Houston-based Milestone Environmental Services, independent provider of energy waste sequestration services, said Jan. 3 it recently opened its first facility in New Mexico. The Battle Axe facility is the first Milestone plant outside of Texas and the first of its kind permitted in New Mexico by the state’s oil conservation division to inject liquid oilfield waste and manage associated solid waste.
Gabriel Rio, president and CEO, said, “The state of New Mexico is committed to protecting the environment, and Milestone’s sustainable, carbon-negative solution for the safe, secure and permanent sequestration of energy waste aligns very well with the state’s rigorous environmental standards.”
Located southeast of Carlsbad on NM 128, Battle Axe is the company’s ninth facility (seventh in Permian Basin). It accepts used drilling fluids, flowback, produced saltwater, tank bottoms and other RCRA-exempt liquid exploration and production streams. Milestone also operates in Eagle Ford and Haynesville.