New Mexico Governor Expected to Sign Produced Water Bill

New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham is expected to sign bipartisan legislation to reform regulations covering produced water from oil and gas operations, including in the booming Permian Basin, after lawmakers in the state House and Senate agreed to several amendments.

March 19, 2019

Oklahoma Supreme Court Tosses Kingfisher County Oil, Gas Wastewater Ordinance

Oklahoma regulators have exclusive jurisdiction over all oil and natural gas operations, the state’s high court has ruled, siding against Kingfisher County officials, who had attempted to ban the use of temporary wastewater lines on private property.

November 15, 2018

Legacy Reserves Signs Long-Term Water Services Agreement for Permian Wells

A subsidiary of Legacy Reserves Inc. has signed a long-term agreement that will have Houston-based H2O Midstream gathering, disposing and redelivering produced water for reuse from horizontal wells in the Permian Basin.

October 23, 2018

WildHorse Preparing Oil, Produced Water System for Upper Eagle Ford Operations

WildHorse Resource Development Corp., which primarily operates in the East Texas portion of the Eagle Ford Shale, is building an oil and produced water gathering system for its operations that could be completed by mid-2019.

September 11, 2018

Permian Water Shortages Cited as Material Risk to E&P Profits, Output

Permian Basin operators have been raising more rigs and ramping up completions of late, but persistent water issues could be a material risk to future profitability and production, according to Wood Mackenzie.

June 11, 2018

NFG Attorney Tells Court Constitution Ruling Not Applicable to Northern Access Case

Less than two weeks after a federal appeals court in Manhattan declined to force regulators in New York State to issue a water permit for the Constitution Pipeline, supporters of the Northern Access expansion — another embattled project also denied a water permit — told the same court the two cases are not alike and that a different ruling is warranted.

August 30, 2017

Cabot Claims Extortion by Landowner as Dimock, PA, Saga Continues

Cabot Oil & Gas Corp. is seeking $5 million in damages from an outspoken Dimock, PA, resident and his legal team for what the company claims is an extortion attempt.

August 11, 2017

Sunoco Again Stops ME2 Construction to Deal With Water Contamination Fallout

Sunoco Pipeline LP has again elected to stop horizontal directional drilling (HDD) for its Mariner East (ME) 2 natural gas liquids pipeline at a site in southeast Pennsylvania to deal with the water well problems the operations have caused for nearby landowners.

July 14, 2017

Sunoco Offers to Connect Municipal Water to Residences Impacted by ME2 Drilling

Sunoco Pipeline LP has agreed to pay to connect municipal water to homes impacted by recent horizontal directional drilling (HDD) for its Mariner East (ME) 2 natural gas liquids pipeline in southeast Pennsylvania.

July 13, 2017

Brief — Texas Pacific Land Trust

Dallas-based Texas Pacific Land Trust (TPL) has formed a water unit to serve Permian Basin oil and natural gas operators. Texas Pacific Water Resources LLC plans to develop integrated water servicing agreements to include brackish water sourcing, produced water gathering/treatment/recycling, infrastructure development/construction, disposal, water tracking, analytical and well testing services. Operations are led by Robert A. Crain, who formerly led development of EOG Resources Inc.’s water resource programs in multiple divisions, including the Eagle Ford Shale and the Permian. TPL, created in 1888, is one of the largest landowners in Texas with about 888,333 acres in 18 counties. The trust has a perpetual oil and gas royalty interest in 459,200 acres. Revenue is derived from managing oil and gas royalties, grazing leases, easements, sundry/specialty leases and land sales.

June 9, 2017