Milestone Environmental Services
Milestone Battle Axe

Milestone expands with New Mexico slurry injection

Jan. 5, 2023
Environmental services company’s new Battle Axe oilfield waste disposal facility is its first location outside Texas, and first permitted by the New Mexico Oil Conservation Division

Milestone Environmental Services recently expanded into New Mexico with the opening of slurry injection oilfield waste disposal facility.

The new Battle Axe facility, situated southeast of Carlsbad on NM 128 and Battle Axe Road, is Milestone’s first location outside Texas. It’s also the first facility permitted by the New Mexico Oil Conservation Division (NMOCD) to inject liquid oilfield waste and manage associated solid waste, the company said.

“Milestone’s expansion into New Mexico is a significant achievement and natural fit for our organization,” said Gabriel Rio, Milestone president and CEO. “The state of New Mexico is committed to protecting the environment, and Milestone’s sustainable, carbon-negative solution for the safe, secure, and permanent sequestration of energy waste aligns very well with the state’s rigorous environmental standards.”

Battle Axe is the company’s ninth operational facility overall and seventh in the Permian Basin. Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, the facility accepts used drilling fluids, flowback, produced saltwater, tank bottoms, and other RCRA-exempt liquid E&P waste streams. The facility also provides full-service truck washouts.

Milestone plans to host a grand opening at the new facility in late January.

“American oil and gas is critical to powering the nation and the world, and Milestone is committed to cleaning up energy by supporting our customers with responsible, environmentally friendly solutions for energy waste management and disposal,” Rio said. “We’re excited to bring our advanced waste sequestration operations to E&P operators in New Mexico.”