Texas Railroad Commission Holds Water Conservation and Recycling SymposiumSource: Oil and Gas Update | 28 May 2014
Water is a hot topic these days—drought, water rights, earthquakes, and saltwater disposal wells. On 22 May, the Railroad Commission of Texas (RRC) facilitated presentations by representatives from the oil and gas industry about water conservation and recycling—a hot topic for Commissioner Christi Craddick. Fifteen representatives from companies such as AES Water Solutions, Pioneer Natural Resources, Apache, Halliburton, Laredo Petroleum, Baker Hughes, and Omni Water Solutions relayed in 5 minutes or less each of their company’s water recycling goals, capabilities, and technologies. Each representative commended the RRC for having recently updated the agency’s water recycling rules last year to streamline the permitting of water recycling projects and to create more flexibility for multilease/multioperator recycling activities, thus making water recycling projects cost-effective and encouraging more reuse of produced water.