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Solaris Water Midstream Begins Operation of its Pecos Star System
HOUSTON – May 23, 2018 – Solaris Water Midstream, LLC(“Solaris Water”) announced today that operations have commenced on Phase One of its flagship Pecos Star System. Located in Eddy and Lea counties in New Mexico and Culberson and Loving counties in Texas, the system serves oil and gas producers working in the prolific Delaware Basin by gathering, transporting, recycling and disposing of produced water. Current customers include three of the largest operators in the Permian Basin.
The Pecos Star System, once fully built out, will include an extensive integrated network of more than 300 miles of high-capacity gathering and distribution pipelines ranging from 12 to 16 inches in diameter, dozens of disposal wells, storage ponds, aboveground storage and recycling facilities. The system is designed to provide unparalleled flexibility to move water across the entire system with multiple connections to oil and gas operators for produced water, water supply, disposal wells and recycling facilities.
Phase One of Solaris Water’s Pecos Star System comprises approximately 50 miles of 12- and 16-inch produced-water pipelines, multiple disposal-well connections, the ability to supply recycled water and freshwater wells and ponds. The system is supported by long-term acreage dedications and minimum volume commitments from Solaris Water customers. The build-out of additional phases is well underway with continuous construction expected over the course of the coming year.
From the CEO
“The Pecos Star System is the first large-scale, fully integrated water handling and supply system in the Delaware Basin,” said Solaris Water Midstream CEO Bill Zartler. “Our system offers operators shared infrastructure to multiple disposal wells and recycling facilities with built-in redundancies to save capital and lower costs while reliably addressing both peak water production and peak water demand. We believe the system provides long-term cost savings and high-capacity, dependable services to our customers by providing a permanent infrastructure system to handle supply needs, produced-water takeaway, and water recycling and disposal. We believe we are building the premier water infrastructure system in the Delaware Basin.”
In addition to its Delaware Basin operations, Solaris Water operates produced-water gathering, transportation, disposal and recycling systems in Midland, Martin, Dawson and Howard counties in the Midland Basin. Solaris Water’s Midland Basin operations are currently supported by acreage dedications and volume commitments from numerous oil and gas operators and include 85 miles of pipelines, two recycling facilities and 11 disposal wells.
About Solaris Water Midstream, LLC
A wholly owned subsidiary of Solaris Midstream Holdings, LLC, Solaris Water Midstream is an independent, growth-oriented company based in Houston and Midland, Texas, that owns, operates and designs crucial water midstream assets across the Permian Basin. Solaris currently operates cost-effective, efficient and reliable produced water gathering, transportation, disposal, recycling, and storage infrastructure and frac water sourcing and infrastructure in the Midland and Delaware basins. For more information on Solaris please visit www.solarismidstream.com.
Operators interested in securing water sourcing and water offtake capacity in the Pecos Star System should contact:
Vice President of Business Development