Full Main Conference Agenda

Agenda Day One: Thursday December 3, 2020

OPERATOR-LED STRATEGIES FOR DRIVING DOWN OPEX ON PRODUCED WATER MANAGEMENT, CUTTING DISPOSAL COSTS, AND ESTABLISHING WATER SHARING STRATEGIES

07:30 Virtual Event Platform Opens. Login and familiarize yourself with the platform features andintroduce yourself to other participants

08:30 Chair's Welcome And Introduction

Alex Hackett, Conference Director, WMP 2020, LBCG

As LBCG continues its transition to virtual events, Alex will use his knowledge of LBCG's bespoke virtual platform - and the Oil and Gas sector - to Chair this year's WMP conference, ensuring a smooth-running conference and faciliating engaging discussion.

KEYNOTE PANEL: OPERATOR-LED STRATEGIES FOR REDUCING COSTS AND MANAGING WATER IN THE CURRENT ENVIRONMENT

08:45 Learn About E&P Macro Strategies For Reducing Water Management Costs Across The Board In The Permian Basin - Exactly How Are Operators Cutting Costs In The Immediate Term While Preparing For An Eventual Upturn?

The current climate of oil price volatility combined with the Covid-19 shutdown makes cost-cutting more important than ever. For example while Operators may be producing less, produced water is still an important part of production.

This panel, delivered through three mini case-study perspectives, including an extended Q&A session, will evaluate success stories on cost-cutting across the board to determine the optimal approach for maximizing margins.

Mini Case Study 1

Quantifiable Cost-Reduction Successes Across The Board & In Transportation And Disposal

Mini Case Study 2

Approaches And Strategies For Cost Effectively Bringing Wells Back Online Whilst Simultaneously Implementing Cost Reduction Measures including how operators can manage the resulting jump in water production

Mini Case Study 3

A Senior VP Perspective On OPEX Reduction, Improving Margins, Reducing Cost & Preparing For The Upturn

William Savage, CEO, Amtex Energy

Youness El Fadili, Chief Operating Officer, Oro Resources

09:15 Q&A Session

CUTTING DISPOSAL RELATED COSTS & ADDRESSING CAPACITY
RESTRAINTS LEARN HOW E&PS ARE MANAGING DISPOSAL SYSTEMS
ACROSS THE PERMIAN BASIN

STRATEGIES FOR DISPOSAL TECHNIQUES IN THE SHORT AND LONG TERM PROVEN OVERALL APPROACHES TO LOW COST DISPOSAL DURING 2020, AND STRATEGIES FOR INCREASED EFFICIENCY IN 2021+

09:30 Strategies For Reducing Disposal Costs And Overcoming Capacity Challenges - What's Working?

The purpose of this panel discussion - delivered through three mini presentations and an extended audience Q&A - is to identify the optimal strategy for reducing disposal costs and comparing the pros, cons and actual results of different approaches.

  • How and when operators are making the decision to use existing disposal wells as opposed to drilling new ones - a cost/benefit analysis
  • Increasing the longevity of existing wells at a time of decreased water volumes, and what chemical programs/acid clean up treatments are being utilized
  • Alternative methods of disposal, including evaporation ponds, and whether these represent a sustainable long-term alternative to disposal wells
  • How current and incoming regulations are likely to impact approaches to disposal, and how operators can position themselves to adapt

Ahmed Shedid, VP Development, Up Curve Energy
Brian Kuh, Senior Foreman, Infrastructure and Water Resources, WPX Energy

10:00 Question and Answer Session

COST-EFFECTIVE TRANSPORTATION METHODOLOGIES FOR DISPOSAL

10:10 Identify Cost-effective Transportation Methodologies By Weighing The Short Term Pros Of Truck-based Transport Infrastructure (Both In-house And Third-party) Vs The Potential Longerterm Ones Of Pipeline Transportation

