H2O Midstream and Layne Water Midstream Joint Venture Selected as Exclusive Provider of Water Services on University Lands in the Delaware Basin

HOUSTON, TX, January 22, 2019 – H2O Midstream and Layne Water Midstream today announced the signing of a long-term contract with University Lands to jointly serve as the exclusive preferred water services provider on 167,000 acres located in Ward, Winkler and Loving counties in the Delaware Basin. H2O Midstream and Layne Water Midstream have formed a joint venture known as UL Water Midstream LLC (“ULWM”) that will develop and operate water infrastructure on the University Lands acreage.

Under this agreement, ULWM will source groundwater and gather, store, transport, recycle, and dispose of produced water from oil and natural gas wells. H2O Midstream and Layne Water Midstream were selected over other potential water service providers based on their integrated midstream approach, their proven execution capabilities across the full water value chain, and track records of bringing reliable, sustainable, and economic solutions to Permian-focused oil and gas producers operating in both the Midland and Delaware basins.

The agreement with University Lands includes an incentive sharing structure that encourages the rapid development of full-cycle water midstream infrastructure with a long-term goal of reducing water logistics costs for operators, increasing revenue for the Texas Permanent University Fund, reducing the environmental impact of water handling, and enhancing the sustainability of University Lands acreage. Producers that enter into long-term contracts with ULWM are expected to realize lower costs and improved flow assurance by leveraging ULWM’s full-cycle water midstream platform, proven operating capability, and advantaged cost structure.

Mark Houser, the CEO of University Lands, stated, “Our goal is to drive the adoption of a more economic and holistic approach to oilfield water management. The choice is the operator’s, but we believe that there are economies of scale and benefits to connected systems, and that with time, these benefits will become more and more evident. The key is to find reliable third-party service providers that operators can trust, like H2O Midstream and Layne Water Midstream. The University Lands and UL Water Midstream agreement is a win-win-win benefitting University Lands, the oil and gas industry, and the environment.”

About Layne Water Midstream

Layne Water Midstream (“LWM”) is a full cycle water midstream business providing upstream oil and gas companies with water sourcing, disposal and recycling services in the Delaware and Midland Basins. Anchored by an exclusive long-term contract with the State of Texas General Land Office and an experienced water management team, LWM operates significant source water, water transportation and produced water management infrastructure and is committed to further growth to support its upstream customers in the Delaware and Midland Basins. For more information, visit www.layne.com/midstream.

About H2O Midstream

H2O Midstream was founded on the vision that water should be treated as a commodity, not a waste, and partners with producers, landowners, and other stakeholders to improve the efficiency, reliability and safety of water operations while lowering costs across the entire value chain. Led by an executive team with over 120 years of collective midstream experience, H2O Midstream currently owns and operates the Permian’s only truck-free, third-party produced water hub and pipeline network consisting of 1,000,000 barrels of storage and 265,000 barrels per day of permitted disposal capacity from seven owned and six third-party disposal wells, all interconnected via 150 miles of pipeline tied to seven producers.

H2O Midstream is funded via a private equity commitment from EIV Capital and co-investments from several of EIV’s institutional partners collectively representing more than $70 billion in assets under management. For more information, visit www.h2omidstream.com.


Layne Water Midstream
Byron Bevers, (832) 472-8650

H2O Midstream
Darrell Bull, (918) 688-8892