Plans to Drill New UIC and SWD Wells in the Permian Remain Flat from September to October

By Greg Tsichlis - November 10, 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 Sourcenergy captures and tracks these notices which provides insight into future drilling plans ahead of the drilling permit.

There were a total of 64 public notices of intent to drill SWDs in October 2021 equaling the amount detected in September 2021.

63 of those notices were for Texas with 1 in New Mexico.

Plans for new SWD Wells Remains Flat in October 2021

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

  • Kinder Morgan
  • Occidental Permian
  • A.C.T. Operating
  • Founders Oil & Gas
  • Green Century
  • Mid-States Operating
  • XTO Permian Operating
  • Petrolegacy Energy
  • Scout Energy Management
  • Apache Corporation

The top 10 formations expecting to see this activity:

  • San Andres
  • Wolfcamp/Cisco/Canyon Reef
  • Queen Sand
  • Bell Canyon
  • Ellenburger
  • Glorieta and Clear Fork
  • Grayburg & San Andres
  • May-Montgomery Unit
  • Thirty One, Montoya, Fusselman, Simpson and Ellenberger
  • Siluro-Devonian and Fusselman

Sourcenergy 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.


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