Full Two Day Agenda: March 27 & 28, 2018

DAY 1 AGENDA: TUESDAY, 27 MARCH 2018

E&P Action Plans And Technological Advancements In Water Treatment To Improve The Effectiveness & Cost-Efficiency Of Produced Water Recycling, Reuse & Disposal

8:50 Chair's Opening Remarks

Chaired by: Jack Crook, Senior VP EHS, Diversified Gas & Oil

HOW E&Ps PLAN TO MANAGE & MOVE PRODUCED WATER VOLUMES QUICKLY, COST-EFFECTIVELY & EFFICIENTLY

KEYNOTE E&P PANEL: BENCHMARKING WATER MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES

9:00 Assess How Marcellus And Utica E&Ps Are Strategizing To Cost-Effectively Manage And Handle Produced Water Volumes Moving Into 2018, 2019 & 2020

  • Number One Short-Term E&P Objective : Will E&Ps be using 100% produced water by 2020? Get complete clarity on producer plans for 2018, 2019 and 2020
  • Number Two Long-Term E&P Objective : Will operators stop disposing water altogether as the market picks up? Understand exactly what E&P plans will be moving forward and the implications it will have on disposal service providers
  • Water Needs & Costs By Area : Establishing how much water will be needed in the Marcellus and Utica versus disposal requirements and the cost associated with that
  • Making Decisions With The Regulatory Context In View : Hear how E&Ps are making recycle/reuse vs. disposal decisions, while within the confines of the current regulatory environment and complying with minimum requirements
  • What Treatment Solutions Are Cost-Advantageous To The E&P? Find out which types of technologies and levels of treatment are being implemented where margins are maximized
  • Water Transfer Strategies : Hearing multiple perspectives on how operators plan to quickly, cheaply and efficiently move produced water volumes, while minimizing environmental footprint

Jack Crook, Senior VP EHS, Diversified Gas & Oil

David Yoxtheimer, Hydrogeologist & Extension Associate, Marcellus Center for Outreach and Research

9:30 Question & Answer Session

'RECYCLE & REUSE' OR 'DISPOSE'?

OPTIMIZED APPROACHES FOR MAXIMIZING E&P MARGINS & WELL PERFORMANCE

'RECYCLE & REUSE' OR 'DISPOSE'

9:40 Compare Total Cost & Well Deliverability Results For Recycling & Reuse Vs. Disposal And Establish Water Management Decisions On Economics, Operational Benefits And Performance

  • Costs Vs. Trade-offs : Sharing concrete evidence on the cost to recycle, reuse and dispose
  • Area Classification : Identify plays where the operational benefits of water recycling and disposal offset the spend and risks
  • Debating if disposal will be an economically viable strategy for the Appalachian in the long-term or will recycle and reuse be the most cost-effective way moving forward to reduce operational costs
  • Regulatory Compliance : What are the most cost-effective solutions, or technologies, to treat produced water and meeting the current minimum legal requirements in the Appalachians.
  • Using 100% Produced Water : Can be it achieved and how well's production is going to be affected by it?

Judson Shreves, Production Manager - Appalachia, Gulfport Energy

10:10 Question & Answer Session

PRODUCED WATER RECYCLING & REUSE

EXAMINE THE CORRELATION BETWEEN PRODUCED WATER TREATMENT & TRUE WELL PERFORMANCE

CORRELATING WATER TREATMENT & WELL PERFORMANCE

10:20 Find Out If 100% Produced Water Can Be Reused Without Impacting Production Performance

< Evaluate Well Results To Determine The Relationship Between Produced Water Treatment And True Well Performance >

  • Correlating Treatment & True Well Performance : Assess concrete wells performance when using 100% produced water versus fresh water
  • Correlating Water Quality & Well Productivit y: Sharing evidence from major Appalachian hotpots on how water qualities affect the success and productivity of the well
  • Suitability For Reuse : Classify water qualities that amenable to reuse without undergoing treatment
  • Incremental Spend On Treatment : Is it worthwhile to spend the extra treatment dollars to get 10% cleaner water? Understand if the incremental treatment has an impact on productivity
  • Learn what produced water does to a well, from a performance point of view and how long produced water can be used before production starts decreasing
  • Examine the consequential logistical, manpower, and completion cost of reusing 100% produced water

Rishikesh Shetty, Staff Petroleum EngineerBlackhawk Energy LLC

Dean Fanguy, Director of Sales - North America, TETRA Technologies

10:40 Question & Answer Session

APPLICATION OF DATA ANALYTICS

10:45 Examine The Prospect Of Water Recycling Facility Requirements For Marcellus

