Tight Oil & Shale Gas Water Treatment & Re-Use Canada Initiative 2014
Organization: Canadian Business Conferences
|Event Date/Time: Sep 10, 2014||End Date/Time: Sep 11, 2014|
Within its lifetime an unconventional well may use up to 13 million gallons of water and, while a few years ago this may have been seen as a drop in the ocean in comparison with Canada's abundant freshwater sources, today it can be crippling to well economics. With increasingly stringent policies on obtaining water licenses and permits and tightening regulations on tight oil and shale gas production, the big question now is; how can we cost-effectively reduce our freshwater consumption within these unconventional plays in Canada without impacting on production? With the Water Acts in Alberta, BC and Saskatchewan essentially leading to no alternative but to utilize re-used or treated water for hydraulic fracturing, the onus now falls on the operators to identify the most cost-effective water treatment technologies for their operations. SOLUTIONS FOR COST-EFFECTIVELY TREATING AND RE-USING FLOWBACK AND PRODUCED WATER The Tight Oil & Shale Gas Water Treatment & Re-Use Canada Initiative 2014 is the only E&P lead conference focusing on specific technologies and methodologies for re-using high salinity, TDS and H2S water within the Duvernay, Montney, Nordegg, Cardium, Viking and Horn River Basin and Emerging Shale Plays. Each water type will be considered in succession to really enable the delivery of tangible strategies and case studies in handling water treatment and re-use. With theories and speculation on new regulations ever evolving, case studies on how to gain water licenses and permits combined with the latest regulatory updates will also be showcased in order to finally gain clarity on what operators can and cannot do going forward. Solutions to environmental concerns relating to spillages and contaminated storage as well as industry collaboration will also be discussed. For the 4th year, the congress returns with a revamped agenda following in-depth research with leading Canadian unconventional operators. See below for brand new topics for this year.