WHO WILL BE ATTENDING
Meet The Most Commanding Movers And Shakers From:
- Marcellus & Utica Operators, including EQT Corporation, EOG Resources, CONSOL Energy, Range Resources, Cabot Oil & Gas, Chesapeake Energy, Antero Resources, Noble Energy, Eclipse Resources, Chevron North America, Ascent Resources, Black Swan Energy, Carrizo Oil & Gas, Alta Mesa Holdings, Seven Generations Energy, ARC Resources, Gulfport Energy Corporation, Murphy Oil, Arsenal Resources and more
- Government & Regulatory Bodies from Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Ohio, Kentucky and North Dakota
CEOs, COOs and VPs, Directors & Managers, Superintendents, Supervisors Of...
- Chemical Engineering
- Field Service
- Water Treatment Technology Providers
- Mobile Treatment
- Evaporation Technologies
- Crystallization Technologies
- Produced Water Disposal Options
- TENORM Handling Solutions
- TENORM Management & Disposal Options
- Transportation & Logistical Service Providers
- Water Tracking System Service Providers
- Water Storage Companies
- Water Monitoring Providers
- Environmental Consultancies
- Completions Consultants
- Pumping Companies
- Water Infrastructure Developers
- Completion Technology Suppliers
- Pipeline Companies
- Mobile Software Systems Companies
Full Two Day Agenda
Day 1 Agenda: March 29, 2017
E&P Action Plans To Comply With ACT 78, And The Right Mechanisms For Safe & Economic Disposal Of Produced Water & TENORM Management
8:40 Conference Begins With The Chair's Opening Remarks
Chaired by : Chris Tesarski, CEO, CoResource Solutions
MAKING THE DECISION BETWEEN RECYCLE, REUSE & DISPOSAL TO
MAXIMIZE COST SAVINGS IN PRODUCED WATER MANAGEMENT
'RECYCLE & REUSE' VS. 'DISPOSAL': WHERE ARE COST SAVINGS MAXIMIZED?
Uncertainty around commodity prices, and the increasingly restrained regulatory environment has changed the way E&Ps in the Appalachian are approaching their produced water management decisions.
This keynote panel focuses on comparing the economics of treating produced water for recycling and reuse versus the total cost of disposal, with E&Ps establishing their decisions on real volumes of water recovered from wells, cost of water transfer and proximity to disposal wells.
8:50 Decide Between 'Low-Cost Disposal' And 'Treatment Recycling For Reuse' To Maximize Cost Savings: What Is The Lowest Cost Option?
- Reuse Treatment Cost Vs. ROI Per Well : Compare water treatment costs vs. rate of return per well to establish if pumping produced water is justifiable
- Cost Of Injection : Understand how to weigh up the cost vs. benefit and proximity of internal, external or contracted SWD facilities to get rid of water
- Water Qualities : Understand how to account for varying water qualities and formation types to create water reuse or disposal plan
- Cost of Reuse Vs. Disposal : Sharing tangible data to back the decision to choose one water management strategy over the other
Moderated by : Chris Tesarski, CEO, CoResource Solutions
EQT's Perspective: Dan Ruth, Supervisor, Water Management, stepping in for Jade Morel, Director, Water Management, EQT Corporation
CONSOL's Perspective: Marshall Roberts, Director of CONVEY Water Systems, CONSOL Energy
Chevron's Perspective: Kenneth Sell, Water Supervisor - Technical & Reuse, Chevron North America
Stonebridge's Perspective: Eddy Biehl, CEO, Stonebridge Operating
ACTING ON THE NEW ACT 78 REGULATIONS
9:30 Action Plans For Cost-Effectively Redesigning Current Water Storage Impoundments, Well Development Pipelines & Radiation Protection Plans In Accordance With ACT 78
- Storage : Learn whether E&Ps are going to continue holding impoundments or will convert them into just fresh water pits
- Clearing Impoundments : Understand the roadmap these operators plan to take to meet the March 2017 impoundments clearance deadline without incurring excessive costs
- Water Transfer : Learn how E&Ps plan to move allowable volumes of brine water in the absence of adequate well development pipelines
- Radiation Protection Planning : Discuss immediate E&P strategies and potential obstacles in the implementation of the Radiation Protection Plans in the absence of enough CHPs in the state
- Plus: Additional clarity on the stipulations and impact of ACT 78 on the operating environment.
