Shale Play Water Management 2014,Southern States Congress
|Event Date/Time: Nov 19, 2014||End Date/Time: Nov 20, 2014|
Hydraulic fracturing is on the rise in the water-stressed regions of Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana and Arkansas. Rapidly expanding E&P operations in shale plays such as the Permian Basin, Eagle Ford and Woodford are creating additional demands for water that add to the increasing demands of maturing plays such as the Barnett, Fayetteville and Haynesville. A recent report by the World Resources Institute stated that businesses and governments wanting to develop tight oil and gas resources could face intense competition for their water required in hydraulic fracturing. With 38% of the world's tight shale resources subject to high to extremely high water stress, arid conditions or frequent droughts shale resource development could be limited significantly. While 38% sounds challenging, it is very low in comparison to the 98% of wells located in medium or higher water stress regions in the Eagle Ford and 87% of wells located in high or extreme water stress in the Permian Region- both of which are also categorized as groundwater challenge and drought regions. It is clear that operators in the Southern States are facing more complex challenges and greater pressures in sourcing, storing, treating, transporting and disposing of water needed for productive E&P operations and they are working within specific regulatory frameworks. Hence, it is more crucial than ever that operators develop regional and play-specific water reuse, recycling, treatment, sourcing, storage and disposal for the Southern States shale plays. To provide up-to-the-minute solutions to these challenges, the 5th Annual Shale Play Water Management 2014, Southern States Congress will be returning to Dallas this November. As the only operator-led community examining water reuse, treatment, sourcing, storage and disposal, and specifically designed for E&Ps working in the Permian Basin, Eagle Ford, Barnett, Haynesville, Fayetteville and Woodford plays, this year's congress will feature a totally redesigned agenda and revamped speakers line-up based on work done in the last few months and the recent regulatory changes affecting water management.