  • Evaluating actual cost/benefit comparison of inhouse transportation vs. third party solutions: where do the greatest real-term resource savings lie
  • Given their short-term expense, but longer-term cost saving potential, do pipelines
  • represent a realistic and attractive transportation method in the current environment?
  • How a fall in volume has impacted immediate transportation methodologies and
  • requirements, and how operators can pivot back to increased volumes efficiently in 2021+

10:40 Question and Answer Session

10:50 Morning Refreshment Break : Take the opportunity to visit the virtual exhibition hall and make contact with suppliers and E&Ps. Alternatively, reach out to people from the attendee list and organize informal virtual meetings to discuss the latest developments in the field of water management.

CASE STUDY: DISPOSAL FORMATIONS AND RESERVOIR CHARACTERIZATION

11:20 Operator Insight Into Disposal Formations And Reservoir Characterization, And Reducing Liability By Identifying The Right Wells In Order To Manage Seismicity

  • How companies can limit liability and reduce seismicity by identifying the right disposal wells
  • Understand trends within the Permian Basin on which formations are being used and how this can be tracked
  • Establishing the criterias being used during disposal well study in order to ensure they are safe to inject into

Mark Engle, Research Geologist, US Geological Survey

11:50 Question and Answer Session

PANEL - APPROACHES TO WATER SHARING IN THE PERMIAN BASIN

HOW TO ESTABLISH SHARING AGREEMENTS WITH OTHER OPERATORS FOR MUTUAL BENEFIT

12:00 Best Practice Guidance On Building Collaborations & Agreements With E&Ps To Share Produced Water & Utilize Existing Infrastructure & Facilities

How Low-mid Tier Operators Can Communicate And Collaborate In Order To Maximize Potential Savings From Water Sharing Agreements?

The purpose of this panel discussion is to provide low-mid tier operators with practical guidance on how to build sharing agreements with industry partners, delivered through three targeted sessions led by operators who have successfully built and utilised similar agreements.

  • Cost/benefit analysis of why water sharing agreements represent an attractive cost-saving methodology for water management at a time of low production volumes, and as a viable longer-term option
  • How operators can draft water sharing agreements in a way that ensures both parties involved benefit
  • An overview of how sharing agreements work in practice : what lessons have been learned in 2020, and how can these be applied to speed recovery in the upturn

12:30 Question and Answer Session

PRACTICAL CONSIDERATIONS WHEN SHARING PRODUCED WATER FOR COMPLETIONS

12:40 Key Approaches And Drivers For The Sharing Of Produced Water For Completions Including Common Chemical Specifications

  • Viewing produced water as a shared commodity for use in completions, and why this approach could represent a sustainable option for cost-savings going forward
  • Understanding the chemical requirements in place before the exchange/acceptance of shared produced water
  • Bridging the communication gap between competitors to ensure operators who need water for completions know who to approach, and how

12:50 Question and Answer Session

13:00 Lunch & Refreshment Break : Take the opportunity to visit the virtual exhibition hall and make contact with suppliers and E&Ps. Alternatively, reach out to people from the attendee list and organize informal virtual meetings to discuss the latest developments in the field of water management.

BENEFITS OF SHARING WATER INFRASTRUCTURE IN SHORT AND LONG TERM

14:00 Utilization Of Shared Infrastructure As A Solution To Short-term Reduced Water Volumes, And Its Value As A Longer-term Cost-saving Method

  • How sharing under-utilized infrastructure due to the shutdown might represent an efficient way to cut costs and increase productivity
  • Exploring methods for reaching shared infrastructure agreements, including negotiating land ownership complexities
  • Evaluating shared infrastructure agreements as a long-term option beyond 2021

14:30 Question and Answer Session

ROLE OF NEW TECHNOLOGIES IN INCREASING WATER TRANSFER/DISPOSAL EFFICIENCY

14:40 Establishing The Utility Of New Software And Technology Developments As a Means Of Ensuring Efficient Transfer and Disposal

