Making Produced Water More Productive

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Friday, December 11, 2015 | 1 hour
Series: AGI Webinars

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.

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

Overarching questions 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

CEU Credits

To earn CEU credits, please complete the associated on-demand GOLI course that was developed from this webinar with a grade of 70% or higher and then submit your application for CEUs. CEUs are awarded from the American Institute of Professional Geologists. To view the full list of on-demand GOLI courses, please browse the GOLI course catalog.

Resources to learn more:

Search the Geological Surveys Database for reports and factsheets about produced water.