Abstracts should be 200-600 words long and not be commercial or mention trade names. They should include the speaker’s name, the representative company or companies, and a presentation title. The abstract should explain the problem or obstacle; the novel solution, technology or process proposed to address the problem; and how the solution did or did not solve the problem. Abstracts and presentations that are data-rich will be scored much higher by the technical committee.

Topics can include a wide range of areas as they relate to oilfield water, wastewater, and unconventional/shale plays.

The technical committee will review all the submitted material, rank abstracts on quality, data, and relevance, among other qualifications, and determine what presentations will be on the agenda for the 2019 Seminar.


The deadline for submissions has passed.

Some suggested topics include:

Analytics & Monitoring

Best Practices

Case Studies: Successes & Defeats

Centralized Treatment Solutions


Cost Reduction Opportunities

Chemical treatment & management

Disposal & SWD Management

Downstream Water Concerns

Eagle Ford, Marcellus, Powder River, and SCOOP & STACK Plays


Fracking & Flowback

Midstream Operations

New & Developing Technologies

Offshore developments

Oil & Water Separations

Operational Challenges

Public Private Partnerships for Water Infrastructure

Reuse & Recycling

Seawater Treatment

Smart Transfer Equipment

Water Management