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WHO SHOULD ATTEND

This 2 Day Conference Has Been Designed For The Following Job Functions:

  • COO
  • VP Engineering
  • VP EHS/HSE
  • VP Operations

Plus:

  • Director, Manager, Supervisor, Team Lead, Superintendent of:
  • Water Services
  • Water Logistics
  • Water Operations
  • Water Management
  • Water Sourcing
  • Water Technology
  • EHS/HSE
  • Operations
  • Production/Production Operations
  • Construction
  • Engineering
  • And:
  • Manager/Senior Engineer/Foreman of:
  • Water Operations
  • Facilities/Facilities Engineering
  • Completions
  • Environmental
  • Regulation & Compliance
  • Drilling

Meet Leading Technology & Service Providers In:

  • 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

Agenda


Day 1 – 1 November 2022

CASE STUDIES IN ACTUAL PRACTICE TO ADDRESS LIMITED DISPOSAL CAPACITY


08:15 Coffee and Registration

08:45 Chair’s Opening Remarks

Mark Peavy, President & FounderPeavy Energy Ventures


OPENING PANEL – ADDRESSING TODAY'S CHALLENGES THROUGH WATER SHARING & COLLABORATION

08:50 IMPROVING WATER SHARING SCHEDULING Progressing Water Sharing Arrangements To Better Co-Ordinate Frac Jobs & Improve Overall Efficiency

David Yoxtheimer, Extension Associate and Research ProfessorPenn State University

09:15 WATER SHARING Water Availability and the Role of Water Sharing in the Susquehanna River

Jason E. Oyler, Esq., General Counsel and Secretary, Susquehanna River Basin Commission

09:40 ROI ON GATHERING LINES VERSUS TRUCKING Justifying The Business Case For Setting Up Localized Gathering Lines To Reduce Truck Traffic Whilst Managing Environmental Release Risks

10:05 IMPROVING TAKEAWAY EFFICIENCY Strategies For Reducing The Number Of Trucks On The Road And Managing Rising Costs And Driver Vacancies

- Working around labour shortages and price increases

- Strategies for reducing the number of trucks on the road

- Strategies for handling

- Cost inflation mitigation strategies 

Darin Chaffee, Water Foreman - Marcellus, Chesapeake Energy

10:30 Extended Curated Questions & Discussion – Sharing observations and best practices from the audience as well as problem-solving alternate strategies.

10:45 – 11:15 Morning Refreshment Break & Networking
 


Identifying Opportunities for Lithium and Other Critical Mineral Extraction


PANEL - CAPITALIZING ON LITHIUM RECOVERY AND ADDITIONAL RARE MINERAL EXTRACTION OPPORTUNITIES

11:15 Commercialization Of Lithium And Critical Minerals/Metals Extracted From Produced Water

The extraction of Li from oil and gas resources could enable U.S. markets to purchase Li domestically, hence preventing monopoly pricing in other international regions. This has the potential to benefit both oil and gas producers in the Marcellus and Utica regions, as well as Li end-users, given the region's closeness to Detroit, the United States' automobile capital. This panel will discuss the next steps necessary to capitalize on this exciting new opportunity.

11:15 LITHIUM EXTRACTION TECHNOLOGY New Technologies & Approaches For Lithium Extraction & Separation From Produced Brine Waters

David Yoxtheimer, Extension Associate and Research ProfessorPenn State University

11:35 CENTRALIZED MINERAL EXTRACTION FACILITIES Enabling The Long-Term Objective Of Constructing Centralized Facilities To Manage Mineral Extraction From Produced Water And To Fully Integrate With The Future Low Carbon Economy

Randy Blood, Co-Founder, Madoqua Energy

11:55 PRODUCED WATER COMPOSITION OF THE APPALACHIAN BASIN Commodities and other constituents affecting reuse

Madalyn S. Blondes, Ph.D., Geology Energy and Minerals (GEM) Science CenterU.S. Geological Survey

12:15 MONETIZING LITHIUM EXTRACTION Identifying Universities, Chemical Analytics Groups, Midstream Players & Potential Partners To Help E&P’s Set Up New Routes To Market To Monetize Beneficial Reuse 

12:35 Extended Questions & Discussion

12:45 – 13:45 Networking Lunch In The Exhibition Area
 


EVALUATION OF INNOVATIVE ALTERNATIVES TO WATER DISPOSAL

Evaporation Units, Reverse Osmosis, & Crystallizers

Technology, Costs, And Solid Waste Stream Management


PANEL - LATEST EVAPORATION TRIALS DEVELOPMENTS

13:45 Addressing Key Challenges When Utilizing On-Site Evaporative Units

Some operators view evaporators as a short-term fix rather than providing a genuine long-term solution. The technology has promise but there are real challenges. Due to the local climate, evaporation can be difficult with an evaporation rate of around 40% requiring transport of the leftover waste, which is often significantly heavier than the original fluid. When it comes to the outsourcing of on-site evaporators, there are also a few key considerations to consider in terms of power consumption and solid waste management. In the words of one operator, “If we are going to hire someone to evaporate onsite, the ideal situation is to give the vendor a water line and tell them to just get rid of it and give me a bill at the end of the day. Instead, many of these enterprises want us to coordinate the solid waste collection and filter replacement. Whereas what we really need is a one-stop stop evaporation service”.

