Making Produced Water More Productive

Friday, December 11, 2015

Geoscience is essential to our understanding and management of produced water, an inevitable by-product of oil and gas development. This Critical Issues webinar provides a scientific and regulatory background of produced water, how it is commonly disposed, what opportunities exist for the re-use of produced water, and what the environmental and regulatory challenges for re-using produced waters are.

Overarching questions that will be addressed in this webinar include:

  • What is produced water and how is it commonly disposed?
  • What environmental concerns does produced water pose?
  • What factors are influencing the demand for alternate applications of produced water?
  • What alternate uses for produced waters exist? What challenges do these alternatives face?

Our speakers include:

  • Kyle E. Murray, Ph.D., Oklahoma Geological Survey & University of Oklahoma | pdf download icon Slides YouTube download icon Video
  • Jeri Sullivan Graham, Los Alamos National Laboratory | pdf download icon Slides YouTube download icon Video
  • Holly Pearen, Environmental Defense Fund | Slides YouTube download icon Video

Webinar Co-Sponsors:
Association of American State Geologists, American Association of Petroleum Geologists

Resources to learn more:

Search the Critical Issues Research Database for reports and factsheets about produced water.

Making Produced Waters More Productive: Perspectives on produced water and saltwater disposal