The training of project managers is becoming a dedicated initiative in oil and gas companies. An operating company introduced a support group dedicated to project management and developed a program based on online resources, social networking, mentoring, and coaching.

The quantification of separation performance in gas/liquid separations is challenged by the weaknesses in different methodologies. Manageable approaches to quantification are presented to aid in the development of more consistent separator sizing and to reduce the level of empiricism typically employed.

The properties and characteristics of flowback fluids in hydraulic fracturing of unconventionals and the technologies generally used to treat them are highlighted.