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Innovative Groundwater Database Connects Energy Companies with Water-Sourcing Information

INTERA’s Database Saves Time, Money and Resources for Oil and Gas Companies

AUSTIN, TEXAS, July 25, 2013 – INTERA, a leader in Texas water resources, is releasing the first comprehensive complementary database of groundwater resources in Midland County, Texas – an epicenter for unconventional exploration and production.

The new database includes aquifer locations and depths; well yields, locations, and water
quality; water-level trends; cross-sections from geophysical log correlation; and disposal well
details.  There is also an in-depth summary of Midland County’s fresh and brackish water
source options and characteristics.

“Water has always played an important role in oil and gas operations. However, with the
proliferation of hydraulic fracturing, having access to a reliable supply of water is critical,”
said Marsh Lavenue, CEO of INTERA.  “The locations and characteristics of nearby wells, and
the potential for development of deeper brackish formations, gives oil and gas companies
the information needed to reduce or eliminate impacts to local freshwater sources where
possible."

INTERA’s database provides access to a series of user-friendly maps, including both hard-copy
and digital formats of Midland County’s groundwater sources.  The interactive digital map PDFs
contain embedded well records to allow users to click on a well and quickly pull up detailed
attributes of interest. The database includes full historical records with drillers’ logs, water
quality reports and well records to further evaluate wells and inform users of the characteristics
of the area’s groundwater resources.

“The database is not limited to just fresh water sources, but includes an evaluation of the
water quality in brackish aquifers at various depths interpreted from resistivity logs,” continues
Lavenue. “This is a unique tool for energy companies who need quick but smart answers to
support their operations.”

INTERA has nearly 40 years of experience characterizing and assessing Texas’ groundwater
resources. The company performs well logging, water sampling, aquifer testing, groundwater
modeling and sustainability assessments in support of informed groundwater resource
development. To receive a free copy of the Midland County groundwater resource study,
contact Wade Oliver, PG at (512) 425-2058 or woliver@intera.com.