To either close deals or resolve disputes, parties and courts must be able to attach a credible economic value to water. In many cases, the water at issue may still be underground in the aquifer.
Full Article Executive Summary: The issue matters because increased produced water recycling can help operators achieve significant structural cost-reductions—both for
Gabriel Collins, “Recycle Produced Water, Reduce Costs, and Boost Invest-able Capital,” Texas Water Intelligence™, Water Note #6, 2 October 2017 Surface
Food-Energy-Water: The Three-Legged Stool on Which Civilization Stands
Gabriel Collins, “How Much Water Does Apache Potentially Need to Develop Alpine High?,” Texas Water Intelligence™, Water Note #5, 19 June
Gabriel Collins, “Potential Transaction Structures for Produced Water in Texas,” Texas Water Intelligence™, Water Note #4, 27 April 2017 Produced water
Gabriel Collins, J.D., “Oilfield Produced Water Ownership in Texas: Balancing Surface Owners’ Rights and Mineral Owners’ Commercial Objectives,” February 2017, Baker