Gravity adds gathering, disposal agreements in Midland Basin

  • 13.10.2022
  • MRT

Permian Basin oil and gas companies continue to develop water management plans geared toward reducing freshwater use, and water midstream companies continue to benefit.

Houston’s Gravity, a water and power infrastructure company backed by affiliates of Clearlake Capital Group, announced a new long-term produced water gathering and disposal agreement with what it calls a premier Permian operator in the Midland Basin.

This comes about three months after the company announced a similar commitment that will prompt expansion of Gravity’s West Howard County System by 100,000 barrels.

This new agreement will add approximately 12,000 acres of core Tier-1 acreage to Gravity’s position and is forecast to add more than 50 million barrels of produced water in near-term development. To service the contract, Gravity will construct new pipelines transporting a minimum of 50,000 barrels of produced water for delivery into its Midland Basin Super System. This system has more than 500,000 barrels a day of permitted disposal capacity among 16 interconnected saltwater disposal wells and more than 1 million barrels a day of sourcing capacity. The new pipelines will allow for bilateral flow of produced water to the customer for reuse on future completions on the committed acreage.