  • Digitizing automation in water transfer, and how operators are implementing this in order to increase efficiency in their operations
  • How developments in data collection and tracking can help optimize trucking fleets and ensure water is being moved in the most efficient way possible

15:10 Question and Answer Session

REDUCING PIPELINE COSTS THROUGH MAINTENANCE & RISK MITIGATION

KEY CONSIDERATIONS, APPROACHES AND NEW TECHNOLOGIES

REDUCING TRANSPORT MAINTENANCE COSTS

15:20 Maintenance Programs For Cutting Costs Through Cheaper Transportation To Determine Whether Pipelines Or Trucking Represents The Most Cost-Effective Option

  • Strategies and cost effective technical solutions for reducing pipeline costs and mitigating risk
  • Best practice lessons on minimizing maintenance costs and technical solutions for overall cost optimization including evaluating the impact of
    - Different construction techniques
    - Simple actions including ensuring pipelines are clean and quantifying the
      impact on maintenance costs
  • Evaluation of actual results and the impact on overall cost reduction

15:50 Question and Answer Session

16:00 Afternoon Networking Break: Take the opportunity to visit the virtual exhibition hall and make contact with suppliers and E&Ps. Alternatively, reach out to people from the attendee list and organize informal virtual meetings to discuss the latest developments in the field of water management.

INCREASING EFFICIENCY THROUGH NEW LEAK DETECTION SOFTWARE

16:30 Reducing OPEX Through Risk Mitigation: Moving beyond LIDAR And Utilizing Emerging Leak Detection Software In Order To Drive Efficiency

  • Which processes are being used for risk mitigation currently, and how are operators keeping on top of this issue
  • How developments in machine learning and artificial intelligence can be applied to leak detection in order to drive efficiency
  • What methodologies are currently in place for detecting and protecting the environment in which operators work

17:00 Question and Answer Session

IMPROVING TRACKING CAPABILITIES

17:10 Assess How Electronic Monitoring And E-manifesting Processes Can Improve Tracking And Reporting, Whilst Reducing Demand On Key Personnel

  • Tracking trucks through e-ticketing systems in order to generate real-time information on quantities and truck locations
  • Increase efficiency and usability by storing trucking rates and vendor information in a single e-location
  • Key internal steps to take - including multi-approval processes - to ensure maximum oversight of invoices and incoming/outgoing information

17:40 Question and Answer Session

17:50 Chair's Closing Remarks and End Of Day One

Alex Hackett, Conference Director, WMP 2020, LBCG

Agenda Day Two: Friday December 4, 2020

UNDERSTANDING FUTURE REGULATORY CHANGES & PERMITTING PROCESS REQUIREMENTS, PROVEN NEW TECHNOLOGIES FOR AFFORDABLE PRODUCED WATER TREATMENT REUSE, FUTURE OF WATER MANAGEMENT IN THE PERMIAN BASIN OVER THE NEXT FIVE YEARS

08:30 Virtual Event Platform Opens

09:00 Chair's Welcome And Introduction

Alex Hackett, Conference Director, WMP 2020, LBCG

KEYNOTE REGULATORY PANEL: UNDERSTANDING HOW CURRENT AND INCOMING REGULATION WILL IMPACT BURIED PIPELINE INFRASTRUCTURE, REPORTING FOR DISPOSAL AND EMISSIONS, AND SURFACE WATER DISCHARGE

"Strategies For Regulatory Compliance And Sustainability In The Permian Basin"

09:10 Learn How New Regulatory Changes In The Permian Basin Will Impact The Way Operators Manage Water, And The Steps That Can Be Taken In Order To Ensure Continued Economic Sustainability In The Long Term

The purpose of this panel discussion is to present key need-to-know updates and briefings relating to incoming regulations in the Permian Basin, and their likely impact on water management in the region.

