Potential Transaction Structures for Produced Water in Texas

Gabriel Collins, “Potential Transaction Structures for Produced Water in Texas,” Texas Water Intelligence™, Water Note #4, 27 April 2017 Produced water ownership transfer is not simply a rehousing of legal liabilities and risks; it also opens the door to harnessing latent economic value. Once produced water has undergone a transfer of title that severs it from…

Oilfield Produced Water Ownership in Texas

Gabriel Collins, J.D., “Oilfield Produced Water Ownership in Texas: Balancing Surface Owners’ Rights and Mineral Owners’ Commercial Objectives,” February 2017, Baker Institute for Public Policy, Center for Energy Studies. Executive Summary –The surface estate owns produced water as a matter of law in Texas. However, if a producer transfers produced water to another party for the…