Full Two Day Agenda: Thursday 12 & Friday 13 October, 2017

DAY 1 AGENDA: THURSDAY, 12 OCTOBER 2017

Cost-Effective Solutions For Handling & Treating Different Water Qualities Over The Full Life Of The Well: Innovative Technologies & New Application Techniques To Maximize Cost Savings

8:50 Chair's Opening Remarks

Chair: Dan Mueller, P.E.Director, Oil and Gas Exploration and Production Environmental Defense Fund

HOLISTIC WATER MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES

COST-EFFECTIVELY HANDLE WATER OVER THE FULL LIFE OF THE WELL 'FROM SOURCING TO DISPOSAL'

Fluctuating commodity prices, and the increasingly restrained regulatory environment has changed the way E&Ps in the Rockies are approaching their produced water management strategies. Technical understanding of water as part of the whole basin is evolving, roles are becoming more and more co-dependent, and water management is no longer an isolated task. Handling produced water across the full lifecycle of the well is key to driving down costs and accelerating efficiencies.

KEYNOTE CASE STUDY: BLACK HILLS EXPLORATION & PRODUCTION

9:00 Showcasing Black Hills Exploration's Cradle-To-The-Grave Produced Water Management Strategy, Over The Full Life Of The Well > From Sourcing To Disposal

  • Making The Decision : Sharing tangible data to back the decision to choose one water management strategy over the other
  • Stage Of The Well & Flowback Rates : Understand what flowback rates were seen at different stages of the life cycle and how that drove water management decisions
  • Water Qualities: Understand how the operator accounted for varying water qualities and formation characteristics to devise its water management plan
  • How Were The Economics Compared? Learn how the operator compared the economics of treating water vs. rates of changing the frac package
  • Resort To Injection or Reuse? Understand how this player weighed up the cost vs. benefit and proximity of SWD facilities to treatment options

Ningning Li, Senior Petroleum Engineer, Black Hills Exploration & Production

9:30 Question & Answer Session

MAKE THE BUSINESS CASE FOR RECYCLING & REUSE

JUSTIFYING THE ECONOMICS | WATER QUALITIES & WELL PRODUCTION

JUSTIFYING THE ECONOMICS: REMAIN PROFITABLE AT SUB-$50 PER BARREL

9:40 Hear How Anadarko Compared Treatment Costs Vs. ROI Per Well To Justify Treating And Pumping Recycled Produced Water On Fracs In A Low Price Environment

The shared opinion of many operators not only across the Rockies, but also throughout North America, is that recycling water is not an economically viable option. There's the widespread belief that treatment technologies cannot be brought to scale. But with growing evidence that water recycling and treatment is becoming more and more economic in certain plays, compelling operators to treat and recycle water is not only possible, but also being actively encouraged by regulatory agencies.

This presentation will focus on justifying the economics of produced water treatment for recycling and reuse, with the operator establishing decisions on costs, operational benefits and impact on performance

  • Costs Vs. Trade-offs : Sharing concrete evidence on the cost to recycle & invest vs. fresh water sourcing and injection to support the operator's decision
  • Impact On Performance : Sharing well by well studies to demonstrate the impact on performance by using gel fracs vs. clean water
  • Area Classification : Identify plays where the operational benefits of water recycling offset the spend
  • Bringing Technologies To Scale: Providing measurable proof how recycling costs have come down to encourage operators to move from injection to reuse

Mike Dinkel, Staff HSE Representative, Anadarko Petroleum Corporation

10:10 Question & Answer Session

PRE-REFRESHMENT BRIEFING

10:20 Effective Low Cost Solutions For Reusing Produced Water

Barry Donaldson, Global VP Sales & Marketing, TETRA Technologies

10:40 Question & Answer Session

10:50 Morning Refreshments in the Exhibition Showcase Area

WATER QUALITY & WELL PRODUCTION: WHICH WATERS ARE FIT FOR REUSE?

