Meet Senior Decision Makers From:

  • US Oil & Gas Majors
  • Leading Marcellus Operators
  • Leading Utica Operators
  • Independent Oil & Gas Companies With Shale Gas Operations
  • Leading Operators Active In Other Major North American Shale Plays Such as Haynesville, Eagle Ford & Barnett
  • Utica Operators
  • Government & Regulatory Bodies
  • Research Institutes
  • Geological Institutes & Associations

With The Following Job Titles:

  • CEO       
  • VP Completions
  • VP Production
  • VP Operations
  • VP Engineering
  • VP Resource Management
  • VP Marcellus
  • VP Utica
  • VP Assets
  • VP Unconventional Resources
  • VP Geology & Geophysics
  • VP Strategy & Planning
  • VP Upstream North America
  • VP Onshore Development
  • VP New Ventures
  • VP Asset Development
  • VP Strategy
  • Technology Director
  • Completions Director
  • Technical Engineers
  • Chief Unconventional Oil & Gas Experts
  • General Counsel
  • Associate General Counsel
  • Staff Attorney
  • In House Counsel
  • VP Legal
  • Corporate Affairs Professionals


  • Water Treatment & Filtration Companies
  • Water-less frac
  • Gel frac
  • Gas frac
  • Bioremediation Companies
  • Pressure Pumping Companies
  • Hydraulic Fracturing Service Providers
  • Completion Technology Suppliers
  • Pipeline Companies
  • Transport & Logistical Service Providers
  • GPS Tracking System Service Providers
  • Water Storage Companies
  • Environmental Consultancies
  • Well Service Providers
  • Completions Consultants
  • Laboratory & Analysis Firms
  • Software Systems Companies
  • Investment Firms
  • Market & Economics Analysts
  • PR Firms
  • CO2 Sequestration

4th Annual Produced Water Disposal & Reuse Initiative 2014: Utica & Marcellus

While many E&P companies in the Marcellus and Utica are currently recycling produced water for reuse in the next frac job, the volume of water currently being produced is starting to increase beyond what can be recycled. The demand for innovative treatments and disposal options is rapidly on the rise as operators seek the most cost-effective strategies for handling the increasing volumes of excess produced water that cannot be re-used in operations.

With disposal costs per barrel continuing to soar, what is currently needed is an evaluation of all available disposal options across Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia to determine the most effective solutions for Utica and Marcellus operators to economically and compliantly, dispose of produced water. Disposal permits processes need to be clarified, new treatment technologies for disposal validated, public treatment facilities explored and disposal well availability and permitting processes re-evaluated across the different states.


Whilst concerted efforts are being made to drive down the costs of disposal in the Marcellus, similar efforts are simultaneously being made to maximize the percentage of water reused.  Continually evolving and complex storage and sourcing regulations combined with high disposal costs mean operators across the Utica and Marcellus need to drive forward innovative techniques and cost efficiencies through strategies such as operator collaboration.  Operator's need to capitalize on the close proximity of these plays and implement multi-user centralized treatment, storage and waterline facilities to ensure produced water that cannot be re-used in one E&P company's operations, can be re-used effectively in another - creating solutions for water scarcity whilst reducing costs at every stage of water management; sourcing, re-use, storage, transportation and disposal

The Produced Water Disposal & Reuse Initiative 2014: Utica & Marcellus will bring together water experts from across the Utica and Marcellus to deliver innovative practical solutions and share technical and strategic advances in sourcing, disposal, treatment, storage, and centralized facilities to drive down the overall cost of water management, whilst maximizing water re-use.


Day one will start by examining how a leading operator has developed their produced water management strategy to reduce costs at every stage.  Operators will then assess the effectiveness and economic viability of various disposal treatments and options including filtration, dilution, evaporation, public treatment facilities and other innovative disposal options to determine the most effective alternative to injection wells. Latest Chapter 78 and Chapter 13 disposal regulations will also be outlined to understand the implication of these new permits on operations.


Day two will commence with a case study on how a leading operator has successfully pre-planned the quantity of water needed to ensure sufficient water supply and determine the optimal size of water impoundments. It will then move onto a case study looking at how a centralized gathering and water handling system has been successfully employed. Latest sourcing regulations and alternative sourcing options like acid mine drainage will be detailed, followed by cost-effective strategies for water storage whilst remaining in line with latest storage requirements. The day will end with an examination of how industry collaboration in storage, recycling and water transfer facilities can significantly drive down water handling costs.



To maintain economic operations whilst complying with current and proposed sourcing, treatment, storage and disposal regulations…

...Innovative alternatives to disposal wells, latest treatment technologies for re-use and commercially viable strategies for the collaborative re-use, storage and transfer of water need to be shared.

Do not miss the chance to be part of the discussion as major E&P operators gather at the Produced Water Disposal & Reuse Initiative: Utica & Marcellus 2014 Congress to deliver tried and tested case studies on recent technological and strategic advances that have enabled them to successfully drive down the cost of disposal and maximize the amount of water re-used within the Marcellus and Utica


  • TREATMENT FOR DISPOSAL: Examining the cost- effectiveness of different treatment methods to remove salts from produced water for safe discharge into streams
  • INNOVATIVE DISPOSAL OPTIONS: Evaluating evaporation, public treatment facilities and other innovative disposal methods as an economically viable alternative to disposal wells
  • OPERATOR COLLABORATION: Assessing the feasibility of building centralized treatment and storage facilities to reduce the transportation, storage and recycling costs


  • ALTERNATIVE WATER SOURCING: Evaluating the potential of using AMD as a water source to determine it as a cost-effective method of minimizing fresh water sourcing
  • WATER TREATMENT TECHNOLOGIES: Examining electro coagulation, chemical treatments, on-site treatment technologies to determine The most cost-effective method
  • WATER STORAGE: Comparing the construction and maintenance costs of storing water in tanks vs. above and below ground pits to determine the cheapest and safest option
  • REGULATIONS: Examining latest sourcing, storage, disposal and reuse regulations in Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York and West Virginia to ensure compliance in operations


Whiting Petroleum

"I really enjoyed hearing about actual field experiences from my peers. Good to see cooperation among companies in the petroleum...


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