Tulsa company switches planned disposal well to Kansas

Tulsa-based CAVU Energy Services Inc. is dropping its bid to establish a commercial wastewater disposal well in Garvin County after finding an alternate site in southern Kansas.
by Jay F. Marks Published: September 5, 2012

CAVU said that expense was among the issues that would have reduced the economic return on the project.

William Robinson, president of parent company CAVU Resources Inc., has high hopes for the new disposal well in Kansas. Equipment from the Garvin County site will be moved to an existing disposal well there.

CAVU expects the Kansas disposal site to be up and running in less than 120 days.

“The major drilling programs that have started in the Kansas area are producing large quantities of saltwater and have an immediate need that exceeds our projections in Garvin County,” Robinson said. “The timing and long-term potential of this area should provide the investors with revenues from this decision before the end of the year.”

CAVU is withdrawing its application for a commercial disposal well in Garvin County, along with a separate application for a private disposal well.

Menefee said Garvin County is not a good location for such wells because of its long history with the oil and natural gas industry.

Menefee said that energy industry veterans have indicated Garvin County is home to more than 80 unplugged wells dating back to the 1930s, making disposal operations like the one CAVU had proposed especially risky.

by Jay F. Marks
Energy Reporter
Jay F. Marks has been covering Oklahoma news since graduating from Oklahoma State University in 1996. He worked in Sulphur and Enid before joining The Oklahoman in 2005. Marks has been covering the energy industry since 2009.
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