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AADE Houston FMG Meeting
May 26, 2022 @ 1:30 PM to 4:00 PM
DATE: Thursday, May 26, 2022 - 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
LOCATION: Embassy Suites - Houston Energy Corridor, 11730 Katy Freeway, Houston, TX 77079. Kirkwood Exit next door to TechnipFMC.
COST: Member: Free to attend / Non-member: $15
Non-members have the option to join as a member or renew your membership before registering, then the meeting cost will be free as well as all subsequent DTC meetings for 2022. If you register for virtual attendance, the meeting link will be sent within 24 hours of the meeting date.
Program Topic: “Produced Water Management: What’s the Latest/Fresh Water Conservation?”
1. Laura Capper, President – EnergyMakers Advisory Group
Presenting – “Produced Water Management: Operational Challenges, Seismicity and Pressurization, Regulatory Responses, Best Practices and Beneficial Reuse Outlooks”
There are a dizzying array of stress factors contributing to produced water management, along with an evolving learning curve. In May, Laura Capper will provide SPE AADE with an up to the moment update on seismicity in the Permian, and a review of the causal stress factors and research findings to date. Her coverage will include regional water balances, how much Produced Water we can expect to address with disposal wells, and the size of the “surplus gap” requiring industry solutions. We will evaluate injection constraints from shallow bottomhole pressurization trends, and from (often) poorly understood induced seismicity. In addition to discussing recent regulatory responses and policies, Capper will discuss advances in Beneficial Reuse and progress in Texas and New Mexico, Best Practices for water management, and critical timelines for Industry to consider to avoid adverse operational impacts.
Laura Capper is President of consulting firms EnergyMakers Advisory Group, and CAP Resources, specializing in emerging market issues, opportunities and technology in upstream and midstream water and environmental management. Laura is also President of Cloudburst International, a novel, high throughput, low-cost Desalination Technology company suitable for difficult to process oilfield waste. Laura’s expertise includes water management planning, treatment technologies, beneficial reuse, carbon sequestration, disposal well health and risk management, seismicity, regulatory permitting strategies and policymaking, landowner development strategies, geothermal resource harvesting, and due diligence and M&A support. EnergyMakers has compiled their proprietary analytics into 2022-2025 Water Management Balance, ESG, and Disposal Market reports which provide in-depth insights into disposal formation trends, PW available for beneficial reuse, carbon sequestration, and hydrogen transmission, ESG water metrics, formation pressure indices, and well health and future injection capacity for U.S. oil and gas operations, including the Permian. The EnergyMakers team has reviewed over 400 water treatment technologies, contributed to the design of 100+ fixed treatment facilities, assessed the disposal capacity of the entire U.S. disposal well system, and is actively advising market-leading clients on Beneficial Reuse permitting and operational strategies. The firms collectively have provided strategic guidance to over 600 client companies in the oil and gas industry for twenty-plus years, and contributed to $4 B in transactions. Laura is a current Director of the Produced Water Society, serves as an advisor to the New Mexico Produced Water Recycling Consortium and the Texas Produced Water Recycling Consortium, and is a member of the U.S. DOE Produced Water Optimization Board.
2. Dean Fanguy, Director of Business Development – TETRA Technologies
Presenting – "Recycling Water Economically for the New Regulatory Environment"
Late last year, New Mexico revised its regulations on seismicity, while Texas established two seismic response areas (SRAs) to limit injection capacity and permitting in five counties. But the volumes of produced water keep rising. The good news is recycling produced water is economical and gaining more adherents. Water management is now a $12-billion industry with 10% growth forecast through 2028. Recycled water will account for 40–42% of frac-water demand this year and likely hit 45% in 2024. We’ve passed the tipping point and can now cost-effectively leverage technologies to optimally filter, treat, and blend the water for fracking. Recycling greatly reduces freshwater sourcing and wastewater disposal, which reduces costs, trucking, and risk. Recycling also addresses not only seismicity but also growing ESG concerns.
Dean Fanguy is the Director of Business Development for TETRA Technologies Inc. His primary focus is expanding the application of TETRA’s fluid management technologies and solutions. Prior to joining TETRA, he was the Director of Sales and Marketing for Tervita US, a diversified environmental services provider. He served in various, global business development, sales, marketing and operations leadership roles with Baker Hughes Inc. during a 30-year career. Dean has authored publications on oilfield water management, well completion and intervention techniques including multi-stage hydraulic fracturing.
3. Stephen Horner, CTO – Water Lens, LLC
Presenting – "Produced Water Reuse - make the right decision at the right time when you know what is in your water"
As the industry continues to increase the use of produced waters to either reduce fresh water usage or to operate in areas where fresh water is less available, the need to understand and react to varied water compositions becomes critical. Traditional use of single parameter testing or probes often miss important details of produced water compositions that can effect the efficiency of chemical packages as well the longevity of drilling, completions or even production equipment. Stephen Horner will discuss the importance of obtaining complete water analysis in the field and how the available methods compare to traditional single parameter monitoring and to laboratory based analysis.
Stephen Horner is the Chief Technology Officer at Water Lens. He leads the Research and Development programs for chemistry and software along with responsibility for manufacturing and process operations. Stephen joined Water Lens in late 2020 with an original focus on sales to the Oil and Gas market. He has broad experience ranging from synthesis of new molecules through commercialization, through marketing and sales of chemical products and services. After finishing his PhD at the University of Nevada under the Vince Catalano, Stephen began his career as a corrosion inhibitor development chemist at ChampionX (formerly Nalco/Ondeo Nalco). Through his career he has spent time as a Product Line Marketer, Business Development Manager, Regional Technical Services Manager, and Strategy Development Manager before coming back to the Technology/R&D world.