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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 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

09:00 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?

09:00 PROCESS OPTIMIZATION Optimizing Produced Water Disposal Capacity Whilst Managing Seismicity, Contamination & Blowouts

09:25 SHALLOW VERSUS DEEP DISPOSAL TRADEOFFS Results On Successfully Taking Into Account The Trade-Offs Between Deep & Shallow Injection To Optimize Existing Capacity

09:50 THE MIDSTREAM PERSPECTIVE A Pragmatic Vision For Operators On SWD Optimization, Capacity Management & Risk

10:15 BETTER DATA AND METRICS Techniques For Leveraging Data To Improve Asset Intelligence For SWD Optimization  

10:40 Curated Extended Questions & Discussion

11:00-11:30 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

11:30 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

11:30 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

11:45 Curated Questions & Discussion

12:00 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

12:15 Curated Questions & Discussion


SECTION B – EMISSIONS REDUCTION FROM WATER STORAGE TANKS, PONDS AND FACILITIES  

12:30 TEXAS COMMISSION ON ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY Future Regulation On Emissions From Water Storage Ponds & Holding Pits
Becca Moore, Industrial Wastewater Permit CoordinatorTexas Commission on Environmental Quality 

12:45 Curated Questions & Discussion

13:00 NEW MEXICO ENVIRONMENT DEPARTMENT Considering Forthcoming Regulation On Emissions Impacting Water Storage Ponds, Tanks & Facilities In The Oil & Gas Industry  

13:15 Curated Questions & Discussion

How can regulators help promote larger-scale recycling within the industry?

13:30 – 14:30 Networking Lunch In The Exhibition Showcase Arena

 

PANEL - A DEEPER DIVE INTO MITIGATING INDUCED SEISMICITY

14:30 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.

14:30 INNOVATION AND ALTERNATE STORAGE SOLUTIONS Innovations In Subsurface Disposal & Exploring Alternate Storage Solutions Throughout The Permian Region

14:50 DESIGNING MITIGATION STRATEGIES Detailed Seismic Hazard Assessment, Optimizing Injection Intervals & Implementing The Latest Technology For Monitoring Based On Reliable Data  – A Best Practice Approach

15:10 ENHANCING INDUCED SEISMICITY MITIGATION Improving Monitoring, Gathering More Precise Data & Utilizing Predictive Methodologies Based On Injection Parameters, Volumetric Rates & Pressures   

15:30 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

15:50 Curated Questions & Discussion

16:10 Afternoon Refreshment Break & Networking

PANEL - PRODUCED WATER REUSE FOR COOLING AND HYDRO POWER APPLICATIONS

16:40 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.

16:40 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

17:00 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 

17:20 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, DirectorNew Mexico Produced Water Research Consortium

17:40 – 17:50 Curated Questions & Discussion 

17:50 Chair’s Closing Remarks & End Of Day 2

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