PTTC will issue a certificate for two (2) Professional Development Hours at the end of the workshop. To receive this certificate, you must register in advance.
West Virginia University, FilterSure, Inc and Powell Water Systems, Inc have combined their expertise to develop a treatment for water returned to the surface from massive hydraulic fracture treatments applied to horizontal Marcellus Shale gas wells. The main goal of this project is to develop and demonstrate a process for treating Frac Water Returns (FWR) that will allow an increased recycle rate while decreasing makeup water volumes and disposal requirements. Successful results were achieved from laboratory Phase I; in Phase II, a mobile unit with a rated capacity of 30 gallons per minute (GPM) will be constructed and tested at an active field well site(s). The results for Phase I, and the 2011 field plan for Phase II, will be presented during this workshop.
During Phase 1, the West Virginia Water Research Institute received frac water return samples from producers active in Marcellus Shale development. Various options for cleaning the FWR were evaluated. Electrocoagulation (EC) followed by FilterSure multi-media filtration produced a crystal clear effluent with the desired water chemistry needed for the next hydraulic fracture treatment.
The highly successful laboratory results can only be confirmed by field tests at active Marcellus Shale development sites. Therefore, in Phase II, a 30 GPM mobile unit will be constructed for field trials in the spring of 2011. Plans for these field trials, and opportunities for companies to participate and actually lease this unit, will be presented.
Who Should Attend
Petroleum Engineers, Managers, Petroleum Geologists, Personnel with Assignments in Production, Reservoir Engineering and Environmental Compliance, Regulatory Bodies and State Agencies.
Learn/Know After Attending
The successful track record of FilterSure applications in the field; documented lab results from treating Marcellus FWR; costs relative to other treatment options; how to become involved in field trials.
Kristin Carter, Chief, Carbon Sequestration Section, Pennsylvania Geological Survey
Paul Ziemkiewicz, Director, West Virginia Water Research Institute
Ronald E. McIlwain, President, FilterSure, Inc
C. David Locke, Principle Petroleum Engineer, Marcellus Shale Fracwater Cleanup ProjectÂ
For further information contact: Doug Patchen at 304-293-2867, x5443, or Megan Tennant, 304-293-2867, x5446