Full Main Conference Agenda

Day 1: Evaluate Cost Effective Treatment Options For Recycling & Re-Use > Assess Water Transfer & Infrastructure Development

8:50 Chair's Opening Remarks

OPERATOR STRATEGIES ON ECONOMICALLY OPTIMIZING THE WATER MANAGEMENT BALANCE IN THE PERMIAN BASIN

RECYCLING, REUSING AND DISPOSAL OF PRODUCED WATER

9:00 Establishing Best Practices For Cost Effectively Managing The Entire Water Cycle: Recycling, Reuse & Disposal - What Are The Overall Strategies?

As Production In The Permian Region Increases, How Are Operators Approaching Water Management On A Macro Level?

  • Assessment of the current Scenario and a future outlook at where the industry is going with produced water in Texas and New Mexico
  • Understanding what percentage of water is being recycled and how much is going to disposal wells
  • Comparing the duration of reuse and recycle as opposed to disposal
  • Evaluating cost effective treatment options for recycling and reuse

Laura Capper, Advisor, Hall Exploration

9:30 Question & Answer Session

EVALUATE COST EFFECTIVE TREATMENT OPTIONS FOR RECYCLING & RE-USE

EXAMINE LATEST SOLUTIONS FOR PRODUCED WATER TO IMPROVE & OPTIMIZE PRODUCTION

TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS FOR SUCCESSFUL FRAC COMPLETIONS

9:40 Discussing Optimal Treatment Chemistries & Techniques For Reusing Produced Water Downhole For Completions

Options for the reuse of produced water are becoming increasingly economic, available, and necessary. Reuse is driven by four factors: a more-open political climate that allows reuse, the need to restrict freshwater use, the prohibition or over-capacity issues of disposal by injection in some areas, and the advancing technologies available for both water treatment and possible reuse in completion fluids.  This keynote operator-led panel focuses on treatment approaches to maximize the potential of reuse and reduce dependence on fresh water completions

  • Examine how operators in the Permian are recycling their produced water for reuse in completions
  • Formulating the right chemistry and water qualities required to make sure it is compatible with different types of frac jobs
  • Learn about different treatment levels and how they can affect well performance and rate of completion

10:10 Question & Answer Session

PANEL: WATER QUALITY STANDARDS FOR REUSE

10:20 Establishing Produced Water Treatment Levels & Specifications For Re-Use For Completions: What Is The Optimal Extend Of Treatment Required For A Successful Frac Job?

  • Collaborating with operators in the basin to establish a industry wide standard on water quality requirements for recycled water
  • Understand the primary objectives and aims from an operators point of view when first recycling water for reuse in completions
  • Assess how E&P's operating across the Delaware, Midland and Central basin's are ensuring compatibility in between produced water chemistry and frac fluids to achieve a successful completion

10:50 Question & Answer Session

11:00 Morning Refreshments In The Networking & Exhibition Area

EFFECTIVE TREATMENT FOR REUSE CASE STUDY IN THE DELAWARE BASIN

11:30 Analyzing Technical Data & Chemical Compositions Used For Treating Water In Production To Optimize Cost, Water Quality And Well Efficiencies

  • Assess the effects of a fresh water completion versus produced water completion
  • Learn how much operators are treating water at present and what qualities they are expecting to maximize savings
  • Find out what options operators are looking at and what do they think is going to deliver treatment at the lowest cost

12:00 Question & Answer Session

OUTLINING TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS

12:10 Assessing Different Chemistries & Standards Of Treating Water For Frac Jobs Based On Various Formations

  • Establishing different water qualities that are compatible with different frac types
  • Analyzing the different standards to get a holistic bigger picture
  • Understand whether, when and how many contaminants need to be removed before reusing on fracs

12:40 Question & Answer Session

12:50 Networking Lunch In The Exhibition Area

LATEST RECYCLE & REUSE TECHNOLOGIES

1:50 Repurposing Water & Reducing Disposal Volumes Through The Utilization Of New Technologies

