The Produced Water Society celebrated the 30th anniversary of its Annual Seminar on Feburary 11th-13th 2020. As the longest running technical conference fully dedicated to produced water, PWS couldn’t be prouder of the contributions its members have made to water operations in the industry, or more excited about the years ahead.
To mark the 30th anniversary, the Annual Seminar, held in Houston, was bigger and more wide-reaching than ever. It tackled the future of produced water management on a global scale, addressing produced water issues in diverse geologies including offshore, onshore, conventional and unconventional operations. Although each face their own unique challenges, a wide array of opportunities lie in finding common solutions, sharing experiences, and disseminating best practices.
This year’s Seminar successfully took the collaboration synonymous with Produced Water Society meetings to the next level, diversifying the challenges tackled by the program and bringing new solutions to the fore that have the potential to reshape the future of produced water management globally.
Produced in collaboration with Global Water Intelligence and Water in Oil, this year’s Produced Water Society Seminar was the most successful event yet.
The mission of the Produced Water Society is to improve produced water management to the benefit of the environment and the industry by fostering dynamic discussions and opportunities for water professionals to learn from one another at our live events, luncheons, and growing online community.
The Produced Water Society holds technical events near key areas of production activity around the world. The aim of our seminars, conferences, and training events is to enhance the knowledge base and best practices in order to improve the overall management and understanding of water issues in the oil and gas industry. We do this by delivering highly relevant content and networking opportunities at our three annual events.
Munib Ahmad, AAA Resources
Rob Bruant, B3 Insight
Prakhar Prakash, Chevron
Ramesh Sharma, ConocoPhillips
Kris Bansal, exConocoPhillips
Steve Coffee, Exterran
Emily Sappington, ExxonMobil
John Walsh, Advisian
Michael Dunkel, Advisian
Morris Hoagland, Jade Dragon
Arian Edalat, Pacifica Water Solutions
Yasser Radwan, ProServe
Hani Khalifa, Saudi Aramco
Whitney Dobson, Solaris Mistream
Chip Westaby, Turner Designs Hydrocarbon Instruments
Tom Pankratz, Water Desalination Report
Lisa Henthorne, Water Standard
Justin Pate, Wilson Civil
John Durand, XRI
Brent Halldorson, XRI (Fountain Quail)
The work that the Produced Water Society is doing for the Water Midstream Space in Oil and Gas in the Permian is critical and contributes to the progress of the United States Energy Sector.
I attended Produced Water Society conference in Oman and it was of great value . The interaction between the IOCs / NOCs and the technology / OEM providers is what really distinguished the PWS event.
The Produced Water Society is a collection of oil and gas professionals with the common mission to improve the management and disposition of produced water. Through the discussion of best practices and the presentation of advanced solutions to dynamic obstacles, PWS fosters an environment where water professionals learn from one another in an open setting and where the entire industry thrives as a result.
The 30th Produced Water Society Seminar was held February 11-13 2020 in Houston, Texas, welcoming 400 produced water professionals for two days of focused technical discussion and networking. The Seminar featured breakthrough technical presentations, panel discussions featuring operators and service providers, round tables sessions, and three tracks—covering conventional onshore and offshore production issues, the booming activity in shale plays across the US, and issues across other geologies across the globe. The Seminar gathers innovations from solutions providers, insights and forecasts from operating companies to create an environment focused on improving the future of the industry through better water management.