SEMINAR 2018 AGENDA

Preliminary

DAY 0

February 12, 2018

1:00-5:00

Training Workshop (Half Day)

Need a produced water refresher?
Do you want to build on your foundation of the fundamentals of produced water technologies?
How does today’s low-cost environment affect produced water management?

This half-day Produced Water workshop consists of two parts: unconventional and conventional. Topics include best practices for shale operations as well as conventional and offshore produced water treatment. The first half of the course, conducted by John Walsh and Kris Bansal, provides an overview of produced water management and a look at critical issues related to sourcing, reusing, recycling, and disposing of water in shale operations.

This segment brings knowledge from field experiences, practical issues, and field performance of equipment. Beginning with a general description of fluid characteristics, the unique features of hydraulic fracturing fluids are given and compared to those of conventional oil & gas as well as fluids from other industries.

Unconventional Topics Include:

  • – Bacterial and scaling control
  • – Pre-treatment and desalination
  • – Why certain technologies work well and others do not 
  • – Which technologies are suitable for which kind of fluid
  • – Costs to use various technologies at well sites, well pads and clusters, and in centralized facilities
  • – Lessons learned and best practices are presented for essentially all phases of the water management life cycle

The second half of the course, conducted by Wally Georgie and James Robinson, provides an overview of traditional produced water treatment (onshore and offshore). The discussion will revolve around produced water issues in conventional produced water systems and if today’s low-cost environment changes the questions/answers. Can an issue be solved by adding more produced water technology? Is it best to look at an alternative technology only or does it require a better holistic understanding of the whole system?

Conventional Topics Include:

  • – Operational Best Practices
  • – Cost Reduction Opportunities
  • – New & Developing Technologies
  • – Operational Challenges
  • – Produced Water Reuse
  • – Characterization of oil/water/gas for treatment
  • – Equipment selection and performance
  • – Process engineering and process line-ups
  • – Chemical treating
  • – Operations, monitoring, surveillance & troubleshooting

 

Whether one is looking at the unconventional or conventional market, the desired outcomes are the same: reducing operation and capital expenditures, mitigating risk, while also complying with changing regulatory requirements and environmental concerns. Understanding and prioritizing water management is key for all exploration & production operators.

Join this group and workshop leaders to explore and learn from this experienced produced water network.

Workshop Leaders:

  • Kris Bansal, Consultant (ConocoPhillips)
  • Wally Georgie, Maxoil Process Consultancy
  • James Robinson, Oxidane Engineering
  • John Walsh, Cetco Energy Services

Seats are limited, so book your PWS Training Workshop + PWS Seminar Package while spots last. If you are already registered for the Seminar, you can add the workshop to your booking here.

5:30-6:30

Welcome Reception

Delegates are welcomed to the Produced Water Society Seminar with a drinks reception at the Sugar Land Marriott Town Square Bar. Mingle with your colleagues, pre-register for Day 1, and grab a drink.

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DAY 1

February 13, 2018

8:00-8:10

Intro

Steve Coffee, Produced Water Society

8:10-8:45

Keynote

Putting Produced Water Management in a Global Perspective
Gabriel Collins, Baker Institute, Rice University

8:45-9:15

Coffee Break

Delegates can network with refreshments & snacks in between sessions as part of this break, sponsored by Veolia.

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9:30-11:00

Strand 1: Developments in Produced Water Management

Session 1: Best Practices and Industry Overview

SESSION CHAIRS
Dr. Cheng Chen, Chevron
Brad Nelson, Water Lens

Overview of DOE Initiatives in Advanced Water Treatment for Saline Waters
Michael Hightower, University of New Mexico

Produced Water- State of the Industry
James Robinson, Oxidane Engineering

Understanding Produced Water Treatment Issues and Technologies, Theory Versus Practice, Views from Past and Current
Wally Georgie, Maxoil Process Consultancy

Hunting For Efficiency – 10 Days to Hit A 50% Separation Improvement
James Blake, Jorin Limited

Strand 2: Unconventional and Midstream Water Operations

Session 1: Best Practices in a Developing Market

SESSION CHAIRS
Tyler Hussey, Apache Corporation
Jim Patterson, RyKor

Fundamentals of Water Injection in the Permian Basin: A Primer for Geologists, Water Managers and Engineers Involved in Water Disposal and Waterflood
P. F. DuBois, Weatherford Laboratories, Tekla Taylor, Peakview Resources, and John Walsh, Cetco Energy Services

