Milestone Environmental Services, an industry leader in oilfield waste disposal, began construction on its new slurry injection facility located near Pecos, Texas.
According to the firm, the new full-service facility is the sixth to join the five existing locations in South and East Texas, and will be capable of taking waste streams including oil-based and water-based muds/drilling fluids, flowback, tank bottoms, dirty water and produced water. Milestone accepts oilfield waste streams and injects them over a mile below the earth’s surface, where they are safely sequestered beneath multiple confining layers of stone.
Gabriel Rio, President/CEO of Milestone, states, “We are pleased to bring professional oilfield waste management solutions to a part of the Permian Basin that has historically lacked critical environmental infrastructure. With the addition of our Pecos facility, Milestone will be positioned to provide Permian Basin E&P operators with a safe, environmentally sustainable solution for the disposal of oilfield waste that is dependable and easily accessible.”
Gary Olliff, Senior Vice President, Engineering, said, “The team approach we used in the re-design has resulted in an improved, highly efficient facility that differentiates Milestone by offering the shortest cycle times in the industry.”
The Pecos facility marks Milestone’s first entrance into the Permian Basin, company officials said. In 2016, Milestone plans to construct multiple new facilities in the region and other major US E&P basins. These new facilities will provide proximate, more efficient options for customers actively drilling and producing in these key shale plays.