Issue #15 | Open Season For Antelope

Oilfield Water Weekly

Wednesday July 17, 2019

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News Digest

WSJ: Neighbors Face Off Over Texas’ Other Lucrative Resource: Water

Wildcatter Clayton Williams Jr. made his first fortune in oil. He aims to make another off a treasure buried beneath his family’s West Texas land. It’s a massive trove of water.

Water Outside the Permian: How Are Other Basins Handling the Volumes?

Press coverage of a great panel from Oilfield Water Connection's June 21 conference surfaced in the SPE's O&G Facilities Magazine last week. Thank you to the panel for sharing their insight with a full room of conference attendees at our event several weeks ago...

Congrats To Surge Energy & GR Energy Services On The Permian's Longest Known Lateral

Surge Energy announced the successful completion of the longest known lateral in the Permian Basin. The Medusa Unit C 28-09 3AH was safely and successfully completed and drilled out to total depth using GR Energy Services for wireline...

Callon To Acquire Carrizo In $3 Billion All-Stock Transaction

Callon Petroleum Company (NYSE: CPE) and Carrizo Oil & Gas, Inc. (Nasdaq: CRZO) announced this week that their Boards of Directors have unanimously approved a definitive agreement under which Callon will acquire Carrizo in an all-stock transaction valued at $3.2 billion...

E&P Consolidation Is A Catalyst For More Oilfield Water Divestitures & Recycling

Towards the end of the press release on Callon's acquisition of Carrizo this week, a comment on oilfield water caught our eye. It signals...

Open Season For Antelope On Two Produced Water Recycling Facilities In The Permian Basin

Antelope Water Management, LLC announced that two of its subsidiaries have reached agreements with two separate landowners in Lea and Eddy Counties in New Mexico to construct produced water reuse and recycling facilities. As a result, Antelope has launched open season to obtain produced water volume commitments to support construction of the facilities (open until mid-August 2019)...

Aqua Terra's Got A New Syndicated Debt Facility Of Up To $100mm To Fund Permian Growth

"With this new funding we will be able to fulfill our development opportunities on our recently secured acreage positions of over 30,000 acres in the Permian Basin taking us into 2020,” said Cory Hall, Chief Executive Officer and President of Aqua Terra...

Beautiful Day To Recycle Some Produced Water!

Sometimes a picture is worth a thousand words...

Bison Bags 15-Year Marathon Water Deal

Under a new agreement, Bison will exclusively manage all of Marathon's produced water infrastructure, as well as any future acreage operated by Marathon within a 5.4 million acre dedicated area.

Putting Permian Frac Thirst Into Broader Lower 48 Context [Chart Of The Day]

In this chart of the day, the Infill Thinking research team shares a bit of context on pre-frac water requirements around the US this year....

TODAY: An SPE Webinar On Produced Water Treatment & Reuse

Live Event on 07/17/2019 at 12:00 PM (CDT) - this Webinar will compare and contrast the different types of produced water and the different ways in which produced water is handled in various regions around the globe...

Seismic Shift In Permian Injection Regulations

A past speaker at our events, Ben Reed (COO of Sourcewater), wrote : "Seismicity regulations in Texas have shifted in the last 6 months. Now, saltwater disposal companies looking to permit new wells must include..."

Solaris Expanding Permian Water Recycling Ops

Houston oil field water management company Solaris Water Midstream LLC is expanding its water recycling operations on the New Mexico side of the Permian Basin...

Permian Operators Collaborating On Unconventional Reservoirs Performance

Cimarex Energy presented a Delaware Basin case study on its current “frac on the fly” recycling operations, along with a discussion of shortcomings and lessons learned while working with a dynamic disposal system...

Blockchain For Oilfield Water Hauling

Ondiflo processed the 9500th produced water haul in the Texas oilfield on its blockchain based platform...

Sprint Energy Services Opens Pecos County Landfill

A new Coyonosa landfill and washout facility is up and running...

Permian Nuke Commentary: "Environmentalists Need Stronger Arguments, More Solutions"

"I sat for nearly 10 hours among many environmental groups and individuals in opposition to the proposed nuclear waste storage in Andrews County... environmentalists, have offered zero solutions to what they are fighting against — and this is largely why most of our arguments are immediately rejected..."

Does This Awesome Industrial Wetland In Oman Offer A PW Path That US Operators Might Follow?

The plant provides an alternative solution to the issue of produced water management from the Nimr oilfields in the southern Oman desert. Widely acknowledged as one of the most innovative environmentally friendly treatment plants in the international oil and gas sector, the latest phase will increase its treatment capacity by 50%....

The Role Of Produced Water Treatment In Shale Plays

The tremendous variability in the physical and chemical characteristics of flowback and produced water quality has impacted treatment process standardization....

Revisiting The Oklahoma Mine “Permitatorium” – Will This Sleeping Giant Awaken In Other States Too?

Infill Thinking digs deep into the implications of a groundwater protection act in Oklahoma and the potential for this legislative precedent to spread into the San Juan Basin and Haynesville with expert assistance from the team at Westward...

Ironhorse Completes Fresh Water ROW

Ironhorse is proud to announce the completion of its fresh water ROW, allowing operators access to their water east of the Pecos River. They have the availability of supplying 50K bpd of fresh water...

Dealing With SWD Lightning Strikes

Summer thunderstorms bring an impressive light show as they roll across the prairie, but they also can wreak havoc over the western North Dakota oil patch when they hit saltwater disposal sites.

SMLP Announces Start-Up Of DJ Basin Processing Plant

Summit Midstream Partners, LP announced the successful commissioning of its new 60 MMcf/d cryogenic processing plant in the DJ Basin...

Vandalism Suspected In Lake Texoma Oil Spill

Around 11 a.m. on Thursday, crews learned that an unknown amount of oil and produced water spilled into Lake Texoma from a nearby oil well...

And In Other News... Global Earthquake Activity Is 3x The Average - Anyone Waiting For The Fingers To Point Our Industry's Way?

Our entire planet is being greatly shaken, and many believe that what we have witnessed so far is just the beginning...

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