The Competitive Advantage Of Fully Integrated Water Midstream At Scale [Site Visit Observations]

During our Permian Basin trip this month, we had an opportunity to spend the better part of an afternoon with H2O Midstream touring the company’s extensive Howard County water midstream infrastructure.

H2O Midstream owns and operates the largest independent fully interconnected produced water disposal and recycling network in the Midland Basin (this network spans about 25 miles from north to south).

At their Newton Hub SWD facility just north of Big Spring, we met with Barry Ballard, a midstream operations and business veteran who serves as SVP of Ops for H2O Midstream.

We’ve researched and written about water midstream for several years now, and actually profiled H2O Midstream in our AquaMen series back in 2019 (link), but this was our first visit to see the EIV-backed private company’s infrastructure firsthand in the field. We came away impressed, and our host, Barry, has clearly forgotten more about engineering in water midstream than we’ll ever know. So this was time very well spent for us. Here is some of what we learned on location…

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