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Permian Sees 33% Increase in New Plans to Build SWDs in May 2021

June 9, 2021

Plans to drill new SWDs in the Permian are on the rise for the third month in a row. Public notices and pre-permit filings signaling intent to drill new injection wells in the Permian Basin are up 33% in May 2021 vs April 2021.  Top E&P’s driving this activity include: Anthem Water SolutionsOccidental PermianDouble Drop…

DirtWork Alert new pad activity for May 2021

New Well Pad Activity in the Permian Up Over 2x in May 2021

June 9, 2021

In May 2021, Sourcewater DirtWork Alert detected 849 new well pad developments in the Permian Basin. That’s up over 2x from the 386 detected in April 2021. Top E&Ps driving this activity include:— EOG Resources— Pre-Ongard Well Operator— Pioneer Natural Resources— Mewbourne Oil Company— Blackbeard Operating For a complete and detailed list of the operators…

Get Ahead of the Rig — See New Well Pad and Frac Pond Development Ahead of Spud and Permit — Download Whitepaper

June 3, 2021

Sourcewater has developed and patented DirtWork Alert™ (DWA), a system for detecting oilfield activity in satellite imagery. We identified and analyzed every well pad, drilling permit and spud (drilling start) in the Permian Basin in 2018 and 2019 to quantify the time and probability relationships between these critical oilfield events and to assess the accuracy…

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April 2021 Shows New Well Pad Activity Down 39% from March 2021

May 5, 2021

In April 2021, Sourcewater DirtWork Alert detected 292 new well pad developments in the #PermianBasin. That’s down from 481 (-39%) in March 2021. Top E&Ps driving this activity include:— Blackbeard Operating— Endeavor Energy Resources— Pioneer Natural Resources— WPX Energy Permian— Burlington Resources Oil & Gas REQUEST A DEMO For more details about getting new well…

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Society of Exploration Geophysicists host Energy in Data Conference with Josh Adler, CEO, Sourcewater presenting on the Digital Revolution in Upstream Energy

April 16, 2021

Artificial intelligence, machine learning and geospatial big data are changing how we collect, process and interpret upstream oil and gas data and turn it into actionable intelligence. At the Energy in Data conference (hosted by the Society of Exploration Geophysicists, Apr 12-13, 2021) our own Josh Adler, CEO, Sourcewater, presented on a variety of topics…

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Allied Energy Corp. Secures Oil Cat Energy Services Filing for SWD Permit in Green Lease

April 15, 2021

Allied has secured Oil Cat Energy Services for the filing of the necessary Underground Injection Permit for saltwater injection for the Green lease. Allied will use Oil Cat Energy Services as the go-to solution for surveying the plat for the precise injection well location, for securing the drilling permit for the injection well, for engineering…

SWD and Injection Well in the Permian Q1 2021 vs Q1 2020

Plans for New SWD and Injection Wells in Permian for Q1 2021 vs Q1 2020

April 14, 2021

Before any permit for a new salt water disposal or injection well can be filed in Texas or New Mexico a public notice of intent is required to be published for public viewing and comment. One of Sourcewater’s unique data gathering capabilities is a patented system for scraping over 1,000 local news publications daily to…

Solaris Water Makes Landmark Issuance with the First Sustainability-Linked Bond in Produced Water Infrastructure Industry

April 7, 2021

Solaris Midstream Holdings has completed the issuance of $400 million in senior unsecured notes in a landmark issuance, pioneering the first sustainability-linked bond (SLB) in the produced water infrastructure industry. The notes adhere to Solaris Water’s sustainability-linked bond framework, which is consistent with the voluntary Sustainability-Linked Bond Principles issued by the International Capital Market Association…

Creating Holistic Energy Intelligence With AI

March 10, 2021

Mark Smith of Digital Roughnecks sits down with the CEO of Sourcewater, Josh Adler. At the start, Sourcewater aimed to map and market the water needed in hydraulic fracturing. Today, Josh and his team have created AI and machine learning technologies capable of mapping nearly every commodity and process involved in hydraulic fracturing. In fact,…

The New WaterMap: 5 Steps to Grow Your Produced Water Business in 2021

December 3, 2020

The New WaterMap: 5 Steps to Find Opportunities in Water Midstream, SWDs, and Recycling in 2021 Connect big data with satellite analytics to cut costs & grow ROI Are you looking to establish or grow your oilfield water business? Want to find undervalued deals in today’s bear market so you can reap the rewards in…

The Perfect 4: Putting the $ in SWD

October 27, 2020

The Perfect 4: Putting the $ in SWD Part 1 of a 4 Part Series It is tough to stay afloat in today’s oilfield water market. Nonetheless, despite lower oil, gas and water production, fewer completions and greater efforts to recycle instead of disposing of produced water, the forecast for saltwater disposals (SWDs) can still…

Spotlight on Sourcewater

January 31, 2020

Image via PPHB Don’t miss our feature in PPHB’s Energy and Technology Musings, a news and trends report. Below is their spotlight on Sourcewater — read on to find out more! You can find the full January edition of Energy and Technology Musings here.

Beneath the Surface of Pecos, Texas

January 23, 2020

Figure (a) showing a map of earthquake epicenters represented by small circles, reported by the U.S. Geological Survey. Figure (b) showing a map of the Permian Basin in West Texas. In the city of Pecos, Texas in Reeves County, there’s more going on beneath the surface than most people would expect. Since 2007, there has…

Top Geoscientist Delivers Groundbreaking Subsurface Insights

January 16, 2020

Our Director of Geoscience, Casee Lemons, has done it again, folks.  Through E&P Magazine’s Energy Innovators Program, she has been recognized as one of Hart Energy’s Top Energy Innovators of 2020.  Casee is among 47 people from various companies in the oil & gas industry — including Fortune 500 companies such as Halliburton and Schlumberger…

Sourcewater’s Director of Geoscience Publishes First-Ever Complete Saltwater Injection Stratigraphy of Permian in Environmental Geosciences.

December 16, 2019

Spatiotemporal and stratigraphic trends in salt-water disposal practices of the Permian Basin, Texas and New Mexico, United States. Who knows what that even means? Lucky for us all, our Director of Geoscience, Casee Lemons knows! We had the opportunity to sit down with Casee as she broke down her newest publication for us. Here, she…

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…