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Salt Water Disposal: Regulations, Earth Quakes, and Shallow Well Disposals Oh My

April 13, 2019

As you know, the Texas Rail Road Commission (TXRRC) has announced they are going to begin limiting pressure and volume allowances on salt water disposal wells even more than they already do. Inevitably, more restrictions are going to come.  But, why do regulators care and why do they establish a limitation on salt water disposal…

The Crucial Importance of Water Handling in Oilfield Operations – An Oil & Gas 360® Special Report

December 14, 2018

Full Credit to: OIl and Gas 360 Water is not a traded commodity in the U.S., like iron ore, copper or coal, but it has become a critical factor to the companies that produce oil and gas from North America’s shale basins One of the biggest environmental and oil and gas production cost factors in…

How to Manage the Permian Basin Upstream Oilfield Water Crisis

December 8, 2018

By Joshua Adler The Permian Basin of West Texas and New Mexico has become the most active, most important oilfield in the world. IHS Markit estimates that over the next five years, Permian crude production will more than double – again — adding 60% of all net new crude production on Earth. Not only will…

Sourcewater featured on NPR: A Market Solution to Texas Groundwater Woes

January 19, 2018

Fracking has dramatically increased the demand for water in the nation’s most productive oil field, Texas’ Permian Basin. Water usage has already risen sixfold since 2011, and according to research firm IHS Markit, demand will double again by the end of this year.

In the Permian Basin, a rush to become the ‘Uber for the oil field’

February 28, 2017

Network effects matter, even with water trucks and drilling rigs. By Lydia DePillis, Houston Chronicle | February 24, 2017 MIDLAND — On a highly traveled stretch of highway heading out of this West Texas city, Tim Greer turned into a lot near a disposal well and pulled open the door to a wooden shed that has been…

Predicting the Future: Why the Upstream Water Management Industry Needs a Water Marketplace

February 25, 2017

Benjamin Reed | Sourcewater February 25, 2017   As the Shale Boom took full swing in 2009, U.S. hydrocarbon production doubled, and Texas crude production jumped 250%.   U.S. oil and gas producers rushed to drill and frac as many wells as possible in hopes of capitalizing on the $100+ price of oil. The world…

Eagle Ford Frack Water Challenges To Parallel Price Recovery

October 24, 2016

Steve Toon Editor-In-Chief, Oil and Gas Investor Hart Energy Wednesday, September 28, 2016 – 11:21am SAN ANTONIO—Despite the sharp fall in the number of wells being drilled in the Eagle Ford Shale over the past couple years, a significant increase in lateral lengths and proppant loading has actually elevated the amount of water used in…

Sourcewater – Helping SWDs Stay Afloat in Turbulent Times

February 11, 2016

  Sponsored Content Among the many challenges operators face in this down-market, produced water management remains their single largest operating expense. Across the board, onshore E&P’s have significantly reduced capital investment – rig counts are down and operators have high-graded assets. Yet, while ongoing declines in the price of oil further suppress drilling and completion…

Minimizing the Risk of Bankruptcy with Efficient Oilfield Water Management

January 19, 2016

Sponsored Content For many years the industry has discussed the importance of the Energy-Water Nexus. This term highlights the interconnection and critical nature of water in energy production and conversely the requirement of energy for water production. Professionals in the upstream energy sector live and work within this Nexus on a daily basis. Water is…