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Assignment / Client’s Problem Statement

  • Assess commercial salt water disposal market to understand potential acquisition of additional SWDs in Eagle Ford
  • Provide water data – frac, flowback, produced water – to understand lifecycle of water for Eagle Ford operators in Karnes, La Salle, and De Witt counties

Westwood’s Approach & Analysis

  • Evaluated top commercial SWDs in region compared to target SWDs to assess performance of commercial wells
  • Researched produced water volumes by operator, by field, and by formation to understand high water cut areas that may influence future produced water areas
  • Assessed salt water disposal well locations, drilled uncompleted wells (DUCs), and injection volumes per month
  • Forecasted Eagle Ford production in 30 to 50-mile radius of disposal facilities based on drilling and completion programs from public operators, DUCs, and permit to production cycle times
  • Compared commercial and operator-owned disposal wells injection volumes to identify operators that have excess disposal capacity

The Outcome & Benefit

  • Delivered comprehensive report that outlined commercial and operator owned SWDs market landscape in the Eagle Ford highlighting key issues to consider for SWD acquisition in Eagle Ford
  • Determined priority of assets to consider during acquisition along with market and commercial risk of SWD wells