WorldOil Critical impact of water management in today’s shale fields Properly managing produced water is essential in U.S. shale fields. Customized solutions, optimized for long- and short-term applications, are increasing oil recovery and reducing disposal costs to maximize ROI. Milestone Environmental opens its eighth slurry injection facility in Texas Big Spring is the second of three facilities in Milestone’s previously announced 2019 construction program, and part of a broader goal to build the largest, most environmentally-conscious oilfield waste disposal network in the Permian basin. WaterBridge raises $345 million for Permian expansion While drilling activity in the Permian has been cooling in recent months, the business of supplying water to shale producers in the biggest U.S. oil patch – and disposing of the wastewater – continues to attract private equity. Stauper Offshore earns produced water technology qualification from Equinor Equinor performed rigorous testing of the Stauper technology at the Grane Field in the North Sea, and the results showed that up to 99.5% of oil was removed from the produced water. Equinor signs four-year RandD framework agreement with IFPEN Equinor has signed a Framework Agreement with IFPEN for provision of advanced RandD services in oil and gas technologies, renewable energies and low carbon solutions for a period of four years. Lagoon Water Solutions buys recycling facility from Continental Resources Water midstream provider Lagoon Water Solutions closed on an $85 million purchase of Continental's eastern STACK water recycling facility, gathering system and three related disposal wells in Blaine County, Oklahoma. Permian needs $9-billion worth of new wells – but not for crude, says analyst As much as $9-billion will be needed over the next decade to dispose of produced water in the world’s busiest shale field, according to Raymond James and Associates Inc. Solaris Water launches expanded New Mexico recycling operations Solaris Water launches operations at its expanded Lobo Ranch Produced Water Recycling and Blending Center in Eddy County, New Mexico. Callon Petroleum Company launches sustainability website Callon Petroleum Company has announced the launch of a new segment of its website dedicated to the company's sustainability practices. Exterran makes splash in Permian with produced water contract Exterran Corporation, a global systems and process company offering solutions in the oil, gas, water, and power markets, announces its Water Solutions business has secured a significant produced water treatment contract with a major operator in the Midland area of the Permian basin.