Pilot program confirms technical, economic value of reusing produced water for fracturing in Permian basin ///

As operators turn their attention back to liquid-rich plays, activity in the Permian basin aimed at opening more of the productive zones to the wellbore using horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing techniques has created a boom reminiscent of earlier eras in the petroleum industry. It’s also creating a familiar historical byproduct: multiple bbl of water for every bbl of oil produced.

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