Layne Water Midstream, a water midstream company in the Permian Basin, and the Texas General Land Office (GLO) amended their longterm agreement that provides Layne Water Midstream with additional exclusive rights regarding reuse and disposal of produced water on the GLO’s acreage in Reeves and Culberson counties. These reuse and disposal rights are in addition to the existing exclusive rights for Layne Water Midstream to develop GLO non-potable water resources for oil and gas drilling and completion activities on approximately 88,000 acres located across Reeves and Culberson counties in the heart of the Delaware Basin oil and gas producing region. The contract amendment means Layne Water Midstream can develop, construct and operate water infrastructure on GLO acreage that will gather, transport, treat, recycle and dispose of water produced from oil and gas operations in the region.
J. Michael Anderson, Layne Water Midstream CEO , said, “We are honored to expand our successful partnership with the Texas General Land Office. The amendment allows us to invest further in water infrastructure on GLO lands in order to gather produced water from energy producers for treatment and reuse in hydraulic fracturing operations and for disposal. Our continuing objectives are to responsibly manage water resources and operate large scale water infrastructure that provides energy producers with simple and cost-efficient access to source water, recycled water and disposal infrastructure. Our GLO partnership is designed to generate water-related revenue streams for the GLO and make it easier for energy producers to operate on GLO acreage."