Odessa, Texas, January 20, 2016 – Pioneer Natural Resources Company today announced the start-up of a 20-mile, $25 million infrastructure project to both save water and cut costs for the mutual benefit of the Company and the city of Odessa. The project is the key component of an 11-year, $117 million agreement between Pioneer Natural Resources and Odessa to provide Pioneer with millions of gallons of treated municipal wastewater for use in its operations. In return, the region will see a reduction in truck traffic and a regular revenue stream.
Pioneer formed Pioneer Water Management LLC (PWM) in 2014 to supply and manage its water operations in the Permian Basin. Responsibilities include water sourcing, transportation and sales to internal and external customers.
PWM’s vision is to safely and effectively operate a West Texas-based comprehensive water system that complies with regulations and exceeds customer expectations. In all levels of service, PWM shares Pioneer’s core values, dedication to operations safety and emphasis on environmental protection.
As a service company, PWM’s main objective is to reduce the volume of fresh water use in drilling and fracture stimulation operations by exploring alternate, cost-effective water sourcing options. Additionally, PWM is focused on mitigating the disposal of produced water through water recycling efforts, reducing water acquisition and transportation costs, and minimizing water trucking on public roadways.
Development of a state-of-the-art and fully automated water sourcing and distribution system to support the business is underway.
Reducing fresh water use in oil and gas operations requires the right infrastructure and water sourcing strategy.
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Pioneer Water Management is led by highly qualified professionals with approximately 100 years of combined energy industry experience.
Pioneer Water Management LLC
5205 N. O’Connor Blvd. Suite 200
Irving, TX 75039
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Brackish: Natural water that is saltier than fresh water but not as salty as sea water.
Clean Brine: Water that has been cleaned of hydrocarbons, suspended solids and certain minerals, but generally has the same salt level as sea water.
Desalination: The process of removing salts and minerals from water.
Effluent Water: A stream of waste water from a body of water, sewer system or facility.
Produced Water: Water that floats to the surface of an oil or gas well during production. It can be a combination of fracturing fluids and water existing naturally in the formation.