Permian Basin Water in Energy Conference aims to change water usage in oil and gas


The third annual Permian Basin Water in Energy Conference is underway at The Horseshoe. Industry leaders from all over the world are coming to the Basin to learn about the future of water conservation and reuse.

Nothing is more important to the Permian Basin than water and we have a lot of water in the oil and gas industry so we are looking at new and innovative ways to take care of water so we can keep the Permian basin solid in terms of infrastructure for decades to come

Ben Shepperd, President of PBPA

In 2016, a study showed that over the 10 years before, almost 240 billion gallons of water were used for fracking alone. On average, that’s 3 million gallons per well.

Our thrust is conservation reuse but also the sourcing, use and reuse. Let’s continue to find a way to use this water while we can. I think it’s going to help the environment, help our grandchildren years down the road from now.

John Woodcock, Conference Chairman

For more information on the conference, click their link here.

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