Issue #26 | Buzz Builds

Oilfield Water Weekly

Wednesday October 2, 2019

There are only two days left to wait until 170+ professionals gather at the Oilfield Water Industry Update conference at the Houston Petroleum Club. This Friday, October 4, promises to be a great day of knowledge sharing and networking, but you don’t have to take our word for it. Towards the end of this newsletter, we’ve shared a round-up of announcements from some of the good folks participating in the conference – the buzz is building.

To the many of you reading that plan to attend, we look forward to seeing you there! You should have received conference details by email earlier this week. If you need the information resent, please simply drop us a note at hello@oilfieldwater.com.

This event sold-out last week. If you want to attend but do not have a pass yet, please email hello@oilfieldwater.com to inquire about any potential availability. We have a couple verbal reservations on the attendee list, which if unbooked by later today will free up several seats.

And now, here is your weekly oilfield water business news digest…


News Digest

Oilfield Water Connection Announces Second Consecutive Sold-Out Conference

Registered attendees of the Oilfield Water Industry Update Conference are looking forward to knowledge sharing and networking with a full house of their peers this Friday. To inquire about any potential availability and be added to the waiting list, please email hello@oilfieldwater.com

Permian Hauling Challenges Grow, Despite Water Midstream Success

The RigUp team writes: "Most Permian Basin operators have 85-95% of produced water on pipe to disposal. What’s not being discussed is the actual, logistical, and back office cost of that 5-15% of volumes that are being handled by truck, particularly in areas like the Delaware Basin..."

Three Earthquakes Reported In West Texas Within 24 Hours, Including A 4.0

Three earthquakes have shaken the ground underneath Scurry County near Snyder within the last 24 hours, according to the U.S. Geological Survey...

NGL Energy Partners LP Bought Hillstone Last Week

NGL Energy Partners executed a definitive agreement to acquire all of the equity interests of Hillstone Environmental Partners from Golden Gate Capital for approximately $600 million...

Goodnight Comments On Terminated Transaction, While Another Water M&A Deal Is Announced

Last week, oilfield water M&A took one step forward and one step back. Patrick Walker, Founder and CEO of Goodnight Midstream, told Infill Thinking...

7 Questions We Are Taking With Us To The Big Oilfield Water Connection Conference On Friday

On the first page of a blank notebook we are carrying to the event, we jotted down these seven questions. Aside from these questions, the notebook is blank. Come end-of-day Friday, we expect it will be full...

Bison And Paloma Enter Into 15-Year Water Infrastructure Agreement

Under the new agreement, Bison will exclusively manage all of Paloma's produced water infrastructure within a ~325,000-acre dedicated area across Canadian, Kingfisher and Blaine counties...

Another Large Carrier Exits Sand And Water Hauling. Read The Letter…

In the letter: "the continual loss of production water due to customers' increased use of piping" contributed to the closure of Stevens Tanker Division, which Infill Thinking reported last week...

NM Should OK Saltwater Disposal Wells

Bill Turner, NM Hydrologist, writes: "Even if we had the technology available and ready to go from the energy consortium or anyone else, it would require one of the largest desalination plants in the world to process that volume of produced water...."

New Callon Presentation Outlined Water Infrastructure Divestiture Intent Post Carrizo Acquisition…

Page 2: “Expanded opportunity set for strategic asset monetization program (>$280mm YTD), targeting an additional $300mm-$400mm from a combination of select Eagle Ford acreage, other non-op and non-core assets, and water infrastructure to accelerate absolute debt reduction..."

A Peek At H2O Midstream's Newest Ellenberger Well

A visual and an update from one of the guys on the job - this well is permitted at 50kbpd...

Oilfield Services: The Good, The Bad And The Ugly

Brent Halldorson writes: "My son Erik is considering becoming an engineer. His Dad is an engineer. His Grandpa was a legendary engineer. So, when Erik asked me for the honest truth about working in the energy sector as an engineer I decided to put together the following for him to consider..."

NMSU, Consortium Partners Awarded $100mm Grant To Tackle Nation’s Water Challenges

New Mexico State University’s College of Engineering is part of a team that was awarded a U.S. Department of Energy five-year, $100 million grant to create the Energy-Water Desalination Hub to address water security issues...

Department Of Energy Invests $4.6mm In Produced Water Treatment

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy has selected four projects to receive approximately $4.6 million in federal funding for cost-shared research and development (R&D). The projects will accelerate the development and commercialization of treatment technologies that reduce waste water that is being injected into disposal wells...

Texas Tech Researchers Receive $1.55mm Energy Department Grant

From the proposed technology, the group intends to intensify membrane distillation with another technology (mechanical vapor compression) to recover the lost heat, condense water and increase the efficiency of the treatment process...

WATER TALENT POOL: Noble Midstream Appoints Thomas W. Christensen As CFO

His responsibilities will include leadership of Noble Midstream’s Finance, Accounting, Information Technology and Business Development teams. Mr. Christensen will continue to serve as Principal Accounting Officer of the General Partner.

