March 10, 2023


Description

This training will address the concepts of sustainability and integrated water management for the energy industry. These two concepts are closely related. Sustainability is a key metric for oil and gas companies that wish to continue the extraction of a finite resource for decades to come. Likewise, integrated water management provides many examples where water is used to extend the life of a field.

During this training, we will analyze practical strategies used in water management and consider them from the standpoint of long-term cost / benefit and Best Practicable Environmental Option (BPEO). These practical strategies include reservoir management, fracture control, injection and discharge water cleanliness, flow assurance, management of bacteria, asset integrity, scaling, compatibility and enhanced recovery. These strategies along with the consideration of long-term costs and benefits will provide support to the Techno-Economic Analysis of new technology. Water management applications will be described for onshore and offshore fields and for unconventionals. The information shared during this training can be used to make sensible technical and economic decisions regarding where and when to deploy capital to improve sustainability.


Featured Speakers

Speaker: John M. Walsh
Speaker John M. Walsh

John has worked as a water specialist for the upstream oil and gas industry for over thirty years. He has recently published a book, Produced Water. He is currently a Principal Technologist for Worley, Advisian. Prior, he was the Director of R&D for CETCO Energy Services. In 2012 he retired …

John has worked as a water specialist for the upstream oil and gas industry for over thirty years. He has recently published a book, Produced Water. He is currently a Principal Technologist for Worley, Advisian. Prior, he was the Director of R&D for CETCO Energy Services. In 2012 he retired from Royal Dutch Shell where he worked for 21 years. He was the Global Upstream Water Subject Matter Expert. Until recently he was the President of the Produced Water Society. He served on the Board of Directors of the Society of Petroleum Engineers. He is the designated instructor for SPE courses. He earned a PhD in Chemical Engineering from the Johns Hopkins University.


 

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Organizer

Patricia E. Carreras - Chair, SPE GCS Continuing Education Committee

Please contact Patricia E. Carreras if you have any questions related to the event. Thanks.


Date and Time

Fri, March 10, 2023

8 a.m. - noon
(GMT-0600) US/Central

Registration starts on
Jan. 10, 2023, 8 a.m.

Location

Online