Presidents, CEOs, SVPs, VPs, Directors, Managers, Team Leads of:

  • Completions
  • Operations
  • Production
  • Water Resources
  • Environmental Affairs
  • Engineering
  • Water Management
  • Facilities
  • Shale Gas Development
  • Tight Oil Development
  • Unconventional Reserves
  • Exploration & Development
  • New Ventures
  • Regulation
  • Public Relations
  • Environment

Plus Senior Representatives From:

  • Water Treatment & Filtration Companies
  • Hydraulic Fracturing Technology Firms
  • Transport & Logistics Service Providers
  • Well Services
  • Completions Consultants
  • Pumping Companies
  • Reverse-Osmosis, Electrocoagulation & Distillation Suppliers
  • Frac Fluid & Proppant Suppliers
  • Chemical Suppliers
  • Pipeline Companies
  • Investment Firms
  • Environment Consultants
  • Legal Consultants
  • Environment and Regulatory Authorities
  • Ministries or Departments Of Energy
  • PR Firms
  • Research & Development Institutes & Universities

Shale Gas & Tight Oil Water Management Canada 2012

As the water-intensive method of hydraulic fracturing has driven phenomenal growth in Canadian unconventional oil and gas production, the industry is facing increased regulatory scrutiny and public concern over how it is using and disposing the vast volumes of water required for completions. As such, it has never been more important for shale gas and tight oil operators to adopt best practices and examine the latest innovative techniques to manage every stage of the water life cycle from the source to the well head to treatment and re-use.

Operators in Montney, Horn River, Bakken, Cardium, Viking, Duvernay and other plays are now seeking out new and innovative methods to effectively source, handle, transport, dispose and re-use water for hydraulic fracturing to maximize the profitability of shale gas and tight oil production whilst remaining competitive in a booming market.

Shale Gas & Tight Oil Water Management Canada 2012 will be bringing together tight oil and shale gas operators from Alberta, British Columbia and Saskatchewan to address the key issues in water management in shale gas and tight oil production. The need to find solutions has never been more urgent, meaning it is critical that the industry collaborates in 2012 to maximize water resources, drive down the costs of recycling, minimize public scrutiny and alleviate the regulatory pressure that could cause further tightening of water legislation.


Nexen Inc.

"It was a good opportunity to be aware of industry water treatment issues and new technologies"


O&G Series

To continue the phenomenal production growth in Canadian shale gas and tight oil production…

…the management of water resources and the development of new sourcing, treating and recycling strategies is critical. With the future of water sourcing and disposal regulation set to tighten resulting from public concern over the demand on water resources posed by hydraulic fracturing, there has never been a more urgent time for E&P companies to address their water management strategies.

Because of this, Shale Gas & Tight Oil Water Management, Canada 2012 will bring together Canada’s leading shale gas and tight oil operators to share strategies and technological advances in cost-effectively sourcing, handling, treating, recycling and disposing of water used in hydraulic fracturing in the Montney, Horn River, Bakken, Duvernay, Cardium, Viking and beyond.

The 4th in the Canadian Unconventional Water Management Series and 7th in the extremely well attended North American Water Management series, Shale Gas & Tight Oil Water Management Canada 2012 is the first summit of its kind for both the tight oil and shale gas industry and is a fantastic learning forum and networking platform for unconventional oil and gas producers.

SOURCING & REGULATIONS: Examining the sources that leading Canadian shale gas and tight oil producers currently use within the increasingly strict regulatory landscape

WATER TREATMENT & CHEMISTRY: Evaluating the latest and most cost-efficient technologies and chemical treatments and understanding water chemistry that enables the use of saline and produced water for fracing

WATER RECYCLING & RE-USE: Examining the latest fracing technologies, water chemistries and recycling systems for minimizing the amount of fresh water needed for production

TRANSPORTATION & STORAGE:Examining the transport and storage options available to decreaselogistical costs and safely and efficiently move and store fresh andflowback water

DISPOSAL & REGULATIONS:   Understanding the optimal methods for compliantly disposing of non-recyclable flowback water and the relative costs of different disposal options

INDUSTRY COLLABORATION: Understanding the need for greater collaboration between oil and gas producers, both large and small, to cut costs and deliver benefits to all areas of industry