LBCG training courses offer intensive real world training programs that focus on delivering transformational practical skill enhancements...

...directly applicable to the workplace. These training courses have been designed to compliment the content of our world-class, E&P-led "Shale Gas & Tight Oil Water Management" conference series, which entail an exchange of up-to-date case studies from leading operators across the Rockies, Marcellus & Utica and Texas plays.

The upcoming Shale Gas Tight Oil Water Management Cost-Reduction Training Weeks will be providing practical hands-on training, from water experts that have had years of valuable experience in the field. While case study sharing is a brilliant format for understanding what results operators have seen by using different water treatment strategies, what it might not necessarily do is walk attendees through the decision-making criteria, the key factors that need to be considered, when deciding upon the optimal cost-reduction strategy for any given operation.

LBCG Training Courses have been designed to equip course attendees with the ability to make critical cost-reducing decisions based on the size of their budgets and operations in both expected and unexpected scenarios. We want to be able to share  knowledge that no books can teach or prepare you for, insights that can only be learned from individuals who have been in the industry long enough to have gained expertise through their own trial and error.

Water Infrastructure

Course 2

Tuesday October 27


On this course, you will be given a checklist of the key considerations that have to be made when devising your water infrastructure strategy in order to streamline operations and work within regulations to reduce costs.

The optimal design is going to vary from company to company so you will be taught how to optimize your water system based on water location, existing facilities, costs, regulations and short and long-term company business objectives.

You will be walked through a step-by-step guide of the evaluations that need to be made to help you arrive at the best possible system with regards to:

Cost Reduction

  • Identifying the easiest places to cut costs in your water management system - exploring steps that can be taken to save time and money when moving big volumes of water

Risk Reduction

  • Minimizing the risk of leaks and spills

Liability Reduction

  • Knowing where the liability lies at all times

Flow Assurance

  • Making sure that you always have the amount of water you need, where and when you need it

This master class has been designed to provide water professionals and water management teams within Shale Gas & Tight Oil operations, with the real world training required to understand the best way to lay out your water facility to optimize the proximity of different sites, in the quickest time, at the lowest cost. Based on years of field experience, our course instructors have the ability to provide a step-by-step guide into the fundamental considerations and cost evaluations that feed into building a cost-effective water infrastructure system that no book can teach.

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AGENDA - Tuesday October 27, 2015

9.00 Morning Refreshments, Course & Instructor Introduction

9.30 am



Weighing Up Different Storage Options To Understand How Each Can Be Applied To Projects To Lower Regulatory Time Frames And Cost

Operators need to weigh up the feasibility of each of the following water storage options:

  • Pits
  • Open top tanks
  • Modular tanks
  • Impoundments
  • Temporary storage units

They need to understand the cost associated with the set up and maintenance of each storage type on site to understand the long term economics and viability of each. Operator's will also be made aware of how long regulatory processes take for each storage type to understand how to factor regulatory permitting into the water management plan


How to apply the most appropriate storage options in a way that meets capacity requirements, keeps costs at a minimal and streamlines the permitting process

11.00 am



Analyzing The Costs Of Trucking Vs. Pipelines For Transporting Water To And From Wells

Operators need to understand how to evaluate the most cost-effective option based on the size of their operations, the long-term company objectives, volume of water and budget. Moving water can be expensive and there often isn't enough long-term planning into how to truly optimize the movement of that water. The trainer will go through the benefits of having a pipeline system and discuss the point at which it becomes more economic to switch from trucks to pipelines. Key considerations include:

  • Permitting time and process to build pipelines
  • Cost to operations in waiting for a pipeline to be built
  • Understanding whether or not to use central gathering systems - does this make sense against your companies operational costs?
  • Volumes of water being moved and the distances in which they are being moved

The cost evaluations to use when determining whether or not pipelines are more cost-efficient than trucks for your operations

12.00 Lunch - Provided By American Business Conferences

1.00 pm



Understanding How To Track And Monitor Water Usage From Source To Completions To Ensure It Is Used Efficiently Throughout The Full Life-Cycle Of The Well

Exploring the different tracking systems available is key to understanding the most economical, yet effective methods in which it can be done. Operators need to be made aware of the available technologies out there, what has proven most effective to date and the installation requirements and costs of each type of system

  • The cost-benefit analysis of using water tracking systems
  • The most effective possesses for monitoring water to prevent spillages and ensure operations are staying compliant with regulations at all times
  • How to manage their data on water usage throughout the transportation phase

3.00 pm



How To Work With Regulatory Guidelines, From Permitting To Construction To Expedite Build Out

In order to work within guidelines, operators need to understand:

  • The current regulatory permitting process frameworks for storage and transfer to understand the options available to them
  • Understanding where the legal liability lies - do you have the legal right to move the water? Has the water been approved for your use?
  • Understanding the limitations and opportunities around recycling and disposal to understand how this might impact your infrastructure strategy

Latest regulations for water infrastructure to understand the implication these regulations have on infrastructure design.

4.00 End Of Training Course



Intermediate Level

For people who have a good understanding of the fundamental concepts and theories of water treatment/sourcing/logistics. A quick review of the basic concepts will be covered and substantially build upon throughout the course, with knowledge and key decision making criteria that has come from years of real world industry experience.


1 Day, October 27, 2015



(Attend the full week's worth of courses at a discounted price of $3500 (non-SGTO members or $2500 SGTO members)


Laura Capper, President & Founder, CAP Resources

JP Welch, President, Welch Water Consulting, LLC

* For further information on these instructors credentials, please refer to the course instructors page of the website

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