Oilfield Water USA - Invest & Manage 2020 Conference

, Houston , TX , United States

Note: This event was originally planned for March 31 & 1 April 2020, in Houston, Texas and has now been rescheduled

New date: 2-3 December, 2020

Presentations, Discussions & Tech Demos Taking Place In An Environment Where Strategies & Lessons Are Shared, Relationship Are Built And Business Gets Done

Markets have evolved and company structures have changed dramatically in recent months. Public companies have been splitting off and starting midstream companies; Wall Street has been pushing E&Ps to reduce debt and risk attached to non-productive assets - resulting in the recent wave of water midstream deals. Private equity capital that once went into drilling and completions has been shifted to water midstream. Between January and August this year, there have been more than $2.5 billion of water-related mergers, acquisitions, private equity investments and other deals in the oilfield. But...
  • Why is so much capital going into this space?
  • Where is the market going from a technical point of view as water cuts keep increasing?
  • What has really changed?
Valued at $37 billion this year, up 12% from last year, US oilfield water management remains the highest and fastest growing segment within the oilfield. Water spending in the Permian Basin alone is estimated at $13.3 billion, with logistics expected to make up 60% of spending in 2019. From a financial perspective, there has never been a more lucrative time to invest in or operate in this market. But, the amount of water produced per well is rising year-on-year, and there are new concerns on the technical and engineering side of water treatment, recycling, disposal and transfer. While regulations, produced water volumes and logistics vary from one shale play to another, and one area might have greater bearing on cost in one region at any given time, the industry is in agreement that it is going to take all the skills in aggregate to manage the overall water management challenge and bring down costs, looking at everything from treatment to handling to storage. Figuring out this balance is critical.

With profitability remaining a prerequisite and cost-cutting still priority number one, and oilfield water management is going to play a vital part in achieving these business imperatives.

Recognizing the changing pace and priorities of the oilfield water marketplace, Oilfield Water USA - Invest & Manage 2020 sees big picture strategy development and technical water management converging, as the industry reaches a point where technical engineers have to become business persons, looking at both tactical as well as technical activities in the field. Complete details of presentations, discussions, dialogues and tech demos released soon.

Join us in Houston in December to learn from and interact with the largest group of water management stakeholders - compare notes, expand your horizons and understand how water management will play out in 2020.


  • Jennifer Bradfute, Attorney, Marathon Oil
  • Brian Bohm, Environmental Sustainability Advisor, Apache Corporation
  • Teddy Vocka Batouma, Senior Production Chemicals & Well Stimulation Treatment Engineering & Operation, Oxy
  • Marlon Shepherd, Water Foreman, MDC Texas Energy
  • Paola Perez Pena, Principal Research Analyst, Upstream Cost & Technology, IHS Markit
  • Kent McNellie, Investment Professional, HBC Investments
  • Andrew Cohan, Founder & Managing Member, Halmos Capital Partners
  • Doug Park, Senior Vice President Corporate Development, XRI Holdings
  • Chris Hosek, Principal, Texas Star Alliance
  • Gauri Potdar, Senior Vice President, Strategy & Analytics, H2O Midstream LLC
  • Ben Samuels, President, Source Rock Midstream
  • Robbie McDonough, Vice President, Business Development, Crestwood Midstream
  • Laura Capper, President & CEO, CAP Resources
  • Karr Ingham, Executive Vice-President, Texas Alliance of Energy Producers
  • Jason Isaac, Senior Manager & Distinguished Fellow, Texas Public Policy Foundation
  • Bill Fairhurst, President/Founder, Riverford Exploration; Manager, Industry Engagement, Bureau of Economic Geology, University of Texas
  • Vikas Mittal, J. Hugh Liedtke Professor of Marketing, JGSB, Rice University
  • Hari Sridhar, Professor of Marketing, Presidential Impact Fellow, Research Director, Texas A&M University
  • Timothy Smith, President & CEO, Petro Lucrum
  • Chris Leary, Managing Director & Investment Principal, Orion Energy Partners

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Event details
Organizer : Shale USA
Event type : Conference
Reference : ASDE-21869