Houston-based Breakwater Energy Partners said last week it is expanding its Big Spring recycling system in Howard and Martin counties in Midland Basin with two additional multi-year produced water offtake and recycling agreements. The Big Spring system, one of the largest recycling networks in Permian Basin, recycles more than four million barrels of produced water per month (capacity 300,000 barrels per day). The system connects seven operator-owned produced water disposal networks into a central model to aggregate produced water and distribute recycled water through large-diameter pipelines.
Breakwater said July 12 it also started operations at its Morita commercial recycling system serving southern Howard and northern Glasscock counties, and it is developing two more commercial recycling facilities to serve central Midland, Glasscock and northern Upton counties. Breakwater owns or operates 14 recycling facilities and recycles 500,000 barrels of produced water per day in Midland Basin.
Jason Jennaro, CEO, told Midland Reporter Telegram, “The water supply chain is a critical constraint in the growth of the Permian Basin. Customers are serious about recycling because they need to concurrently manage water consumption for these big completion projects and their disposal footprint.”