Solaris Water Midstream Starts Pecos Star Operations


Solaris Water Midstream said it has commenced operations on the first phase of its 300-mile Pecos Star water system, which is designed to serve oil and gas producers in the Delaware Basin of West Texas and New Mexico.

Phase One of Solaris Water’s Pecos Star System comprises approximately 50 miles of 12- and 16-inch produced-water pipelines, multiple disposal-well connections, the ability to supply recycled water and freshwater wells and ponds. The system is supported by long-term acreage dedications and minimum volume commitments from Solaris Water customers.

The build-out of additional phases is under way, with continuous construction expected over the course of the coming year.  Upon completion, the Pecos Star System will include an extensive integrated network of more than 300 miles of high-capacity gathering and distribution pipelines ranging from 12 to 16 inches in diameter, dozens of disposal wells, storage ponds, aboveground storage and recycling facilities.

Solaris said the system is designed to provide customers with flexibility to move water across the entire system, with multiple connections to oil and gas operators for produced water, water supply, disposal wells and recycling facilities.

“The Pecos Star System is the first large-scale, fully integrated water handling and supply system in the Delaware Basin,” said Solaris Water Midstream CEO Bill Zartler. “Our system offers operators shared infrastructure to multiple disposal wells and recycling facilities with built-in redundancies to save capital and lower costs while reliably addressing both peak water production and peak water demand.”

In addition to its Delaware Basin operations, the Solaris Midstream Holdings subsidiary already operates produced-water gathering, transportation, disposal and recycling systems across four counties in the Midland Basin, including 85 miles of pipelines, two recycling facilities and 11 disposal wells.

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