MINI BRIEFING ONE : Identifying key changes to Buried Pipeline And Infrastructure Permitting in the wider Permian Basin

MINI BRIEFING TWO: The impact of New Reporting Standards Relating To Water Disposal And Air Emissions on recycle/reuse cost efficiencies

MINI BRIEFING THREE: How new Surface Water Discharge Permits could potentially impact operators in the future and how to adjust operations efficiently and in a timely fashion

Jennifer Bradfute, Senior Attorney,Marathon Oil Corporation

Adrienne Sandoval, Oil Conservation Division Director, New Mexico Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department

David Galindo, Director Water Quality Division, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

Michael Lozano, Communications, Legislative and Regulatory Specialist, Permian Basin Petroleum Association

09:40 Extended Audience Question and Answer Session

IMPACT OF NEW MEXICO AIR EMISSION REGULATIONS

09:50 Recognizing The Potential Impact Of Incoming Air Emissions Regulations On Disposal Methodologies In New Mexico, And How Operators Can Prepare To Implement These Changes Cost Effectively

  • Regulatory case-study from New Mexico on what the new regulations entail, and the practical impact this will have on current disposal methods - particularly evaporation
  • How the steps taken to meet these regulations can be applied to other states within the Permian Basin where similar legislation seems possible - or likely
  • Preparing to meet air emissions cost-effectively in the short term, at a time of reduced output, and how these methods could be changed and improved for longer-term sustainability

Rebecca Roose, Director, Water Protection Division,New Mexico Environment Department

Adrienne Sandoval, Oil Conservation Division Director,New Mexico Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department

10:20 Question and Answer Session

BURIED PIPELINE INFRASTRUCTURE PERMITTING

10:30 How Operators Can And Should Understand Changes To Buried Pipeline Infrastructure Permitting, And How To Move Forward Correctly

  • An in-depth overview on what incoming permitting changes will entail, and what time frames the industry should be looking at
  • How operators can and should implement these changes in a timely and correct manner, in order to move forward sustainably

Nichole Saunders, Senior Attorney EDF Energy Programme,Environmental Defence Fund

11:00 Morning Refreshment Break: Take the opportunity to visit the virtual exhibition hall and make contact with suppliers and E&Ps. Alternatively, reach out to people from the attendee list and organize informal virtual meetings to discuss the latest developments in the field of water management.

COST/BENEFIT ANALYSIS OF NEW TECHNOLOGIES FOR PRODUCED WATER RECYCLE/REUSE AND DRIVING DOWN COSTS

NEW TECHNOLOGY PANEL

11:30 How And Where Operators In The Permian Basin Have Seen Success In Implementing Cost-Effective New Technologies For The Treatment Of Produced Water For Reuse

This panel will explore individual case studies dedicated to technologies that have yielded proven results during the shutdown, and demonstrable potential for a rapid upturn in production from 2021 onward.

MINI CASE STUDY ONE:Utilization Of Reverse Osmosis for large scale produced water volumes

MINI CASE STUDY TWO:  Cost effective mechanical evaporation strategies

MINI CASE STUDY THREE:  Membrane technologies as a proven method for cost effectively meeting high water quality standards

Bhavana Karnik, Environmental Engineer,Chevron
Leo Pileggi, Senior Water Engineer, Parsley Energy

12:00 Question and Answer Session

EFFECTIVENESS OF AERATION TECHNIQUES IN WATER TREATMENT

12:10 A Case Study On The Effective Use Of Aeration Techniques, And Its Results Compared With Traditional Techniques

  • Assessing the extent to which an aerator's high oxygen transfer rate into water makes them an effective alternative to traditional methods
  • Comparing the effectiveness of diffuser vs venturi aerators, and which represents the best investment
  • Operator-led overview of the pros and cons of aeration in produced water treatment as a short/medium/long term option for reducing OPEX

12:40 Question and Answer Session

ADOPTING CERAMIC FILTRATION VS CHEMICAL TREATMENTS

13:10 Ceramic Filtration Membranes As An Effective Alternative To Chemical Treatments In Produced Water Management

