New Injection Well Plans in the Permian up 23% in September

By Francisco Gutierrez - October 13, 2021

Plans, notices and pre-permit filings signaling intent to drill new SWDs in the Permian were up 23% in September vs August 2021.



Before any permit for a new salt water disposal or injection well can be filed in Texas or New Mexico a public notice of intent is required to be published for public viewing and comment. Only Sourcewater captures and tracks these notices.

Here are the top 10 operators driving these plans for new injection and SWD wells:

  • Juno Operating
  • Kinder Morgan Production
  • Rattler Midstream
  • Apache Corporation
  • Carl E. Gungoll Exploration
  • Occidental Permian
  • Oxy USA
  • 3Turtle Oil and Gas
  • APC Water Holdings
  • Goodnight Midstream Permian

Top formations expecting to see this activity include:

  • San Andres
  • Wolfcamp/Cisco/Canyon Reef
  • Yates/Seven Rivers/Queen/Colby
  • Delaware Mountain Group
  • Cherry Canyon
  • Detrital
  • Ellenburger
  • Tubb and Drinkard
  • Grayburg

One of Sourcewater’s unique data gathering capabilities is a patented system for scraping over 1,000 local news publications daily to identify and map legal notices for new disposal and injection wells in advance of any permit filing. We call this SWD Pre-Permit Alert. This gives our clients insight into disposal well planning and development across Texas and New Mexico ahead of any other source.

Sourcewater SWD Pre-Permit Alert allows you to track, monitor and analyze these plans and intent to drill new SWD and injection wells. Our data includes operator, lease, location, formation, well specifications and other details for these new well development plans.


To understand more how Sourcewater can help you identify these business development opportunities, risks to your wells or track your competition request a demo of SWD Pre-Permit Alert.