A Wall Of Water Is Coming…

Two weeks ago in Midland, the Infill Thinking team accounted for 2 of the 513 attendees at the PBWIEC water conference.

This was the second year in this event’s history, and conference attendance was up 17% y/y. The organizers of PBWIEC, a not-for-profit conference, are providing a much needed service to the industry in our view – for produced water is a giant lurking threat to US oil production. Thanks especially to Jonna Smoot for inviting us to cover this event and for her hard work to make it run smoothly.

This conference is helping to accelerate problem solving in oilfield water by advancing industry knowledge on key issues like produced water volumes, induced seismicity, the evolution of water midstream, and clean brine applications in frac.


Boiling the ocean of information that flooded out of this stacked 3-day conference into a “Top 10 Takeaways” list wouldn’t do it justice. So instead, here are ten themes that seemed to be a common thread in both the formal presentations and our conversations on the sidelines.

There’s a lot more to this story…

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