I believe that the water produced from oil and gas wells in the Eagle Ford (and throughout South Texas) is or will be a valuable resource. Has anyone on this blog given thought to the pros and cons of treating and reusing this water versus disposal in injection wells? Stationary, commercial water treatment facilities make sense to me. E&P operators can stop worrying about onsite treatment. Much less truck traffic because of new salt water pipelines.
Disposal wells will always be important for the concentrated waste but much of the produced water could be re-used for hydraulic fracturing or recycled for other beneficial uses. Does this make sense? Just need a reality check. Thanks.