Issue #1 | New Kid On The Block

Oilfield Water Weekly

Wednesday April 10, 2019

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News Digest

New Initiative Aims to Bring Clean Wastewater to Dry Western States

Statewide leaders in Wyoming agriculture recently launched an initiative to clean oilfield wastewater for use in arid western states, hoping to reduce the region’s carbon footprint and improve the lives of ranchers and farmers...

What Oil Leaves Behind In 2.5 Billion Gallons Of Water Every Day In U.S.?

About 2.5 billion gallons of produced water, a byproduct from the oil refinery and extraction process, is generated each day in the United States. Handling that water is...

An Evolving Industry Orbits Around This Oilfield Water Management Lifecycle [Flowchart]

Oilfield water management sits at the cusp of a watershed moment, with the competitive landscape now rapidly evolving around big challenges and emerging opportunities...

Drillinginfo & B3 Insight Announce Permian Water Outlook

The two companies completed a multi-phased study addressing the challenges associated with produced water, backed by extensive data analysis and the engagement of industry participant stakeholders. Volume I of the four-part study will be available May 2019...

Permian Oil Boom Uncorks Multibillion-Dollar Water Play

Produced water, as the industry calls it, is a noxious mix, a hypersaline brine that includes chemicals used during fracking and trace minerals and radioactive elements that are naturally present at depth...

School Of Mines Creates Water Treatment Technology Hub

Colorado School of Mines celebrated today the grand opening of a new 10,000-square-foot research facility in Denver that will pave the way for greater collaboration with industry, government and academia to tackle one of the biggest challenges facing society today – access to clean water...

$2.9M Grant To Help Extract Clean Irrigation Water From Frac Wastewater

Michigan State University will share almost $3 million to develop a freshwater recovery system to extract clean irrigation water from hydraulic fracturing wastewater. The reclaimed water could help dry western states that need water for crops and livestock...

Cavitation Technologies, Inc. Announces A Purchase Order Of Nano-Reactor System For Frac Water Treatment

Low Pressure Nano Reactor Technology is an environmentally friendly technology that will be used as an addition to existing processes in the produced and frac water treatment in the oil and gas industry...

Kendra II, LLC And De Nora Near Completion Of A Produced Water Recycling Facility To Service The Marcellus Shale

Kendra II, LLC, a water transportation, management and disposal provider, and De Nora, a leading designer of safe, innovative, and sustainable water disinfection and oxidation, filtration and electrochlorination solutions, are nearing completion of a Marcellus produced water recycling facility...

BIG PLANS: Large-pad Completions Call for Supply Chain Thinking

Planning, developing, and executing an efficient and profitable water plan, whether for a two-well pad or a multiple-well mega pad can be a challenge to anyone in the oil and gas industry...

New Mexico Oil Production Is Soaring. Now What To Do With The Wastewater?

New Mexico lawmakers moved to clarify the legal status of the salty, chemical-laden water that gushes from wells in larger volumes than even the oil that is the object of the hunt...

First Major Oil & Gas Reform In New Mexico In Over A Decade Headed to Governor Luján Grisham

The bill will restore the Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department (EMNRD) Oil Conservation Division’s (OCD), authority to enforce the state’s oil and gas protections, while also making key clarifications and improvements to the regulation of produced water in New Mexico...

Oil & Gas Had Little To Fear During Legislative Session

"The produced water bill, I think, is going to go down as one of the greatest environmental accomplishments to come out of the state legislature of New Mexico," Brian Egolf said...

Morales: Oil Companies Take Responsibility For Impact To Midland, Region

Midland Mayor Jerry Morales said oil industry companies are “going under the Ogallala” aquifer and pulling out more brackish water for their use...

Pipeline Leak Causes Brine Spill Bear Stanley

A pipeline leak caused 500 barrels, or 21,000 gallons, of brine to spill Saturday at an oil and gas site in Mountrail County, according to the North Dakota Oil and Gas Division...

Residents Fret About Oilfield Dumping Plan For Bighorn River

Residents downstream of Boysen Reservoir — where state officials want to OK the discharge of tons of oilfield pollutants — say they weren’t given adequate notice and time to comment on the plan...

While Mining Frac Sand In The Dusty Dunes, You’ve Got To Stay Hydrated… [Chart Of The Day]

Plenty of clean fresh water is required to wash and produce commercial frac sand (one rule of thumb we’ve heard tossed around is 135mm gallons per year for every MMTPA of nameplate capacity, although make-up requirements vary around plant designs)...

A(n Underground) River Runs Through It [Guest Post]

With the exception of the Pecos River (which may more accurately be referred to as “Pecos Creek”), there is very little surface water in the region West Texas frac sand miners call home, and any that does exist is already allocated to other users...

Passing The Buck — The Real Climate Change Hoax

In a slight change in topic, this is going to be a more general article around why I believe water treatment technologies are so critical...

New Technology Reduces Produced Water At The Reservoir

A new technology from Hexion aims to help operators significantly reduce their produced water volumes from tight oil and gas wells, without curbing the flow of hydrocarbons...

Full Immersion Industry Gets Religion On Produced Water

Endless mountains tower over the arid Permian Basin. Mountains almost a mile high. Mountains of water. A football field covered with a foot of water is about an acre foot, a standard measure of water reservoir capacity...

ConocoPhillips - Using Technology To Improve Water Management [Video]

If you haven't seen it yet, this video is worth a watch... 

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