Andrew Williams, Senior State Regulatory & Legislative Affairs Manager, Environmental Defense Fund
10:00 Question & Answer Session
10:10 GRADIANT ENERGY SERVICES: PRODUCED WATER MANAGEMENT CASE STUDY
Kushal Seth, Gradiant Energy Services
10:30 Question & Answer Session
MORNING NETWORKING BREAK SPONSORED BY TETRA TECHNOLOGIES
10:35 Morning Refreshments In The Exhibition Area
PRODUCED WATER RECYCLING AS A COMPLETIONS FLUID
11:05 Discussing Bacterial Disinfection Options And Differences Between Oxidizing And Non-Oxidizing Biocides: A Review Of Compatibility Concerns
- Recent trends in produced water reuse and an alternate method for produced water management
Mark Patton, VP Sales & Marketing, Hydrozonix
11:20 Question & Answer Session
PRODUCED WATER INJECTION WELLS
NAVIGATE THE PERMITTING & CONSTRUCTION PROCESS
INJECTION WELL PERMITS
Five years ago, the industry saw a rise in disposal wells rise in Pennsylvania, however, not to the same extent as Ohio. Pennsylvania's geology might be somewhat more challenging but that isn't a game stopper. SWD still remain very expensive and the time to get a disposal well permitted and up and running is several years. But, unless you start the process now, you will see yourself 5 years down the line with bigger issues to deal with.
11:25 Learn How Best To Navigate The Process To Get An Injection Well Permit
- Regulatory Requirements : Gain clarity on the regulatory requirements and process to obtain an injection well permit
- Permitting Timeline : Get an educated time-frame on the permitting process from start to finish
- Manage Public Perception : Lean measures for handling and overcoming negative public perception regarding deep well injection
David Rectenwald, Environmental Scientist, EPA
11:55 Question & Answer Session
PROFITABLE AT $30 A BARREL
12:00 Learning How A Source Of Water Was Created For Reuse For An Operator While Increasing Oil Production, Reduce Operating Costs And Be Profitable At $30 Per Barrel
Chris Tesarski, CEO, CoResource Solutions
12:20 Question & Answer Session
12:25 Networking Lunch In The Exhibition Area
1:25 Utilizing Existing Water Handling Facilities As an Energy Storage System
- Can you make your water handling Into a Profit Center By Adding a Pumped Storage Hydro Capability?
Don Toews, President, Power Zone Equipment
1:55 Question & Answer Session
COST-EFFECTIVE ALTERNATIVES TO DISPOSAL
LEARN WHAT OTHER PROVEN ALTERNATIVES ARE AVAILABLE TO ELIMINATE WATER AT A SIMILAR COST OF RECYCLING
INNOVATIONS AND ADVANCEMENTS IN EVAPORATIVE-CRYSTYALIZERS
2:00 Demonstrating Opportunities For Using Evaporative-Crystallizers As An Economic Alternative To Disposal To Reduce Water Transfer Costs & Seismicity Risks
- Presentation will cover technology advancements, innovations, and economics of evaporative crystallizers operating on shale gas produced water
- Brief review of conventional evaporator and crystallizer choices, as well as challenges that have limited their implementation
- Understand modernized evaporator and crystallizer designs, which increase performance and solve previous challenges
- Presentation of a novel lower cost option that can achieve double the previous brine concentrations (half the residual volumes) relative to conventional evaporators on the market, without the need for chemical pre-treatment
- Review of lessons and data from West Texas and Western Canadian shale basin crystallizer operations
- Understand the cost per barrel for evaporator-crystallizers to determine whether it is worth the investment
- Understand options for managing treated water removed during evaporation, such as treated water production and management, or evaporation of water mass to atmosphere including air quality concerns
Ben Sparrow, CEO, Saltworks Technologies Inc.
2:20 Question & Answer Session
TENORM MITIGATION & MANAGEMENT PLANNING
SAFE & ECONOMIC TREATMENT, HANDLING & DISPOSAL
2:25 Managing Oil & Gas TENORM Waste From Cradle To Grave
- Understand presence of TENORM in typical Marcellus Oil & Gas Operations
- Learn the obstacles and solutions to properly characterize TENORM waste
- Consider applicability of federal and state regulations
- Implementing a robust NORM/TENORM Management Program - Risk Management
Luke Marsh, Senior EHS Specialist,Cabot Oil & Gas
Supported by: Alex Lopez
2:55 Question & Answer Session
AFTERNOON NETWORKING BREAK SPONSORED BY DOW CHEMICAL COMPANY
3:10 Afternoon Refreshments In The Exhibition Area
SAFE, ECONOMIC TENORM DISPOSAL
3:40 Best Practices For Safely And Economically Disposing Radioactive Material And Understand The Long-Term Impact On The Industry
- Hear strategies used to encapsulate NORM
- Examine the viability of mixing with cements and chemicals to identify most cost effective and safe disposal method
- Learn how the State of Kentucky is developed guidelines for safe disposal of sources of NORM and TENORM and reduce legacy problems for the industry and waste managers
Larry Taylor, Environmental Scientist Consultant, Office of the Commissioner, Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection
4:10 Question & Answer Session
BASIN-WIDE TENORM MANAGEMENT
CLOSING REGULATORY PANEL DISCUSSION
With Pennsylvania being the only state where operators can dispose off TENORM, E&Ps are incurring huge costs to move radioactive material through Pennsylvania or ship it out West. Both Ohio and West Virginia have no clear regulatory framework. With TENORM management such a hot button issue and the horse already out of the barn, how can regulators make it easier for operators to manage handling and disposal?
