EVX Midstream Partners with Performance Pipe for Eagle Ford Produced Water Pipeline Extension

Performance Pipe, a division of Chevron Phillips Chemical Company, announced today it is supplying EVX Midstream with PlatinumStripe 1800 Series PE-RT Piping to transport produced wastewater more sustainably in the Eagle Ford Basin in Texas to multiple saltwater disposal (SWD) facilities.

EVX Midstream Partners expects to expand this pipeline to a length greater than 300 miles, making it the largest SWD pipeline network carrying produced wastewater in the Eagle Ford Basin.

Designed for high-temperature environments, the high-density polyethylene (HDPE) pipe will help decrease the need for heavy-haul trucks to transfer produced wastewater, which will reduce traffic on public roads by an estimated 250,000 truck trips annually. In addition to saving municipalities the expense of maintenance caused by potential wear and tear on public roads, the new pipeline will reduce the carbon emissions associated with these heavy-haul rigs.

Additional benefits include:

  • lower risk of produced wastewater spills and improved road safety
  • increased reliability and production output yielding predictable expenses for water gathering and disposal versus fluctuating costs associated with fuel prices
  • reduced expense of installation and operating costs and carbon emissions associated with diesel motors used to cool standard HDPE pipes
  • reduced disruption for landowners and neighboring communities

The project provides a solution to the higher produced water temperatures associated with shale production in the Eagle Ford. Those often are in the 160- to 180-Fahrenheit degree range and corrode standard steel piping.

The first phase of the EVX Midstream Partners’ project will span 160 miles and has 30 miles of Platinum Stripe piping currently in service.

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