Milestone Environmental Services, an industry leader in oil and gas waste treatment and disposal, has announced plans to build several new facilities in the Permian Basin region over the next two years, including two new facilities in 2018. Milestone is constructing two new facilities in 2018 near Orla and Stanton TX.
These developments are planned in direct response to increased drilling activity and customer demand. When the capital plan is complete, Milestone will have a network of oilfield waste disposal facilities across the Permian Basin, including the existing sites near Pecos and South Midland.
“Location is critical to our customers who depend on us for environmentally-secure oilfield waste disposal,” said Jesse Post, Milestone vice-president of sales. “By opening a facility near drilling activity, we save our customers time and money. This also provides a benefit to the community and the environment.”
Milestone’s proprietary slurry injection facilities are faster to permit and construct than other types of disposal sites, which enables Milestone to be nimble and flexible to quickly respond to the needs and locations of E&P customers. Milestone facilities currently handle non-hazardous, RCRA-exempt liquid and slurry waste streams which are injected into carefully-selected, deep geological strata more than a mile below the earth’s surface. In the future, Milestone plans to expand into treatment and disposal of solid waste from oilfield activity.
“Milestone’s unique processes and capable team enable us to move very quickly in response to a dynamic oilfield,” said Milestone President and Chief Executive Officer Gabriel Rio. “Our timeline from concept to completion for new facilities is much faster than anyone else's. Milestone’s growth and expansion into new locations and additional services is directly attributable to our customers' preference for environmentally-secure waste disposal near their drilling activity.”
Milestone Environmental Services began operations in 1993 as American Disposal Services, (ADS), and has been continually providing slurry injection disposal to the US onshore oilfield ever since. In 2014, ADS was acquired by Intervale Capital to grow and expand the business. Under the new name, Milestone Environmental Services expanded into the Permian Basin. The company will celebrate the 25th anniversary throughout 2018.