Saltwater Disposal Wells
Introduction...Last October we discussed here The Surprising Discovery Of One Oil Executive. Now we want to continue that discussion Why Saltwater Disposal Wells Attract Investors by enjoying the ATM of the oil patch as described by insiders.
- Location – The proximity of the Saltwater Disposal Wells “CSWD” to producing fields is critical, as the cost of transporting produced water to a disposal facility is one of the larger recurring expenses that an operator incurs. Our next facility is one of three in this immediate area. However, none of them will accept saltwater from outside truckers. They use their wells for the water they produce only. As a result, the truckers are driving by this property and driving as much as an additional 50 miles to dispose of their water.
- Water Commitment – Our well currently under contract is being utilized for only 10% of its daily licensed disposal capacity. With trucks driving past the property every day, it will be relatively easy to convert them to customers. The good news is contract requires the grandson of the seller be allowed by dispose of his water which is the current 10% utilization. By the way, this small utilization is profitable as is.
- Commitment to the Customer – The management of our next facility also operates producing properties. The management understands the other issues that concern an operator as it relates to choosing their disposal partner. These Issues such include safety, ease and speed of off-loading. Accurate and readily available reporting is important to the trucking company.
Conclusion: The steady cash flow that is not dependent on oil pricing or new discovery makes prime CSWD properties a valuable asset. That is one reason these ATM’s of the oil patch rarely come up for sale. However, we have found a seller who is retiring and wants to spend more time with his wife. Does this intrigue you? Drop me an email if you desire additional information on this discovery. We have a current property under contract that meets these requirements.
This has been Bill Moist, MS, CPA reporting today Why Saltwater Disposal Wells Attract Investors.