HOUSTON, May 24, 2022 (PRNewswire) — Surge Energy US Holdings Company announced it has entered into an agreement with Gravity Water Midstream, LLC to install a produced water recycling facility in Howard County, Texas.
Surge initially began utilizing recycled produced water for completion operations in 2017. This practice both conserves fresh water and reduces operating expenses. This new facility built with Gravity will be the fourth recycling facility commissioned to support Surge's acreage position and will allow Surge to use recycled produced water in substantially all completions going forward while reducing the water volumes distributed to saltwater disposal wells in the area.
"Surge has a long track record of using recycled produced water for fracking as demonstrated by the conservation of over 3.5 billion gallons of freshwater since we initiated the practice in 2017 and we are now expanding this practice with this facility to the acreage acquired in 2021," stated Linhua Guan, Surge's CEO. "We are excited to expand our partnership with Gravity on this project based on both companies' shared commitment to protecting the environment."
"Gravity is excited to enter into this partnership with Surge as we continue to expand our produced water recycling operations leveraging our dominant Howard County produced water gathering, disposal, and reuse supersystem," says Trace Hight, Gravity's chief commercial officer. "This project with Surge will mark the 5th E&P operator in Howard County we have helped this year to reduce their freshwater sourcing needs by increasing delivery of our cost-effective and environmentally friendly produced water recycling solutions."
Gravity Water Midstream, backed by affiliates of Clearlake Capital Group, L.P., is a leading provider of water management services to oil and gas companies in the Permian and Bakken basins. Gravity owns and operates more than 50 active saltwater disposal wells with more than 1.5 million barrels per day of permitted disposal capacity with the leading market share position by volumes in the Midland Basin. More information is available at www.gvty.com.
Surge is an independent oil and natural gas company focused on the development, exploitation, production and acquisition of oil and natural gas reserves in the Midland Basin of West Texas, one of three primary sub-basins of the Permian Basin. The Company is headquartered in Houston, Texas, and currently holds approximately 114,000 net acres in the Permian Basin. For more information, visit our website at www.SurgeEnergyA.com.