Water Midstream Partners LLC has expanded its Howard County Saltwater Gathering System to support new horizontal development of an existing customer's Howard County acreage. Initially constructed in 2014, a recent expansion to Water Midstream's Howard County System has begun flowing water from new horizontal Lower Sprayberry wells, raising the daily volume in the system to more than 10,000 b/d. An additional extension and mainline upgrades to the Howard County system will support an additional 15,000 bpd from multi-well pads in early Fall, 2016. At its peak flow, this segment of the system will move the equivalent of 330 truck trips per day.
After two years of operation in Howard County, Water Midstream's Howard County Pipeline system is set to have a record month in August, reaching nearly 300,000 barrels of saltwater from multiple producers. With drilling and completion activity increasing across the basin, August is also on track to be a record month for Water Midstream as a whole, with its Permian Basin pipeline systems exceeding 1,000,000 bbls of water.
Based in Dallas and Midland, Water Midstream currently operates commercial saltwater systems in Midland, Martin, Dawson and Howard Counties that include more than 95 miles of pipeline (40 miles owned commercial pipelines) serving 18 different operators with over 120,000 barrels per day of transportation and disposal capacity. Water Midstream has more than 60 miles of commercial saltwater pipelines in various stages of development throughout the Permian Basin. Led by B.G. Clark, Water Midstream Partners was formed with Dallas, TX-based HBC Investments.