The Produced Water Society

What is the Produced Water Society?

The Produced Water Society is a collection of oil and gas professionals with the common mission to improve the management and disposition of produced water. Through the discussion of best practices and the presentation of advanced solutions to dynamic obstacles, PWS fosters an environment where water professionals learn from one another in an open setting and where the entire industry thrives as a result.

PWS has run an annual seminar in Houston for the past 28 years, the most recent of which was the Produced Water Society Seminar 2018. It is the preeminent authority on produced water treatment and management in on and offshore conventional production as well as upstream and midstream unconventional oil and gas.

Produced Water in The PermianWe are at a decisive point in the evolution of water management for the unconventional oil and gas sector. The midstream is redefining itself as a new industry. Chaotic small-scale trucking and storage operations are giving way to a new professionalism in the way water is delivered, conditioned, injected, recovered and reused within the shale plays.

The imperative to reduce costs while increasing production is accelerating the pace of innovation, creating new opportunities for suppliers and producers alike.

The Produced Water Society can help you to learn:

Which of the new midstream business models are most likely to triumph?What opportunities are being created for both new and existing players?How can operators and water providers best utilize these new service offerings?Where will the industry be in 12 months?


After the thrilling success of our first Produced Water Middle East event in Abu Dhabi last November where 53 technical papers where presented, we are once again holding our annual conference at the St Regis Corniche.

The theme of the event this year is Optimizing Capex and Opex for Efficient Produced Water Management in the GCC. We invite you to join 300 of your peers for 2 days of technical presentations and networking focused on the latest technologies and best practices to handle the increasing water in the region.

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Description: Produced Water Society has partnered with WEF for this introductory course on produced water treatment. Participants will learn concepts governing produced water treatment including terminology, principles of operation, equipment, and analysis. Experts will describe the produced water market including the US fracking, heavy oil, and conventional oil markets. Participants will be able to utilize concepts learned during the workshop during interactive sampling/analysis and problem solving sessions.

When: Sun, 9/30 8:30 AM – 5:00 PMWhere: New Orleans Convention CenterWorkshop Fee: Member $229/Nonmember $259Continuing Education: 0.6 CEUs

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PWS Permian Basin 2018 Was a Big Success

The Society had a staggering turnout in Midland for the 2nd annual Permian Basin meeting. Over 350 top water professionals came out to discover what’s coming for the Basin, what the water midstream will look like in a year’s time, and and what they can do to optimize the industry. Water in Oil Editor Mark Wilson wrote a great wrap up article with key take-aways if you weren’t fortunate enough to join us.



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Join the PWS (Only $50 Per Year)

To fully take advantage of the Produced Water Society’s extensive network of members and organizations, visit the “Store” tab on the menu to the left.

Upon payment, you’ll have the ability to:

Connect with decision makers in the offshore and onshore oil & gas industry

Join the PWS online communityAccess member forums and groupsGet access to the PWS members directory

Receive membership-exclusive invitations to PWS events

Be the first to register for events and promotions

Grow your organization’s network

Advertise your business on the PWS SiteBuild valuable relationships within the produced water industry by attending PWS events

Share your thoughts and ideas with other industry professionals

Engage with members in online discussionsSubmit and present papers at the annual PWS Seminar

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Young Professionals

The Produced Water Society is on a mission to engage students and young professionals and help them acquire skills crucial for a successful career in the industry. Therefore, we are launching an initiative for young professionals in produced water.

If you are a graduate student ( Master, PhD and Postdocs) or a young professional with no more than 3 years of experience, you are eligible to register for the Produced Water Society for FREE. 

Please send an email with your name, phone number and area of focus/study to Zac Roesch at to receive your unique promo code. 

This promo code will allow you to become a member of the PWS at no charge–so you can start building your network of engineers and water professionals in the Oil & Gas industry!

Explore the PWS Resources Section

Learn more about the Produced Water Society by viewing the Resources tab on the left menu.

There, you’ll find:

Produced Water Facts
FAQs about The Produced Water Society
Contact Information
Interviews With Produced Water Experts
Breaking Into Produced Water
PWS Leaders