Large-scale water recycling and produced water pipeline infrastructure system will mitigate Permian Basin seismicity through produced water recycling and diverting produced water from areas of high seismicity.
WD News: XRI Holdings, LLC has commenced the construction of its Evolution Pipeline System. The new Evolution Pipeline System is a purpose-built large-scale, multi-producer water recycling and produced water infrastructure network connecting XRI’s considerable existing pipeline infrastructure system in Midland County to its significant infrastructure footprint located in Reagan and Upton counties. When the Evolution Pipeline System is completed, the combined System will comprise a total of 230 miles of pipeline infrastructure with recycling facilities and produced water disposal wells covering much of the Midland Basin.
The Evolution Pipeline System addresses and mitigates risks from produced water disposal activity in seismically sensitive areas throughout the Midland Basin. The Evolution Pipeline System adds water recycling in areas of high seismicity, including the Gardendale Seismic Response Area, with the capability to transport produced water up to 50 miles away from major population centres to XRI facilities. The system is designed to be highly dynamic and will be capable of recycling and managing more than 500,000 barrels of produced water per day from producers in Midland, Glasscock, Reagan, and Upton counties.
XRI’s Evolution Pipeline System is designed to alleviate the over-pressurisation of deep disposal formations and mitigate seismicity risks by maximizing produced water recycling opportunities with customers on the system. The system will enable XRI to aggregate sources of produced water under long-term contracts and recycle or transport the water south, away from seismically sensitive areas.
“The Evolution Pipeline mitigates over-pressurisation risks caused by injection into salt water disposal wells, reduces the use of groundwater, particularly potable water sources, and lowers our customers’ costs,” said Matthew Gabriel, CEO of XRI.
Source: XRI Inc.
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