Wednesday August 7th

day 1

7:00 – 8:00

registration opens

8:05 – 8:15

Welcoming Remarks

8:15 – 9:00

Keynote Address

Greater Oilfield Water Infrastructure Connectivity: The Case for a ‘Hydrovascular’ Network In the Permian Basin
Gabe Collins, Baker Institute, Rice University

Gabe Collins will examine the current phase of oilfield water infrastructure buildout in the Permian, in which providers build their own systems. The overall market condition is one of balkanization and significant inefficiency compared to what could be realized with a deeper degree of connection and integration between systems. This presentation will explore the potential benefits of greater oilfield water infrastructure connectivity in the Permian and will realistically assess the barriers to such integration.

9:00-10:30

Panel

Water Midstream

The water midstream has proven to be a critical component of the boom in West Texas. A rush of private equity funding is pushing new companies to the forefront, but how are successful businesses built in the midstream? There is increased market demand for water reuse and recycling, but investors continue to back steady, reliable pipe and disposal services.  How will midstream companies respond? See this panel of exciting leaders discuss trends and changes in the Permian.

Moderator
Steve Coffee, Exterran Water Resources

Panelists
Justin Love, Blackbuck Resources
Dustin Brownlow, Antelope Water Management
Joe Titzer, Gravity Oilfield Services
Cory Hall, Aqua Terra Water Management
Jim Summers, H2O Midstream
John Durand, XRI

10:30 – 11:00

Coffee Break

Coffee and networking break.

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11:00 – 1:00

Session 1

Optimizing Non-mechanical Treatment for Water Quality Management

Featuring:

  • Economics of Recycling Produced Water, Miranda Cruttenden, Hydrozonix
  • Chlorine Dioxide Generation Myths, Greg Simpson, Pureline
  • Biological Growth in Frac Water Delivery Systems – A Case Study, Buddy Boysen, Water Standard
  • Permian Unconventional Water Management: A Journey from Pilot to Full-field Reuse, Karen Work, ConocoPhillips

1:00-2:00

lunch

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2:00-4:00

Session 2

Policy and Regulation Affecting Oilfield Water in the Permian Basin

Featuring:

  • SWD Well Best Management and Operational Practices: Approaches To Ease Regulatory/Permitting Concerns While Extending The Productive Life of the Well, Dan Arthur, All Consulting
  • The Regulatory Environment in the Permian Basin, Karr Ingham, Texas Alliance of Energy Producers
  • Strategic Saltwater Disposal Performance Assessments Are Improved with Quality Assurance of Texas Regulatory Data, Casee Lemons, Sourcewater
  • Update on the U.S. EPA Produced Water Study, Jesse Pritts, U.S. EPA

4:00-4:30

Coffee Break

Coffee and networking break.

Sponsored by

4:30-5:45

This session will last for 75 minutes and features 3 rotations, each lasting 20 minutes. During each rotation, Roundtable hosts will present to different groups of participants who have chosen their tables in advance. Each rotation has 5 minutes built in for attendees to change tables. This is a great opportunity for focused group presentations and discussions and highly engaging interaction with experts.

Roundtable Discussions and Hosts:

Optimizing Produced Water Pond Management & Water Quality Maintenance Using Advanced Aeration in the Permian Basin – Jay Keener, Blackbuck Resources

Produced Water Treatment Challenges for Water Flooding Operation – Sanjeev Jakhete, Aqua Pulsar

Field Ticket Automation for Water Hauling: Using Blockchain to Eliminate Manual Field Invoices – Rana Basu, Ondiflo

Moving Beyond Induced Seismicity in the Permian—Water Solutions for the Future – John Sullivan, SCS Engineers

High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) Lined Produced/Flow-Back Water Storage/Evaporation Ponds – Neil Nowak, SCS Engineers

Finding Value in Produced Water Data to Unlock Synergies in Produced Water Utilization – Jose Ortega, Terra OFS

Closed Loop Automation Delivers Cost Savings and Unmatched Efficiency in Water Management – Amy Dwyer, TETRA Technologies

Upgraded Lighting Practices in the Oil and Gas Industry Help to Protect the Night Skies at McDonald Observatory and Improve Visibility in the Field – Bill Wren, UT McDonald Observatory