Flowback and Produced Water Treatment for Recycle And/Or Discharge to the Environment – Pilot Study
Lisa Henthorne, Water Standard

Reducing Chemical Demand and Preserving Treated Produced Water Quality Using Advanced Aeration in the Permian Basin
Jay Keener, Xedia Process Solutions

11:00-12:00

Lunch

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12:00-1:30

Operators Panel

Industry Needs for Improving Efficiency

Moderator:
Lisa Henthorne, Water Standard

Panelists:

  • Gautam Phanse, Chevron
  • Ramesh Sharma, ConocoPhillips
  • Roland Grillneder, OMV
  • Hani Al-Khalifa, Saudi Aramco

Strand 2: Unconventional and Midstream Water Operations

Session 2: Key Issues

SESSION CHAIRS
Kushal Seth, Gradiant Energy Services
Sheri Simpson, Chevron

Building a Water Midstream Business in the Permian Basin: Challenges, Opportunities, and Lessons Learned
Jim Summers, H2O Midstream

Enhanced Evaporation as Alternative to Disposal
Dustin Brownlow, Texas Water Solutions Management Group

Corrosivity of Chlorine Dioxide on Typical Oilfield Iron
Steve Monroe, Fountain Quail Energy Services

Extreme Microbes in Shales; A Potential Source for Enhanced Production
Yael Tarlovsky Tucker PhD, National Energy Technology Lab 

1:30-2:00

Coffee Break

Delegates can network with refreshments & snacks in between sessions as part of this break, sponsored by Veolia.

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2:00-3:30

Strand 1: Developments in Produced Water Management

Session 2: Optimizing Water Handling

SESSION CHAIRS
Hani Al-Khalifa, Saudi Aramco
James Robinson, Oxidane Engineering

Steam Flood Nutshell Filter Optimization/Debottlenecking
Justin Love, Xedia Process Solutions

Oil in Water Monitoring for Remotely Operated Oil Production Facilities 
Erik Mannseth, ProAnalysis AS

Ceramic Membranes as a Kidney Technology for Water Reuse
Elena Meabe, Likuid Nanotek

Submerged Ceramic Membrane Ultrafiltration Offers Edge in Oil/Water Separation
Shane Wiercinski, Siemens

Topical Panel

Where Will Midstream Water Take the Industry in 2018?

Moderator:
Steve Coffee, Enerscope Systems

Panelists:

  • Brent Halldorson, Fountain Quail Energy Services
  • Jim Summers, H2O Midstream
  • Tekla Taylor, Peakview Resources
  • Daniel Shannon, Schlumberger
  • John Durand, WaterBridge Resources
  • Amanda Brock, Solaris Midstream
  • Robert Rubey, Goodnight Midstream
  • J. Michael Anderson, Layne  Water Midstream

3:30-3:45

Coffee Break

Delegates can network with refreshments & snack in between sessions as part of this break, sponsored by Veolia.

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3:45-5:15

Roundtables Session

This session will last for 90 minutes and features 3 rotations, each lasting 25 minutes. During each rotation, Roundtable hosts will present to different groups of attendees who have chosen the table in advance. Each rotation has 5 minutes built in for attendees to change tables.

