Fundamentals of Water Treating, Handling and Management

8:00 am – 1:00 pm, November 19th

Bush Convention Center, Midland Texas

This training course is designed to provide a baseline of knowledge pertinent to water management, challenges and opportunities in shale field development with an emphasis on the Permian Basin.

John Walsh, Worley
Lisa Henthorne, Water Standard


8:00 – 8:50 – Module 1: Overview
8:50 – 9:10 – Module 2: Field Development
9:30 – 11:10 – Module 3: Water Management Deep Dive
11:10 – 12:00 – Module 4: Current Water Challenges & Future Expectations
12:00 – 1:00 – Networking Lunch (provided)

This course will have 4 modules. The first and last will consist of overview level information, while the second and third modules will present deep dives on development lifecycles and water management lifecycles from production through to disposal, reuse or trading. The course will offer a foundations-level knowledge of water chemistry applicable to produced water management..

This course will answer the following:

  • What are the challenges?
  • Where do opportunities lie?
  • What are the volumes of water at play and what’s required to move them?
  • What are the differences between water reuse treatment options?
  • What should we expect for the future of the region?

Participants will leave with an understanding of common terminology and jargon, water chemistry and how treatment works (via jar testing demonstrations), best practices for water handling and management in unconventional plays.