“The next step we’re all working towards is beneficial use outside the industry.”
MIDLAND, Texas — Leaders in the oil and gas industry attended the Permian Basin Water in Energy Conference Thursday to discuss produced water.
Produced water is the water that comes out of the ground with oil.
“Water management has always been something that has been part of the oil and gas industry,” said Mark Phan, Permian Commercial Manager for XTO.
Industry leaders gathered at the Midland County Horseshoe to bounce ideas off of each other and discuss new technology when it comes to produced water.
“Our conversations this year focus on reuse of produced water, and then the cleanup concentrations that you have to reach to enable that beneficial reuse,” said Phan.
The industry has made big strides in reusing water within the industry.
“The next step we’re all working towards is beneficial use outside the industry, …