2011 Unconventional Resources

Advancing a Web-based Tool for Unconventional Natural Gas Development with Focus on Flowback and Produced Water Characterization, Treatment and Beneficial Use

Subcontractor: Colorado School of Mines (CSM)

Principal Investigator: Mengistu Geza
Project Number Project Status
11122-53 Completed
RPSEA Project Manager: Rick Baker
Participants
New Mexico State University; Pioneer Natural Resources; Emerging Products Technical Consulting LLC; Tetra Tech, Inc
Period of Performance
Start Date End Date
May 31, 2013 May 30, 2016
Total Project Cost RPSEA Share Cost Share
$393,657.00 $282,429.00 $107,291.00
Project Objectives

The overall objective of this proposed study is to provide a set of web-based tools that will enable producers and other users to characterize, treat, beneficially use, and manage produced water and frac flowback water from unconventional gas production. The goal is to sustain gas production while minimizing potential impacts on natural water resources, public health, and environment. Built upon the integrated decision making framework developed for CBM produced water management, the proposed study focuses on shale gas and tight sand production, the most difficult and least developed. The proposed research is designed for 36 months and organized into four phases.

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Presentations
Title: Paper: Review of Flowback and Produced Water Management, Treatment and Beneficial Use for Major Shale Gas Development Basins - 01/14 ( 268.9 KB )
Articles
Title: Coalbed methane produced water screening tool for treatment technology and beneficial use - 12/13
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Title: Shale gas produced water treatment using innovative microbialcapacitive desalination cell - 10/14
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