WHO SHOULD ATTEND
This 2 Day Conference Has Been Designed For The Following Job Functions:
- VP Engineering
- VP EHS/HSE
- VP Operations
Director, Manager, Supervisor, Team Lead, Superintendent of:
- Water Services
- Water Logistics
- Water Operations
- Water Management
- Water Sourcing
- Water Technology
- Production/Production Operations
Manager/Senior Engineer/Foreman of:
- Water Operations
- Facilities/Facilities Engineering
- Regulation & Compliance
Day 2 – 28 September 2022
SHARING OPERATOR-LED SOLUTIONS FOR ADDRESSING SEISMIC OCCURRENCES
Optimizing Disposal Capacity In A Climate Of Increasing Regulation
08:50 Chair’s Opening Remarks
KEYNOTE PANEL - INNOVATIONS IN SUBSURFACE DISPOSAL TO FURTHER INCREASE CAPACITY
09:05 Optimizing Existing Saltwater Disposal Capacity While Addressing Seismic Occurrences
In 2022 onshore operators in the Permian Basin face a dilemma – how to dispose of produced water economically without risking seismicity or aquifer contamination.
The purpose of this panel is to share best practices for providing reliable underground water storage capacity while avoiding seismic events and potential aquifer contamination, both of which have been linked to produced water. In other words, how to optimize your existing capacity. Operators will also talk about how they improve their understanding of naturally occurring and potentially induced seismic events and their associated risks.
What is the link between injection and seismicity and if so, how and why?
09:05 MIDSTREAM OPERATOR PERSPECTIVE Solutions for Managing Produced Water: Opportunities for Infrastructure Sharing and Water Recycling Between Multiple Producers
Matt Ciprich, Director, Water Services, EQT
09:25 BETTER DATA AND METRICS Techniques For Leveraging Data To Improve Asset Intelligence For SWD Optimization
Mark Peavy, President, Resilience Natural Resources
09:45 Curated Extended Questions & Discussion
10:10-10:50 Morning Refreshment Break In The Networking Area
|Collaborating With Regulators To Find Solutions That Address Seismicity & ESG While Enabling The Oil & Gas Industry To Create Growth & Prosperity|
EXECUTIVE REGULATORY PANEL
10:50 Partnering With Regulators To Find Policy Solutions That Address Seismicity & Emissions Reduction
Gain an understanding of forthcoming regulatory changes on the horizon as regards SWD disposal and evaluate solutions for the industry and regulators to work together on tackling seismicity. Ultimately, what are the policies that could incentivise more re-use and recycling? How can regulators collaborate with the industry to develop future policies that safeguard the environment and prevent seismic occurrences?
Each regulatory representative will deliver a short 15-minute briefing focusing followed by 15 minutes scheduled for questions and discussion after each individual briefing.
SECTION A – SEISMIC RESPONSE PLANS IN TEXAS AND NEW MEXICO
10:50 TEXAS RAILROAD COMMISSION The State Regulators View On Finding Solutions To Address Seismicity And How The Government & The Industry Can Work Together To Find Alternatives
Ted Wooten, Chief Engineer, Texas Railroad Commission
11:10 Curated Questions & Discussion
11:25 NEW MEXICO ENVIRONMENT DEPARTMENT AND NEW MEXICO OIL AND GAS COMMISSION The Future Path For Produced Water & SWD Disposal Regulations In New Mexico
Adrienne Sandoval, Oil Conservation Division Director, New Mexico Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department
11:45 Curated Questions & Discussion
SECTION B – EMISSIONS REDUCTION FROM WATER STORAGE TANKS, PONDS AND FACILITIES
12:00 TEXAS COMMISSION ON ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY Future Regulation On Oil and Gas Wastewater Discharge Permits
Jaspinder Singh, Environmental Permit Specialist, Water Quality Division, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
12:20 Curated Questions & Discussion
12:35 TEXAS COMMISSION ON ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY Future Aboveground Storage Vessel Safety (ASVS) Program
Becca Moore, Occupational Licensing and Registration Divisions Special Assistant, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
12:55 Curated Questions & Discussion
13:10 NEW MEXICO ENVIRONMENT DEPARTMENT Considering Forthcoming Regulation On Emissions Impacting Water Storage Ponds, Tanks & Facilities In The Oil & Gas Industry
David Feather, Permitting Section Chief, New Mexico Environment Department
13:30 Curated Questions & Discussion
How can regulators help promote larger-scale recycling within the industry?
