This E&P Conference Has Been Designed Specifically For...

COOs, VPs, Directors, Managers, Team Leads & Chiefs Of...

  • Completions
  • Water
  • Environment
  • Operations
  • HSE
  • Regulatory
  • Facilities
  • Geology


  • Water Recycling Technology Vendors
  • Water Treatment Suppliers
  • Hydraulic Fracturing Design Companies
  • Water Transport Companies
  • Pipeline Construction Companies
  • Storage Specialists
  • Green Chemical Vendors
  • Well loggers
  • Suppliers Of Environmentally-Friendly Oilfield Equipment


Concerted efforts are being made by operators across the Western Canadian Sedimentary to move away from large-scale fresh water sourcing towards major re-use projects where strategies are being developed to recycle flowback and stringent internal processes are being created to ensure the safe handling and transport of saline and high TDS water.

The largest and most active E&P companies carrying out hydraulic fracturing in plays such as the Bakken, Cardium, Viking, Montney and Duvernay are reducing sourcing and transport costs by going green. However, new strategies must be developed carefully and techniques adopted with caution to prevent costs from outweighing the benefits of water re-use.


The pressure on E&P companies to develop strategies that can protect the environment and maximize oil recovery simultaneously is at its peak but advancements are being made, new techniques are being pioneered and positive commercial results are being seen.

The Tight Oil & Shale Gas Water Management Canada Congress is taking place in Calgary on September 25-26 to bring industry experts together in a forum focused on developing techniques for cost effectively recycling and handling flowback and produced water to drive down logistical costs, reduce waste water disposal and maintain social license to operate in the Western Canadian shale plays.

Speakers from super majors as well as small and large independents will demonstrate how they are implementing strategies to achieve more cost-effective water treatment and handling operations while remaining compliant with evolving regulations. The conference is also being supported by CAPP in the form of speaker representation in which they will be presenting on how to develop strategies for public awareness to minimize resistance to fracking and maintain a "social license" to operate in Western Canada. Additionally, a regulatory presentation will be delivered by the brand new Alberta Energy Regulator to explain how the new body will affect E&P water regulations moving forward.

Day One will assess the latest treatment technologies and re-use techniques that can enable more cost effective water recycling and reduce disposal volumes. Speakers will start by presenting on how various water chemistries impact frack performance by critically comparing the very latest treatment technologies including UV, filtration, evaporation and reverse osmosis. Case-study based strategies for cost-effective water disposal, transport and storage will then be delivered to determine how water handling costs can be safely reduced.

Day Two focuses on fresh water sourcing alternatives to reduce demand on water resources and examines environmental strategies for maintaining regulatory integrity and boosting public acceptance. Case studies will be presented from companies who have successfully withdrawn commercial volumes of water from deep zone aquifers and how water source chemistriesreact to different frack fluids and how to ensure well integrity. This is followed by direction from the new Alberta Energy Regulator regarding their regulations for sourcing water. The rest of the day will focus on how industry initiatives are being developed to enhance public engagement and maintain social license and how operators are collaborating to drive down the costs of water sourcing and transport.


"Good variety of presentations"


To Maintain Economic And Environmentally Sound Completions...

...operators need to find economic solutions for maximizing water resources and minimizing environmental impact to maintain a social license to operate in Western Canada.

The Tight Oil & Shale Gas Water Management Canada Congress brings together thought leaders from the most innovative operators across the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin to share their best practices for implementing commercially viable, sustainable water programs while achieving public buy-in to ensure fracking projects can continue:

What's New For 2013?

  • WATER SHARING: Exploring the viability of water sharing partnerships between operators to decrease water handling costs and reduce environmental impacts
  • SOCIAL LICENSE: Addressing society's environmental concerns and seeking opportunities to educate the public and maintain social license to operate
  • WATER VOLUMES: Outlining water use across the Sedimentary basin to understand the future demand for water resources
  • SEASONAL WITHDRAWAL: Implementing a seasonal water withdrawal program to minimize the impact on water sources

Also...Innovative Case Studies On:

  • WATER WITHDRAWAL SOLUTIONS: Pinpointing optimal sources relative to cost, availability and water chemistry to secure adequate frack water volumes throughout the year
  • PRODUCED WATER CHEMISTRY: Analyzing water compositions to select compatible chemical treatment programs and prevent scaling in the well
  • PRODUCED WATER TREATMENT: Examining technologies and economic treatment solutions for recycling water to reduce water consumption and disposal volumes
  • PRODUCED WATER CONTAINMENT: Selecting the most cost effective systems for safely storing water prior to re-use and methods for preventing spills and leaks
  • WATER TRANSPORT: Exploring innovative transport options to reduce both handling costs and carbon footprint
  • WATER DISPOSAL: Outlining cost-effective options and regulations for safe produced water disposal and underground injection
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