Nuverra Announces Contract with XTO Energy for Pipeline Water Gathering, Delivery and Disposal Services in McKenzie County, North Dakota
-- 150-Mile Pipeline To Strengthen and Expand Nuverra's Water Transportation Capabilities --
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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Nov. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Nuverra Environmental Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: NES) ("Nuverra" or "the Company"), a leading provider of full-cycle environmental solutions to energy end-markets, announced today that it has entered into a long-term definitive agreement with XTO Energy Inc. ("XTO"), a subsidiary of Exxon Mobil Corporation, to provide water-related pipeline services in McKenzie County, North Dakota.

Under the agreement, Nuverra will build the 150-mile McKenzie County Pipeline Network ("the Network") to provide produced water gathering and disposal services and fresh water delivery. The XTO agreement is a long-term, fee-based gathering agreement.  

"The construction of this pipeline represents a transformational step in our effort to become a fully-integrated environmental solutions provider in North Dakota," said Mark Johnsrud, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Nuverra. "We are pleased to extend our relationship with XTO to serve their growing water management needs."

"With significant increases in well density and growing water volumes, we believe our pipeline network represents an important complement to our transportation capabilities and provides sustainable and efficient water gathering and delivery solutions for our customers," concluded Mr. Johnsrud. 

The Network will serve XTO's dedicated acreage, as well as other operator wells in the area. The Network will feature fixed, buried pipelines, which will include a gathering line to transport produced and flowback water for disposal or recycling and a distribution line for fresh water delivery.

The Network is projected to cost $125 million to $150 million, based on current engineering and construction specifications, with completion during the fourth quarter of fiscal 2015. Construction is expected to begin in May 2015.

About Nuverra

Nuverra Environmental Solutions is among the largest companies in the United States dedicated to providing comprehensive and full-cycle environmental solutions to customers in energy and industrial end-markets. Nuverra focuses on the delivery, collection, treatment, recycling, and disposal of restricted solids, water, wastewater, used motor oil, spent antifreeze, waste fluids and hydrocarbons. The Company continues to expand its suite of environmentally compliant and sustainable solutions to customers who demand stricter environmental compliance and accountability from their service providers. Interested parties can access additional information about Nuverra on the Company's web site at, and in documents filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, on the SEC's web site at

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