Dallas-based Water Midstream Partners completed the southern extension to its Midland County, TX commercial pipeline system, connecting new oil and gas wells inside and adjacent to the city of Midland to its Saltwater Disposal Well on State Highway 158. The extension bring the pipeline system to 9.5 miles, adding to the more than 45 miles of operator-owned pipelines that connect to Water Midstream’s Midland County well.
This extension will create direct pipeline connections for salt water disposal for more than 100 existing and planned wells, and eliminating as many as 300 daily trips by water hauling trucks on county and state roads.
“We are doing something new out here,” said B.G. Clark, president of Water Midstream Partners. “Commercial saltwater disposal wells are sometimes connected to individual operators by a dedicated pipeline, but in many cases water is transported by truck, often representing the largest single operating expense of an oil and gas well. What we are doing is building commercial saltwater pipelines that connect multiple operators, making it possible to connect fields where a dedicated pipeline would be uneconomical.”