Oilfield water company completes IPO

Aris Water Solutions has completed its initial public offering (IPO). It raised $214 million at $13 per share. That price was below the IPO range of $16-$18 per share. The company has its head office in the Memorial City area.



The company is involved in gathering, transporting and handling produced water generated from oil and natural gas production. In addition, it develops and operates recycling facilities to treat and recycle produced water. The company has 640 miles of produced water pipeline, 48 water handling facilities and 10 recycling facilities. These facilities are located in the Permian Basin.

The business (technically, the predecessor company, Solaris Midstream) was formed in 2016 by Bill Zartler, founder and Executive Chairman. Trilantic Capital and Yorktown Energy Partners backed the company. Mr. Zartler is also the founder and CEO of Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure, which went public in 2017.

For the six months to June 2021, the company had revenues of $103 million.

The CEO is Amanda Brock. She is the former CEO of Water Standard and served as the President of the Americas for Azurix, a business spun out of Enron in 1999.

Brenda Shroer is the CFO. She joined the company as an employee in June 2021 but has been on the board since July 2019. At that time she was the CFO of Concho Resources. Concho took a 20% stake in Aris in July 2019 when it sold produced water assets to the company for $330 million. Concho was acquired by ConocoPhillips earlier this year.

Aris SEC registration statement

 

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