Meet Senior Decision Makers From:

  • Meet Senior Decision Makers From:
  • US Oil & Gas Majors
  • Eagle Ford Operators
  • Cline and Wolfcamp Operators
  • Woodford Operators
  • Tuscaloosa Operators
  • Fayetteville Operators
  • Mississippi Lime Operators
  • Independent Oil & Gas Companies With Shale Gas Operations
  • Leading Operators Active In Other Major North American Shale Plays Such as Marcellus & Utica
  • Government & Regulatory Bodies
  • Research Institutes
  • Geological Institutes & Associations

With The Following Job Titles:

CEOs, COOs & SVPs, VPs, Directors, Managers, Team Leaders, Chiefs Of:

  • Completions
  • Water Operations
  • Operations
  • Production
  • Technology
  • Drilling
  • Reservoir Engineering
  • Water Resources
  • Environmental Affairs
  • Shale Gas Development
  • Unconventional Reserves
  • Exploration & Development
  • New Ventures
  • Regulatory Affairs
  • Government Affairs
  • Public Relations


  • Water Treatment & Filtration Companies
  • Water Storage Innovators
  • Hydraulic Fracturing Service Providers
  • Completions Technology Suppliers
  • Reverse-Osmosis, Electrocoagulation & Distillation Suppliers
  • Frac Fluid & Proppant Suppliers
  • Chemical Suppliers
  • Biodegradable Frac Fluid Providers
  • Pipeline Companies
  • Transport & Logistics Service Providers
  • Well Service Providers
  • Completions Consultants
  • Pumping Companies
  • Investment Firms
  • Environment Consultants
  • Legal Consultants
  • Environment and Regulatory Authorities
  • Ministries or Departments Of Energy
  • Research & Development Institutes & Universities

Shale Play Water Management Initiative 2013

Successfully recycling produced water on a large scale and cost-effectively obtaining high volumes of frac water from sources that are not used by municipal or agricultural demand.

That, is the objective of most completions teams in Southern States shale plays such as the Eagle Ford, Tuscaloosa, Woodford and Mississippi Lime.

With the water consumption of a single Eagle Ford shale well, being estimated at 6 million gallons and drought conditions in the South continuing to put pressure on existing water supplies, water is easily the most competitive resource when it comes to completions.

Faced with a growing variety of chemical and technical treatment options for produced water recycling, water management continues to come at a high cost to operators. Expenditure on water transportation, handling, storage and disposal also represents a dramatic percentage of overall water management costs and if operators want to remain economic, striving to optimize procedures while ensuring the safe handling of water at every step is critical. Of course, as well as the technical and logistical challenges, a large part of optimization involves remaining abreast of regulatory developments to ensure proactive solutions are devised for safe handling, storage and disposal.

The 4th Annual Shale Play Water Management: Southern States is now returning to Dallas with a brand new updated agenda to tackle the most pressing current issues; how to source water in drought conditions and how to determine the most cost-effective chemical treatment method for produced water re-use. Expert speakers from leading E&P companies operating the shale plays of Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas and Oklahoma will demonstrate results from both commercial use and trialling treatment technologies such as crystallization, coagulation, filtration and distillation to demonstrate the value versus expenditure and aid operators in the decision making process. Operator case studies will show the cost structure of executing an entire network of water management infrastructure including the implementation of water pipelines, storage options and optimization of wastewater disposal. Because every step of the water management process entails a complex set of ever-evolving regulations to follow delegates will hear from key state policy advisers and regulatory bodies on updates for water sourcing, recycling, storage, and disposal requirements to navigate the regulatory maze and anticipate forthcoming mandates at this year's only water management event dedicated to Southern State shale plays.

Day one will examine an exhaustive list of water sources available to producers to assess the potential of using increased brackish water sources, inter-industry sharing of wastewater, and locating the most prolific groundwater aquifers. The current regulatory framework for water removal, recycling and landowner negotiations to optimize water supply will also be addressed. The latter half of the day is dedicated entirely to the chemical treatment of produced water from TDS and salinity removal, to frac fluid compatibility, bacteria and scale remediation based on case and pilot test studies.

Day two will focus on water transportation networks from water removal to use to disposal. The day will include presentations on a material selection cost structure for the implementation of pipeline infrastructure. The optimization of fleet tracking for trucking will also be examined followed by developments on safe storage options and the optimization of wastewater injection wells. The congress will conclude by looking ahead at water supply demands for emerging plays and examining the potential of environmental friendly frac fluids to assess the commercial feasibility of use.

Missed Event


There Is Significant Room For Cost Reduction In Water Management Initiatives Across The Southern States Shale Plays...

...whether operating in the Eagle Ford, Permian, Woodford, Tuscaloosa, Haynesville or other water stressed shale regions in the South, operators are making concerted efforts to reduce the costs and increase the effectiveness of chemical treatment for reuse whilst vying for surface and groundwater rights and optimizing the costs of water handling from removal to disposal.

The 4th Annual Shale Play Water Management: Southern States is taking place on November 19-20 and is the only congress focused entirely on optimizing water management within the Southern State shale plays. The initiative brings together leading operators to evaluate water recycling programs, find the most effective chemical treatment methods for produced water and strategies for innovative water sourcing, transportation, storage and disposal options.

SOURCING IN A DROUGHT: How to ensure constant, ample, low cost water supply for fraccing in southern states drought periods

TREATMENT TECHNIQUES FOR OPTIMAL FRAC PERFORMANCE: Innovations in chemical and mechanical removal of salt,TDS, bacteria and metals from produced water to reduce scaling and achieve frac-compatible water quality

TRANSPORTATION INFRASTRUCTURE: Hearing how to optimize trucking and economically implement an entire network of water transport for recycling to reduce costs

SAFE DISPOSAL INNOVATIONS: How operators are maximizing the capacity of injection wells and monitoring fluid compatibility for safe disposal

REGULATIONS - SOURCING, RECYCLING, STORAGE, & DISPOSAL: Learning regulatory updates to save time and costs during permitting and effectively plan for evolving restrictions


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