The Corrosivity of Produced Water, Untreated and Treated with ClO2, and its Inhibition – Greg Simpson, Pureline

Water Impoundments:  Best Management Practices Required to Extend their Usable Life – Gavin James, All Consulting

The Pros and Cons of Non-oxidizing and Oxidizing Biocides for Biological Control of Frac Fluids – Zack Li, Pureline

Recycling Produced & Flowback Wastewater for Fracking – Eli Gruber, Ecologix

Innovative Water Analysis – Chip Westaby, Turner Designs Hydrocarbon Instruments

Agriculture: The New Produced Water Solution – Marvin Nash, Encore Green Environmental

The Future of the Produced Water Society – Lisa Henthorne & Steve Coffee, Produced Water Society

Follow up to U.S. EPA Produced Water Study – Jesse PrittsU.S. EPA

Black H2O Remediation – Barry Young & Chris Hanie, Alpha Omega Resources

Field Results for new Oil in Water Measurement Technology where Iron Sulphide and Heavy Oil Conspire to High Operating Costs and High On-Going Maintenance Costs – Gerard Cooke, Inov8

Biological Audit and Microbial Control Design for Produced Water in the Permian, Joe Moore, DuPont

5:45-8:30

Drinks Reception and Dinner

Drinks, networking, exhibitions and dinner. 

 

Drinks Reception sponsored by

Thursday August 8th

day 2

7:00 – 8:00

Registration

8:00 – 8:15

Opening Remarks

8:15 – 9:00

Keynote Address

Ground Water Protection Council Produced Water Report on Reuse
Michael Dunkel, Advisian

Michael Dunkel was the primary author of Module 2 of the GWPC report and part of the leadership team for the multi-year study and public report released in June, 2019. This informative presentation will include a comparison of water reuse by basin, the factors that affect various practices, the regulations impacting decision makers, the emergence of the midstream, and residuals management when treating produced water. The challenges, opportunities, and decision frameworks for reusing produced water beyond the industry will be highlighted.

9:00-10:30

Panel

Water Issues in Texas and New Mexico
Panelists with expertise on Texas and New Mexico discuss their similar and differing issues, as well as the drivers for operating in the states. 
 
Moderator
Laura Capper, EnergyMakers Advisory Group
 
Panelists
Kimberly Wurtz, Ball Morse Lowe PLLC
Zacariah Hildenbrand, Clear UT
Bill Godsey, Geo Logic Environmental Services
Scott Verhines, Stantec

10:30 – 11:00

Coffee Break

Coffee and networking break.

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11:00-12:30

Session 3

Integrating Water Reuse & Recycling for Improved Operations

Featuring:

  • Produced Water Recycling in Eddy and Lea Counties, New Mexico, Erica Hart, R T Hicks Consultants
  • Oilfield Water Reuse and Recycle – An innovative approach and application to improve water quality, reduce waste, and chemical consumption, Tom Swanson, Solugen
  • Exponential Cost Savings by Combining Advanced Technologies, Erik Waters, SitePro Automation Solutions

12:30 – 1:30

lunch

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1:30-3:00

Session 4

Market Assessment & Outlook for the Permian Basin

Featuring:

  • Markets & Valuation Outlook for Produced Water Management, Zachary Sadow, Antelope Water Management
  • Permian Development Scenarios: Water Management Strategies and Spending Implications, Laura Capper, EnergyMakers Advisory Group
  • Economic Outlook for Permian Basin Water, Kelly Bennett, B3 Insight

3:00 – 3:30

Coffee Break

Coffee and networking break.

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3:30-5:00

Panel

Operating Companies & the Future of the Permian

Water managers share their experience, practices, and needs in the Permian Basin. Don’t miss learning about what operators in the region are doing and where they see their water management heading in the coming years.

Moderator
Michael Dunkel, Advisian

Panelists
Karen Work, ConocoPhillips
Brian Kuh, WPX
Ben Warden, Diamondback
Robert Huizenga, Cimarex
Vicki Goodenow, Equinor 
Rick McCurdy, RMcConsulting 

5:00-5:30

closing remarks