11:20 Understand How To Account For Varying Water Qualities And Their Impact On Well Production To Determine Suitability For Low-Cost Reuse

Deciding how clean produced water needs to be before sending it back down the well can be a moving target for operators, depending on acreage position and local conditions. Although more and more frac recipes can be amended to handle dirtier water, measuring the impact of water qualities on well production can still be troublesome for some operators, and a key barrier when choosing to treat for recycling & reuse

  • Correlating Water Quality & Well Productivity : Sharing evidence from major Rocky hotspots on how water qualities affect the success and productivity of the well
  • Incremental Spend On Treatment : Is it worthwhile to spend the extra treatment dollars to get 10% cleaner water? Understand if the incremental treatment has an impact on productivity
  • Suitability For Reuse : Classifying water qualities that amenable to treatment for recycling and reuse

Ben Burke, Geoscience Manager, Fifth Creek Energy

Joe Schultz, Senior Hydrologist, Fifth Creek Energy

11:50 Question & Answer Session

COST-EFFECTIVE ALTERNATIVES TO DISPOSAL FOR BENEFICIAL REUSE

MEMBRANE TECHNOLOGIES

12:00 Assessing Innovative Membrane Technology As An Economic Alternative To Disposal for Beneficial Reuse

  • Treatment Cost Per Barrel: Understand the cost per barrel of using membranes to remove contaminants
  • Water Qualities & Success: Learn which qualities of water can be most efficiently treated using these processes to ensure resources are directed effectively
  • What Happens To Water? Breaking down how these technologies work and how advances in this method can offset injection costs

Anna Jawor, Senior Application Engineer, Water Planet Inc

12:30 Question & Answer Session

12:40 Lunch in Exhibition Showcase Area

UTILIZE EXISTING WATER RESOURCES FOR AN EOR APPLICATION

PRODUCED WATER RECYCLING & REUSE: NEWFIELD CASE STUDY

1:40 Demonstrating How Newfield Exploration Is Finding Ways To Utilize Existing Water Resources And Reusing Treated Water For Secondary Recovery

Focused on the long-term goal of minimizing our demand for fresh water resources with recognition that long term capital investment is required in order to deliver true value, this presentation gives you an exclusive look at how one operator achieved recycling-for-reuse efficiencies within a successful development operation.

  •  How is the water treated? Assessing applications of mechanical separation/filtration.
  • What Was The Lowest Cost Option?Hear how this operator tested various technologies and settled on mechanical separation for produced water.
  • Optimum Treating Points:  Understand how optimum treating is a moving target and depends on many factors, including the understanding of reservoir rock.
  •  Benefits of produced water: Assessing the compatibility of the produced water vs fresh in the reservoir. 

 Reed Durfey, Water Tech & Services Manager,Newfield Exploration

2:10 Question & Answer Session

TREATMENT FOR BLENDED PRODUCED & FRESH WATER

2:20 Utilizing Innovative Treatment Technologies For Blending Produced And Fresh Water Before Fracs To Hold Salinity Consistent

Very few companies use pure recycled water; with the majority blending their recycled water with fresh water to meet the chemistries needed to frac with, treatment for blended water forms the basis of all water recycling for reuse. But the industry is starting to recognize that the process has so far been handled crudely, just being controlled with two valves, instead of having any real science behind the blending.

This presentation pushes the boundaries of water treatment to provide a detailed account on how to:

  • Hold salinity consistent for your base fraccing fluid
  • Achieve a fluid or linear gel that is more consistent for your frac
  • Lower the cost of treatment for the most common form of fraccing

Mark Patton, President, Hydrozonix

2:40 Question & Answer Session

TREATMENT FOR BENEFICIAL REUSE

REAL WORLD APPLICATION CASE STUDIES TO ACHIEVE THE MOST ECONOMIC TREATMENT

BENEFICIAL REUSE

2:50 Inventively Treat Water Streams And Achieve The Ability To Beneficially Reuse, While Keeping Costs Low

As more and more operators become interested in treating produced waters for beneficial reuse, it's time to fully explore what these new opportunities are and assess what needs to happen for regulators to get used to the idea. This presentation gives you all the tools to fully understand how to make beneficial reuse possible in the most cost efficient manner.