4:20 This Regulator-Led Discussion With Experts From PA DEP, West Virginia Department Of Health And North Dakota Will Detail:
- Methods to handle waste in different states for companies who hold acreage in across multiple states
- Plans to work with E&Ps to make the disposal process easier
- Plans to maintain the status quo if existing regulations are providing enough protection the environment
- Where TENORM regulations are headed in the near future
Jason Frame, Program Chief, West Virginia Radiological Health Program
Dale Patrick, MS, Manager, North Dakota Department of Health Radiation Control
4:50 Chair's Closing Remarks
5:00 - 6:00 Networking Drinks Reception In The Exhibition Area
Day 2 Agenda Preview: March 30, 2017
Minimizing The Cost Of Recycling And Reuse, Handling And Storage, While Staying In Compliance With Regulatory Requirements
8:50 Conference Day Two Begins With The Chair's Remarks
Chaired by : Chris Tesarski, CEO, CoResource Solutions
COST-EFFECTIVE RECYCLING & REUSE: KEYNOTE CASE STUDY
9:00 How Ascent Resources Compared Produced Water Treatment Costs Vs. ROI Per Well To Justify Pumping Produced Water On Fracs
- How Were The Economics Compared? Learn how Ascent Resouces compared the economics of treating water vs. rates of changing the frac package
- Was The Water Treated? Hear what kind of testing was applied to evaluate most cost effective treatment option for varying water types
- What Was The Lowest Cost Option? Find out exactly which option handled fluctuating flow back water rates at the lowest possible cost
- Potential Ramifications? Uncover potential pitfalls that can occur when reusing water used from one frac to another
Stephanie Timmermeyer, Contract Water Engineer, Ascent Resources
Note:Stephanie is stepping in for Tom Bauer, Ex-Superintendent - Water Management Group
9:30 Question & Answer Session
CLOSE-LOOPING PRODUCED WATER REUSE
9:40 Recover, Store And Reuse Flow-back Fluids Faster To Significantly Reduce Costs
- Produced Water Volumes : Specifying the real volumes of produced water recovered per well
- Treatment for Reuse : Determine if water was treated before storage and reuse and potential impact of fracking with inferior water
- In-House Vs. Third Party Storage : Assess how to store water for reuse on another well to stay compliant with Act 78
- Water Sharing : Debate the viability of sharing water with another operator to even out schedules
Ben Thomas, Sales Professional, Newalta
10:00 Question & Answer Session
AUTOMATED PRODUCED WATER MANAGEMENT
10:05 How Automated Produced Water Management Strategies Can Lower Labor And Operating Costs Dramatically
- Calculate the value added and efficiency gains through automating produced water gathering systems
- Find out how to remotely manage and monitor produced water location and tank levels
- Sharing insight on operator's level of concern: How much are they saving and what is the break-even point
Michael Fontaine, VP of EnviroEdge Water Management, Crescent Services
10:20 Question & Answer Session
10:25 Morning Refreshments In The Exhibition Area
WATER SHARING PRESENTATIONS & ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSIONS
'SHARING FOR REUSE' VERSUS 'SHARING TO DISPOSE'
Are you looking for insight into how to make quick efficiency gains, either by sharing your produced water with other operators to get rid of excess fluids or by buying high-grade water at economical rates to use on new frac jobs as activity ramps up? Be part of these specifically designed roundtables with E&Ps and service providers on wavelengths similar to you, to get answer key questions around water sharing.
11:05 Find Out How The Changing Economics Of An Ever-Evolving Industry Is Redefining How Operators Are Viewing Water-Sharing Agreements
Get Answers To Key Questions: A Renewed View On Water Sharing
- Will operators have to go back to the day of Marcellus Shale Coalition and share their schedules: When are we going to frac, when we are going to use water, and what is that water quality standard that we need to be looking at?