VP Of Operations, Marcellus E&P, Research Conversation With American Business Conferences, May 2022 

13:45 IMPROVING EVAPORATION TECHNOLOGY EFFECTIVENESS - Implementing Work Arounds & Revisions To Maximize Evaporation Technology Effectiveness

14:05 WASTE STREAM MANAGEMENT - Optimizing Evaporation Related Waste Stream Reduction & Management 

14:25 MOBILE EVAPORATION SERVICE PROVISION Cost-Benefit Analysis Of The Latest Evaporation Services For Operators

14:45 – 15:00 Curated Questions & Discussion

15:00 – 15:30 Afternoon Refreshment Break & Networking

 

REVERSE OSMOSIS INNOVATION FOR BENEFICIAL REUSE 

15:30 Operator Experiences Implementing The Latest Reverse Osmosis Technology For Brine Treatment

Produced water desalination for beneficial reuse is technologically feasible. Advancing this reuse in a safe and economical manner is a challenge for shale gas producers as high-salinity-produced water is energy-demanding to treat. This session critically examines the latest desalination technological innovations that could be implemented at shale gas well sites or centralized treatment facilities to allow high-salinity produced water to be reused outside of the shale gas industry.

  • Comparing the latest desalination technologies suitable for the produced water quality, economic, regulatory, and infrastructure factors of the Marcellus shale region including:

           - Reverse osmosis

           - Forward osmosis

           - Membrane distillation

  • Discussing the advantages, disadvantages and energy usage of each technology
  • Considering modular and scalable for on-site treatment at shale gas well sites.
  • Using cheap, locally accessible alternatives to reduce energy expenditures
  • Prospects for reducing the capital and operating costs of these technologies

15:50 Questions & Discussion

 

CASE STUDY – OPTIMIZING BLENDING FOR REUSE

16:00 Optimal Blending & Treatment Of Produced Water For Reuse

Produced water is frequently combined with fresh water for internal reuse to lower the high dissolved solids concentration and its impact on fluid viscosity.

This session looks at:-

  • Best practice blending optimization to ensure dissolved solids
  • Blending methodology and technology selection
  • Takings into account factors like corrosion of well materials, scaling that blocks gas flow to the well, and the effects of changing salinity on clay swelling in the formation
  • Conclusions on finding the optimal sweet spot in the most cost-competitive way  

Dr. Hassan Dehghanpour, University of Petroleum Engineering, University of Alberta

16:25 Questions & Discussion
 


FUTURE CONSIDERATION OF THE ULTIMATE DESTINATION OF PRODUCED WATER

How To Use Injection Wells Most Efficiently And What The Future Holds For These Resources


PANEL - SOLUTIONS FOR ADDRESSING THE ULTIMATE DESTINATION OF WASTEWATER

16:35 Optimizing The Utilization Of Injection Wells And What The Future Holds For These Resources

Only ten approved disposal wells in Pennsylvania are currently operational or accept oil and gas waste, thus most wastewater for disposal is shipped to Ohio, which has over 200 brine disposal wells. Moreover, recent links between brine injection and induced seismicity in Ohio and growing competition for wastewater disposal sites from Utica shale development will likely reduce storage space accessible to PA operators. The case studies in this panel look at the use of new technology to minimize risks, a status update on SWD seismic risk management and an open panel discussion on the ultimate destination of wastewater in the future.

16:35 OPTIMIZING SALTWATER DISPOSAL IN OHIO Operator Experiences On Implementing New Technologies, Subsurface Chemical Treatments & Monitoring For Safe & Efficient Deep Well Injection

17:00 MITIGATING INDUCED SEISMICITY Evaluate Multiple Solutions For Mitigating Seismicity From A Commercial & Technical Perspective

17:25 THE MIDSTREAM PERSPECTIVE Future Solutions For Operators On Maximizing SWD Capacity & Identifying Alternative Destinations

Caleb Bloyd, Facilities Engineer, Chesapeake Energy Company

17:50 Curated Q&A Audience Discussion On Addressing The Ultimate Destination Of Waste Water In The Future

18:15 Chair’s Closing Remarks & Close Of Day 1

18:20 – 19:20 VIP DRINKS RECEPTION AND NETWORKING

AGENDA AT A GLANCE

DAY 1 - CASE STUDIES IN ACTUAL PRACTICE TO ADDRESS LIMITED DISPOSAL
CAPACITY

  • Developing Innovative Approaches To Reusing More Produced Water, Increasing Takeaway Capacity And Locating More Sustainable Disposal Options
  • Identifying Lithium and Other High-Value Mineral Extraction Opportunities From Produced Water – Also Consider Interconnections With Building A Natural Gas-Powered Hydrogen Hub In The Marcellus Region
  • Expanding Opportunities To Share Water And Improving Scheduling To Maximize The Amount Of Water Available For Fracking
  • Finding Alternatives To Disposal In The Absence Of Cost-Effective Recycling Opportunities Or Water Sharing Infrastructure In Your Immediate Locality
  • Evaporation Units – Technology, Costs & Waste Stream Reduction

DAY 2 - BEST PRACTICE SOLUTIONS FOR REDUCING COSTS AND IMPROVED
EFFICIENCY

  • Understand Regulators; Perspectives on Future Disposal Options & Permitting Challenges
  • Sharing Operator Experiences On Permitting Process Planning Optimization To Improve Timelines
  • Hear From Midstream Service Providers On How To Make The Business Case For Outsourcing Water Storage And Using Centralized Facilities For Recovery & Recycling
  • Discover Emerging Technology In The Fields Of Leak Detection And Automation Of Tracking And Monitoring
  • Ensuring The Long-Term Sustainability Of The Water Management Eco-System In The Marcellus & Utica Regions
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