The University of Texas of the Permian Basin launched the inaugural Permian Basin Water in Energy Conference in Midland February 20-23, 2018. The conference emphasized innovation and facilitating commercial-free discussions about facing the water resource challenges confronting the energy industry in the Permian Basin. The two and a half days of presentations connected professionals, policy-makers and academics. Speakers included Texas State Senator Chuck Perry, CEOs of midstream companies, and the Texas Railroad Commission.
Read Rod Smith’s speech, “Looking Forward: Importing Institutional Concepts from the Water World,” where he argues that the rapidly increasing water demand for the Oil & Gas Industry requires the industry to rethink water resources and infrastructure in the Permian.