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A Leader In Salt Water Disposal Systems


Hew-Tex Oil & Gas’s Managing Member, Peter Hewett, has been in the upstream side of the energy industry for more than four decades of crude oil producing operations involving the generating of oil and gas drilling prospects (exploration and production of hundreds of oil and gas wells) both domestic onshore and offshore USA. Thus, Hew-Tex Oil & Gas (“HTOG”) has extensive knowledge and experience in producing crude oil and dealing with the associated formation saltwater produced by nearly every crude oil well.

It was a natural shift into the saltwater disposal business by Mr. Hewett and the Hew-Tex Oil & Gas management team early in 2017 after the discovery (late 2016) in the Permian Basin of more than 20 billion barrels of proven oil reserves and 16 trillion cubic feet of natural gas reserves that were found through the use of new horizontal drilling extraction techniques and 3-D seismic technology.  The niche that Mr. Hewett decided to specialize in was the result of a hands-on awareness that the operators and producers drilling the hundreds of oil wells, needed to find a way to dispose of the significant volume of saltwater that is produced along with the crude oil in the Permian Basin.  The Permian Basin is comprised of the Delaware Basin on the west, the Central Basin Platform in the middle, and the Midland Basin to the east. Today, there are currently as many active drilling rigs in the Permian Basin as there are combined throughout the balance of the entire USA, both onshore and offshore.  Several thousand wells are planned to be drilled by companies like ExxonMobil, Occidental Petroleum, Chevron, Apache Corp., Shell Oil Western, Anadarko E&P, EOG Resources, Cimarex Energy, Energen Resources, Endeavor Energy, Matador Production and many other independents.

Today, the average Permian Basin oil well initially produces 650 barrels of oil per day will also produce and estimated 2,000 barrels of formation saltwater per day.  This ratio of 3 barrels of saltwater per 1 barrel of crude oil creates a huge problem for operators and producers.  There is a substantial need for approved saltwater disposal well facilities to inject this saltwater as well as to clean and wash the tanker and vacuum trucks and frac tanks that is required under the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) by statutory law of the Texas Water Code and enforced by the Texas Railroad Commission.  If an operator has no place to dispose of the saltwater, it has no choice but to shut-in the well.

Hew-Tex Oil & Gas, believes the commercial saltwater disposal business in the West Texas Permian Basin area will continue to be a very lucrative business opportunity for years to come. The economics are simple…spend the least amount of capital to build a state-of-the-art disposal facility that has the potential to generate significant cash flow 24/7.  This website will discuss in subsequent sections all of the relevant areas pertaining to saltwater disposal business opportunities.

Business Profile

Area of Operations

View the description and maps of the Permian Basin. See actual photos of a current Class II Saltwater Disposal Facility under construction and in operation.

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Business Opportunity

Business Opportunities

Prospective Hew-Tex Oil & Gas Business Investment Opportunity and Financial and Economic Assessment.

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Industry Education

Industry Education

Click on various icons discussing both technical SWD aspects, SWD photos and video gallery, SWD facts and data, SWD instructional videos and SWD industry news.n.

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In the battle for the world’s biggest oil market, the U.S. has a new advantage

By Alex Longley on 1/20/2020

LONDON (Bloomberg) - The U.S.-China trade agreement is set to intensify the battle for the world’s most prized oil market.

China’s imports of U.S. crude may reach 700,000 barrels a day or more this year, estimates from consultants show. That volume, 50% above the previous monthly record, would have put the U.S. among the top 10 suppliers to the Asian nation in the last month for which data is available.

As U.S. exporters look to re-establish their trade with the world’s largest crude importer, American barrels will find themselves in fierce competition with supplies from regions that produce similar quality oil, like West Africa and the North Sea. It’s China’s appetite for that lighter, less sulfurous crude, as well as the possible removal of a 5% tariff, that’s likely to dictate exactly how much U.S. oil flows there.

“If you look at the energy side it should translate into a rebound in Chinese imports of U.S. crude oil,” said Olivier Jakob, managing director of consultant Petromatrix GmbH in Zug, Switzerland. “If they come to realize what is written then a lot of the supply increase from the U.S. is going to go to China this year.”

U.S. exports to China, which surged through July 2018, slumped as trade tensions between the two countries escalated. The Asian nation, which accounted for two-thirds of oil demand growth in 2019, imposed a 5% tariff on U.S. oil from September, making it less economical for refiners. Read more…

EOG Resources sells saltwater disposal wells in New Mexico

EOG Resources sells saltwater disposal wells in New Mexico

Photo: Solaris Water Midstream LLC

Houston oil giant EOG Resources has sold nearly half of its saltwater disposal wells in the New Mexico side of the Permian Basin.

EOG Resources confirmed the sale of 23 saltwater disposal wells and 300 miles of oilfield wastewater gathering pipelines in southeastern New Mexico to Dallas-based Oilfield Water Logistics.

Financial terms were not disclosed but under the deal, EOG entered into a long-term contract with Oilfield Water Logistics for wastewater disposal services.

In a statement, Oilfield Water Logistics CEO Chris Cooper said the deal compliments the company’s current operations and doubles its geographic footprint in the Delaware Basin, an area of the Permian Basin that includes parts of West Texas and southeastern New Mexico. Read more…

Oil prices steady, on track for biggest yearly rise since 2016

Oil prices steady, on track for biggest yearly rise since 2016

Oil pumpjacks in the Permian Basin oil field are getting to work as crude oil prices gain. - Spencer Platt | Getty Images


Oil prices held steady on the final day of the year on Tuesday, heading for their biggest annual rise since 2016, supported by a thaw in the prolonged U.S.-China trade dispute and supply cuts.

Brent crude futures for March delivery, the new front month contract, were at $66.66 a barrel, down 1 cent, by 0258 GMT. Brent for February delivery closed on Monday at $68.44 .

U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude for February was down 3 cents at $61.65.

Brent has gained about 24% in 2019 and WTI has risen roughly 36%. Both benchmarks are set for their biggest yearly gain in three years, backed by a breakthrough in U.S.-China trade talks and output cuts pledged by the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and its allies. Read more…


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