Survey Results now available: World Shale Conference session on Environmental Issues

HOUSTON, Oct. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Energy Water Solutions executives Chuck Hanebuth and Dr. Dave Stewart speak on Environmental Issues at World Shale Conference. Energy Water Solutions is the Oil and Gas industry's most efficient and proven recycler of produced water, and they have provided case studies, produced water data, and speakers to the recent World Shale Conference.Case Study content and interactive survey results are available from the session on Environmental Issues related to frac jobs and produced water recycling.

Bill Weathersby, CEO of Energy Water Solutions said, "Reasons for the session's success include the experience of the speakers, environmental regulation guidance, case studies and the produced water data made available. The survey results and questions from this audience of oil and gas professionals interested in global shale plays showed their interest in how environmental regulations have evolved in the US to accommodate produced water management and frac jobs."

The 3rd Annual World Shale Conference is co-hosted by the International Gas Union and the American Gas Association. This year's speakers included Michael Yeager, CEO of BHP Billiton Petroleum, Saleh M Saleh, Chief Explorationist of Saudi Aramco, Jeff Wright, Director of Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, David Porter, Commissioner Railroad Commission of Texas, Nicolas Mallo Huergo, Chairman of Andes Energia, Duaine Priestley, Queensland Government LNG Senior Advisor, and Guillermo Ignacio Garcia Alcocer, Director General of Exploration, Secretariat of Energy, Mexico.

The session speakers on Environmental Statutes, Rules, Pending Changes and Litigation included:

  • Teri L. Donaldson; Partner, Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP who is experienced in environmental litigation, permitting, and transactions
  • Charles A. De Monaco; Partner, Fox Rothschild LLP, on Legal Committee of Marcellus Shale Coalition and shale gas litigation attorney
  • Chuck Hanebuth, CTO; Energy Water Solutions, who is experienced in produced water permitting, water management and reporting
  • Dr. David R. Stewart, PE; President of Stewart Environmental and Chief Scientist of Energy Water Solutions, produced water filtration expert

This session covered:

Jurisdictional Issues for Federal, State, Regional and Local and the Future of Regulation as well as a State by State comparison of hydraulic fracturing chemical disclosure regulations as well as the definition of Green Completions as defined as the EPA.

Litigation Issues related to Real Estate, Environmental Impacts on Water, Remediation and spills, as well as Health impacts, Negligence, and effects on property value.

Water Use and Quality including interaction of environmental responsibility and profitability in areas of Water reuse, reduction of trucking, water recycling, tolerant frac mixtures, well density and improvements in frac and drill times.

Produced Water Forecasts, by Shale Play as well as how to leverage technology to create a produced water forecast and optimize the water supply chain for an E&P company. Produced Water Infrastructure for lowering oil production costs which reduce disposal well volumes, trucking and water costs.

Case Studies, on Energy Water Solutions water recycling, environmental regulation environment, Colorado HB 1303 which allows discharge of fresh water filtered from produced water to surface and waterways, and permitting requirements in the State of Colorado.

Top Five Ways to Minimize Environmental Risks in 2012 and Beyond were covered.

Energy Water Solutions is a Houston Texas firm with leadership from energy, water and technology backgrounds from Conoco-Phillips, BP, SunGard, Accenture, Siemens, Stewart Environmental and SAP. EWS filters produced water for oil and gas producers with scalable water filtration systems close to the well head, immediately lowering production costs and creating incremental fresh water for beneficial use in oil field and agricultural applications.

For a copy of the session presentation, Survey Results, or more information, contact:

Ed Cowsar, Executive Vice President Sales and Marketing
Energy Water Solutions
800 Town & Country Boulevard, Suite 300
Houston, TX 77024
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