- In which areas does it make sense to share?
- What water quality standards are being shared currently?
- What are the water standards per operator? Does there need to be a single standard? Or does there need to be three levels of standards?
- What standard would E&Ps and service companies have to meet to be able to get to send water to other operators?
- At which point do you start losing money by sharing?
- Who is responsible for the cost of sharing?
Workshop Leader : Josh Adler, Founder & CEO, Sourcewater
Steve Marcil, Operations Engineer, Black Swan Energy
Nick Inkenhaus, Water Staff Engineer,Range Resources
12:15 Networking Lunch In The Exhibition Area
WATER STORAGE TANKS & IMPOUNDMENTS
1:15 Encouraging Leading Management Practices To Minimize Leaks And Spills And Minimize Impacts From Storage Impoundments And Tanks
- Understand good engineered design, good construction quality assurance and control, and leak detection.
Dan Mueller, P.E., Director, Oil and Gas Exploration and Production, Environmental Defense Fund
1:45 Question & Answer Session
OPTIMIZE WATER TRANSFER INFRASTRUCTURE
MAXIMIZE COSTS SAVINGS THROUGH THE USE OF PIPELINES OVER TRUCKING OPTIONS
PLANNING FOR PIPELINES: IS NOW THE TIME TO GET TRUCKS OFF THE ROAD?
Operators have come to the realization that it's typically not very economical to be continuing moving produced water using trucks on Appalachian terrain. Some have been experimenting with the installation of surface pipelines that are temporary that can be laid from a large source to the side in which they are working. This presentation pushes the boundaries of water logistics to provide a detailed, action plan for moving water through pipelines at the lowest cost.
1:55 Sharing A Cohesive Logistics Plan To Alleviate 40% Of Water Transportation Cost By Moving Away From Trucking To Pipeline
- Right Of Way : Learn how the operator worked with landowners to acquire the permission to lay the line
- Water Outlet Stations : Assess the feasibility of water outlet stations that benefit multiple operators that are in a certain area
- Low-Cost Materials : Evaluate ways in which operators can take advantage of different low cost materials to find opportunities for cost savings
- Temporary vs. Permanent Infrastructure : Investigate the extent to which temporary poly pipes can be used to efficiently move fluids while keeping capital investment low
- Maintain Pipeline Integrity : Assess how the line was kept in appropriate integrity to avoid leakage
Jeremy Manno, Infrastructure Design Coordinator, Carrizo Oil & Gas
RAISE THE BAR ON PRODUCED WATER TREATMENT
RAISE THE BAR ON PRODUCED WATER TREATMENT: CLOSING ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION
2:20 Discussing Approaches To Told Treatment Companies To A Quality Standard Spec While Keeping Costs Under Control
Chaired by : Chris Tesarski, CEO, CoResource Solutions
3:20 Question & Answer Session
3:30 Chair's Closing Remarks
3:40 End of 7th Annual Cost-Effective Produced Water Management Marcellus & Utica 2017
INNOVATIONS IN PRODUCED WATER MANAGEMENT
Six Consecutive Years Of Sold-Out Exhibition, With On-Site Demos And Trailers!
We spoke with dozens of operators what new things they are watching out for:
- 'We're looking for treatment technology that is feasible from a cost standpoint'
- 'What are the best practices now for low cost adequate treatment - what treatment is 'good enough'?
- 'Recycling is always going to be at the top of our list, it will be interesting to see companies talking about taking chlorides out of the water'
- 'What other alternatives are out there to eliminate water at a similar cost to recycling?'
- 'We need to see companies raising the bar and holding treatment companies to a performance spec and improving automation and monitoring and data collection because it's a real input'
This is the only one-stop shop for E&Ps from the Marcellus, Utica and beyond, looking for water treatment technology providers that have stepped up capacity to turnaround several 1000s barrels a day of volume at the lowest cost.
> What E&Ps Had To Say About Produced Water Management Marcellus & Utica 2016
- 'This continues to be the go-to event of operators looking for opportunities to share water and options for reducing costs ' - Noble Energy
- 'Extremely value-added conference for networking and intelligent discussion ' - Anadarko Petroleum
- 'What a great event to share and work through challenges with your peers immediately ' - Chevron
- 'Knowledge sharing here will benefit everyone! ' - Rice Energy
- 'The produced water management conference provides an excellent networking opportunity and platform to discus topics and concerns relevant to the industry ' - Anadarko Petroleum