Frac Ranching vs. Cattle Ranching: Exploring the Economic Motivations Behind Conflicts Over Produced Water Recycling Projects

Full Article Executive Summary: The issue matters because increased produced water recycling can help operators achieve significant structural cost-reductions—both for initial well completions and for lease operating expenses over the wells’ full operational lifetime. Reductions in water procurement and disposal costs would be enduring and could help offset cost inflation in pressure pumping and services…

Recycle Produced Water, Reduce Costs, and Boost Invest-able Capital

Gabriel Collins, “Recycle Produced Water, Reduce Costs, and Boost Invest-able Capital,” Texas Water Intelligence™, Water Note #6, 2 October 2017 Surface owners’ new water-powered earnings machine is a boon to them, but increasingly, poses a cost burden to operators who would like to reduce freshwater use and instead recycle produced water. This burden is exacerbated by…