  • Find out how beneficial reuse plays out in specific plays in the Rocky Mountains
  • Assess why operators are looking at third party beneficial reuse and what they are looking to achieve
  • Find out how the state views this recent trend of taking water from a waste product to beneficial reuse

Chris Tesarski, CEO, CoResource Solutions

3:10 Question & Answer Session

3:20 Afternoon Refreshments In Exhibition Showcase Area

BENEFICIAL REUSE: UNDERSTANDING OPERATOR OBJECTIVES & REGULATORY UPDATE

3:50 Treating Water Streams For Potential Beneficial Reuse, Technical And Regulatory Update

As more and more operators become interested in treating produced waters for beneficial reuse, it's time to explore what these new opportunities are and the technical and regulatory issues that come into play. This presentation lays out the core areas for better understanding the complex topic of taking a waste material into beneficial reuse.

  • Find out how beneficial reuse plays out in specific plays in the Rocky Mountains
  • Assess the technical and regulatory issues related to taking produced water into beneficial reuse and understand what operators who are active in this space are looking to achieve
  • Find out how the state views this recent trend of taking water from a waste product to beneficial reuse

Dan Mueller, Director Oil & Gas, Exploration & Production, EDF

4:20 Question & Answer Session

WHAT FACTORS ENCOURAGE THE USE OF RECYCLED WATER ON FRACS

PANEL DISCUSSION: COMPELLING OPERATORS TO USE RECYCLED WATER

4:30 Making Recycled Produced Water The New Normal: Debating Approaches For Completions Engineers To Leverage The Economics And Efficiencies For Using Recycled Water On Fracs

If water recycling and reuse is becoming more economic, why are majority of completions supervisors not using recycled water on fracs? What factors drive their thinking? What would change their minds?

With multiple E&Ps establishing the proven economics of recycling and reuse, this panel discussion will see multiple water experts:

  • Outlining decision-making criteria on when, and when not to use recycled water on a frac, followed by a moderated panel discussion and audience Q&A.

Panel Participants:

Ben Burke, Geologist, Fifth Creek Energy

Joe Schultz, Water and Construction Manager, Fifth Creek Energy

Brett Hurlbut, Facilities Engineer, BlackHills Exploration & Production

Mike Rynearson,  Operations Manager, Caerus Oil & Gas

Chair: Dan Mueller, P.E.Director, Oil and Gas Exploration and Production Environmental Defense Fund

5:00 Question &  Answer Session

5:10 Chair's Closing Remarks

5:20 - 6:20 Networking Drinks Reception In Exhibition Showcase Area

DAY 2 AGENDA: FRIDAY, 13 OCTOBER 2017

Minimize The Cost Of Water Distribution, Storage And Overall Infrastructure Development, And Produced Water Disposal Optionalities, While Staying In Compliance With Regulatory Requirements

8:50 Chair's Opening Remarks

Chair: Jeff Nelson, General Manager & Vice President, Water Division, Tallgrass Energy

PLANNING & DEVELOPING WATER DISTRIBUTION SYSTEMS

The most expensive part of produced water handling is no longer the treatment. It's the movement. With activity and rig counts picking up once again, having a plan for establishing robust water distribution infrastructure upfront is going to be critical.

KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: WATER INFRASTRUCTURE DECISIONS & STRATEGY

9:00 Sharing Midstream Action Plan For Cost-Effectively Developing Water Distribution Infrastructure To Handle Large Volumes Of Fluids At The Lowest Cost

  • Making The Decision : Learn how the operator planned to move large volumes of water through pipelines relative to acreage position
  • Right Of Way : Learn how to work with landowners to acquire permission to lay lines
  • E&P Owned Vs. Contracted/Shared Infrastructure : Weigh up the costs for planning E&P owned infrastructure vs. contracted/shared infrastructure to justify economics
  • Temporary Vs. Permanent Infrastructure : Assess when and where permanent solutions can prove cost-effective over temporary networks
  • Recycling Water As A Supplement to Water Supply: Discuss how water recycle for reuse can best compliment water supply for large completions

