Milestone opens second Permian oilfield waste facility

By Milestone Environmental Services | November 28, 2017

Milestone Environmental Services, an industry leader in oil and gas waste management, has opened a state-of-the-art facility to serve Permian customers in the Midland Basin. The location, 25 miles south of Midland on State Highway 349, is situated on 20 acres in the heart of the southern Midland Basin drilling activity.

At this new site, Milestone will primarily accept drilling waste streams, including water-based mud and oil-based mud, along with some completion and production waste. The facility started receiving shipments from customers in November and will have a grand opening on Dec. 7.

“Utilizing the South Midland facility, our E&P customers are seeing a dramatic improvement in their efficiency and reduction in transportation costs. Our location near Midkiff is in close proximity to a great number of rigs giving our customers the advantage of environmentally-responsible waste management nearby,” said Doug Shanks, regional sales manager. “This facility was also designed to provide efficient full-service washouts for trucks and frack tanks with quick turnaround times.”

Shannon Oliver, operations manager at the facility, said, “We designed the South Midland facility to minimize the impact on the environment and the community. Because of our location, truck trip times and traffic will be reduced along the highways. Our long entrance road will avoid truck queues along the highway,

“We situated the facility on more acreage to decrease noise, lights and dust for neighbors. We encourage truck drivers not to use their engine brakes or park along the highway,” Oliver added.