To be the premier saltwater disposal operator in the Permian Basin region of west Texas
This involves securing the best locations, designing each facility for maximum efficiency, and treating our customers like royalty.
Our competitors try to copy us, but they don’t have our magic ingredient: Our Team.
RBJ & Associates is a tight-knit group of family members and hand-picked industry experts that work hard, play hard and according to Randy Jones, “Simply build a bigger, better mousetrap”
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Randy Jones and his dad, a petroleum engineer built their first saltwater disposal facility in 1980. They recognized the opportunity being created by the EPA’S mandate to protect surface drinking water from the improper disposal of oil industry water by-product. During the 80’S Randy and his dad built twenty six SWDS, making them the largest operator in the Permian Basin. RBJ sold its SWD portfolio in 1989, spawning several of its current competitors. Since that time, RBJ has continued to develop and operate SWDS in the permian basin. Today, RBJ operates 20 state-of-the-art SWDS in the Permian Basin, and plans to continue developing new SWDS as needed to support the growth of the oil industry.
Today RBJ is owned by a select group of partners with deep industry experience. RBJ has proud heritage of being a family run company with many of its employees being first or second generation family members. This creates a sense of pride, competition and camaraderie that drives our success.
SINCE 1980, RBJ HAS DEVELOPED AND OPERATED 93 SALTWATER DISPOSAL FACILITIES IN THE PERMIAN BASIN
RBJ CURRENTLY HAS OWNERSHIP IN, AND OPERATES 20 SALTWATER DISPOSAL FACILITIES
RBJ HAS 31 FULL-TIME EMPLOYEES, AND IS 100% EMPLOYEE OWNED
RBJ HAS CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIPS WITH OVER 300 TRUCKING COMPANIES.
RBJ HAS DIRECT PIPELINES WITH 15 MAJOR OIL PRODUCERS
EACH MONTH RBJ SALTWATER DISPOSAL FACILITIES DISPOSE OF APPROXIMATELY 5 MILLION BARRELS OF SALTWATER, AND CAPTURE AS MUCH AS 14,000 BARRELS OF SKIM OIL
The saltwater disposal industry as we know it today was created as a result of the EPA’S mandate to protect surface drinking water. Prior to 1980 there were no regulations requiring oil producers to safely dispose of the water by-product they generated thought normal oil production. Prior to these regulations it was common for oil producers to dispose of this toxic water by-product by sprinkling it onto adjacent lands or allowing it to run into nearby lakes or streams.
Saltwater disposal facilities are designed specifically to insure the protections of surface drinking water. Deep wells (generally 1 – 3 miles deep) are drilled through multiple layers of impermeable rock to make sure the water doesn’t find its way back up to the surface. In addition, multiple layers of steel and concrete casing are used for added protection against water leakage near the surface. The net result is that saltwater disposal facilities allow the saltwater produced through normal oil production to safely be returned to where it came from.