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Solaris Expands Midland Basin Water Services With Acquisition

Solaris Midstream Holdings LLC has merged the operations of Water Midstream Partners LLC (WMP) into Solaris Water Midstream LLC, expanding its footprint in the Midland Basin.

Founded in 2013 and based in Dallas, WMP provides water midstream services to producers working in the Midland Basin of West Texas. Following the transaction, Solaris Water will provide water gathering and disposal services to more than 20 exploration and production companies that have dedicated about 50,000 acres to Solaris Water assets.

The WMP assets include more than 35 miles of commercial saltwater gathering pipelines serving multiple producers in Midland, Howard, Martin and Dawson counties. The gathering systems are connected to multiple saltwater disposal wells, including two operated by WMP.

Prior to the merger, Solaris Water began developing a saltwater gathering and disposal system in Midland County, including a high-capacity well in the Ellenburger formation. Solaris Water's Midland County system will be connected to WMP's Midland County system, creating a system with 100,000 b/d of disposal capacity. The combined systems will be known as the Solaris North Midland County Saltwater Disposal System.

WMP last summer completed the southern extension of its Midland County pipeline system.

Solaris Water has more than 200 miles of commercial saltwater gathering pipelines under development throughout the Midland and Delaware basins, including planned expansion of the WMP systems.

WMP President B.G. Clark is to become COO of Solaris Water. Over the past eight years, Clark has overseen the development and operations of more than 120 miles of commercial saltwater pipeline systems connected to networks of multiple saltwater disposal wells.

Solaris Midstream is based in Houston and Midland.

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