July 2018, Vol. 245, No. 7

Global News

Global News

Report: Produced Water Creates Growing Risk to Permian Growth  Water pipelines may reduce costs in formations like Wolfcamp. As operators continue ramping up Permian Basin activity and takeaway demand, operational water challenges are emerging as a growing material risk to future upstream profitability and production, according to a new Wood Mackenzie study.    Ryan Duman, principal analyst with Wood Mackenzie’s Lower 48 upstream team, said the firm expects more than 2 MMbpd of oil supply growth in the next five years.    “While attainable, the list of operational risks grows too, and the least appreciated of these is produced water,

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