Production Chemistry and Water Management Workshop



The Produced Water Society will host a world class technology exchange. We welcome engineers, scientists, technologists and operators to attend.

Presentations will share practical experience of water management, focusing on cost reduction strategies.

The scope includes:

  • Technology sessions based on field applications experience
  • Active topical exchanges on best practices
  • Focused session on application case histories
  • Means and methods of driving cost out smartly

In this low dollar environment, returns will come from efficiency gains and cost cuts. Don’t miss this opportunity to participate in a nuts & bolts review of water management strategies, and connect field-ready knowledge with smart cost out.

Book now if you’re ready to learn more about:

  • Chemical treatment cost minimization
  • Water management - transport, storage, reuse
  • Constituents (TDS, bacteria, radioactive NORM, iron)
  • Facilities design and solids separation
  • Filtration technologies



Session 1: Fundamentals of the Chemistry & Processing of Produced Water

Time Presentation Speaker
8:15-9:00 Overview of Water Related Issues and Chemistries for Oil & Gas Production Dan Shannon, Cameron
9:00-9:30 Practical Application of Microbial Control in the Oil Field Ken Wunch, Dow Microbial Control
9:30-10:00 Impact of Solids on Emulsion Stabilization Bob Long, US Water
10:00-10:30 Coffee Break
10:30-11:30 Fundamentals on SWD/Injection John Walsh, Patty DuBois, and Tekla Taylor, Various, Technical Committee
11:30-12:30 SWD Design for Solids Handling & Increased Oil Recovery Mark Wolf, NOV
12:30-1:30 Lunch Special Lunch Speaker, Richard Seline, AccelerateH2O

Session 2: Monitoring & Solids Control and Management

Time Presentation Speaker
1:30-2:00 Permian Oilfield Water Market Update Piers Wells, Digital H2O
2:00-2:30 The Concept of Smart Water Discharge (SWD), The Next Revolution in Produced Water Treatment Frank Richerand, Enviro-Tech Systems
2:30-3:00 Physical and Chemical Options for Optimizing Fluids for Hydraulic Fracturing Kushal Seth, FMC Technologies
3:00-3:30 Coffee Break
3:30-4:00 Reducing Drilling & Completion Costs Through
Control & Rapid Monitoring of Microbial Activity in Well Operations
Keith McLeroy, Texas A&M University
4:00-4:30 Remote Monitoring and Real Time Analytics TBA, ReStream Solutions
4:30-5:00 Breakout
5:00-8:00 Dinner & Parking Lot Exhibits
Day 1 Dinner Sponsor


Session 3: Case Studies

Time Presentation Speaker
8:30-9:00 Title Forthcoming Brent Halldorson, Fountain Quail Water Management
9:00-9:30 Electro-Water Separation & Advanced Oxidation Jean-Louis Kindler, OriginClear
9:30-10:00 Project Profile: Saudi Kayan Olefins JP Welch, MYCELX
10:00-10:30 Coffee Break
10:30:11:00 Field Testing a New Modified Clay Adsorbent to Remove Hydrocarbons from Produced Water Laura Kajita, Oil-Dri
11:00-11:30 Improving Salt Water Disposal Well Performance with ClO2 Garry Laxton, ADOX Water Technologies
11:30-12:00 Breakout Session
12:00-1:00 Lunch

Post-conference Workshop: Fact From Fiction: Specialty Topics, featuring Dr. Greg Simpson

Time Presentation Presenter
1:00-2:30 Workshop Dr. Greg Simpson, Pureline Treatment Systems
2:30-3:00 Coffee Break
3:00-5:00 Workshop (cont.) Dr. Greg Simpson, Pureline Treatment Systems
5:00 Meeting Closing

Technical Committee

Daniel Shannon, Cameron

Dr. Greg Simpson, US Water

John Walsh, CETCO 

Holly Churman, Water Standard

Patty DuBois, Independent Consultant

Wally Georgie, Maxoil Solutions

David Harry, Rockwater

Morris Hoagland, Jade Dragon

Aaron Johnson, DOW 

Ramesh Sharma, ConocoPhillips

Lauren Sloan, ConocoPhillips

Tekla Taylor, Ramboll 




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