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A very good paper on detailed produced water injection problems and ensuing seismic events in the Midland Basin around Midland.
This is a serious problem that is only going to get worse. I strongly urge folks to read this and remember this is a result of resource mismanagement in the Midland Basin over the past seven years. Now, America needs its oil and gas more than ever and the mighty shale oil industry, the folks who were suppose to deliver us from energy poverty...have this hurdle to jump.
THIS is not good.
PART III OF THE SAME SERIES BY LAURA CAPPER
"Given that most shallow wells in the area are unlikely to attain 10K bbl/d without running into pressure restrictions, we believe more conservative operators may prefer their water to go into these deeper, more receptive wells. If current growth rates continue, the deep well maximums will be hit within two years. However, if the market responds by avoiding the shallower wells, the deep wells could reach the new maximums much sooner."