Oct. 20, 2020


Description

Managing water use and giving back to the environment including highlighting challenges, lessons, and best practices encountered when companies implement efforts to become better stewards of freshwater resources.  Specific case studies related to Southwestern Energy’s “Freshwater Neutral” initiative achieved in 2016 within all operating divisions will be reviewed.

A small multi-discipline team evaluated all elements within the operational water life cycle, identifying cost-competitive ways to optimize the company’s freshwater usage.  Key  components  were:  1)  commitment  from  company  leadership  and  support across  all  operations;  2)  setting  achievable,  operational  goals;  3)  accounting  for  all  water  used;  4)  applying  new  completion  designs  and  technologies;  5)  increasing  the  use  of  alternative,  non-fresh  water,  and  6)  supporting  research  in  groundwater  protection   and   water   treatment   technologies.   This   reduced   freshwater requirements by up to 30% in some operating areas and saved the operator over $20 million US dollars. 

Another component was required in order for companies to completely offset the need for their remaining freshwater use, the importance of investing in conservation projects to improve fresh water resources within basins where operations are occurring. Achieving a freshwater neutral status requires improvements in everyday work practices and a change in the mindset of water management. The practices implemented will allow for the use of alternative water sources whenever economically and operationally feasible, and the conservation projects have added value to local communities


Featured Speakers

Speaker: Karen Olson  (2018-2019 SPE Distinguished Lecturer)
Speaker Karen Olson (2018-2019 SPE Distinguished Lecturer)
Karen Olson is currently a Senior Completions Advisor for Well Data Labs which is a modern web application built to manage, analyze and report frac data.   Previously Karen was the Director of Technologies for Southwestern Energy Company. Ms. Olson has been a Completion/Reservoir Engineer for more than 36 years.  …

Karen Olson is currently a Senior Completions Advisor for Well Data Labs which is a modern web application built to manage, analyze and report frac data.


 


Previously Karen was the Director of Technologies for Southwestern Energy Company. Ms. Olson has been a Completion/Reservoir Engineer for more than 36 years.  She started her career as a Frac Engineer for The Western Company of North America and from there worked at Holditch and Associates, Mobil and BP working Deepwater GOM, Onshore Unconventionals & Conventionals and the North Sea.


 


Karen has been active with SPE for more than 36 years, in both local sections, workshops, and conferences.  For seven years, she was a Guest Editor for the Deepwater and Hydraulic Fracturing section of the JPT (Journal of Petroleum Technology), authored 15 papers, and provided numerous presentations at SPE events. She was the 2014-16 Chair for the SPE Hydraulic Fracturing Conference and was honored in 2014 as a Distinguished Member of SPE and a 2018-19 SPE Distinguished Lecturer. She is currently the Chair for the SPE WoMen in Hydraulic Fracturing Group and a member of the SPE HSE Technical Director’s Advisory Committee and the Completions Technical Director’s Advisory Committee.


Last year (2019), SPE awarded her the inaugural “Sustainability and Stewardship in the Oil and Gas Industry award”.


Karen holds a BS degree in Petroleum Engineering from LSU and a MS degree in Petroleum Engineering from Texas A&M.  She has been honored as a Distinguished Alumni Graduate in Petroleum Engineering from Texas A&M and currently serves on the Texas A&M Petroleum Engineering Department Industry Advisory Board. 

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Organizer

David Traugott

david.traugott@nov.com ;  936-777-6204


Date and Time

Tue, Oct. 20, 2020

noon - 1 p.m.
(GMT-0500) US/Central

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