Northside: Addressing the Water Management Challenge through Commitment to “Fresh Water Neutral”

Speaker: Karen Olson
Speaker Karen Olson
Karen Olson is the Director of Strategic Solutions Team, accountable for bringing Southwestern Energy (SWN) to Freshwater Neutral by 2016. She is also working with operations to develop operational opportunities, which balances the economic and environmental impact of the operations.  Prior to this, she was the Corporate Completion Engineering Chief ...

Karen Olson is the Director of Strategic Solutions Team, accountable for bringing Southwestern Energy (SWN) to Freshwater Neutral by 2016. She is also working with operations to develop operational opportunities, which balances the economic and environmental impact of the operations.  Prior to this, she was the Corporate Completion Engineering Chief and Completion Expert for SWN for Fayetteville, Texas. Previous work experiences include 10 years with BP as a Completion Team Leader in GOM Deep Water and the Stimulation Team Leader in the North Sea, and 14 years with Mobil working in onshore US, offshore US, and in the North Sea. She has been a Completion/Reservoir Engineer for over 30 years with expertise in the design/modeling (both pre and post) and operational execution of hydraulic fracturing.  She has a MS and a BS in Petroleum Engineering from Texas A&M and LSU, respectively. 


Karen has been a committee member of numerous SPE forums, workshops and conference related to hydraulic fracturing.  For the last seven years she has been a Guest Editor for the Deepwater and Hydraulic Fracturing section of the JPT (Journal of Petroleum Technology). In 2009, she was awarded the SPE Gulf Coast Section Region Production and Operations Award.  She has been serving as the Chairperson for SPE Hydraulic Fracturing Conference since 2014.  She was also the subcommittee Chairperson for the 2014 ATCE Stimulation committee and recently honored as a Distinguished Member of SPE. Karen currently is in the Industry Board for the Petroleum Engineering Department at Texas A&M.

Full Description

Water and Energy are two of the most important concerns of the world today.  In early 2013, Southwestern Energy (SWN) committed to achieve 'Fresh Water Neutral' by 2016 and launched our ECH2O (Energy Conserving Water) initiative to address the many challenges our industry faces regarding our use of water in unconventional resource plays.  This presentation will discuss how SWN will implement its ECH2O initiative for existing fields as well as new areas where we are just starting. Our focus has been directed at four key areas of water use and water management: Protection, Reduction, Innovation, and Conservation.  An overview of each of these areas will highlight our projects that are directed at the protection of surface and groundwater resources, reduction of fresh water volumes and the use of alternatives to fresh water.  The overview will also present innovative technology developments in water treatment and conservation efforts that improve water quality and availability in the communities where we work.

Engaging the creative energy of our industry with effective management of water resources, combined with attention to the water priorities of the communities where we work, will be vital to our future success.

Organizer Matthew Strom

email: matthew_strom@swn.com


 


phone: 281-618-7848

When?

Tue, Dec. 9, 2014
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. US/Central

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Greenspoint Club
16925 Northchase Dr.
Houston, Texas 77060
United States

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