Overviewing the top upcoming events that tackle the most pressing issues in the world of Water in Oil...
Austin, Texas September 9-12
The WateReuse Association will include three papers targeting produced water reuse at their 33rd annual symposium. The papers are titled:
  • “The Future of Reuse in Fracking” (Sunday 4:30 – 5:00)
  • “Implementing a Sustainable Supply in the Permian Basin”(Monday 11:00 – 11:30)
  • “Recycling Water in the Oil and Gas Industry” (Monday 11:30 – 12:00)
More about the symposium being held at the downtown J.W. Marriott can be seen here.
Denver, Colorado September 12
Veolia is offering a free day of learning for wastewater professionals in the oil and gas industry, both upstream and downstream.Topics to be covered:
  • How to turn produced water into an asset for reuse, sale or replenishment of natural resources
  • Improving efficiency and lowering operating costs with treatment of various streams in refineries
  • Latest technologies for de-oiling, removal of scale-formers, organics
  • New IIoT solutions that use big data to optimize water treatment
It will be a full day seminar at the Hilton Denver City Center and it will earn the attendee learning credits. To learn more and to register, follow this link.
New Orleans, Louisiana September 30
WEFTEC, the biggest annual water and wastewater conference in the U.S., will offer a pre-conference workshop entitled ”Fundamentals of Produced Water Treatment.” The Produced Water Society partnered with the Water Environment Federation to offer this introductory course 8:30 am – 5:00 pm. To learn more about the workshop and register go here.
Arlington, Texas October 13
The University of Texas - Arlington is holding their second annual conference entitled “Responsible Shale Energy Extraction”. It will be held at the Science and Engineering Innovation & Research (SEIR) building on the south side of the University of Texas - Arlington. The program can be reviewed here.
Scottsdale, Arizona November 6
The International Water Conference has carved out an afternoon for a technical session on produced water on Tuesday (1:15 – 5:00 pm). To see the entire program and register go here.
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates November 11-12
“Optimizing Capex and Opex for Efficient Produced Water Management in the GCC” is the theme for the upcoming PWS conference to be held at the St. Regis Hotel. The agenda can be perused here.
Keystone, Colorado December 11-13
American Membrane Technology Association (AMTA) will hold a workshop entitled “Membrane Use in Oil, Gas, and Mining” at the Keystone Conference Center. Topics to be covered include low pressure membranes for challenging waters, zero liquid discharge, desalination in remote locations, beneficial use of produced water and associated permitting.
Houston, Texas February 6-7
The 28th annual PWS conference in Houston will be the Marriott Hotel in Sugar Land, Texas will feature technical presentations, panel discussions, round tables sessions, and an entire track dedicated to the booming midstream and unconventional operations servicing oil and gas production in the Permian Basin and other shale plays.

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