Amin Ettehadtavakkol, Assistant Professor, Texas Tech University

11:00 Question & Answer Session

11:05 Morning Refreshments In The Exhibition Area

COST-EFFECTIVE PRODUCED WATER DISPOSAL STRATEGIES

SAFELY HANDLE PRODUCED WATER WHEN REUSE IS NOT AN OPTION

COST-EFFECTIVE DISPOSAL: OPERATOR CASE STUDY & REGULATORY PERSPECTIVES

11:30 Sharing Best Practices For Produced Water Disposal To Cost-Effectively Manage Large Volumes Of Fluid When Recycling & Reuse Is Not An Option

  • Water Qualities & Treatment For Disposal : Evaluate how to account for varying produced water qualities for presence of TDS and Brine to determine appropriate levels of and suitability for treatment for disposal.
  • In-house Vs. Third Party Disposal : Weigh up the cost vs. value of E&P owned disposal wells versus proximity of external or contracted SWD facilities to get rid of water
  • Increase Disposal Efficiency : Learn steps to move large volumes of produced and wastewater to injection wells safer and more efficiently
  • Managing Repercussions & Public Perception : Understand measures for managing injection risks and handling negative public perception regarding seismicity
  • Understand Environmental Considerations:   Produced water disposal alternatives including reuse, recycle, and discharge, including spill/leak prevention from recycling
  • Produced Water Chemical Characterization : Advancements in produced water chemical & toxicological characterization as relevant to reuse or disposal alternatives outside the oilfield

E&P Perspective :Nick Inkenhaus, Water Staff Engineer, Range Resources

EDF Perspective : Nichole Saunders, Attorney U.S. Climate & Energy, Environmental Defense Fund

12:00 Question & Answer Session

TECHNOLOGICAL ADVANCEMENTS IN WATER TREATMENT

IMPROVE THE EFFECTIVENESS & EFFICIENCY OF WATER MANAGEMENT THROUGH PORTABLE, LOCALIZED & CENTRALIZED TREATMENT SYSTEMS

PORTABLE, SKID-MOUNTED WATER TREATMENT CAPABILITIES

12:10 Assess Costs And Capabilities Of Portable, Skid Mounted Water Treatment To Increase On-Site Efficiency, Reduce Thinning And Chemical Costs

  • Feasibility Assessment :  Assess the viability of portable against other treatment systems, comparing costs associated with storage, pumping for treatment and pumping back into system.
  • Affordability Appraisal : Debating whether the expense of having portable skids and their maintenance be cost prohibitive
  • On-Site, Inline Polishing Capabilities : Understand how skid mounted units can polish produced water up to an adequate level so it can go right back out to another fracturing job
  • Reduce Double Handling : Examine how to use in-line prior to flow back events to polish the water before going into the storage

Mark Patton, President, Hydrozonix

12:40 Question & Answer Session

12:50 Networking Lunch In The Exhibition Area

LOCALIZED VS. CENTRALIZED TREATMENT

1:50 Compare Capabilities Of Localized And Centralized Treatment Systems For Cost-Effectively Managing And Handling Produced Water Volumes

  • Localized Or Centralized Treatment : Understand what makes most sense and where depending your produced water management strategy to recycle/reuse or dispose
  • Cost-Benefit Analysis : Assess the cost savings that can be realized for treatment and transfer using localized vs. centralized treatment
  • Treatment Optionalities : Debating whether the benefits of centralized treatment offset treatment option limitations onsite

2:20 Question & Answer Session

HIGH-STRENGTH BRINE MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES

BRINE DESALINATION | SALT/SLUDGE HANDLING & REVENUE CREATION

PLAN A: BRINE DESALINATION

2:30 Showcasing How Cost-Effective Desalination Technologies Have Been Applied To Manage High-Strength Brine And Reduce Salt To Acceptable Levels

PLAN B: SALT/SLUDGE HANDLING & REVENUE CREATION

2:45 Examine Immediate And Long-Term Opportunities For Dealing With Brine By-Products As Salty Water Volumes Rise

  • Learn steps taken to overcome the challenges of treating water saturated in brines and how recycling strategies have been adapted
  • Highlighting technologies that are optimized for treating salty water at a cost-effective rate
  • Understand how to bring chloride levels down by a sufficient degree to avoid reaction with the additives
  • Showcasing short-term plans for dealing with brine by-products when there is a lack of nearby injection wells
  • Assess revenue creation opportunities when handling large quantities of salt and other by-products
  • Find out which elements can be pulled out of production water and be used for beneficial reuse

3:00 Question & Answer Session

3:30 Afternoon Refreshments In The Exhibition Area

ALTERNATIVES TO DEEP-WELL INJECTION

EVAPORATION TECHNOLOGIES | CRYSTALLIZATION TECHNOLOGIES | MEMBRANE TECHNOLOGIES

MEMBRANE TECHNOLOGIES

4:00 Demonstrating New Opportunities For Using Membrane Technology To Treating Produced Water

