The Evolution Pipeline System consists of a total of 230 mi. of pipeline with recycling facilities and produced water disposal wells covering much of the Midland Basin.
XRI Holdings' construction of its Evolution Pipeline System in the Permian Basin is capable of recycling and managing more than 500,000 B/D of produced water from producers in the counties of Midland, Glasscock, Reagan and Upton.
The pipeline system is a purpose-built large-scale, multi-producer water recycling and produced water infrastructure network connecting XRI's existing pipeline system in Midland County to its infrastructure located in Reagan and Upton counties.
The Evolution Pipeline System comprises a total of 230 mi. of pipeline with recycling facilities and produced water disposal wells covering much of the Midland Basin.
The system addresses and mitigates risks from produced water disposal activity in seismically sensitive areas throughout the Midland Basin, according to XRI. It adds water recycling in areas of high seismicity, including the Gardendale Seismic Response Area, with the capability to transport produced water up to 50 mi. away from major population centers to XRI facilities by aggregating sources and recycling or transporting the water south, away from seismically sensitive areas. Maximizing the produced water recycling will help to alleviate overpressurization of deep disposal formations.
The system is supported by long-term contractual commitments with several Permian operators including Chevron, XTO Energy and Pioneer Natural Resources. It became operational in the first quarter of 2023.
"The project is a win-win-win for the industry, community and environment," said XRI CEO Matthew Gabriel. "The Evolution Pipeline mitigates overpressurization risks caused by injection into saltwater disposal wells, reduces the use of groundwater, particularly potable water sources, and lowers our customers' costs."
Headquartered in Houston, XRI owns and operates more than a dozen geographically dispersed recycling facilities with approximately 415 mi. of permanent, large-diameter pipelines and manages more than 1.2 million B/D of water.
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