Concho Resources, Solaris Water Midstream Form Produced Water Management JV in Delaware Basin

(P&GJ) — Concho Resources Inc. and Solaris Water Midstream have announced the formation of a strategic joint venture focused on optimizing produced water logistics at scale in the Northern Delaware Basin.

The joint venture includes a long-term produced water management agreement between Concho and Solaris Water.

Under the terms of the agreement, Solaris Water will manage Concho’s produced water gathering, transportation, disposal and recycling for an area covering approximately 1.6 million acres located primarily in Eddy County, New Mexico. Concho will contribute 13 saltwater disposal wells and approximately 40 miles of large-diameter produced water gathering pipelines in exchange for cash and an equity ownership in Solaris Midstream Holdings, LLC, the parent of Solaris Water.

The assets contributed by Concho will be incorporated into Solaris Water’s growing integrated Pecos Star System, which currently includes more than 300 miles of large-diameter gathering pipelines, more than 500,000 barrels per day of disposal capacity, storage and recycling facilities and water supply pipelines that serve nearly 20 oil and gas operators.

Solaris Water will deliver to Concho blended reuse source water, enabling a significant increase in the use of recycled water in Concho’s operations.

“Our joint venture with Solaris will provide effective and responsible water management and recycling solutions across our core position in Eddy County, New Mexico,” said Concho President Jack Harper.

“This joint venture accelerates the expansion of our Pecos Star System, which is the premier integrated water infrastructure system serving the prolific Northern Delaware Basin,” said Solaris Water Chief Executive Officer Bill Zartler.

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