  • Examine the future outlook of the industry and know where future technologies are headed for dealing with produced water
  • Assessing results in innovative technologies including Aeration & Separation
  • Find out which technological advancements/lesser explore technologies can not only reduce costs but also be energy efficient
Dean Fanguy, Director Of Business Development,TETRA Technologies Inc

2:20 Question & Answer Session

BIOCIDE SCALING

2:30 Formulating Best Practices To Test Bacteria In Water & Tackle Issues Around Biocide Scaling To Improve Well Performance

  • An in-depth look at the treatment methods available used to remove micro-organisms, bacteria and scale and which ones improve overall well performance
  • Analyzing the level of treatment required before bacteria and scale starts affecting recovery and frac performance
  • A look at the main impurities and how to tackle them

3:00 Question & Answer Session

STORAGE & TREATMENT OPTIONS

3:10 Examining Technologies & Methodologies For Treatment "On The Fly" Vs. Centralized Storage & Treatment: What Works In Specific Areas And Why? What Could Be The Most Effective Option?

  • A look at the cost vs. benefits for storing water in pits, surface ponds vs. tanks
  • Optimal length of time depending on the storage option
  • Designing storage in a way that enables monitoring and operation with minimum intervention
  • Exploring Alternatives For Safely Storing Large Volumes Of Fresh & Produced Water Before Using It In Frac Jobs

3:40 Question & Answer Session

3:50 Afternoon Refreshments In The Networking & Exhibition Area

ASSESSING WATER TRANSFER & INFRASTRUCUTRE DEVELOPMENT
EXAMINING LEADING INITIATIVES & DESGINS FOR EFFICIENT
WATER HANDLING OPTIONS

PIPELINE DEVELOPMENT

4:20 Evaluating Industry Trends On Pipeline Development To Increase Produced Water Volume Capacity

  • Examining produced water and flow-back water pipeline design and construction
  • Explore pipe, valve and fittings selections to handle the unique challenge of piping produced water
  • A look at water distribution and modelling software to design and operate pipeline networks in the Midland and Delaware basins
  • Assess pipelines development option: Stroking vs traditional lines and long-term view for operators

4:50 Question & Answer Session

MINIMZING INFRASTRUCTURE COSTS

5:00 Evaluate The Potential For Reducing Water Transfer Infrastructure Costs Through Cutting Edge Automation, Machine Learning & AI

  • Assess how to use automation to have more control over the transfer process with greater accuracy and less manpower
  • Utilizing real time data to increase water management effectiveness
  • Using leak detection technology to improve operations and minimize downtime

5:30 Question & Answer Session

END OF DAY PANEL SESSION

5:40 Combining Industry Forces And Formulating A Plan To Develop A Collaborative Water Transfer Infrastructure

  • Examine specifically what is required to enter into one way and two-way sharing agreements and what is required from both parties when completing agreements
  • Examine infrastructure in place to seamlessly execute water-sharing agreements
  • Assess how E&P are overcoming scheduling and logistical challenges when sharing water

6:10 Question & Answer Session

6:20 First Day Of The Conference Ends With The Chair's Closing Remarks

6:30 - 7:30 Networking Drinks In The Exhibition Area

Day 2: Strategies For Increasing Disposal Capacity In The Permian Basin > Next Level Treatment Technologies

BREAKFAST BRIEFING

8:45 Geological Analysis Of The Permian's Deep Well Injection Reservoir Capacity

  • Is There Enough Capacity To Handle Future Projections Of Increased Produced Water Volumes In The Permian?
  • New strategies to manage produced water volumes in order to drive efficiency
  • Developing a cohesive water sourcing plan - From source selection to operational optimization
  • Discussion on what non-fresh water sources are available

9:30 Chair's Opening Remarks

OPERATOR E&P PANEL DISCUSSION

9:40 Formulating An Effective Strategy For Increasing Disposal Well Capacity In The Permian To Handle Large Volumes Of Produced Water In The Future

  • Know what current disposal capacity looks like in the Permian and discuss futureoutlook to expand infrastructure capabilities
  • Examine third party disposal facilities and their plans to accommodate increasingvolumes of produced water in the near future
  • Assess how much midstream infrastructure is out there and how much is being utilized to meet demand

