Natural landscape near QEP Resources environmentally friendly oil drilling.


QEP recognizes water is a valuable resource. We utilize the latest technology and follow industry best practices for the responsible use and protection of water sources.

  • Our Permian water recycling facility has the capacity to recycle 100,000 barrels of water per day.
  • We use only non-potable water sources for completions in the Permian, including recycled flow-back and produced water, as well as non-potable ground water which is not appropriate for humans, livestock or irrigation. This significantly reduces disposal volumes and fresh water consumption from surface and groundwater sources.
  • In 2018, approximately 50% of QEP’s Permian water demand was met through the use of  recycled produced water. In 2019, we project that approximately 65% of our Permian water usage will be recycled produced water.
  • From August 2017 through July 2019, we have recycled 1.1 billion gallons of flow-back and produced water.
  • QEP discloses it hydraulic fracturing activity, including the contents of hydraulic fracturing fluids, to the national online disclosure registry, FracFocus (
  • QEP complies with all federal and state regulations in assessing groundwater quality before drilling.

QEP and Water Recycling

QEP Resources oil company uses water recycling.

In 2018, approximately 50% of QEP’s Permian water demand was met through the use of recycled produced water.

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