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WHO SHOULD ATTEND

This 2 Day Conference Has Been Designed For The Following Job Functions:

  • COO
  • VP Engineering
  • VP EHS/HSE
  • VP Operations

Plus:

Director, Manager, Supervisor, Team Lead, Superintendent of:

  • Water Services
  • Water Logistics
  • Water Operations
  • Water Management
  • Water Sourcing
  • Water Technology
  • EHS/HSE
  • Operations
  • Production/Production Operations 
  • Construction 
  • Engineering 

And:

Manager/Senior Engineer/Foreman of:

  • Water Operations
  • Facilities/Facilities Engineering 
  • Completions 
  • Environmental
  • Regulation & Compliance
  • Drilling 

Agenda

 


DAY 1 – 27 September 2022

Operator Strategies, Regulatory Policies & Commercial Solutions To Dispose Of Less & Reuse More


08:25 Coffee and Registration

08:50 Chair’s Opening Remarks

Teddy Mohle, Completions and Water Infrastructure Manager, Contango Oil and Gas 

EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP PANEL - IDENTIFYING ALTERNATIVES TO DISPOSAL TO INCREASE CAPACITY

09:00 Identifying Alternatives To Saltwater Disposal To Transform Produced Water Into A Resource 

In a bid to tackle induced seismicity in the Permian Basin, the Texas Railroad Commission recently restricted the injection of produced water into saltwater disposal wells between the cities of Midland and Odessa. Similar restrictions are also enforced across key counties in New Mexico. Meanwhile, the Texas Produced Water Consortium will produce a report in September 2022 suggesting regulatory changes to facilitate the reuse of produced water for beneficial practices such as irrigation or industrial cooling

Dedicated to sharing current best practices on adopting new technology to either economically reuse produced water or treat it for any other kind of discharge other than traditional deep well injection. The panel features multiple perspectives talking through the most economical approach for converting produced water with plenty of time at the end for a curated questions and discussion session.

09:00 TEXAS WATER REUSE STRATEGIES Implementing New Technology For Treating Produced Water For Beneficial Reuse Outside The Oil & Gas Industry – Evaluating Options Across The Board                                       

09:25 NEW MEXICO WATER REUSE STRATEGIES Exploring Commercially Viable Strategies To Generate Value From Produced Water– Strategic Planning For New Beneficial Reuse Revenue  Streams Throughout Key Market Segments
Mike Hightower, Director, New Mexico Produced Water Research Consortium

09:50 MORE RECYCLING, LESS DISPOSAL Identifying Alternatives To Saltwater Disposal To Increase Capacity
Bhavana Karnik, Environmental Engineer, Chevron

10:10 – 10:20 Curated Audience Questions & Discussion

10:20 – 10:50 Networking Refreshment Break 

The above case studies will refer to the following reuse strategies to avoid disposal:

TREATMENT FOR REUSE AT WELLSITE   

BENEFICIAL REUSE OUTSIDE OIL AND GAS   

Hydraulic Fracturing

Crop Irrigation & Livestock Consumption

Water Flooding

Municipal Including Chlorine For Sanitation

Drilling

Industrial Feedstocks & Metals

Completions

Cooling Towers & Processes (e.g. Bitcoin Mining)

Enhanced Oil Recovery

Power Generation (Cooling) 

Safe Discharge

Hydrogen Economy Development

 

PANEL - HIGH-VALUE ANALYSIS OF PRODUCED WATER CHEMISTRIES AND MINERAL ELEMENTS

10:50 Analyzing The Chemical & Mineral Content Of Produced Water To Identify Commercial Opportunities For Operators To Treat For Beneficial Reuse

How can the industry gain a better understanding of how to more consistently predict the actual trace elements contained in a particular flow of produced water to determine beneficial value? Subsurface brines can be a major source of lithium as well as gadolinium which are both valuable to the high-tech industries. There are also additional elements and rare earths like iodine, bromine and selenium that are potential revenue generators to be monetized. But which ones could offer the most potential and best netback?

