XRI, the leading full-cycle water management and produced water midstream company established in 2013 and headquartered in Houston, Texas, has begun construction of a new Permian Basin water pipeline system
The pipeline system is a purpose-built large-scale, multi-producer water recycling and produced water infrastructure network capable of recycling and managing more than 500,000 barrels per day (bpd) of produced water.
When the so-called Evolution Pipeline System is completed, the combined system will comprise a total of 230 miles of pipeline with recycling facilities and produced water disposal wells covering much of the Midland Basin.
Maximizing the produced water recycling will help to alleviate overpressurization of deep disposal formations, for where the produced water goes after fracking will influence the prospect of induced earthquakes.
The system is supported by long-term contractual commitments with several Permian operators including Chevron, XTO Energy, and Pioneer Natural Resources, and will be fully operational in the first quarter of 2023.
“The project is a win-win-win for the industry, community, and environment. The Evolution Pipeline mitigates overpressurization risks caused by injection into saltwater disposal wells, reduces the use of groundwater, particularly potable water sources, and lowers our customers’ costs,” said XRI CEO Matthew Gabriel.