E&P Magazine - March 2019
This month E&P features the significant progress made in the oilfield water management space, reviews technologies making an impact and discusses the next generation of water challenges.
As I See It
New technologies and approaches are bringing balance to the production of oil, gas and water.
Business drivers in water management and its cost are significant in the Permian Basin.
Striking a balance between shared use of finite resources and the interests of individual users is necessary in the Permian Basin.
A treasured Texas landmark is set to reopen after an independent operator partners with the state to fund repairs.
Completions and Production
Collaborations and JVs are indicative of innovative attitudes in the Permian Basin.
One possible answer to the Permian Basin’s water woes lies in the sands of Oman.
Volumes could reach 50 MMbbl/d in just the Permian; all options are on the table.
From recycle to disposal, new technology is needed to get the most out of one of Earth’s most precious resources.
Technology for reusing flowback and produced water offers solutions for regions facing limited water sources and drought.
As production rates continue to climb, so does the amount of water produced, along with the need to use more water for completions and production.
Companies operating in the Permian Basin are working to get a better handle on water-related issues as production increases.
Proppant-bonded technology reduces formation water without hindering oil and gas production.