Solaris Water Midstream, LLC a leading provider of water-related infrastructure to the oil and gas industry, announced that its flagship Pecos Star System has begun recycling operations and has added new acreage and volume commitments that support a major expansion of the system. Located in the heart of the Permian Basin in Eddy and Lea counties in New Mexico and Culberson and Loving counties in Texas, the system serves numerous oil and gas producers working in the Delaware Basin. The system delivers integrated water management services including produced water gathering, transportation, disposal and treating, as well as the delivery of treated produced water and non-potable brackish water for use during drilling and hydraulic fracturing.
In the fourth quarter of 2018, following its successful recycling operations in Midland County, Texas, Solaris Water commenced recycling operations on the Pecos Star System and delivered treated produced water to a long-term customer in Eddy County, New Mexico. Solaris Water has additional reuse contracts in place and will continue to recycle significant volumes across its system.
The Pecos Star System’s recycling infrastructure aggregates produced water from multiple oil and gas operators, cleans and treats the produced water to meet a range of operator specifications, and returns the treated water to Solaris Water customers for use during hydraulic fracturing.
“Our large-diameter produced water pipeline system provides reliable, low-cost water disposal capacity to our customers while enabling Solaris Water to aggregate significant produced water volumes for recycling. We provide significant cost savings to our customers and reduce their reliance on brackish and fresh water,” said Solaris Water Chief Operating and Commercial Officer Amanda Brock. “Our customers understand the benefits of having shared infrastructure in place to provide redundancy and lower costs.”
Solaris Water also announced two new agreements. The company has signed long-term contracts with a subsidiary of Marathon Oil Company to provide full-cycle water solutions from the Pecos Star System. Under the terms of the contracts, Solaris Water will manage all produced water transportation, disposal, fresh water and recycled water needs within a 369,000-acre area of interest in Lea County, New Mexico. The contracts will provide Marathon with significant operating and capital cost savings by providing reliable and environmentally conscious water solutions. (Source: Solaris Water)