Jeff Nelson, General Manager & Vice President, Water Division, Tallgrass Energy

9:30 Question & Answer Session

WATER DISTRIBUTION INFRASTRUCTURE SHARING

EFFECTIVELY STRUCTURE, SCHEDULE & ENTER INTO SHARING AGREEMENTS

INFRASTRUCTURE SHARING

9:40 Assess How To Effectively Structure, Schedule And Enter Into Infrastructure-Sharing Agreements Keeping In Line With Legal And Regulatory Requirements

  • Structure Agreements : Learn the steps taking to structure infrastructure-sharing agreements
  • Legal & Regulatory Requirements : Assess what the legal and regulatory structure looks like to inform sharing agreements
  • Overcome Permitting & Landowner Issues : Sharing proactive steps to mitigate and overcome potential issues with permitting approval and landowners relationships
  • Scenario Planning : Find out how to effectively share distribution infrastructure when two or more companies/sharing systems
  • Scheduling : What does scheduling look like for different frac sites - Is there a centralized scheduling group that handles scheduling?

Erik Anglund, Water Resource Engineer, Anadarko Petroleum Corporation

Mike Rynearson,  Operations Manager, Caerus Oil & Gas

Regulatory Perspective: Jill Cooper, Manager Reporting & Advocacy, Anadarko Petroleum Corporation

Moderator:Jeff Nelson, General Manager & Vice President, Water Division, Tallgrass Energy

10:20 Question & Answer Session

10:30 Morning Refreshments In The Exhibition Area

SAFELY & ECONOMICALLY DISPOSE PRODUCED WATER VOLUMES

ECONOMIC PRODUCED WATER DISPOSAL: ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSIONS

11:00 Assessing Produced Water Disposal Practices To Cost-Effectively Manage Large Volumes Of Fluid When Recycling & Reuse Is Not An Option

  • Water Qualities & Treatment For Disposal : Evaluate produced water qualities for presence of H2S, TDS and bacteria to determine appropriate levels of and suitability for treatment for disposal
  • In-house Vs. Third Party Disposal : Understand how the operator weighed up the cost vs. value of E&P owned disposal wells versus proximity of external or contracted SWD facilities to get rid of water
  • Manage Repercussions & Public Perception : Understand measures for managing injection risks and handling negative public perception regarding seismicity

Moderated by Mark Patton, President, Hydrozonix

11:45 Question & Answer Session

ADDRESS CONCERNS WITH BASIN-SPECIFIC WATER QUALITIES

TREATMENT FOR WATER CONTAMINATED WITH H2S & TDS

H2S REMOVAL & TDS: WHAT'S THE MOST COST-EFFECTIVE WAY TO DO THIS?

12:00 Assess New And Innovative Treatment Technologies For Cost-Effectively Removing H2S & TDS To Avoid Potential Losses In Production

  • Treating Capacity & Costs: Assess per-barrel capital and operating costs for the equipment and volumes they can treat per day
  • Chemical Requirements: Find out if any chemicals are required for utilizing the technology and if there are any hidden fees
  • H2S Mitigation Strategy : Examine the best way to mitigate H2S and bacteria going forward
  • TDS Mitigation: Examine the best way to mitigate TDS formation

Mark Patton, President, Hydrozonix

12:20 Question & Answer Session

12:30 Lunch In Exhibition Showcase Area

DISPOSE PRODUCED WATER IN COMPLIANCE WITH STATE REGULATIONS

INJECTION WELL PERMITTING, CONSTRUCTION & INDUCED SEISMICITY

INJECTION WELL PERMITS

1:30 Learn How Best To Navigate The Regulatory Process To Get An Injection Well Permit

Getting injection wells permitted is the most arduous task for operators choosing to dispose water in SWDs, closely followed by the selection of the right spots to place them to make ensure proper well deliverability. Geology and terrain in the Rocky Mountain plays might be challenging but that isn't a game stopper. The time to get a disposal well permitted and up and running is several years. But unless you start the process now, you will see yourself 5 years down the line with bigger issues to deal with.

What are the regulatory bodies doing to make this process easier? This presentation answers key questions on saltwater injection well permitting & placement.

