Goodnight Midstream LLC of Dallas, which operates several salt water disposal systems in North Dakota, filed several objections to two proposed slurry well injection wells in McKenzie County.
At a public hearing before the ND Industrial Commission, WM of North Dakota Energy Disposal Solutions, LLC last month, detailed its proposed Blue Buttes 1 & 2 injection wells that would be drilled in Sec. 35, T151N-R96W along with a waste oil treating plant.
Goodnight urged the commission to reject the permit, contending that natural and regional underground fracturing would damage its nearby Signalness SWD well.
The company contended that WM well would “likely cause irreparable harm” to its well because it would be “in the line of fire” from the two slurry injection wells.
“The location selected for slurry injection is on the highly faulted and fractured south end of the Nesson Anticline,” Midnight said. “Numerous authors have identified this area as having lineaments, faults and fractures.”
WM said the location about 3.5 miles north of Johnson’s Corner would minimize impacts to area residents would not impact producing oil and gas wells. It has contracted with Advantek International, Inc. of Houston to provide geomechanical monitoring of wells.
“Subsurface injection of solid wastes, also known as slurry injection, is a standard practice for effective management of solid waste in environmentally sensitive areas, with demonstrated successes around the world,” WM said.