The oil and gas industry faces great technological, operational, economic and environmental challenges as a result of the water produced during exploration and production activities. Management of produced water generated by the industry is expensive and challenging for sustainable recovery of hydrocarbon resources.
Technologies and strategies applied in produced water comprise essentially (1) Minimization; (2) Recycle/Re-use; and (3) Disposal. All of these issues must be appropriately addressed to find cost effective solutions to oil and gas projects.
The goal of this SPE Workshop is to discuss the novel technologies, water minimization methods and effective strategies in produced water management.
This Workshop will provide an opportunity for E&P experts, scientists, academic and technology providers discuss in an interactive way the recent developments and strategies in produced water management. Both experience and knowledge sharing of case studies will be relevant.
The Workshop agenda includes the following discussion topics:
Workshops maximize the exchange of ideas among attendees and presenters through brief technical presentations followed by extended Q&A periods. Focused topics attract an informed audience eager to discuss issues critical to advancing both technology and best practices.
Many of the presentations are in the form of case studies, highlighting engineering achievements, and lessons learned. In order to stimulate frank discussion, no proceedings are published and members of the press are not invited to attend.
Proceedings from the workshop will not be published; therefore, formal papers and handouts are not requested of speakers or panel members. A URL containing released copies of the workshop presentations will be available to attendees following the workshop.
In remaining consistent with workshop objectives and SPE guidelines, commercialism in presentations will not be permitted. Company logos should be used only to indicate the affiliation of the presenter(s).
Attendees will receive 1.6 CEUs.
One CEU equals 10 contact hours of participation. CEUs will be awarded through SPE Professional Development for participation and completion of SPE workshop. A permanent record of a participant’s involvement and awarding of CEUs will be maintained by SPE.