New water midstream operator along Texas/New Mexico line
Solaris Water Midstream Begins Operation Of Pecos Star System
Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 1:06 pm
Solaris Water Midstream LLC said May 23 that operations have commenced on Phase One of its flagship Pecos Star System in Eddy and Lea counties, N.M., and Culberson and Loving counties, Texas. The system serves oil and gas producers working in the prolific Delaware Basin by gathering, transporting, recycling and disposing of produced water. Current customers include three of the largest operators in the Permian Basin. The Pecos Star System, once fully built out, will include an extensive integrated network of more than 300 miles of high-capacity gathering and distribution pipelines ranging from 12 to 16 inches in diameter, dozens of disposal wells, storage ponds, aboveground storage and recycling facilities. The system is designed to provide unparalleled flexibility to move water across the entire system with multiple connections to oil and gas operators for produced water, water supply, disposal wells and recycling facilities. Phase One of Solaris Water’s Pecos Star System comprises approximately 50 miles of 12- and 16-inch produced-water pipelines, multiple disposal-well connections, the ability to supply recycled water and freshwater wells and ponds. The system is supported by long-term acreage dedications and minimum volume commitments from Solaris Water customers. The build-out of additional phases is well underway with continuous construction expected over the course of the coming year. “The Pecos Star System is the first large-scale, fully integrated water handling and supply system in the Delaware Basin,” said Solaris Water Midstream CEO Bill Zartler. “Our system offers operators shared infrastructure to multiple disposal wells and recycling facilities with built-in redundancies to save capital and lower costs while reliably addressing both peak water production and peak water demand. We believe the system provides long-term cost savings and high-capacity, dependable services to our customers by providing a permanent infrastructure system to handle supply needs, produced-water takeaway, and water recycling and disposal. We believe we are building the premier water infrastructure system in the Delaware Basin.” In addition to its Delaware Basin operations, Solaris Water operates produced-water gathering, transportation, disposal and recycling systems in Midland, Martin, Dawson and Howard counties in the Midland Basin. Solaris Water’s Midland Basin operations are currently supported by acreage dedications and volume commitments from numerous oil and gas operators and include 85 miles of pipelines, two recycling facilities and 11 disposal wells.