Upstream Texas - Spring/Summer 2017 - 3
6 Technology and Innovation Advancements
in the Upstream Industry
A look at how some of the latest technological achievements
and innovations are arming producers for success.
Industry Pioneering Creative
Approaches to Obtain Water
Texas oil and gas companies get creative as water
resourcing and management resurfaces as a valuable
asset for businesses.
Railroad Commission Initiative Aims to
Offer Regulatory Relief in the Oil Patch
The Texas Railroad Commission is implementing an initiative
that will offer regulatory relief for Texas producers.
17 Legislative Profile:
Texas Railroad Representative Chris Paddie
Texas Railroad Commissioner Wayne Christian
Frank D. Bracken III, Chief Executive Officer of
Lonestar Resources, Inc.
IN EVERY ISSUE
4 Chairman's Message
20 New Members
22 Advertiser Index
Calendar of Events
SPRING | SUMMER
A PUBLICATION OF THE TEXAS INDEPENDENT
PRODUCERS AND ROYALTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION
Welcome to this edition of Upstream Texas!
TIPRO is the voice of Texas' upstream sector and represents
members by lobbying at the state and federal levels to ensure
they can continue to explore for and produce oil and natural
gas. As the official bi-annual magazine of the association,
Upstream Texas features insights into the opportunities and
challenges currently facing the Texas oil and gas industry, as
well as profiles key industry players and regulators.
In this issue of Upstream Texas, learn more about new
technologies being utilized by Texas producers to enhance
oil and gas operations in the Lone Star State. For this special
Upstream feature article, TIPRO speaks with innovative oil
and gas companies that are developing revolutionary services
geared towards improving E&P operations and boosting energy
development. To see more, turn to page 6.
In addition, starting on page 8, discover how the oil and gas
sector continues to adopt leading practices aimed at curtailing
industry's usage of freshwater resources. In this feature story,
read about how one TIPRO member, Pioneer Natural Resources
Company, in particular is significantly reducing its freshwater
needs for its operations in West Texas' Midland Basin.
Also inside this edition of TIPRO's magazine, Railroad
Commission Chairman Christi Craddick offers an update on
the commission's Texas Oilfield Relief Initiative. This initiative,
announced in 2016, has improved efficiencies at the state's chief
oil and gas regulatory body, while at the same time allowed
the Railroad Commission to eliminate unnecessary regulatory
requirements and ease administrative burden for the Texas oil
and gas industry. Turn to page 14 to read more.
And, as always, this publication also features profiles of industry
and state leaders, including: Texas State Representative Chris
Paddie, page 17; Texas Railroad Commissioner Wayne Christian,
page 18; and Lonestar Resources CEO Frank Bracken III, page 19.
TIPRO members, this is your magazine and we welcome your
feedback. Please contact TIPRO's Director of Communications
Kelli Snyder [firstname.lastname@example.org] or Content Strategist
Susan Christmas [email@example.com].
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