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 Permian

We 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?

Upcoming Produced Water Society Events

Produced Water Society Permian Basin 2019

Taking place August 7-8 in Midland, Texas, PWS Permian Basin

Produced Water Society Permian Basin brings together industry leading speakers to address the issues facing operators, the solutions on the market and in the pipeline for improving produced water management, and the ways local expertise, national business interests, and international attention steer the most productive unconventional shale play in the world.

PWS Permian Basin is the only event of its kind to bring a breadth of produced water professionals together for a combination of technical presentations and problem solving, as well as networking opportunities and the potential to strike key business deals.

Register before July 8th to receive the early bird discount.


Produced Water Middle East

This year’s Produced Water Middle East conference is organised in partnership with Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) and will take place on the 23rd and 24th October at the Sheraton Oman in Muscat.

Produced Water Middle East is the region’s preeminent forum for sharing new technologies and approaches for Produced Water treatment, and for establishing best practice through a community of Produced Water specialists.

As oil producers look to increase their output from aging wells, and with capital expenditure on Produced Water projects expected to double in the next five years, it is more important than ever that professionals working within the region stay abreast of emerging trends, industry best practice, new technologies and approaches for produced water treatment.

Join us this October in Oman.



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Learn More

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
Join the PWS Now!

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