Water Disposal Stands Out in the Growing US Onshore Upstream Water Lifecycle Market

IHS Markit estimates the US oilfield water management to be valued at around $37 billion in 2019, representing a 12% year-on-year (y/y) market growth from 2018; this is mainly driven by water disposal and water logistics. The Permian Basin continues to produce and demand the largest volume of oilfield water among all US onshore regions, with water spending in the region estimated at $13.3 billion in...

No Free Lunch – The Water Challenges Facing Operating Companies in the Permian Basin

The resource abundance in the US of the past decade came from the relentless drive to perfect the application of horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing techniques. Operators and service companies now have a very good handle on these upfront inputs, but it still seems that no one truly understands how to manage all the outputs. Water can be considered a waste stream of the oil production process,...

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