13:45 – 14:45 Networking Lunch In The Exhibition Showcase Arena
PANEL AND AUDIENCE DISCUSSION - PRODUCED WATER REUSE FOR COOLING AND HYDRO POWER APPLICATIONS
14:45 Cost Competitive Treatment Of Produced Water For Beneficial Reuse In Industrial Cooling, Municipal Disinfection (Chlorine), & Hydrogen Development
Sharing operator and industrial experiences on reviewing cost competitive treatment options to further exploit produced water as an untapped resource.
14:45 OPERATOR VIEW ON TREATMENT TECHNOLOGY SELECTION FOR INDUSTRIAL REUSE
Evaluate Cost Competitive Technologies To Minimally Treat Produced Water For Industrial Cooling & Electrolysis Of Sodium Chloride For Municipal Disinfection Applications
14:55 COOLING Treatment Of Produced Water As A Supply For Industrial Cooling Towers & Power Generation Cooling Systems
- Evaluation of the use of produced water for industrial cooling including the volume and quality of available produced water and the infrastructure that would be needed to deliver it throughout Texas and New Mexico
- Can degraded water cool process towers at certain impurity concentrations without leaving excessive scale
- Innovative Treatment Technology Implementation Assessing the level of treatment that would be necessary and the available cost competitive technologies
- Initial conclusions for E&P’s operating in Texas and New Mexico
15:05 RE-USE FOR HYDROGEN ECONOMY DEVELOPMENT Re-Use Of Produced Water To Help Develop The Hydrogen Economy In New Mexico & Texas
The development of the hydrogen economy will require massive volumes of water. What are the options for upstream E&P’s to help the hydrogen sector deliver the volumes of water required to produce green hydrogen?
Could the development of the hydrogen economy, in the longer term, be one of the more significant opportunities for produced water beneficial reuse? What levels of primary and secondary treatment would be required? And what volumes of water would be required for hydrogen production?
Mike Hightower, Director, New Mexico Produced Water Research Consortium
15:25 – 15:40 Curated Questions & Discussion
15:40 Afternoon Refreshment Break & Networking
AUDIENCE DISCUSSION - A DEEPER DIVE INTO MITIGATING INDUCED SEISMICITY
16:20 Evaluate Multiple Solutions For Mitigating Seismicity From A Commercial & Technical Perspective
Induced seismicity poses a significant reputational risk for operators and midstream partners alike, with the potential to compromise their social license to operate and ultimately shut down operations. Minimizing seismic risk is, therefore, a high priority for all stakeholders operating in the Permian Basin.
This panel serves as a deeper dive into the technical solutions and commercially available alternatives to increase capacity at optimal cost. You will hear operators and midstream providers both apply out of the box thinking to finding alternate storage capacity as well as improving the prevention of seismic occurrences at existing sites through best practice monitoring and injection practices.
16:30 DESIGNING MITIGATION STRATEGIES Detailed Seismic Hazard Assessment, Optimizing Injection Intervals & Implementing The Latest Technology For Monitoring Based On Reliable Data – A Best Practice Approach
16:40 ENHANCING INDUCED SEISMICITY MITIGATION Improving Monitoring, Gathering More Precise Data & Utilizing Predictive Methodologies Based On Injection Parameters, Volumetric Rates & Pressures
16:50 MIDSTREAM PARTNER PERSPECTIVE Strategies For Addressing Seismic Occurrences From A Technical Perspective & Identifying Alternative Disposal Solutions To Increase Capacity
- Assessing the risk and liability from induced seismicity from a midstream operator perspective
- Gain insight into the designs and activities of SWD
- Finding better data to manage the safety and reliability of the saltwater design, investment and operations
- Best practice learnings on SWD design and planning decisions
- Technical solutions – optimizing injection intervals, injection pressures and volumes
- Identifying alternative storage solutions with more capacity to optimize performance, risk and cost trade-offs
17:00 Chair’s Closing Remarks & End Of Day 2