Sourcing Fracing Water and the Disposal and Re-use of Produced Water have become major economic and environmental challenges shale oil and gas operators. The Authors provide an update on the factors affecting sourcing water supplies and the reuse of produced water–including water chemistry, availability and variability–, recent success in increasing recycling as well as the issues raised by environmentalists opposed to both disposal and water re-use and the opportunities of additional recycling.

Primary Author / Conference Presenter:
Richard Bost
12M Associates, LLC
Waller, Texas, USA

Don Whitley, 12M Associates, LLC, Katy, Texas