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1 Challenges in Produced Water Treatment and Measurement Emerging Trends Te David B. Burnett, Frank Platt, Carl Vavra Department of Petroleum Engineering GPRI Texas A&M University September 2013 GPRI

2 Technology Developments U.S. Lower 48

3 Growth of Natural Gas Resources, International EU Technology Developments

4 Community Acceptance Challenge

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6 Texas A&M University GPRI Teams Successes contd EFD A&M Marcellus Shale Pre-Treatment Field Demos 2010 EFD EU Program Started 2011 Frac Flowback Brine Analytical Technology Roundtable 2012 EFD Technology Integration Program Funded 2013 EFD Advanced Analytical Project Initiated

7 Texas A&M Involvement with Key Environmental Programs A&M IRNR GSI Environmental Advanced Analytics Environmentally Friendly Drilling Program Sustainability Research Network Field Access - Trials

8 Challenges Facing Produced Water Management Varying Water Compositions Lack of Infrastructure Public/policy Demands (environmental & perception Issues) Water Transport/storage Variation in Use of Product Water Disposal

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11 Getting Good Ideas Adopted EFD EFD-TIP Challenge

12 EFD Field Trials

13 Texas A&M Marcellus Shale Brine Re-Use Deliverables Identify optimal treatment techniques for ultra- high brine concentrations Provide information to community leaders Status Current field trials in New York A&M Separation Sciences pilot testing new technology Creation of new Analytical Services Roundtable Courtesy Williams Bros. Company New York Field Trial of Ultra-High Salinity Brine Pre-treatment: Texas A&M Environmentally Friendly Drilling Technology for the Marcellus Shale –SPE New York Chenango Co. 2012

14 A&M Lab in the Eagle Ford

15 Field Frac Brine after Three Weeks Treated Un-Treated Eagle Ford Field Frac Brine Treated and Untreated Frac Pond Brine Why Do We Field Trial Brine Treatment before Re-Use?

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17 Raw Water Source /Wire Screen + 25 U Cartridge Media Filtration Micro Filter Nano Filter Reverse Osmosis Oil & Grease removal BETX Removal TSS removal Hardness Removal Desalination pH, Temp., Conductivity, turbidity, toc Toc, Turbidity, BETX, Conductivity pH, toc Conductivity pH, conductivity, toc * Process Train Schematic

18 Table 1 Target Values of Treatment Characteristic/Item Reduction or Target Value Hydrocarbon Reduction80% reduction Turbidity1 NTU or less Total iron22% reduction Hardness Ca ++ 50% reduction Barium44% reduction Sulfate B/A 77% reduction

19 Analytical Laboratory at A&M SPE PP New York Field Trial of Ultra-High Salinity Brine Pre- treatment: Texas A&M Environmentally Friendly Drilling Technology for the Marcellus Shale

20 Low Pressure Media Filtration

21 High Pressure Membranes and On-Line Sensors

22 Power Costs of Produced Water Treatment Utica Formation (Herkimer Sand) 180,000 tds NY Trial, 2011

23 Air Emissions from Produced Water Open Impoundments Stray Methane Gas Sampling Frac flowback Water Sampling Emerging Trend

24 On Site Analytical Measurement. Emerging Trend

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26 Advanced Sensors Inc.

27 Analytes: Non Purgeable Organics

28 Emerging Trend

29 New York Field Trial Description TOC Raw Water 90 After Media 73 After Micro 28 After Nano 22 Emerging Trend

30 Ultra-Filter Results Before >5700E cfu per ml After 1E cfu per ml Emerging Trend

31 The Environmentally Friendly Drilling Systems Program Awarded October 5, 2009 Demonstrating innovative technologies that reduce environmental footprints Emerging Trend

32 The EFD Team Co-funded by RPSEA, U.S. Fish & Wildlife, Industry, Environmental Organizations ENVIRONMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS COLLABORATORS SPONSORS ALLIANCE MEMBERS MANAGEMENT TEAM

33 Links to More Information Videos and Panorama Shots Water Treatment Video Link https://sites.google.com/site/amefdtipprogram2013/page-3 Thank you


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