Permian Water Disposal A Thorn In Our Side, Oil Execs Say

By Michelle Casady (October 11, 2018, 10:28 PM EDT) -- Disposing of water used in oil and gas operations in the relatively rural stretches of the Permian Basin is one of the biggest challenges facing energy companies, executives from Shell and Callon Petroleum Co. said at a Houston energy panel on Thursday.

Callon Petroleum's biggest water worry for its Permian operations used to be sourcing enough water to frack its wells, but that has "quickly morphed to disposal," Joseph C. Gatto, president, CEO and director of Callon said. And because so much wastewater is trucked out of the Permian, energy companies have to contend with high volume trucking activity that makes...

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