“Our conversations this year focus on reuse of produced water, and then the cleanup concentrations that you have to reach to enable that beneficial reuse,” said Mark Phan, Permian Commercial Manager for XTO. The industry has made big strides in reusing water within the industry.
“The next step we’re all working towards is beneficial use outside the industry, and that takes additional technology and steps to make sure water quality is good enough to use in other aspects,” said Phan.
“The holy grail would be able to use it for agriculture,” said Richard Brantley, conference chairman. “There may be some industrial uses that could be explored prior to that, that you wouldn’t have to clean the water up quite so much.”