  • Understand the minimum water quality needed to efficiently treat produced water using membrane technology
  • Assess the applicability and capability of the different membranes to cope with your operational demands and water treatment minimum requirements/standards
  • Assess the affordability of membrane technology to remove off top end waste in a simplified format as part of the actual backyard activity during completions

Vikas Khanna, Associate Professor, University of Pittsburgh

Sakineh Tavakkoli, Research Assistant, University of Pittsburgh

4:30 Question & Answer Session

EVAPORATION & CRYSTALLIZATION TECHNOLOGIES

4:40 Examine Technological And Economic Advances In Crystallization Technologies To Establish Its Viability As A Possible Alternative To Deep-Well Injection

  • Showcasing plans to accelerate the natural evaporation process of larger quantities of produced water to reduce operational costs and water transfer fees
  • Learn how to reduce disposal cost by treating produced water at evaporation facilities
  • Assess revenue creation opportunities by repurposing large quantities of residual by-products
  • Assess your produced water quality to find the most efficient crystallization treatment to capture your specific waste compounds
  • Cost-effectiveness of Crystallisation: Evaluate the short and long-term costs of implementing this technology and determine whether it is worth the investment
  • Understand crystallization treatment scalability and determine its feasibility for your production needs

5:10 Question & Answer Session

5:20 Chair's Closing Remarks

5:30 Networking Drinks Reception In The Exhibition Area

DAY 2 AGENDA: WEDNESDAY, 28 MARCH 2018

Delivering Immediate & Long-Term Water Transfer Solutions Including Building/Repurposing Water Pipeline Infrastructure, Managing Truck Driver Shortage, Water Storage, Water Sharing & TENORM Management

8:30 Chair's Opening Remark

Chaired by: Jack Crook, Senior VP EHS, Diversified Gas & Oil

DEVELOP & IMPLEMENT AN EFFECTIVE WATER TRANSFER STRATEGY

KEYNOTE: LOWERING THE COST OF WATER HANDLING

9:00 Assess How To Cost-Effectively Develop Water Transfer And Distribution Infrastructure To Handle Large Volumes Of Produced Fluids At The Lowest Cost

  • Cost-Effectiveness Assessment : Measure the return on investment for water management operations for new infrastructure
  • Build or Re-purpose : Know when to construct or repurpose existing infrastructure to transfer large volume of produced or wastewater
  • Cost-Benefit Analysis : Evaluate the optimum strategy for transferring produced and wastewater using pipelines and/or trucks

Nathan Harris, Senior Director, HSE, Pennsylvania General Energy Company, L.L.C.

9:30 Question & Answer Session

UTILIZING TRUCKS FOR MOVING PRODUCED WATER

ADDRESS ONE OF THE BIGGEST WATER TRANSFER CHALLENGES RIGHT NOW

9:40 Demonstrating The Application Of A Leading Operating-By-Exception, Field Automation Platform For E&P, Midstream & Energy Service Companies To Close The Communication Gap And Boost Efficiency

Application in Drilling, Production, Transportation, Construction, Maintenance, HSE, Electronic Field Tickets And Invoicing Automation

  • Electronic Water Management run tickets
  • Date, time and geo-stamping on all hauling activities such as arrival, departure, load and unload events
  • User/Vehicle check-in
  • Custody signatures
  • Integrated camera functionality
  • Scheduling and dispatching
  • Automatic real-time pricing module (by customer/vendor)
  • Invoice approval process between Producer and Water Hauler

Britt Spencer, Technical Lead, Detechtion Technologies

10:00 Question & Answer Session

MANAGING THE 'TRUCK DRIVER SHORTAGE' CHALLENGE

10:10 Evaluate E&P Plans For Managing Driver Shortage Issues And Trucking Pricing Dynamics To Effectively Complete Development Plans

  • Assess the trucking market in the Appalachians from the E&Ps perspective to minimize operational and production stress when driver availability decreases.
  • Scrutinize the costs and capabilities of water transfer alternatives to reduce trucking dependency.
  • Understands what are the main factors that promote drivers' shortage in the Appalachian from an E&P perspective.

