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SPE Workshop: Full Life Cycle Management of Produced Water
19–20 November 2024 | Galveston, Texas

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SPE Workshop: Full Life Cycle Management of Produced Water
19–20 November 2024 | Galveston, Texas

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0815
  1. 15 mins
0830
  1. 60 mins
0930
  1. 30 mins
1000
  1. 90 mins

    Chairs: Michael Hightower,  New Mexico Produced Water Research Consortium; Brian Bohm, Apache Corporation

    Water is increasing being a prominent component of ESG related disclosure and corporate efforts in sustainability.  The reduction of fresh water usage as well as impacts to standard industry practices related to water management by regulatory and environmentally driven concerns like seismicity, beneficial reuse along with increase regulatory scrutiny is changing practices.  This session will highlight water related changes in the E&P industry and include reporting case studies, information on seismicity response by industry working groups, and general best practices for our industry on water reporting related to ESG.

1130
  1. 90 mins
1300
  1. 90 mins

    Chairs: Wei Shi, Chevron; Shawn Gao, Shell     

    Reuse of produced water has been an increasingly common practice to support unconventional oil and gas development. Aside from the economic benefits associated with making use of the water produced as a byproduct of oil and gas operations, reusing also reduces both the need for sourcing water (brackish or fresh) from the environment and the volume of produced water that requires disposal. This session intends to discuss both the technological and regulatory evolutions that enable the reuse of produced water for unconventional development, along with the industry’s experiences, lessons learned and best practices.

1430
  1. 30 mins
1500
  1. 90 mins

    Chairs: Patricia E. Carreras, Blue Moon Strategies; David Smith, Oilfield Conformance Consulting         

    The focus of this session is to discuss subsurface water control strategies, methods, techniques, or experiences to reduce water production while improving oil recovery and beneficially impacting the disposal/recycling costs and the environment.

1630
  1. 60 mins
0700
  1. 60 mins
0800
  1. 90 mins

    Chairs:  Shaya Movafaghian, CETCO Energy Services;  Paul Evans, Chevron;  Jinxuan Hu, Select Water Solutions

    A panel of experts will discuss challenges around water injection and disposal of oilfield brines in a wide array of topics ranging from well design, economics of disposal, operational issues to alternatives and regulatory pressures.

0930
  1. 30 mins
1000
  1. 90 mins

    Chairs: Rick McCurdy , Select Energy Servies; Paul Barbour , Devon Energy

    The interest in the potential to recover some volume of a "clean" water capable of being beneficially used outside of the oil and gas industry continues to increase with several states having formed produced water consortiums focused on verifying this concept. This session will focus on current status of those efforts as well as updated status of one or more field pilots of beneficial reuse technologies.

1130
  1. 90 mins
1300
  1. 90 mins

    Chair: Mike Hightower, New Mexico Produced Water Research Consortium;  Caleb Bloyd, Chesapeake Energy

    A produced water management technique to reduce produced water disposal include recycling and/or volume reduction.  This session will highlight emerging technologies being developed to enhance produced water evaporation or vaporization from storage ponds or pits without the common environmental, ecological, and operational impacts identified with the use of more traditional evaporation technologies and approaches.

1430
  1. 30 mins
1500
  1. 90 mins

    Chairs: Wally Georgie, Max Oil Consultancy; Bulent Izgec, Hess   

    Across the Globe, efforts are underway to move to more carbon-neutral energy sources and to remove existing carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere through efforts such as carbon capture and underground sequestration (CCUS). This session seeks to explore the water requirements for those efforts from a quantity and quality standpoint and to determine if produced water could be used to offset freshwater needs especially in areas historically prone to regional water stress. Regardless of the technology deployed, if produced water is used, it will be critical to remove hydrocarbons from the produced water prior to treatment and an excellent technology for that aspect will be addressed in this session as well.

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