Chairs: Ken Knox, Noble Energy; Eric Daniels, Chevron
Securing reliable water resources to meet expanding energy development needs is an increasing challenge, particularly in context of increasing regulatory oversight and fostering positive community relationships. Topics within this session will provide specifics and case examples that demonstrate the opportunities and resistance encountered by water-energy professionals. The focus of the discussion will be upon the identification, evaluation, and acquisition options used to develop and use viable water sources within a full lifecycle water management system.
Presentation 3: Water Sourcing Strategies for Marcellus Shale Development
John Owsian, Consol Energy
Chairs: Ana Djuric, Halliburton; Jonathan Getliff, Chevron
Water management and protection during wellbore construction activities will be covered. Groundwater protection can be achieved through proper drilling practices. These practices include drilling fluid selection, cementing and casing operations, and active housekeeping with containment of liquids and other wastes. Water conservation can be achieved using closed loop systems and fluids selection for their technical and environmental performance.
Presentation 3: Groundwater Quality Baselines and Characterization—Lessons Learned
Eric Daniels, Chevron
Chairs: Drue Ann Whittecar, National Oilwell Varco; Jonathan Getliff, Chevron
This session will focus on water used for drilling and completions from the analytics to the options for reuse and recycling. A round table of four experts will discuss the analytics of water and innovative solutions to deal with the varying chemistry. The second disussion will focus on the technologies that are available for water treatment including non-traditional options from other industries. The session will close with a discussion of the various options for reuse and recycling that are currently available as well as those that are potentially untapped at the current time.
Presentation 3: Water Options During the Life of a Well
Benjamin Ackley, Marathon Oi
Chairs: Tekla Taylor, Golder Associates Inc.; Kimberly Ness, Battelle
The day’s proceedings will be reviewed by a panel. There will be an opportunity for the participants to discuss the challenges and issues associated with all aspects of the water lifecycle.
Chair: Ron Bosch, Athlon Solutions
Presenters from Day 1 will engage the audience in an informal Q&A panel.
Chairs: Mike Parker, Parker Environmental and Consulting; Drue Ann Whittecar, National Oilwell Varco
The Australian challenges pertaining to water management and protection during wellbore construction activities will be discussed. The recent evolutions in regulations pertaining to groundwater protection and chemical disclosure will be highlighted. The unique challenges to water conservation strategies such as irrigation and sourcing will be reviewed.
Presentation 3: Shale Water Economics
Chad Jacobs, HDR Engineering
Chair: Jonathan Getliff, Chevron Tekla Taylor, Golder Associates Inc.
A European perspective of water management and protection during wellbore construction activities will be presented. This perspective highlights differences in the regulatory environment and infrastructure as they relate to drilling practices and water supply as well as fluids management and disposal.
Chairs: John Candler, M-I SWACO; Kimberly Ness, Battelle
Chairs: Juliette Leyris, Statoil; Stuart Lunn, Imperial Oil Resources
The lifecycle of water use in the oil sands industry will be explored for both in-situ oil sands recovery and oil sands mining. Topics of discussion include how water is used in the industry, how much is used in comparison to natural flows, environmental monitoring initiatives, and improvements in environmental performance through research and application of new technology.
Chair: Ron Bosch, Athlon Solutions
Presenters from Day 2 will engage audience in an informal Q&A panel.