AIChE and A&WMA Joint Workshop: Shale Oil & Gas E&P – Water Challenges & Opportunities

October 31 - November 2, 2012

A one-and-a-half day workshop is scheduled to bring together experts to discuss current water management technologies and process utilized to address water use and impacted water disposal.  This workshop, co-sponsored by the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) and the Air & Waste Management Association (A&WMA), will focus on the engineering design and in-the-field implementation of water use and reuse activities. 

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Shale oil and gas exploration and production has dramatically increased as a result of advancements in both exploration technology and reservoir simulation techniques; specifically horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing.


  • How is impacted water managed and disposed?
  • What can be done to minimize the amount of impacted water that requires disposal?
  • What are the current technologies for water reuse and recycle?
  • How can those technologies be used to reduce the quantity of raw water needed in the drilling and completion process?
  • What are the concerns regarding potential environmental consequences and adverse impacts?


Keynote Address

Dr. Jeffrey Daniels from Ohio State University and Cal Cooper from Apache Corporation will kick off the workshop with a dual keynote.

Day Two Opening Remarks

Day 2 Opening Remarks will be provided by Danny Reible, Director, Center for Research in Water Resources, University of Texas at Austin.


Proceedings of the AIChE and A&WMA Joint Workshop: Shale Oil and Gas Exploration and Production – Water Challenges & Opportunities are now available: