Issue #4 | Thank You!

Oilfield Water Weekly

Wednesday May 1, 2019

As you open this email, our team is in active discussions with high-caliber speakers and sponsors for our inaugural industry conference coming up this summer. Our regular weekly round-up of the most important news stories in oilfield water from the past week appears below this quick conference update / information release.

Your early feedback on topic choices has been invaluable, and the affirmation many of you have given us on the topic track we are pursuing has been encouraging. Thank you!

Refreshing. Relevant. Different. Business-minded. These are things we like hearing from the plugged-in water folks we’re talking to!

Our upcoming one-day event’s focus on identifying and financing the right solutions for operators in today’s oilfield water handling market seems to be resonating with decision makers in the industry we serve.

Registration opens on our website next week. Meanwhile, here is some save the date info followed by the first peek at the morning agenda. The full agenda, including the afternoon sessions and speaker announcements, will appear in next week’s newsletter.

Save The Date:

  • Event: Identifying & Financing The Right Solution In Oilfield Water
  • Date: Friday June 21, 2019 (one-day event)
  • Location: Houston Petroleum Club

Morning Agenda:

  • 9:00 am: Welcoming Remarks & Overview Of Key Themes In Oilfield Water Today
  • 9:30 am: Keynote Address – Capital Markets Update
  • 10:00 am: 2020 Vision – Economic Outlook For Permian Water In The Next Decade
  • 10:30 am: Morning Networking Break In The Exhibit Area (sponsor tables are now available to reserve, first come first serve)
  • 11:00 am: Panel Discussion – Midstream or Services? Valuing & Optimizing Oilfield Water Solutions
  • 11:45 am: Private Equity, Transaction, And Valuation Considerations In The Water Pipeline
  • 12:15 pm: Networking Lunch

For those of you that have already told us that you’ll be there, speak, or sponsor – thank you!

With multiple highly-regarded speakers already committed and talks ongoing with other heavy hitters, we look forward to a terrific day of networking and knowledge sharing.

If you haven’t heard from us already about getting involved, please express your interest by emailing us at hello@oilfieldwater.com. Your input and involvement is welcome and appreciated.

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And now for this week’s top oilfield water handling stories…


News Digest

All Eyes On Midstream Subsidiary This Friday, After Reuters Says It's For Sale

Noble Energy (Noble Midstream's controlling parent co.) will host its first quarter 2019 results conference call and webcast at 8:00 a.m. central, Friday, May 3, 2019. The Midstream company (which has a sizeable water business) will host their conference call later that morning. While management may be tight lipped about their strategic review, these calls will be closely listened to because of this Reuters report...

Noble Energy Indirectly Responds To The Reuters Report In An SEC Filing

In an SEC filing the day after a Reuters exclusive claimed their midstream unit stake was up for sale, Noble Energy said: "Noble Energy regularly reviews its investment in Noble Midstream, and...

Noble Energy & Midstream Ownership Structure [Flowchart]

Given the headlines over the past week (and those that might be forthcoming), we thought it'd be worthwhile to provide a reference point for understanding the relationship between Noble Energy and Noble Midstream...

When Did Oilfield Water Mania Start? Pinpointing The Inflection In Interest [Chart Of The Day]

If there’s one thing we can say with certainty about the 2019 US shale business it’s that oilfield water management is trending. To pinpoint the inflection in attention being paid to oilfield water, we turned to Google search data...

CSL Finds An Exit As XRI Acquires Fountain Quail's Water Business

Private equity firm CSL Capital Management has exited their position in Fountain Quail after organizing the sale of Fountain Quail's water treatment business to XRI Holdings. We expect to see more M&A headlines in this space in the months ahead...

EPA Decides NOT To Revise Produced Water Guidelines Despite Green Lawsuits...

On April 23, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency informed two environmental groups that it's not necessary to update federal standards for handling produced water...

Activist Launches Next Offensive In The Siege Of Texas Pacific Land Trust

Dissident shareholder Eric Oliver continues to besiege Texas Pacific Land Trust (figuratively of course). After an initial volley of online videos, Eric (and the hedge fund backing him, Horizon Kinetics) turned to...

The “Conflicted Candidate” – A Struggle For Control In The Permian Continues

The battle for control of a critical swath of Permian land and water assets continues to heat up as the incumbents have retaliated against recent activist investor information releases...

Read The Explosive Letter Sent To Texas Pacific Land Trust Shareholders By Their 2nd Largest Investor

Mission Advisors, the second largest shareholder of Texas Pacific Land Trust, issued an explosive open letter to TPL shareholders in connection with the company’s ongoing proxy battle. It can be read in full here (spoiler alert, it supports management's Trustee choice)...

Water's A Problem Abroad Too. IEA Says Iraq Might Not Have Enough Water To Keep Growing Production

In the first in-depth analysis of Iraq oil production that the IEA has issued since 2012, the agency said that Iraq will need an additional 3mmbpd of water for injection into reserves to meet projected production levels...

A Basic Overview of Salt Water Disposal

This post from Mercer Capital discusses the basics of salt water disposal...

RBN On San Mateo Midstream's Delaware Basin Gathering Systems

San Mateo Midstream owns more than 70 miles of produced-water gathering pipelines, and nine disposal wells in Eddy and Loving counties...

Marcellus Underground Wastewater Pipelines A Big, Unregulated Business

There are at least several hundred miles of produced water pipelines buried in Pennsylvania, but they are largely unregulated and untracked...

Saltwater Disposal Regulatory Review

Primary enforcement authority, often called primacy, for SWD wells varies across different shale plays. In general, states administer SWD regulations but in some states either the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) or both state and the EPA together have jurisdiction...

Fluid Management Rankings For Operators

A new report from the shareholder advocacy group As You Sow and investment advisory firm Boston Common Asset Management ranks oil companies based on their water and chemicals management practices....

Scientists Identify Opportunities To Better Understand Oilfield Wastewater

The paper comes at a crucial moment for the oil and gas industry, which generates some 900 billion gallons of salty, chemical-filled water (also called produced water) each year...

Upcoming Webcast Will Discuss Produced Water Management for Oil & Gas [Hosted By Veolia]

The Upstream Oil and Gas industry endeavors to recycle produced water as a best practice for water sustainability. But to be adopted, environmental stewardship must be financially viable. In a couple weeks, Veolia will discuss their solutions on a webcast...

Over Lunch Today, An SPE Study Group Will Discuss Water Technology Trends

Participating in this discussion will be Billy Roberts, President of ReStream Solutions, David Bateman, the CEO of SitePro, and Cory Hall, President and CEO of Aquaterra Water...

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