November 1-2, 2012, Omni William Penn Hotel, Pittsburgh, PA
A one-and-a-half day workshop is scheduled to bring together experts to discuss current water management technologies and process utilized to address water use and impacted water disposal. This workshop, co-sponsored by the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) and the Air & Waste Management Association (A&WMA), will focus on the engineering design and in-the-field implementation of water use and reuse activities.
Shale oil and gas exploration and production has dramatically increased as a result of advancements in both exploration technology and reservoir simulation techniques; specifically horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing.
Opportunity: This one-and-half day workshop is scheduled to bring together experts to discuss current water management technologies and processes utilized to address water use and impacted water disposal. This workshop will focus on the engineering design and in-the-field implementation successes and challenges of water use and reuse activities. The workshop will provide a forum for the presentation of current management processes and case-studies as well as provide attendees the opportunity to interact with technical experts who are actively working and addressing these timely and critical issues.
Keynote Address: Jeffrey Daniels, Director of Subsurface Energy Resource Center at Ohio State University and Cal Cooper, Manager of Special Projects at Apache Corporation will give the address to kick off this workshop.
Day 2 Opening Address: Danny Reible, Director of the Center for Research in Water Resources at the University of Texas at Austin will open the second day of the workshop
Chair: Al Sacco, Texas Tech University; Co-chair: Audra Morse, Texas Tech University. Speakers: Nathan Hancock, Director of R&D, Oasys Water, Inc., Tor Polmgren,Schlumberger Environmental Testing, John Lucey, Executive Vice President, Heckmann Group, Cal Cooper, Manager of Special Projects, Apache Corporation
Water Sourcing/Logistics: Chair: Dan Mueller, Zephyr Environmental. Speakers: Paula Ballaron, Regulatory Program Director, Susquehanna River Basin Commission, Sam Bacon, Encana Energy
Wastewater Disposal: Chair: Mark Wilson, GE Power & Water; Co-chair: Lee Lundberg, Veolia Water. Speaker: TBD from Texas A&M, TBD from Chesapeake, TBD from Veolia Water
Water Reuse and Recycle: Chair: Jessica Gray, ERG; Co-Chairs: Martin Abraham, Youngtown State University, Tracy Young, Dow Water. Speakers: Aaron Johnson, Dow Water & Process Solution, David Yoxtheimer, Penn State Marcellus Center for Outreach and Research.
In addition to the keynote, second day opener, and four technical sessions, there will be a panel discussion of experts in the field on day two, and networking opportunities during coffee breaks, lunches, and receptionist throughout the workshop.