Water is the lifeblood of shale drilling. Water must get to the pad for use in drilling and fracking. But then, after the drilling is done and the well is connected, produced water continues to flow from the borehole for years to come. All that water must be managed. In the early days of Marcellus/Utica drilling every spare gallon of produced water got recycled for reuse drilling the next well. With a slowdown in new M-U drilling, produced water is piling up. What can be done to manage it? The 10th Annual Cost-Effective Shale Water Management Marcellus and Utica 2020 event, coming March 24-25 in Pittsburgh, has the answers.
Many new technologies are now available for water management, but exactly how viable are they for the Marcellus & Utica region?
The Appalachian’s leading Shale Water Management Congress returns to Pittsburgh this March with expert sessions led by industry speakers from Equitrans Midstream, Diversified Gas & Oil, Carrizo Oil & Gas, Pennsylvania General Energy and many more as they share perspectives on:
What is working in practice?
What real-world data is available when it comes to applications of water management technologies?
What are the most economic and safe ways to handle produced water?
The Congress also brings you perspectives from the region’s top regulators including the PA Department of Conservation & Natural Resources as well as representatives from the US Environmental Protection Agency whose Branch Chief, Permit Specialist, and Field Specialist will be hosting an extended discussion panel looking at the myths around disposal wells & sharing the regulatory viewpoint on disposal – what has been learned from experiences and how will the permit process evolve?
A Snapshot Of This Year’s Agenda:
OPENING KEYNOTE PANEL DISCUSSION: DEVELOPING A HOLISTIC MODEL OF WATER MANAGEMENT
Water sharing arrangements have opened the doors for collaboration between operators. In this panel discussion speakers from Equitrans Midstream, Cap Resources & Windy Cove Energy forecast future volumes, capacities and discuss a more integrated approach to water solutions & infrastructure across the Appalachian Basin
DISPOSAL WELLS – REAL WORLD COST BREAKDOWNS & ANALYSIS
Speakers from Diversified Gas & Oil Corporation explore the use of deep well injections for the disposal of wastewater. The session looks at the cost per barrel of deep well injection versus more unconventional methods of volume reduction including evaporations and crystallization
INNOVATIONS WITHIN WATER HAULAGE – FLEET MANAGEMENT & SMART SCHEDULING OPERATIONS
Join representatives from Pennsylvania General Energy as they share optimizing efficiencies and cost reduction in trucking logistics – how can the latest developments in smart scheduling & e-ticketing help reduce costs in haulage
Also Presenting Expert-Led Sessions On:
- E&P Lessons Learned From The Reuse Of Water For Production: Case Studies Of Efficient & Cost-Effective Methods Of Water Handling For Reuse
- Filtration, Evaporation & Desalination Technology Showcases: Comparisons Of Costs & Successes On High TDS Water
- Water Treatment Options – What’s Available When It Comes To The Treatment Of Water: Exploring the Costs & Effectiveness Of The Latest Treatment methods
- Water Storage Solutions & Regulations: Looking At The Options Available For Storage Capacity & Discussing Lessons Learned From The WMGR 123 Permit