Moderated by: Jack Crook, Senior VP EHS, Diversified Gas & Oil

10:30 Question & Answer Session

10:40 Morning Refreshments In The Exhibition Area

DEEP-WELL INJECTION & SEISMICITY

SEISMICITY RISKS & SEISMIC MONITORING STRATEGIES FOR NEWLY PERMITTED APPALACHIAN WELLS

DEEP-WELL INJECTION & SEISMICITY RISKS

11:10 Learn Exactly How Earthquake Prone SWDs Are And Plan Your Water Disposal Strategy Accordingly

  • Injection Wells And Seismicity : Recognize the short and long-term risks associated with injection wells to assess any potential ramification
  • Regulatory Outlook : Gain clarity on the regulatory requirements and processes to obtain disposal well permits
  • Managing Public Concerns : Learn evidence-based facts around seismicity associated with disposal wells to manage negative public perception

Kyle Murray, Hydrogeologist, Oklahoma Geological Survey

11:40 Question & Answer Session

SEISMIC MONITORING

11:50 Learn How To Execute Seismic Monitoring For Newly Permitted Injection Wells And Remain Compliant With Recently Mandated PA Regulations

  • Learn how injection well operators are using to verify what seismicity incidents are due to operational injection wells or natural causes.
  • Assessing Seismicity Risks: Evaluate new injections wells capacity to minimize seismic related episodes en disposing produced and wastewater.
  • Contingency Plan:  Forecast your water management needs when using newly created wells to avoid any setbacks after seismic events.

12:20 Question & Answer Session

12:30 Networking Lunch In The Exhibition Area

TENORM MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES

SAFELY & ECONOMICALLY TREAT, HANDLE & DISPOSE TENORM

TENORM MANAGEMENT

1:30 Devise Optimal And Cost-Effective Treatment Methods For Safe Handling Of TENORM

  • Learn how to safely dispose natural recurring radioactive material from your drilling or production waste according to existing regulations
  • Regulatory Guidelines: Review regulatory changes and new requirements related to TENORM handling and disposal
  • Scrutinize the costs and capabilities of treatment technologies to remove radioactive material
  • Assess whether radioactive material need to be removed for recycle and reuse
  • Review the ability of treatment technologies to treat by-products like Barium

Dale Patrick, Manager Radioactive Materials, North Dakota Department of Health

Larry Taylor, Environmental Scientist Consultant, DEP Kentucky

2:00 Question & Answer Session

STRATEGIES FOR OVERCOMING KEY BARRIERS TO WATER SHARING

DEVELOP SHARING AGREEMENTS WHILE MANAGING TRANSPARENCY & CONFIDENTIALITY ISSUES

OPERATOR-TO-OPERATOR WATER SHARING

2:10 Evaluate How To Overcome Key Barriers To Water Sharing, Including Production Forecast Transparency And Confidentiality Issues, To Effectively Develop Sharing Agreements

  • Find ways in which E&Ps can work together and utilize the same infrastructure and service capabilities for mutual benefit.
  • Physical location logistics: Determine minimum water quality standards and devise water-sharing programs in which all your E&P partners can feel comfortable.
  • Temporal spatial activities: Continue operating at undisclosed locations and be able still to share water with other E&Ps
  • Water logistics software: Share forecasted water management data with other operators without losing market share or breaking confidentiality restrictions
  • Direct operator-to-operator relationship: Develop contractual mechanisms to legally share or sell water.

Paula Ballaron, Manager, Policy Implementation & Outreach, SRBC

2:40 Question & Answer Session

2:50 Afternoon Refreshments In The Exhibition Area

INNOVATIVE TEMPORARY STORAGE OPTIONS

COST-EFFECTIVELY HANDLE PRODUCED WATER WHEN DISPOSAL IS BACKED UP

INNOVATIONS IN TEMPORARY PRODUCED WATER STORAGE

3:20 Assess Innovative Temporary Storage Strategies To Handle Produced Water When Disposal Is Backed Up

  • Cost Vs. Benefits : Understand the cost vs. benefits for storing water in pits vs. tanks
  • Flexible Storage Options : Learn how to find flexible tank storage options that fit in with your project time frame.
  • Permitting Requirements : Find out how to acquire and comply with temporary storage permitting requirements
  • Design & Monitor : Find out everything you need to know about designing storage in such a way that enables you to monitor and operate with minimum intervention.
  • Regulatory Update : Fully understand why storage regulations differ from one region to another and plan your strategy accordingly for the Appalachian.

3:50 Question & Answer Session

WATER TRANSFER OPERATIONS: TO & FROM STORAGE TANKS

4:00 Strategies For Economically And Effectively Transferring Produced Water To And From Temporary Storage Facilities

  • Best Practices For Water Transfer : Hear examples of water transfer using above ground lines to establish effectiveness
  • Ensure Safety : Learn the safest way to transfer large volumes of produced water at the lowest cost
  • Third-Party Solutions : Identifying mechanisms for working with third-party water transfer companies while maintaining margins on both sides

4:30 Question & Answer Session

4:40 Chair's Closing Remarks

4:50 End of 8th Annual Cost-Effective Produced Water Management Marcellus & Utica 2018

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