WorldOil Blackbuck Resources acquires Whites City water infrastructure from Cimarex Energy The acquired assets include approximately 65 miles of pipeline and 100,000 barrels per day of installed and permitted disposal capacity. As part of the sale, Cimarex has agreed to a 15-year acreage dedication in the Whites City area, which encompasses more than 40,000 acres, for the gathering, disposal and recycling of its produced water. Autonomously reducing water production and improving oil recovery in Oman Effective management of reservoir sweep, with regard to wellbore influx, is an inherent issue affecting horizontal well lengths. As an active, self-regulating technology, autonomous inflow control devices respond to viscosity changes to choke water and gas more effectively, increasing production and sustainability. Kurita Water merges U.S. subsidiaries to improve performance and sustainability “Our goal is to become the leading provider of integrated water treatment solutions in North America by providing new technologies and sustainable solutions that optimize system performance, reduce water and energy use and improve profitability for our customers,” stated Masahiko Mitsuta, chairman of the new Kurita America. 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. Water management Perseverance and legacy 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.