Pilot Water Ups Its Disposal Game With Felix Deal

Pilot Water Solutions has expanded its position as a major disposal player in the Delaware Basin of west Texas with its acquisition of Felix Water. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Pilot Water is a majority-owned subsidiary of Pilot Company, a supplier of gasoline and the largest operator of travel centers in North America.

The addition of the Felix assets will bring Pilot Water’s disposal-well count in the Delaware to 23. The combined company will also boast 210 miles of produced water pipeline and over 500,000 bbl of water per day of disposal capacity in the region.

“This acquisition is a key piece of our long-term strategy and growth in saltwater disposal and transportation,” said John Tully, vice president of strategy and business development at Pilot Company. “Felix Water’s infrastructure will complement existing business lines with fresh water and recycled water delivery systems to serve the needs of our upstream customers.”

According to its website, Felix has 42 approved saltwater-disposal permits, which help provide capacity assurance. The midstream water player also offers mobile reuse to convert produced water into usable frac water via an oxidative treatment technology.

Felix has 15 owned and operated source-water wells situated on 650 surface-owned acres, and 11 owned and fully connected storage pits totaling 6.3 million bbl of water to support pad drilling.

Pilot Water has a nationwide footprint of 82 saltwater-disposal wells, over 350 miles of produced-water pipelines, more than 300 vacuum trucks, 1.7 million bbl of water per day of disposal capacity, and 16 source-water wells across the Permian, Eagle Ford, Marcellus, Utica and Haynesville plays.

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