Disposal

Layne Water Midstream Secures Rights to Expand Permian Infrastructure in West Texas

Layne Water Midstream LLC (LWM) has reached agreement with the Texas General Land Office (GLO) to expand its oilfield water footprint in the Permian Basin.

January 28, 2020

Layne Water Midstream Secures Rights to Expand Permian Infrastructure in West Texas

Layne Water Midstream LLC (LWM) has reached agreement with the Texas General Land Office (GLO) to expand its oilfield water footprint in the Permian Basin.

January 28, 2020
Pawnee Nation Sues Over Damage From Record Earthquake

Pawnee Nation Sues Over Damage From Record Earthquake

A Native American tribe in Oklahoma has filed a lawsuit against several oil and gas companies, alleging their wastewater disposal activities triggered the largest recorded earthquake in the state’s history last September and caused extensive damage to the reservation.

March 6, 2017
Oklahoma Regulators Look to Limit Future Disposal Volume Increases

Oklahoma Regulators Look to Limit Future Disposal Volume Increases

Regulators in Oklahoma said the number of earthquakes in the state has declined since they began issuing directives to reduce wastewater disposal volumes, but their latest directive aims to limit future volume increases.

February 28, 2017

Oklahoma Directs More Disposal Well Shut-Ins After Latest Quake at Cushing

Oklahoma regulators have directed operators of more than 50 wastewater injection wells near Cushing to either cease or scale back their operations, in response to a magnitude-5.0 earthquake that struck near the crude storage and transportation hub last weekend.

November 11, 2016

Latest Oklahoma Quake No Aftershock; More Disposal Wells Directed to Shut In

State and federal regulators said 64 wastewater disposal wells targeting the Arbuckle Formation in Oklahoma should be either shut in or have reduced operations, after a Tuesday evening earthquake that measured 4.5 on the Richter scale struck the same area as the state’s largest temblor recorded in September.

November 4, 2016

Report Shows EPA Recommended Moratorium on Disposal Wells in Oklahoma

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recommended that Oklahoma regulators enact a moratorium on oil and natural gas disposal wells in sensitive areas of the Arbuckle Formation. The agency said it is concerned that the state’s response to injection-induced seismicity is both inconsistent and ineffective.

October 11, 2016
Oklahoma Shuts More Disposal Wells After 5.6 Quake

Oklahoma Shuts More Disposal Wells After 5.6 Quake

Oklahoma authorities last Saturday ordered more disposal wells shut down in a 725-square-mile area of the Arbuckle formation following a 5.6-magnitude earthquake that rattled the area near Pawnee, OK.

September 6, 2016

Private Equity Investment Flows Into Bakken Water Handling, Disposal Operations

Texas-based private equity firm Tailwater Capital LLC has expanded its energy-focused investments into the Bakken Shale in North Dakota with an $80 million investment in the fluids management portion of the play such as water handling and saltwater disposal.

August 25, 2016

Permian Basin Saltwater Disposal System Expanded

Water Midstream Partners LLC has completed the southern extension to its Midland County, TX, commercial pipeline system, connecting new oil and gas wells inside and adjacent to the city of Midland to its saltwater disposal well (SWD) on SH 158, north of the Nadine and Tom Craddick Highway.

July 28, 2016
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