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Midstream Water, Energy’s New Business Model

22 June 2017


The rebound of horizontal drilling activity particularly in West Texas, has sparked a wave of midstream water investments and new business models focused on hydraulic fracturing sector’s critical ingredient: water.

On 20 June 2017 private equity-backed H2O Midstream acquired produced water infrastructure assets Encana Oil & Gas Inc. As part of the agreement, H2O Midstream will gather, dispose, and deliver for reuse produced water for Encana’s position in Howard County, Texas.

In this Research Note, Bluefield water experts analyze shifting business models in the water-energy space, including the role private equity and the emergence of midstream water providers.

More analysis is available through our new Market Insight on Water for U.S. Hydraulic Fracturing: Competitive Strategies, Solutions and Outlook, 2017-2026 (available for purchase and immediate download)

Takeaways

  • Private equity seeks growth in end-to-end water management.
  • Permian Basin’s resiliency underpins push for midstream water.
  • Pure-play water service providers yet to fully clear market downturn.

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