Westside: Where Does the Salt Come from in Gas Shale Developments?

Where Does the Salt Come from
in Gas Shale Developments?
High salinity produced fluids are often associated with gas shale developments.  Opinions vary widely regarding the source of the salt, and it is often suggested that “slickwater fracs” are successful in part because they dissolve salts and enhance permeability in the process. 

After extensive measurements of the ion contents in various shales, and an in-depth study of the geological literature, it was observed that there is a consistent, albeit complex series of geological events required to generate a hypersaline environment in the subsurface.
This presentation will lead a tour through the geologic record for a typical gas shale reservoir producing high salinity water (Marcellus), and attempt to describe the origin of the ions produced in the hydraulic fracturing treatment flowback water.  These data will be contrasted with another gas shale reservoir that produces basically seawater (Eagle Ford).
Please print and bring credit card receipt if you registered and paid on-line.   

Please register before the deadline at noon on Monday, May 17th if you plan to attend.  Walk-in registrations on the day of the meeting will be accepted for a limited number of seats based on the number of registered attendees or the maximum capacity of the Carriage Room.  Thank you

Location: The WestLake Club - Carriage Room
570 WestLake Park Blvd
Houston , Texas 77079

Date: May 19, 2010, 11:30 a.m. - May 19, 2010, 1 p.m.