H2O Midstream has completed construction of the first commercial, “truck-free,” produced-water storage and disposal hub in Texas.
The Railroad Commission of Texas issued H2O Midstream a commercial permit for one million barrels of storage, just the second such permit issued by the Railroad Commission, and the first for a facility serviced entirely by pipelines, Kallanish Energy learns.
A new 35,000-barrel-per-day deep disposal well is co-located with the storage.
Located in Howard County, in the Permian Basin, the produced water hub consists of two 500,000-barrel ponds connected to a network of 10 disposal wells totaling 220,000 BPD of capacity via a 130-mile pipeline network.
“This is an important step forward for the water midstream industry and demonstrates H2O Midstream’s long-term commitment to improving environmental and safety conditions through the use of permanent infrastructure and interconnected water gathering, disposal, reuse and storage facilities,” said Jim Summers, company CEO.
The newly built water hub provides multiple benefits to producers in the area, including enhanced reliability, peak flowback management, and centralized storage for produced water reuse, according to H2O Midstream.
Joseph F. Barone