Mark Peavy, Vice President Operations, Windy Cove Energy

10:10 Question & Answer Session

REGULATORY PANEL ON DISPOSAL, WATER TRANSFER & LOGISTICS
10:20 Understand How New Legislation Proposed For New Mexico And Texas Will Impact Disposal, Beneficial Reuse, Pipeline Infrastructure
  • Right Of Way & Eminent Domain: What Does The Future Hold?
  • Discuss how issues around eminent domain and land owners are being tackled and dealt with by operators in the region
  • Learn how eminent domain and right of way can be a hurdle for operators trying to design and install pipelines to transfer water effectively.
  • Evaluate how this dynamic of various stakeholders in the region can be balanced and handled effectively

10:50 Question & Answer Session

11:00 Morning Refreshments In The Networking & Exhibition Area

DETERMINING OPTIMAL DEEP WELL INJECTIVITY

11:30 Identifying Reservoir Characterization For Disposal Wells In The Permian To Better Understand Underlying Formations And Impact Of Injection

  • Assess how disposal intervals can help operators further comprehend reservoir characteristics
  • Examine what kind of research is conducted on the formation of the reservoir to determine features and suitability for deep well injection

12:00 Question & Answer Session

NEXT LEVEL TREATMENT TECHNOLOGIES
LATEST COST-EFFECTIVE OPPORTUNITIES FOR BENEFICIAL REUSE & SURFACE DISCHARGE

DESALINATION

12:10 Learn How To Effectively Desalt Whilst Combating Sludge & Brine In Produced Water

  • Understand how new developments in desalination compare with existing methods from both a cost and efficiency point of view
  • Sharing real world case studies on how the latest desalination technologies have treated water without adding to OpEx
  • Utilising Evaporation Solutions for less scaling and maintenance issues as well as reducing emissions from traditional methods

12:40 Question & Answer Session

12:50 Networking Lunch In The Exhibition Area

BENEFICIAL REUSE

2:00 Evaluate Advanced Technologies & Approaches To Achieve Cost Effective Beneficial Reuse: How To Turn Waste Into A Yieldable Resource

  • Analyzing the cost, capabilities and ROI of treatment for beneficial reuse
  • Learn how to retrieve by-products from produced water sources to create new and additional revenue streams
  • Ceramic Membrane Filtration to filter out irons and impurities so as not to have to 100% treat the water
  • Explore innovations in the field of beneficial reuse including transferrable lessons from other water related industries

2:30 Question & Answer Session

QUALITY STANDARDS FOR WATER DISPOSAL

2:40 Defining Water Quality Standards And Treatment Options For Safe Surface Discharge & How To Get There Cost Effectively?

  • Assess the minimum treatment level required before produced water can be discharged into fresh water streams
  • Analyze the optimal treatment options to ensure safe and compliant surface discharge
  • Discuss the environmental impact of produced water and steps that can be taken by the industry to maintain high quality disposal standards

3:10 Question & Answer Session

3:20 Afternoon Refreshments In The Networking & Exhibition Area

AUTOMATING PITS

3:50 Integrating Automation & Latest Sensor Technologies To Determine Available Water Levels In Frac Pits

  • Learn about the latest technological advancement in sensor technology to analyze and gather data on information like water volumes in the pits
  • Understand how sensors can provide real time tracking and data to help map water volumes and be better prepared for the next frac job
  • Capture vital information like footage converted to volumes and other important parameters that can help effectively track the pit's water level

4:20 Question & Answer Session

SEISMICITY IN RELATION TO DISPOSAL

4:30 Technical Data And Seismic Research To Identify The Long Term Environmental Impact Of Water Usage And Disposal In The Permian

  • Analyzing the impact of using casing strings in frac operations and the potential for seismic activity as a result of that
  • Understand the impact seismic data results can have on deep well injection permits being revoked in the Permian basin
  • Capturing the effects of induced seismicity and how that is going to affect near future permitted capacity in the region

Kyle Murray, Hydrologist, Oklahoma Geological Survey

5:00 Question & Answer Session

5:10 Chair's Closing Remarks

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