HSSE-SR: Water Management in a Down Market

Speaker: Piers Wells
Speaker Piers Wells
Mr. Piers Wells serves as the CEO of Digital H2O, a software and data analytics company focused on digital oilfield water management. He previously led corporate strategy at Tendril, a leading smart‐grid data analytics and energy management software company, and worked as a Principal at Booz & Company, which is ...

Mr. Piers Wells serves as the CEO of Digital H2O, a software and data analytics company focused on digital oilfield water management. He previously led corporate strategy at Tendril, a leading smart‐grid data analytics and energy management software company, and worked as a Principal at Booz & Company, which is now known as strategy& and associated with PricewaterhouseCoopers. While at Booz, Mr. Wells built the company’s IT performance measurement business and provided clients robust data analytics and benchmarking services. He has over twenty years of experience and holds a MBA from Columbia Business School, a MA in Telecommunications from GW and a BA in Government from Cornell University.

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Speaker: John James Tintera
Speaker John James Tintera
Mr. John James Tintera is a regulatory expert in all facets of upstream oil and gas exploration, production, and transportation, including conventional and unconventional reservoirs, and currently serves as the President of the Texas Water Recycling Association. As the retired Executive Director and 22 year veteran the Railroad Commission of ...

Mr. John James Tintera is a regulatory expert in all facets of upstream oil and gas exploration, production, and transportation, including conventional and unconventional reservoirs, and currently serves as the President of the Texas Water Recycling Association. As the retired Executive Director and 22 year veteran the Railroad Commission of Texas, Mr. Tintera was responsible for overseeing the entire regulatory process, including drilling permits, compliance inspections, oil spill response, pollution remediation, and pipeline transportation. In addition, he was responsible for the state funded cleanup of over 3000 polluted sites. Mr. Tintera has both B.S. and M.S. degrees in Geology and over 30 years of combined technical and managerial experience.

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Speaker: Francesco Ciulla
Speaker Francesco Ciulla
Mr. Francesco Ciulla is a Managing Director of Consulting within the IHS Energy Insight group. Mr. Ciulla joined IHS in November 2014 when it acquired PacWest Consulting Partners, a Houston-based provider of market intelligence and strategic analysis for the upstream unconventional oil and gas industry. He brings more than 20 ...

Mr. Francesco Ciulla is a Managing Director of Consulting within the IHS Energy Insight group. Mr. Ciulla joined IHS in November 2014 when it acquired PacWest Consulting Partners, a Houston-based provider of market intelligence and strategic analysis for the upstream unconventional oil and gas industry. He brings more than 20 years of industry experience as a market analyst and corporate strategist, with a focus on the upstream oilfield service sector. As a principal at PacWest, Mr. Ciulla managed several market intelligence products and led consulting projects involving market analysis, competitive landscape assessment, strategic planning, and transaction advisory/commercial due diligence. Prior to PacWest, Mr. Ciulla worked as a strategic planning director for Prime Natural Resources, a private equity firm strongly focused on the oilfield service sector. In addition to leading the company’s strategic planning function, Mr. Ciulla also helped evaluate potential oil and gas acquisition targets. Mr. Ciulla holds a Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering from the Universidad Central de Venezuela in Caracas, Venezuela, and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Texas at Dallas, Texas, US.

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Speaker: Kristie S. McLin
Speaker Kristie S. McLin
Dr. Kristie S. McLin is the Water Management Project Lead for ConocoPhillips’ Permian Unconventional asset. She is responsible for aligning and integrating all aspects of water management into a holistic strategy for the asset, including sourcing, transfer, storage, disposal, and reuse. Dr. McLin recently presented Permian Unconventional Water Management: Collaboration ...

