A private water management company has partnered with a digital technology firm to commission a produced water recycling facility in the Northern Delaware Basin of New Mexico.
Officials with the two companies, Infinity Water Solutions, and SitePro Inc, say the facility, IWS Federal 128, will serve as a key disposal solution for produced and flowback volumes while also providing a reliable resource for the long-term water sourcing needs of the regional completion market. The IWS solution centers on the management of produced oilfield water through recycling and reuse. Effective water disposal and supply have become a hindrance to operator profitability and efficiency. Limited solutions exist in the water management market, and IWS presents an economic, efficient, and reliable solution for improving operator returns.
"Given internal and external, industry-wide pressures to focus on lowering operating expenses while adopting ESG initiatives, the industry finds itself in an increasingly difficult position. With that in mind, IWS was formed in 2019 to alleviate the pressure of operators' most daunting LOE line item - water. By providing a market-based, closed-loop water system, we are also doing our part to move the industry forward along an innovative, environmentally friendly path" says IWS President, Chris Caudill. "Through proprietary processes and technology, as well as partnerships with other innovative service providers, IWS has positioned itself to be a valuable ally to operators in the Permian."
This is the first technical partnership between IWS and SitePro, which puts IWS on the cutting edge of the industry's digital transformation to more intelligent IoT technology platforms. SitePro's suite of services enables a small business like IWS to leverage technology to provide higher quality and more competitive services, thereby allowing IWS to compete with larger peers in the midstream and services sectors.