  • An overview on how ceramic filtration membranes work in comparison to conventional chemical treatments, and why it represents a potentially beneficial alternative
  • Understanding the practical utility of ceramic filtration in the current climate, from implementation through to ongoing maintenance via chemical cleans
  • Assessment of ceramic filtration as a viable alternative to chemical treatments in the short term vs. long term, post-upturn

13:20 Question and Answer Session

13:30 Lunch & Refreshment Break: Take the opportunity to visit the virtual exhibition hall and make contact with suppliers and E&Ps. Alternatively, reach out to people from the attendee list and organize informal virtual meetings to discuss the latest developments in the field of water
management.

DEVELOPMENTS AND APPLICATIONS FOR THE BENEFICIAL REUSE OF PRODUCED WATER

PANEL DISCUSSION ON THE APPLICATIONS OF BENEFICIAL REUSE IN THE AGRICULTURAL SECTOR, AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR COST-SAVINGS AND INCREASED PROFITABILITY

14:30 Exploring How Operators Can Capitalise On The Opportunities For Beneficial Reuse In The Agricultural Sector In Order To Drive Down Costs And Increase Efficiency

Produced water has particular benefits in the agricultural sector, where it can be utilized as salt water intrusion barriers, for crop irrigation, and to help maintain soil integrity. This panel discussion will set out how operators can save costs and generate additional revenue by selling produced water to the agricultural sector for beneficial reuse.

  • An overview of how beneficial reuse works in practice: operator-led insight the practical pros and cons of beneficial reuse in the agricultural sector
  • Understanding and navigating regulations around beneficial reuse, and how to build reuse agreements outside the oil and gas industry
  • How beneficial reuse is likely to be affected by technical, regulatory and industry developments in 2021+

Rebecca Roose, Director, Water Protection Division,New Mexico Environment Department

Scott Anderson, Senior Policy Advisor,Environmental Defence Fund

Bill Midcap, Senior Policy Director,Rocky Mountain Farmers Union

15:00 Question and Answer Session

15:10 Afternoon Refreshment Break : Take the opportunity to visit the virtual exhibition hall and make contact with suppliers and E&Ps. Alternatively, reach out to people from the attendee list and organize informal virtual meetings to discuss the latest developments in the field of water management.

WATER MANAGEMENT IN THE PERMIAN BASIN OVER THE NEXT FIVE YEARS

KEY TAKEAWAYS FROM WATER MANAGEMENT PERMIAN BASIN 2020

CRYSTALIZING KEY LEARNINGS FROM COST-REDUCTION EXPERIENCES, AND HOW THESE CAN BE APPLIED TO STRENGTHEN THE INDUSTRY IN THE MEDIUM TO LONG TERM

POSITIONING THE INDUSTRY FOR A STRONG RECOVERY IN 2021 AND IMPLEMENTING AND ADAPTING TO KEY TAKEAWAYS FOR A PROFITABLE NEXT FIVE YEARS+

END OF CONFERENCE PANEL SESSION

15:40 Identifying Success Stories On Cost Reduction From Plays Outside The Permian Region & The Future Of Water Management In The Permian Basin 2021 - 2025

Our expert panel will discuss - along with active participation from our audience:

  • How audience members are reducing costs and seeing success across other areas outside Permian
  • Summary of key learnings and potential action points for ensuring more industry collaboration in relation to water sharing
  • Summarizing the most promising new technologies, and how they can be adopted more widely
  • Key regulatory trends for the future and how the industry can and should adapt
  • The most important key takeaways for ensuring cost effective water management in the short term, and its prosperity in the medium to long term
  • What the Permian basin oil and gas industry could look like in 2025, and applying key learning from the last two days to the future

Kyle Murray, Hydrologist, Oklahoma Geological Survey

16:40 Extended Question and Answer Session

17:00 Chair's Closing Remarks And End Of 4th Annual Water Management Permian Basin 2020

Alex Hackett, Conference Director, WMP 2020, LBCG

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