where the concentration of solutes is high and their chemistries quite diverse."

Controversial New Texas Bills Have BIG Implications For Frac Last Mile, Water Hauling, & Crude Hauling

New bills proposed in the Texas legislative session have potentially massive implications for insurance and commerce in the oilfield trucking business (crude, sand, water, etc. hauling in the oilfield could all be impacted).

New Mexico oil and gas emissions grew in 2020, study says, while spills declined

While recent data showed spills from the oil and gas industry in New Mexico declined last year, natural gas emissions appeared to climb, records show, creating concern for air pollution throughout the state and Permian Basin to the southeast.

New Mexico: Biden oil and gas ban undermines state's ability to safeguard economy, environment

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham is seeking an exemption or waiver for New Mexico from one of the first executive orders issued by President Joe Biden that halted new oil and gas leasing on federal land.

Come Hear Beau Egert's Talk At The Oilfield Water Market Conference In Frisco This May 12-13th

"Excited to be a part of this conference and talk about what we're doing at EWS."

NUVERRA ENVIRONMENTAL : Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations (form 10-K)

Nuverra provides water logistics and oilfield services to customers focused on the development and ongoing production of oil and natural gas from shale formations in the United States...

Energy Transitioning The Oilfield Out Of A Job?… Not So Fast My Friend…

Importantly as we listened to oilfield commentary around energy transition this quarter, we were struck by the fact that oilfield management teams are optimistic not pessimistic about this. Remember SWOT analysis from business school? The oilfield is looking at energy transition as an “O” not a “T.”

Oil, gas-related spills declined in Colorado, New Mexico, Wyoming last year, analysis says

Colorado, New Mexico and Wyoming each had fewer oil and gas-related spills in 2020 compared to the previous year, according to an analysis by a conservation advocacy group.

EPA settles with North Dakota gas plant over CWA violations

Company agrees to penalty associated with inadequate spill prevention and response plans

Automatize Set To Join At The Oilfield Water Markets Conference In Frisco This May

"We're absolutely elated to be a part of the Oilfield Water Markets 2021 Conference and cannot wait to interact with everyone. Mark your calendars. More details to come!"

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