C&P: "Thinking Constructively about the Reuse of Produced Water in Hydraulic Fracturing"

Speaker: Dr. Bruce MacKay
Speaker Dr. Bruce MacKay
Bruce MacKay has been with Schlumberger for seven years, as a Product Developer and Research Scientist, and (most recently) Principal Chemist and 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 ...

Bruce MacKay has been with Schlumberger for seven years, as a Product Developer and Research Scientist, and (most recently) Principal Chemist and 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

In their mission to efficiently and responsibly produce an asset, today’s completions engineers must balance several competing factors regarding mixwater.  Freshwater costs, disposal costs for accumulated produced water, and logistical elements of the pad location need to be considered in light of the effects of water quality on completion quality, particularly when highly saline water is considered.  Historically, optimum costs have been difficult to model because decisions made on one of the interrelated factors affect several other factors simultaneously and in different ways. This talk presents an overview of a reservoir-centric model that helps with decision-making, including logistics, frac fluid quality, and impact on the producing reservoir.  A preliminary case study demonstrating successful fracturing operations in a horizontal well using a robust gelled fluid based on standard underivatized guar in ~300,000 ppm TDS mixwater of variable quality will be presented. This may represent a critical step in delivering the best completion engineering at reasonable cost.

Organizer Jonathan Godwin

Email: jgodwin@carboceramics.com


Phone: 281-921-6526

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Wed, Mar. 26, 2014
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. America/Chicago

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