  • Designing a Cost-effective Scale Management Program to Enable Re-cycling of Produced Water, Using an Exceptional Polymeric Scale Inhibitor
    Swamy Margan, BWA Water Additives
  • Oil in Water & TSS Analysis in Produced Water Using Dynamic Imaging Technology
    Tod Canty, Canty Process Technology
  • Smart Re-use of Upstream Water
    Wayne Buschmann, PhD, Clean Chemistry
  • Title TBC
    Frank Richerand, Enviro-Tech
  • An Innovative Technology for Produced Water Treatment
    Jack Gardiner, Gardiner Environmental Consulting
  • Produced Water Recycling System to Leading Us Oil & Gas Company in Wyoming
    Riva Mitra, H20 Systems
  • Fine Polishing Filtration of Low Amounts of Suspended Solids from Produced Water: A Guideline for Technology Selection Based on Process Design Parameters
    Stefan Strasser, Lenzing
  • First Year Results from Nanobubble Oil-water Separation Pilot Program
    Jeffrey Hardin and Len Bland, Nano Gas Technologies
  • Oilfield Monitoring Tech
    Les Merrill, Retego Labs
  • Produced Water Treatment – Lessons Learnt and Case Histories
    Kushal Seth and Jonn-Ross Andrews, Gradiant Energy Services
  • Iron Removal
    Seb Nierth, Weteq S.A.
  • The Art of Cleaning and Troubleshooting of Reverse Osmosis Systems
    Jantje Johnson, Ochemate Advanced Material Technologies Co.
  • Case Studies of Problematic Water Treatment Using Osorb (a Silica Based Reusable Media)
    Caleb Smathers, ProSep
  • Pure Pack – Produced Water Treatment
    Kyle Jenkins, Pentair
  • Water Management in the Digital Oilfield: Bringing Safety, Efficiency and Transparency to PW
    David Armitage, Cartasite
  • An Automated Approach for the Optimization of a Bacteria Control Program at Salt Water Disposal Facility
    Mark Patton, Hydrozonix
  • High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) Lined Produced/Flow-back Water Evaporation Ponds
    Neil C. Nowak, SCS Engineers
  • Analysis of Water Price and Availability in the Permian from the Sourcewater.com Marketplace
    Josh Adler, Sourcewater, Inc.

5:15-6:15

Drinks Reception

Delegates and Presenters have the opportunity to network and mingle prior to dinner. Drinks and koozies are sponsored by Suez.

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6:15-8:30

Dinner

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DAY 2

February 14, 2018

8:00-8:10

Intro

Steve Coffee, Produced Water Society

8:10-8:45

Keynote

Midstream Challenge: Finding the Balance between Produced Water Disposal and Recycling
Amanda Brock, Solaris Midstream

8:45-9:15

Coffee Break

Delegates can network with refreshments & snacks in between sessions as part of this break, sponsored by NOV.

Sponsored By

9:30-11:00

Strand 1: Developments in Produced Water Management

Session 3: Research Breakthroughs & Updates

SESSION CHAIRS
Michael Grossman, Clean Membranes
Xandra Turner, Water Vision

Electrowet Coalescer to Enlarge Drops in Emulsions
Ashish Gadhave and George G Chase, University of Akron

Produced Water Desalination Using Geothermal Energy from Retrofitted, Decommissioned Oil and Gas Wells
Amin Kiaghadi and Hanadi S. Rifai, University of Houston

Quantitative Discharge Water Analysis Using Mobile 1H NMR
Lisabeth Wagner, University of Western Australia

Organic Matter in Untreated and Treated Produced Water from Land-based Operations for Non-oilfield Applications
Emily Sappington, University of Houston & Rockwater

Strand 2: Unconventional and Midstream Water Operations

Session 3: End-User Water Management

SESSION CHAIRS
John Durand, WaterBridge Resources
John Walsh, Cetco Energy Services

One E&P Company’s Water Management Strategy
Scott Mitchell, Anadarko Petroleum Company

Field Study: Impact of EOR Polymer on the Effectiveness of Produced Water
Roland Grillneder, OMV

“Fit-for-Purpose” Treatment of Produced Water for Hydraulic Fracturing – A Permian Basin Experience
Devesh Mittal, Aquatech Energy Services

Data Gathering in Produced Water Management
Kevin Cooper, Goodnight Midstream

11:00-12:00

Lunch

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12:00-1:30

Topical Panel

Growth Opportunities, Smart Systems and Bringing Positive Change to the Oil Patch

Moderator:
Tom Pankratz, Water Desalination Report

Panelists:

  • John Walsh, Cetco Energy Services
  • Kris Bansal, Consultant (ConocoPhillips)
  • Brad Tinder, OFD Engineering
  • Chris Catalonotto, Siemens
  • Mike Hightower, University of New Mexico

Strand 2: Unconventional and Midstream Water Operations

Session 4: Water Management Beyond the Permian

SESSION CHAIRS
Dustin Brownlow, Texas Water Solutions Management Group
Jay Keener, Xedia Process Solutions

Intelligent Water Management in Unconventional Plays
Rasel Hossain, Stantec Consulting

Mitigating UIC Operational Risk in the Face of an Upturn: One Approach on Prioritizing Where to Focus
Laura Capper, EnergyMaker’s Advisory Group

Characterizing the Efficacies of Various Treatment Modalities for the Recycling of Produced Oilfield Waste
Zacariah L. Hildenbrand, Inform Environmental

Linking EPCs and Services to Improve Produced Water Management
Doug Park, University Lands

1:30-2:00

Coffee Break

Delegates can network with refreshments & snacks in between sessions as part of this break, sponsored by NOV.