10:50 NEW MEXICO AND TEXAS REGIONAL PLAYS Analyzing The Chemical & Mineral Content Of Produced Water To Identify Commercial Opportunities For Operators To Treat For Beneficial Reuse

Mark Engle, Research GeologistThe University of Texas at El Pas

11:15 RARE EARTHS & STRATEGICALLY IMPORTANT ELEMENTS Evaluate The Potential For Oil & Gas Operators To Extract Strategically Important Elements From Produced Water For High Growth Industrial Sectors

11:40 BENEFICIAL REUSE ROUTES TO MARKET Identifying Universities, Chemical Analytics Groups & Potential Partners To Help E&P’s Set Up New Routes To Market To Monetize Beneficial Reuse  

Bridget Scanlon, Senior Research Scientist, Bureau of Economic Geology, Jackson School of Geosciences   

CHEMICAL/MINERAL/ELEMENT TYPE

POTENTIAL INDUSTRY APPLICATION &

BENEFICIAL REUSE EXAMPLES 

Alkaline Metals Including Lithium & Magnesium

Batteries, BEV Batteries, Ceramics

Rare Earth Metals Including Gadolinium, Neodymium & Samarium

Specialist uses including smart phones, solid oxide fuel cells, microwave, nuclear marine propulsion, X Ray Systems & TV Sets

Iodine

Medicine, Chemical Analysis, Spectroscopy

Bromine

Specialized drilling fluids and compounds

Sodium Chloride

Sanitation for municipal and commercial

Selenium

Solar Cells, Batteries, Fertilizers

 

12:05 Curated Extended Questions & Discussion

12:20 – 13:20 Networking Lunch Break In The Exhibition Showcase Arena

INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGY IMPLEMENTATION

Economically Treat Produced Water For Beneficial Reuse In Sectors Outside Oil & Gas

NEW TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION FOR SEPARATION AND EXTRACTION OF CHEMICALS, MINERALS AND METALS

Advancements In Membrane Technology

Primary Treatment

 (Suspended Solids & Hydrocarbons)

Nano-Filtration

Crystallization Techniques

Secondary Treatment

 (Remove Organic Compounds& Suspended Solids)

Biological Treatment

Reverse Osmosis

Tertiary Treatment

 Final Disinfection Prior To Discharge

Advanced Oxidation Processes 

Non-Selective Acid Cation Exchanger

Ion Exchange Resin & Electronic Stimulation To Pull Metals Out Of Brine Water

Acid Leaching &

 Solvent Extraction

De-Alkalization & Softening Resin Chelating Resin

 

What are the options for recycling or treating water for different uses outside oil & gas in industrial manufacturing?

The case studies below will touch on the above areas focusing on where there is clear new technology innovation.

 

Technology Assessment Of The Latest Treatment Technology Innovations For Beneficial Water Uses

Evaporation

Membrane Technologies

Forward Osmosis

Thermal Distillation

Electrodialyses Reversal

Nanofiltration

Reverse Osmosis

Electrocoagulation

Chemical Coagulation

Dissolved Air/Gas Flotation

Air Stripping

Media Filtration

Oil Water Sand Separator

Hydrocyclone

Settling Techniques

 

Implementing New Technology Innovation To Reduce The Cost Of Treatment

Recycle More Cost Efficiently

13:20 Reviewing The Latest Treatment Technology & Facility Innovations To Scale To Match Operator User Requirement For Recycling & Reuse

In addition to actual new technologies development, innovation in 2022 also relates to the cost efficiency of the water treatment application itself in terms of modularity, ability to scale and ultimate flexibility to meet bespoke production requirements.