Dr. Kristie S. McLin is the Water Management Project Lead for ConocoPhillips’ Permian Unconventional asset. She is responsible for aligning and integrating all aspects of water management into a holistic strategy for the asset, including sourcing, transfer, storage, disposal, and reuse. Dr. McLin recently presented Permian Unconventional Water Management: Collaboration to Develop Full Cycle Solutions (SPE-174538-MS) at the SPE Produced Water Handling and Management Symposium. This paper highlights the collaboration and integrated perspective required to develop an economic and sustainable water management strategy that addresses the full life cycle of water. Prior to joining ConocoPhillips in 2012, Dr. McLin researched production and injection scale, impacts of scale mitigation strategies, and chemical and thermal stability of proppants in geothermal systems at the Energy and Geoscience Institute at the University of Utah. She also was a consultant for the petroleum and geothermal industries addressing the impact of water-rock interactions on production and injection processes. She holds a B.S. and M.S. from New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology and a PhD from the University of Utah.

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Speaker: April Sharr
Speaker April Sharr
Ms. April Sharr is the Business Development Manager for Water Management at Baker Hughes. Ms. Sharr began her career at Baker Hughes in 2009 as a Market Intelligence Analyst in the Global Strategy & Corporate Development group where she focused on emerging global unconventional markets, pressure pumping, and water management. ...

Ms. April Sharr is the Business Development Manager for Water Management at Baker Hughes. Ms. Sharr began her career at Baker Hughes in 2009 as a Market Intelligence Analyst in the Global Strategy & Corporate Development group where she focused on emerging global unconventional markets, pressure pumping, and water management. She frequently presents on the topic of water management at oil & gas industry conferences. She most recently presented Reducing Operational Costs in Fresh & Produced Water Treatment at the DUG Permian Basin 2015, sat on the Water Management for Hydraulic Fracturing panel at the SPE Oklahoma City Production & Operations Symposium, and ran a Water Use in Hydraulic Fracturing workshop for the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.  Ms. Sharr is currently on the Board of Directors for the Women’s Energy Network, a non-profit organization.  She holds an MBA from Rice University with a concentration in Finance and Marketing, and a BBA from The University of Texas at Austin in Engineering Route to Business with a dual focus on Aerospace Engineering and Management Information Systems. Prior to joining Baker Hughes, Ms. Sharr held various business analytics and consulting roles at Dell, Crédit Agricole, PG&E, Deloitte & Touche, and SEER Technologies.

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Speaker: Jim Summers
Speaker Jim Summers
Mr. Jim Summers is a Partner at Environmental Resources Management (ERM), currently leading both the Midstream Sector and Integrated Water Management Practice for the firm. Jim has 25 years of experience in the energy industry, having held a variety of technical and commercial roles including: Chief Operating Officer for Energy ...

Mr. Jim Summers is a Partner at Environmental Resources Management (ERM), currently leading both the Midstream Sector and Integrated Water Management Practice for the firm. Jim has 25 years of experience in the energy industry, having held a variety of technical and commercial roles including: Chief Operating Officer for Energy Water Solutions, Executive Vice President of Business Development for Element Markets, Director of Power Structuring and Origination for Conoco, and Vice President of Natural Gas Liquids and Chemicals for BP Energy. Jim is a graduate of the Conoco Natural Gas and Gas Products Management Development Program and BP’s High Potential Program and holds a BS in Industrial Engineering from the University of Oklahoma.

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Low oil prices are driving low utilization rates resulting in downward pricing pressure across many key segments. Rig count is less than half the level of 2014 Q4 despite some recovery in oil prices in 15 H1. According to PacWest, frac demand, well spuds, horizontal wells and stages fractured, and frac pricing are projected to drop by an average of 35% in 2015. The US oilfield water management services market is expected to contract by 19% from $23.2B in 2014 to $18.9B in 2015. Which segments of the water management value chain are being impacted the most and why? How are market conditions exacerbating requests for pricing concessions? Where has rig movement been concentrated? Can we expect to see consolidation in the market? How are operators adapting to the new market conditions and what does the mean for service companies?  Has the cost of water treatment declined and, if so, which technologies are the most predominant and what are the trade-offs? How does new legislation such as WOTUS Rule and the threat of more regulatory pressure impact the water management landscape?  Find out the answers to these questions and more in our panel session, Water Management in a Down Market, moderated by April Sharr and Jim Summers.

When?

Wed, Aug. 26, 2015
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. US/Central

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Petroleum Club, 35th Floor, Total Plaza
1201 Louisiana Street
Houston, Texas 77002
United States

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