Water management convention to start Wednesday in OKC

The second annual Upstream and Midstream Water Management Congress of 2019 begins Wednesday in Oklahoma City.

The American Business Conferences’ SCOOP and STACK Water Management Congress will be held at the Renaissance Oklahoma City Convention Center .

This year’s focus is on assessing effective full life cycle water management methods to drive down operational expenditure on a cost per barrel basis, bringing together leading operators, key regulatory bodies, and technology & service providers from across the region, to share their knowledge and experiences on proven and effective ways to optimize water management strategies.

With water volumes used in fracs climbing and not a lot of produced water reuse taking place, induced seismicity and disposal continuing to pose a challenge.  With little established commercial water infrastructure in place, water is now being understood to be a critical part of the value chain and a big concern for the region’s operators.

With operators paying for the entire system of water management – from sourcing to recycling to facilities design to disposal – as well as absorbing high labor costs, E&Ps are striving to drive down costs as low as possible across all areas and looking at midstream operators as an increasingly critical part of the water management process.


  • Focusing On Key Economic Cost Drivers, Including Water Reuse, Disposal, Safe Surface Discharge, Trucking, Midstream, Regulations (County And State)
  • Focused On Produced Water Reuse, Recycling Case Studies, Induced Seismicity, Seismic Regulations, Water Quality For Completions, Treatment Technologies: Bacteria & Brine Scaling, Mineral Mapping, Beneficial Reuse
  • Analyzing The Economics Of Water Management:Operator Panel: Leveraging New Strategies And Practical Opportunities To Manage Produced Water Volumes & Compare Water Treatment Economics For Recycling & Reuse Vs. Disposal
  • Oklahoma State Regulatory Panel:Understand The Current State Regulatory Framework On Water Sourcing, Deep Well Disposal, Induced Seismicity & Water Handling 
  • County Regulations Panel:Kingfisher, Creek & Stephens: Getting To Grips With Ambiguities On Permitting And Liability Issues & Clarity On Public Policy And Steps For Working Within The Confines Of County Regulations
  • Current & Future Midstream Infrastructure Panel:Assess The Capex & Opex Benefits Of Using Midstream Infrastructure Vs. Using Your Own Facilities
  • Cost Effective & Efficient Water Transfer Strategies:Comparing Options: Examine Key Economic Drivers For Centralized, Buried Or Temporary Pipelines And Trucking To Determine Options Where Cost And Efficiencies Are Optimized
  • Trucking:Assess Latest Technologies To Help Optimize Truck Routes
  • Managing Produced Water Disposal Panel:Best Practices For Cost Effective Disposal Alternatives Across The State When Recycling & Reuse Is Not An Option
  • Water Temperature:Evaluate How Using Fiberglass Pipelines Can Handle Higher Water Temperatures And Help Transfer Flowback Water Immediately After Drilling
  • Safe Surface Discharge:Defining Water Quality Standards For Safe Surcharge Discharge & How To Get There Cost Effective

Among the speakers are Victor Jordan, Production Management for Casillas Petroleum; Byron Cottingham, Production and Marketing Manager of ROAN Resources; Tom McCormick, Water Management Supervisor for Marathon Oil; Bill Fairhurst, president of Riverford Exploration LLC; Colby Tiffee, Director of Commercial Development for Alta Mesa; and Jose Ortega, Vice President of Terra Midstream.

Click here for program information at the convention.

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