13:20 TREATMENT INNOVATION FOR BENEFICIAL USE New Technology Innovations & Facility Treatment Applications For Beneficial Recycling Of Produced Water 

Mark Patton, PresidentHydrozonix 

13:50 EVAPORATION TECHNOLOGY Innovation In Evaporation Technology That Can Be Deployed At The Wellhead As A Cost Competitive Alternative To Deep Well Injection  

14:10 MEMBRANE TECHNOLOGY Innovation In Membrane Technologies For Produced Water Treatment – Opportunities, Challenges & Limitations

14:30 TERTIARY TREATMENT The Latest Advancements In Tertiary Treatment Technology For Lower Cost, Higher Water Quality For Discharge

PANEL – EXTRACTION OF STRATEGICALLY IMPORTANT ELEMENTS FROM BRINES

14:50 Investigating New Technology Innovation For Cost Effectively Treating & Separating Chemical Elements From Produced Water For Beneficial Reuse

Some of the standout technologies used for producing metals from low-grade ores and brines include membrane technology, ion exchange and hydrometallurgical processes. Membrane-based technologies may also provide a viable solution for efficient recovery of rare earth elements from brine as these processes can easily enrich the elements effectively

14:50 COMBINING TREATMENT TECHNOLOGIES FOR INDUSTRIAL BENEFICIAL REUSE Combining Treatment & Separation Technologies To Economically Extract Key Chemical Elements For Beneficial Reuse & Monetization  

15:15 NEW TECHNOLOGIES New Technologies For The Recovery Of Strategically Important Elements From Produced Water For Beneficial Reuse  

15:40 LITHIUM EXTRACTION Optimal Technologies For Lithium Extraction & Separation From Brines 

16:05 Extended Questions & Discussion

16:25 – 16:55 Afternoon Refreshment Break & Networking

OPTIMAL TREATMENT FOR IRRIGATION OF NON-FOOD CROPS

16:55 Prospects For Scaling The Treatment Of Produced Water For Agricultural Irrigation Of Non Food Crops

What are the latest results and key lessons learned from the latest small-scale trials and test projects reusing produced water for beneficial reuse in the agricultural sector? 

  • Evaluate treatment options for agricultural reuse of treated produced water
  • Combining the treated produced water to blend with groundwater to optimise soil chemistry 
  • Optimizing treatment technologies cost-effectively for :   

                       - Removing tar and oil
                       - Volatile organic compound removal
                       - Metals and inorganics removal
                       - Suspended solids, chlorine and sodium removal followed by 
                         water polishing

  • Potential operator strategies for selling produced water for local agricultural beneficial reuse projects in Texas and New Mexico
  • Future developments:

                    - Further optimizing the treatment process including eventual prospects for scale-up beyond the trial
                    - Identify and quantify additional chemical impacts on soil chemistry 
                    - Further optimizing the blending of treated water with well water

17:20 Questions & Discussion

DESALINATION FOR BENEFICIAL REUSE AND DISCHARGE   

17:30 Innovation In Desalination Technology & Future Strategy For Infrastructure Sharing   

Reviewing the latest technical developments in produced water desalination and discussing infrastructure sharing solutions for the industry. Which combination of technical solutions could be the most cost-effective. In this panel, we will also feature presentations from Middle East oil and gas companies that have much experience in the desalination of produced water.   

17:30 COMMERCIAL Making The Case For Developing A Shared Infrastructure For Desalination, Recycling & Beneficial Reuse In Key Permian Regions To Sustain The Sector For The Long Term

Mike Hightower, DirectorNew Mexico Produced Water Research Consortium

17:55 Questions & Discussion

There now follows a series of technical presentations examining the latest technology innovations that could be applied to the desalination of produced waters at different levels for different usages.

18:05 Reverse Osmosis As A Tertiary Treatment For Desalination

18:20 Electrodialysis As A Secondary Treatment For Desalination

18:40 Comparison Of Membrane Filtration & Membrane Distillation For Desalinating Water

18:55 Questions & Discussion

19:05 Chair’s Closing Remarks

19:15 VIP Sponsored Drinks Reception Followed By VIP Speaker Dinner

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