WHY ATTEND?

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 Sourcing Courses

Course 1

Monday October 26

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Over the course of the day, the trainers will be providing a checklist of key factors that have to be carefully considered when putting together a water sourcing strategy.  While sourcing requirements are driven in large by the size of the company, the same cost-benefit formula applies to all companies as a starting point for analysis. Knowing exactly what needs to be done can only be derived from someone that has had years of experience in the field and can speak out of practical experience, not theory.

It is incredibly easy to make mistakes when handling water for shale gas and tight oil operations - from getting the wrong kind of water, misjudging the volume of water in place and running out of water halfway through a frac  - this course will use the hindsight of our instructors to teach attendees how to avoid unwanted scenarios and more importantly, discuss the type of contingency plans that you can in place.

9.00 Morning Refreshments, Course & Instructor Introduction

9.30 am

 MODULE 1 - FORWARD PLANNING

LEARNING OBJECTIVE

Understanding The Importance Of Planning In Advance To Ensure You Always Have The Volume Of Water Required

It is so easy to get caught out if you have not planned for your water sources far enough in advance. Operator's often find themselves panic searching for water at the last minute and sometimes have no choice but to delay the fracs. Operator's need to take the steps required to ensure that water is available to them at all points of the operations

COURSE ATTENDEES WILL LEARN

How far in advance they need to start planning to avoid scenario's like the above and ensure that companies always have the the volume of water required

CONTENT
  • Consider Water Sources with respect to quality, cost, distance and rate (fresh, brackish, flowback, PW, disposal, ranch water, municipal)
  • Fluid System
  • Logistics (transfer & Containment)
  • Water transport and hauling
  • Transfer Pros & Cons (fresh water vs. impaired water)
  • Hauling Pros & Cons (fresh water vs. impaired water)
  • Maximize low cost water with respect quality constraints, TDS
  • Containment versus working volume
  • Consider evaporation - Pan Rates
  • Plan "B" Contingency (alternate sources)
  • Spreadsheet Optimization

10.30 am

MODULE 2: REGULATORY UPDATES - IMPENDING REGULATORY CHALLENGES

TRAINING OBJECTIVE

Providing An Update Of Regulations Regarding Water Rights  To Enable Planning For Future Operations

Knowing the regulatory framework in which you work is key to planning ahead. Understanding how you will need to adapt your operations to emerging regulations is absolutely necessary for avoiding any unwanted disruptions to operations

COURSE ATTENDEES WILL LEARN

All the upcoming regulations that have the potential to impact operations and how to streamline the permitting process for gaining access to different water sources

11.00 am

MODULE 3:  WATER SOURCE ASSESSMENT - WHICH WATER SOURCE IS BEST FOR YOU?

TRAINING OBJECTIVE

To Be Made Fully Aware Of All The Elements That Need To Be Considered When Surveying Different Water Sources

Course attendees will be walked through the key evaluations that have to be made with regards to:

  • What type of water you need vs. what is available
  • Who is sourcing the water - do they have an interest in driving down costs?
  • Volumes required vs. volumes available
  • Raw cost of water vs. distance of water from operation site
  • Transfer requirements & costs
  • Treatment requirements & costs
  • Storage requirements & costs
  • Time frame for permits
  • Planning for any potential regulatory disruptions
COURSE ATTENDEES WILL LEARN

The thought process that goes behind assessing the logistical and economic feasibility of using one type of water source over another and the best way to conduct a thorough water cost-benefit analysis

12.00 Lunch - Provided By American Business Conferences

1.00 pm

 MODULE 4: MINIMIZING RISK THROUGH A CONTINGENCY PLAN

TRAINING OBJECTIVE

Being Able To Access More Than One Water Source At Any One Time To Eliminate The Risk Of Not Securing Sufficient Water For Fracs

Once you understand which types of water are most suited to your budget and to the water you require for your operations, it is important to manage risk by having contingency water sources in place. Therefore, it is important to understand the alternative options available to you outside your primary water source:

  • Is there a way to co-mingle different water types safely and effectively to get the water you need?
  • How much is an additional logistic stream going to cost?
  • What are the best ways to drive this cost down?
COURSE ATTENDEES WILL LEARN

The most cost-effective strategies for having a second or even third contingency water source in place

3.00pm

MODULE 5: ALTERNATIVE WATER SOURCES - THINKING OUTSIDE THE BOX

TRAINING OBJECTIVE

Investigating Alternative Water Sources To Understand All Viable Options Outside Freshwater

The oil & gas industry are engaging more and more with both the water districts and the agricultural community to explore the idea of beneficial use. The course instructor will explore the different types of alternative water sources that have been touted by operator's over the past year:   

  • Agricultural
  • Municipal Water Plants
  • Other Industries
COURSE ATTENDEES WILL LEARN
  • Regulatory processes for alternative water sources to determine how long a permitting process takes for new sources
  • Costs and logistics involved with using each different type

5.00 End Of Training Day

ADDITIONAL COURSE DETAILS

COURSE LEVEL

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.

COURSE LENGTH

1 Day, Monday October 26 2015

PRICE

$1000

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

COURSE INSTRUCTORS

Laura Capper, President & Founder, CAP Resources

James P. Welch, President, Welch Water Consulting, LLC

* For details of instructors credentials, please refer to "Course Instructors" page on website

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