Issue #45 | The Big Reveal

Oilfield Water Weekly

Wednesday February 12, 2020

The topic agenda for the Oilfield Water Markets 2020 Conference was posted online late-yesterday evening.

This is the “scoop” on why we’ve been encouraging everyone to save the date May 26-28, 2020!

We could fill up this whole newsletter writing about why this discussion forum will be unique and valuable for attendees. But why expend all that energy (and give you tired-head) when the agenda speaks for itself?

We look forward to seeing most of you there – if you like our weekly newsletter, you’ll love this one-of-a-kind event!

Three quick concluding notes before we get to this week’s news recap:

  1. Speakers. Only the topics are released for now, but dozens of thoughtful speakers are invited and confirmed. Their names will be announced soon, their bona fides are beyond excellent, and many of them are only speaking at this event this year.
  2. Just The Right Length & A Travel Note. Not too long, not too short – this event’s duration is just right. 1.5 days of highly informative panel discussions follow an afternoon of networking on the golf course and VIP reception. This trade show hits the “duration sweet spot” – providing unrivaled networking and learning opportunities without stealing a whole work week from you. And the panels will be engaging conversations among experts NOT technical “white-paper speeches”. On travel… the day two panels (see them here) promise to be some of the biggest draws of this event. So if you are booking flights or Vonlane shuttles, please schedule departures late on the 28th so you don’t miss out. The hotel block is also open and can be accessed on the website.
  3. Sponsors. Before we address sponsors directly… A message to all the customers who are looking forward to this event – please recognize that this agenda was only possible to create with the support of the event’s sponsors. They are serious, they are smart, and they can help you… so please take advantage of the ample exhibit visiting time built into this event to get to know them. A 10-minute chat with any sponsor of this event could pay off big time in your business, and getting to know our highly qualified sponsors is a huge benefit of coming to the event. And to all the event sponsors, whether already signed on or planning to sign on soon: thank you for supporting this important forum! As you can see, the agenda creates plenty of time for you to interact with the customers that will be in attendance. If there’s anything at all that we can do to make this experience more productive for you, please let us know.

Speaking of sponsors, we are excited to welcome Automatize to the event as Silver+Conference App Sponsor. Automatize is a supply chain optimization platform focused on leading the digital transformation within production supply chains. Their connected solution drives efficiencies, eliminates fraud, optimizes spend and achieves end-to-end visibility. When attendees log in to the event app, they’ll see Automatize front and center, and the Automatize team will be well represented at the event – starting with the golf outing on the 26th right on through exhibit breakdown on the 28th.

Let’s talk if you want to get involved in our events and newsletter (just reply to this email and we’ll get in touch)!

And now, here are the top oilfield water industry headlines of the week…


News Digest

The May 2020 Oilfield Water Markets Conference Agenda Goes Live

We are excited to unveil the agenda for this upcoming event. Countless conversations with industry experts have already gone into the preparation of this unique and valuable discussion forum, which will continue to be refined and enhanced. The Oilfield Water Connection plans to press release the May 2020 agenda outline release to the broader industry a week from today, but newsletter readers have the first look at the most exciting oilfield water business event of the year...

Five Point Energy’s David Capobianco Takes Winding Road to Water [WSJ Article]

In 2016, the energy-focused firm formed a water-midstream business that today owns more than 800 miles of pipelines and recently was valued at $2.8 billion...

Permian E&Ps Are On The Edge Of Their Seats Awaiting Flaring Report

As Bloomberg reports: "A Republican defending his seat on Texas’s all-powerful energy regulator is preparing a first-of-its-kind report on natural gas flaring, a practice that’s come under fire from environmental groups and even some producers."

TX RRC Puts The Spotlight On Produced Water

In 2018, nearly 10.7 billion barrels of produced water – equal to 1.3 million acre feet – were brought to the surface according to Railroad Commission estimates...

Permian Oilfield Partners Launches New Website

We've been covering this company's news in the newsletter for some time now, and you can hear their CEO speak at the May 2020 Oilfield Water Markets Conference. Meanwhile, this new oilfield water market player just launched a new website - noteworthy as it profiles an interesting new entrant in this sector...

Disinfection Byproducts

"One of the most ignored topics in oilfield water management is that of chlorinated disinfection byproducts," writes Mark Patton, who you can meet at the May 2020 Oilfield Water Markets Conference, where Hydrozonix is a Gold Sponsor...

New Produced Water Management Research Report Released By GWPC

In February 2020, the Ground Water Protection Council (GWPC) and Ground Water Research & Education Foundation (GWREF) released a report, “U.S. Produced Water Volumes and Management Practices in 2017.”

WATER TALENT POOL: Exterran Opens Position For Water Sales Director

Manages sales activities of organization by performing the following duties personally or through subordinate supervisors...

WATER TALENT POOL: Opening For Water Midstream Engineers

Positions are open in Carlsbad or Midland...

WATER TALENT POOL: Tallgrass Energy Announces New Commercial Officer and Intent to Establish Houston Office

Damon Daniels has joined the company as Chief Commercial Officer...

The Permian Basin’s Snow Day – Upstream Implications & Pics From The Deep Freeze Last Week

If you were at HFTC or NAPE in Houston last week instead of the Permian Basin, count your lucky stars...

Winter Storm Causes Flaring Spike In Permian

The winter storm that blanketed Midland and much of the Permian Basin in snow on Feb. 4 and 5 is being blamed on the release of 8.8 million pounds of air pollution in 33 separate incidents, figures from the Austin environmental group Environment Texas show....

