Water in the Oil and Gas Cycle, including hydraulic fracturing

2016 Spring Cyberseminar Series

Mark Engle / USGS
Bridget Scanlon / University of Texas

Talk Description:

With increasing production of oil and gas from unconventional reservoirs, accounting for ~50% of crude oil and natural gas production in the U.S., understanding the relationships with water is extremely important. In this webinar we will cover the following topics:

  • Water use for oil and gas production from conventional reservoirs (primary, secondary and tertiary recovery)
  • Water use for hydraulic fracturing from unconventional reservoirs
  • Water sources for conventional and unconventional reservoirs
  • Flowback-produced water volumes from conventional and unconventional reservoirs
  • Water quality of flowback-produced water and suitability for beneficial use

CUAHSI's Spring 2016 Cyberseminar Series on the Water Energy Nexus!

The interdependence of water and energy is increasingly being recognized with water shortages potentially impacting energy production and vice versa. However, our understanding of the linkages and feedbacks between water and energy is sometimes limited. This webinar series is designed to educate hydrologists and others on the interdependence of water and energy, focusing primarily on water use for energy extraction and electricity generation (secondary form of energy).

Bridget Scanlon from the Bureau of Economic Geology at the University of Texas at Austin hosted this spring cyberseminar series on the "Water Energy Nexus."