Permian Basin / Westside: Two emerging water quality issues in the Permian Basin

Speaker Bruce MacKay
Bruce MacKay has been with Schlumberger for seven years, as a Product Developer and Research Scientist, and (most recently) the Client Support Laboratory Manager for the North American business unit of Schlumberger Well Services.  Prior to joining SLB he was a Visiting Scientist at the California Institute of Technology after ...

Bruce MacKay has been with Schlumberger for seven years, as a Product Developer and Research Scientist, and (most recently) the Client Support Laboratory Manager for the North American business unit of Schlumberger Well Services.  Prior to joining SLB he was a Visiting Scientist at the California Institute of Technology after completing a Ph.D. in inorganic chemistry at the University of British Columbia.  His area of expertise, broadly stated, is the application of chemical knowledge to problems in stimulation fluids.

Full Description

Joint Meeting:Westside and the Permian Basin Study Groups

This talk summarizes two different water quality issues that are on the rise in the Permian Basin.  Algal blooms in frac ponds and increasing salinity of the aquifer can each contribute to erratic performance of borate-crosslinked guar fracturing fluids if they are not addressed.  We present two case studies where a first-principles approach to the underlying chemistry yielded superior fluid performance in the face of these significant challenges.



Organizer Amy Timmons, Weatherford

When?

Wed, Mar. 20, 2013
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. America/Chicago

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Norris Westchase Center
9990 Richmond Ave., Suite 102
Houston, Texas 77042

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