GENERAL MTG: Water Management for Sustainable Development of U.S. Unconventionals


With the increased water usage utilized for unconventional development the consumptive use of water is a concern for many in our industry.  This presentation will discuss:

{1} current water sourcing and treatment practices across some prominent US basins/plays,

{2} what some basin specific challenges are, and

{3} what trends & solutions look to be promising in terms of technology, but also economics & feasibility, and

{4} who some of the leading players are in implementing them.

The talk will also touch on the best practices  for utilization of alternate water sources with high total dissolved solids for both cross link and slick water frac needs for completion. 

A technical and economic evaluation of the three basic approaches that include water treatment, bulk mixing with fresh water as well as modification of high TDS fluids, will be presented in an effort to educate regarding the best practices for sustainable development.



If you have special dietary needs (allergies, religious, etc.), please include special meal requests in the " Comments" section during the registration process.                                                                                                

Registration & Walk-ins 

All attendees are encouraged to register and pay online for this event.  This is a more efficient means of registering for the event and enables the registration process at the meeting to move much faster.  Walk-in space is available on a seat limited basis at a fee $5 more than the on-line registration fee.


Parking for this event
The Petroleum Club provides valet parking service on the Milam Street side of the EXXON-MOBIL Building for a fee of $7.  Parking on the street around the EXXON-MOBIL Building is also possible - pay at parking meters located on each block.  Parking is also available at public parking lots in the area for a fee in the $6 - 8 range.  However, due to the loss of other nearby surface lots in recent months (due to construction of new buildings), the lots across from the EXXON-MOBIL Building are sometimes full by mid morning. 

Location: PETROLEUM CLUB, 43rd floor, EXXONMOBIL Building
Houston , Texas 77002

Date: Jan. 9, 2014, 11:30 a.m. - Jan. 9, 2014, 1 p.m.