  • Specifications & Requirements : Understand what kind specifications regulators want and what kind of issues do they look at before they issue a permit
  • Area Classification : Are there areas where regulators are not comfortable with the use of injection wells? Get clarity on this critical topic to best place a well
  • Permitting Timeline : Get an educated timeframe on the permitting process from start to finish
  • Initial Design & Subsequent Changes : Find out how injection wells should be designed to ensure regulatory compliance and determine if changes are required to them after they are built
  • Future Outlook : Understand whether regulators view SWDs as a viable option in the future, and if they foresee problems in certain areas over others
  • Manage Public Perception : Learn measures for handling and overcoming negative public perception regarding deep well injection

Wendy Cheung, Environmental Engineer, Underground Injection Control Program, EPA Region 8

2:00 Question & Answer Session

MITIGATING INDUCED SEISMICITY

2:10 Assess Causes And Ramifications Linked To Salt Water Injection And Mitigate Induced Seismicity Risks While Meeting Regulatory Requirements

With increased production activity across major hotspots in the Rockies, more produced and flowback water is being generated. These volumes will continue to rise as the industry recovers from the slowdown. With a significant number of operators still leaning on underground injection wells for disposal, induced seismicity is a real threat for the region.

  • Update On The Correlation Between Injection & Earthquakes : Providing additional evidence and clarity on aspects of deep-well injection that are directly related to earthquakes
  • Causes : Understand what happens with the water after it is injected down wells to determine processing lifespan
  • Risks : Recognize the long-term and short-term risk associated with injection to uncover any potential ramifications
  • Costs of Ownership Vs. 3rd Party Use : Compare the pros and cons of incurring the expense of operating an injection well vs. using a third party site
  • Alternative Solutions : Understand the criteria used to look for a immediate alternative solution for managing water while meeting regulatory requirements

Kyle E. Murray, PhD, Hydrogeologist, Oklahoma Geological Survey

2:40 Question & Answer Session

2:50 Afternoon Refreshments In Exhibition Showcase Area

STORAGE STRATEGIES

BEST PRACTICES IN LEADING DESIGNS FOR PRODUCED WATER STORAGE

STORAGE STRATEGIES: REGULATORY UPDATE

3:20 Construct, Design And Monitor Pits And Impoundments Without Outlaying Significant Dollars

Regulators might be encouraging operators to move away from using fresh water, but by an equal measure they are restricting the E&P's ability to store produced water. Some operators are now categorizing storage as one of their biggest challenges.

  • Regulatory Update : Fully understand why storage regulations differ from one region to another and plan your strategy accordingly
  • Cost Vs. Benefits: Understand the cost vs. benefits for storing water in pits vs. tanks
  • Flexible Storage Options : Learn how to find flexible tank storage options that fit in with your project time frame
  • Design & Monitor : Find out everything you need to know about designing storage in such a way that enables you to monitor and operate with minimum intervention

Claudia Smith, Tribal NSR Permits Lead, EPA Region 8

3:50 Question & Answer Session

GETTING REGULATIONS IMPROVED

CLOSING MULTI-STAKEHOLDER PANEL: E&P & REGULATORS OUTLOOKS

ROADMAP TO IMPROVE FUTURE WATER HANDLING REGULATIONS

4:00 Redefine How Operators And Service Providers Can Work With State Regulators To Streamline Handling Produced Water, From The Cradle To The Grave 

With the regulatory context such a hot button issue, are you looking for insight on what to expect for regulators going forward and how you can influence their decisions? Be part of this exclusive, specially designed panel discussion with E&Ps, technology vendors and service providers on wavelengths similar to you, and get the chance to engage with key state regulators to find ways to get key regulations improved.

Jill Cooper, HSE Manager Reporting & Advocacy, Anadarko Petroleum Corporation

Yuliana Porras Mendoza, Advanced Treatment Coordinator, US Bureau of Reclamation

4:30 Chair's Closing Remarks & Apple TV Prize Draw

4:40 End of the 6th Annual Cost-Effective Produced Water Management Initiative 2017

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