Why Shell Drilled a “Horseshoe” Well in the Permian Basin

How can you improve the returns of a short horizontal well? When you get to the end, turn the drill bit around and start drilling back toward the rig. This is exactly the maneuver Shell pulled off after running into some drilling issues on a multiwell pad in the Permian Basin...

Oilfield Water M&A Deal News Slows In Early-2020. Why & What’s Next…

Will the pace of H2O deals in 2020 keep up with last year? If 2020 is going to have a chance, the action must pick up soon because this year is off to a slow start on announced deals...

Graphing Oilfield Water M&A While Waiting For Deal Flow To Pick Up Again [H2O Chart Of The Day]

So far in 1Q20, only two new deals in this sector have crossed the finish line that we are aware of. That means 2020 oilfield water deal flow is on a pace that would only see half as many deals executed as in 2019. It’s still early though….

PODCAST: Water Standard on Permian Perspective- PP035

Krista sits with Duane Devall, Vice President of Global Sales and Buddy Boysen, Technology & Engineering Director for Water Standard. Krista gets to know Duane and also talk about how he and Water Standard have dealt with the ups and downs of oil prices...

PODCAST: Josh Adler Talks Water Midstream

Gibson Dunn hosts the Energy Infrastructure Council webcast featuring Sourcewater CEO, Josh Adler, speaking on the evolution of the water midstream industry...

Sourcewater Launches DirtWork AlertTM Satellite Intelligence for Permian Basin Sitework

Sourcewater scans the entire Permian every 3-5 days to spot well pad construction that predicts new drilling months before permits or rigs...

Permian Town Shut Down Water System Last Week

The City of Wink has announced that it was shutting down its water system due to an emergency issue last Wednesday morning....

Effective Treatment and Handling of Produced Water

The use of online oil-in-water monitors can play an important role in the management of produced water. There are many benefits in using online continuous oil-in-water monitors, but particularly as they provide continuous information on a minute-by-minute basis, if not more frequently...

“ESG Fleets,” Attrition Ends? A Major Stops Fracing, & A Newbuild Order… It’s Been An Exciting Week In The Pressure Pumping Market

Last week, two large pressure pumpers hosted 4Q19 earnings calls. Here are key takeaways from their remarks as it pertains to the 2020 pressure pumping market...

EDF Blog: How O&G States Did (And Did Not) Protect Land And Water In 2019

North Dakota added requirements related to casing and cementing, surface water resources and water well review, enhanced fluid containment review along with corrective action for problematic offset wells, transportation plans, wellbore schematics, mechanical integrity assessment, reporting requirements, surface facilities and more....

TROUBLE IN SHALE: Energy Bonds (Especially Midstram) Are Unloved, Out Of Favor, And Potentially Attractive?

"Energy equities and credit underperformed the broader markets in 2019, and within energy credit, high yield bonds underperformed investment grade bonds. At Invesco Fixed Income, we believe these performance discrepancies may create interesting investment opportunities in 2020. In investment grade, we favor midstream companies focused on corporate actions to improve credit fundamentals..."

Reduce Water Management Expenses With NSS

Businesses around the world are searching for ways to reduce their water management expenses. This issue spans multiple industries and requires substantial investment to source and dispose of the water needed for operations. Many companies are looking to cut costs by recycling their contaminated water instead of repeatedly sourcing and disposing of fresh water...

State Attorney General Files Criminal Charges In Marcellus Frac Spill

More than two years after an excess of 60,000 gallons of frac water spilled from a well pad in Eldred Township, much of it landing in a tributary, the state Attorney General’s Office has filed criminal charges against two companies..

Oil From Federal Lands Tops 1B Barrels As Trump Eases Rules

Oil production from U.S.- managed lands and waters topped a record 1 billion barrels last year, federal officials said Tuesday, as technological advances helped drive development in new areas and the Trump administration eases rules on the industry....

Oxford Flow Establishes US Subsidiary In Houston

Oxford Flow, the flow control equipment specialist for oil, gas, water and industrial process industries, has announced the appointment of Andy Ghiz as VP, Americas, and the creation of a US subsidiary (Oxford Flow Americas, Inc.), to expand its reach in North and South America, and to offer on-the-ground commercial and technical support...

Reasons Why Enhanced Evaporation Works: Part 2

People care about a business’s ethical actions more so than ever before. That’s why obtaining a wastewater solution that is cost-effective, technically efficient, and environmentally-friendly is a game changer for your operational needs...

AI Takes Aim At Shale Margins Improvement

Liquid, whether water, oil or condensation, always needs to be removed from shale wells, says Cosby, and different types of lift are required depending on the well. Ambyint uses AI to optimise lift techniques, and this can lead to margin improvements of 10-20pc...

New Technology Impacting Water Midstream [Video Interview]

Progressive talks with Mark Patton...

Fremont Petroleum Executive Director Andy Lydyard Weighs In [Video Interview]

New Fremont Petroleum (ASX:FPL) Executive Director Andy Lydyard joins InvestorStream from Colorado fresh off his appointment to the Fremont Board...

State Intends To Reject Company's Request To Sell 2 Billion Gallons Of Iowa Water To Drought-Stricken West

The state intends to reject a northeast Iowa company's request to sell 2 billion gallons of water from the state's Jordan aquifer to drought-stricken communities in the West, saying it would have "a negative impact on the long-term availability of Iowa's water resources..."

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