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2:00-3:30

Strand 1: Developments in Produced Water Management

Session 4: Best Methods in EC

SESSION CHAIRS
Cindy Pena, Rockwater Energy
Daniel Shannon, Schlumberger

Electrocycling of Produced Water: Conversion of Produced Water to Oxidant Solutions through Electrolysis
Dr. Andrew K. Boal, Miox

Produced Water Treated with Electrocoagulation: Operational Conditions and Forecasting Efficiency
Flávia Lima, Technische Universität Dresden

Making Electrocoagulation (EC) Commercially Viable
Dr. Mitch Means, Water Vision Inc.

Operators Panel

Industry Needs for Improving Efficiency

Moderator:
Brent Halldorson, Fountain Quail Energy Services

Panelists:

  • Scott Mitchell, Anadarko Petroleum Company
  • Tyler Hussey, Apache Corporation
  • Gautam Phanse, Chevron
  • Doug Park, University Lands

3:30-3:45

Coffee Break

Delegates can network with refreshments & snacks in between sessions as part of this break, sponsored by NOV.

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3:45-5:15

Roundtables Session 2

This session will last for 90 minutes and features 3 rotations, each lasting 25 minutes. During each rotation, Roundtable hosts will present to different groups of attendees who have chosen the table in advance. Each rotation has 5 minutes built in for attendees to change tables.

  • Produced Water Characterization – Best Practices for Obtaining an Accurate & Reliable
    Brad Nelson, Water Lens
  • Technical Challenges with Reusing PW Outside Upstream O&G Operations
    Dan Mueller, Environmental Defense Fund
  • Produced Water Storage Ponds- Regulations, Requirements, and Advantages to Conductive Liner Systems
    Steven Roeder, Mustang Energy Services
  • Providing Digital Life Cycle Solutions for Produced Water
    Michael Chavez, SitePro
  • Treatment of Oil & Gas Wastewater for Reuse Using Unlimited Water Solutions’ Advanced Electronic Oxidation
    Ken Burris, Unlimited Water Solutions
  • Produced Water Lifecycle
    Billy Roberts, Restream Solutions
  • Oil-in-Water Monitoring with Dual-Modal Imaging
    Stewart Baskin, Clearview Sensing
  • Chlorine Dioxide Treatment for Produced Water from Unconventional Production: Improving Oil Water Separation and Water Reuse
    Dr. Zack Li, PureLine Treatment Systems
  • Frac Fluids and Produced Water Reuse – What Are the Limits and Unknowns?
    Jana Vander Kloet and Keith Minnich, Third Bay
  • Quick Laboratory Analysis of Gas Condensate in Produced Water
    Chip Westaby, Turner Designs Hydrocarbon Instruments
  • Where Do I Remove My Sand: Wellhead, Wellstream, In-vessel or Produced Water Treatment
    Steve Coffee, Enerscope Systems
  • Modern Filtration for Produced Water
    Justin Schust, Amiad Water Systems
  • Operations of Integrated Water Treatment Platform for Treatment of Produced Water for Reuse
    Anna Jawor, Water Planet Inc.
  • Exploring Fluid Compatibility for Reusing 100% Produced Water: Case Studies from Permian Basin
    Rajendra Ghimire, PhD, PfP Industries
  • Electro-Oxidation Technology for Cost Effective Produced Water Treatment and Recycling
    Sanjeev Jakhete, Clear Water Plasma
  • CoVAP – Cogeneration for Produced Wastewater Evaporation
    Marek Hermann-Nowosielski, Heartland Water Technology, Inc.

5:15-5:30

Closing Remarks

Steve Coffee, Produced Water Society