WWM: Produced Water Treatment, Science, and Policy in South East New Mexico-a Balancing Act in the Permian/Delaware Region

Speaker: Dr. Jeri Sullivan Graham
Speaker Dr. Jeri Sullivan Graham
Dr. Sullivan Graham is a senior scientist in the Chemistry Division at Los Alamos National Laboratory. She is a hydrogeologist and geochemist with 30 years of experience in environmental chemistry, ground-water hydrology, water treatment, systems modeling, and field studies.  She has developed considerable expertise in produced water chemistry and treatment ...

Dr. Sullivan Graham is a senior scientist in the Chemistry Division at Los Alamos National Laboratory. She is a hydrogeologist and geochemist with 30 years of experience in environmental chemistry, ground-water hydrology, water treatment, systems modeling, and field studies.  She has developed considerable expertise in produced water chemistry and treatment over the last 15 years of her research. Dr. Sullivan Graham currently is a science advisor to Secretary David Martin of the New Mexico Energy, Minerals, and Natural Resources Department and is the coordinator for the Brackish Water working group under the New Mexico Governor’s Drought Task Force. She is a certified professional geologist, and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from the University of Virginia, a Master’s degree in Geochemistry from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and earned her PhD in Earth and Environmental Science from New Mexico Tech.

Full Description

In New Mexico our water is fully allocated and so future oil and gas production must adapt to shortages and extreme events like drought, catastrophic flooding, and ground-water depletion. Some options to explore include alternative water resources (recycled produced water and brackish water) for oil and gas production, and for other uses as a substitute for fresh water.   Incorporating the cost of infrastructure adaptation into oil and gas production is an ongoing process requiring investment and innovation.  I will review some of the activities that have occurred in South Eastern New Mexico over the last few years related to produced water recycling and treatment, and work being done to map, quantify, and qualify produced water occurrence in the region for future uses within and outside of the industry. Finally I will discuss some of the recent regulatory changes intended to encourage produced water recycling and reuse.

Organizer Reshmy Mohanan

We look forward to you joining us at our next WWM event. Please indicate any dietary restrictions at the time of registration. If any other information is needed, e-mail reshmy.mohanan@griffindewatering.com

When?

Wed, May. 11, 2016
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. US/Central

How Much?

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Where?

Houston Technology Center
410 Pierce St
Houston, Texas 77002
United States

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