Goodnight Midstream announced that its Llano Pipeline System in New Mexico and its Rattlesnake Pipeline System in West Texas are now in commercial service and will move a combined 600,000 barrels of wastewater or produced water from oil and natural gas wells in the Permian Basin to disposal sites.
Produced water is an industry term used to describe the water that surfaces as a byproduct of oil and natural gas production.
The Llano Pipeline System includes 45 miles of gathering pipelines which will move produced water from oil and natural gas wells in Lea County, New Mexico to three saltwater disposal wells.
The Rattlesnake Pipeline System includes 25 miles of gathering pipeline that will move produced water from oil and natural gas in Ward County, Texas to nearby disposal sites.
Goodnight Midstream, which was formed in 2011 operates produced water pipelines and saltwater disposal wells in the Bakken Shale of North Dakota, the Permian Basin, and Eagle Ford Shale of South Texas.