NGL Energy Partners LP Frees Up Nearly $300mm Of Capital In Asset Sale

NGL closed the previously announced transaction to sell TransMontaigne Product Services, LLC...

Saltwater Recycling Could Help Control Detrimental Microbes In Alberta Drilling Sites

Recycling salty water produced from hydraulic fracturing may be effective for managing microbes at well sites in Alberta, according to a new study by University of Alberta scientists that could help inform water management strategies at other sites around the world...

Contango Acquires White Star Out Of Bankruptcy; Likes The Third-Party SWD Revenue In Their Portfolio

Contango officials said that assets it is acquiring also include integrated gathering and saltwater disposal systems that Contango expects will bring in cash from third-parties in addition to lowering its own lease operating expenses....

J&L Laboratories Brings New Innovation To West Texas

“We are testing produced fluids, water, oil, solids. These tests are a lot like how your doctor tries to understand what may be going on with your health. We also look at the health of an oil well,” said Pruett...

Texas Panel Sides With Gas Co. In Suit Over Cattle Deaths

A favorable jury verdict for ranchers who owned some cattle they claimed was killed by a pipeline leak was overturned...

A Fresh Look At Marcellus Shale Water

As the debate over the environmental impact of hydraulic fracturing rages on, a new report from the Susquehanna River Basin Commission’s (SRBC) continuous water quality monitoring project does not show evidence of water quality changes as a result of natural gas development...

Slurry Wells: The Answer For Radioactive Oilfield Waste Disposal?

A proposal to construct a pair of “slurry wells” in McKenzie County would offer a new option in North Dakota for disposing of oilfield waste, including radioactive material...

Federal Study Finds Oilfield Activity Lowered Groundwater Quality In Western Kern

The findings published this month in a technical journal of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists raise a red flag about local oil industry practices but do not point to any imminent government action on what has for years been a hot topic among California anti-oil activists...

As Buzz Builds On LinkedIn Leading Up To The Event... Special Thanks To All Speakers & Sponsors!

In the following entries to wrap up this newsletter, we've shared announcements from participants that have been trending on LinkedIn this week. We apologize if we missed any posts from anyone to social media about the conference - there may be a few out there that didn't hit our filter. Special thanks to all our great speakers and sponsors participating in this event. Sponsors in addition to those mentioned below include Sourcewater, XRI, GR Energy Services, Kirkland & Ellis, RTD Enterprises, and CEPWM. You have made this great day for the industry possible! Click read more below to see the full list of speakers and sponsors at this event...

Solaris Announces Bill Zartler Keynote For Friday's Oilfield Water Industry Update Conference

We are excited to hear what Bill has to say on the evolution of water midstream this Friday...

Agua Libre's First Trade Show Appearance Since Their Recent Spin From Basic

Agua Libre is sponsoring and speaking at the conference this Friday, be sure and connect with them to hear about how their separation from the Basic Energy Service brand is going...

Expedition CFO To Represent The Rockies Water Market

Very excited to get some perspective on how the commercial evolution of oilfield water is transpiring in the DJ and PRB from Zach Neal, CFO at Expedition Water Solutions...

We've Seen An Advance Copy Of Brent's Presentation... This Is Going To Be Good!

Brent Halldorson of Fountain Quail Water Management will be speaking on the three "epochs" of oilfield water...

Wood Mackenzie Dives Into Permian Water Type Curve Nuances

Matthias Bloennigen plans to shed some light on considerations as the industry forecasts future water volumes (critical to contracting, valuation, and monetization trends)...

Thanks To Gradiant Energy Services For Sponsoring Coffee All Day!

Come see the Gradiant team this Friday and ask them about economically and environmentally sustainable Zero Liquid Discharge (ZLD) technologies...

Locke Lord Is Sponsoring The Morning Break At The Event

Please look for the Locke Lord crew at the event - this team helps their clients make deals happen in oilfield water...

Pleased To Have B3 Insight As A Repeat Sponsor

Meet some new team members from this big oilfield water data house at the event...

RevMidstream Has Been On Board With Our Events Since Day One - Check Out Their Solutions On Friday

Stop by their booth in the exhibit hall to see what RevMidsteam is doing to change the way water moves...

Come Meet The RigUp Team As They Grow In The Water Handling Market

Event sponsor RigUp analyzes trends and challenges in the Permian water hauling market, advising improvements will depend on innovations across operations, market dynamics, and technology...

Intera Will Be Dropping Knowledge On Water Regs And Science In The Exhibit Hall

Some of Intera's senior Hydrogeologists with extensive knowledge of Texas water will be there...

Thanks To Repeat Sponsor Mustang Extreme For Supporting This Forum

Mustang Extreme is sponsoring the Oilfield Water Conference in Houston, Texas at The Petroleum Club...

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