This bi-annual symposium is devoted to showcasing the most advanced proven technologies as well as future or emerging technological concepts to further the development and production of oil and natural gas. The meeting will present papers to help operators achieve commercial viability with innovative solutions to drilling, completion, and production engineering issues. The goal is to help the oil and gas industry improve well and program economics and extend commercial success to reservoirs that are difficult to produce.

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POS 2013 Now Complete


The Production and Operations Symposium for 2013 is in the books.  On behalf of the Symposium Committee, please accept our sincerest thanks for your attendance.  Without the multitude of Exhibitors and the quality Technical Papers, the POS 2013 would not have happened. 


Please mark your calendars and join us in 2015 for the 21st edition of the Oklahoma City Sections presentation of the SPE Production & Operations Symposium

Panel Discussion

Water Management for Hydraulic Fracturing


The 2013 Production Operations Symposium is presenting a panel discussion on Water Management for Hydraulic Fracturing.  Water is the most common and heavily used fluid in the petroleum industry.  It is produced along with oil and gas from nearly every well.  In unconventional oil and gas operations the biggest user of fresh water is hydraulic fracturing.  In the oil and gas industry the need for water is paramount.  No Water, No Fracturing, No Oil or Gas Production.  This panel’s focus is the procurement, transportation, storage, reuse and disposal of water for hydraulic fracturing.

The panel will be comprised of experts in the oil and gas industry drawn from operators, consultants, regulatory agencies, vendors, and NGO’s.  There will be a short presentation made by select members of the panel and then the panel will be open for discussion and questions from the audience.  The panel has been carefully selected so that they can discuss innovative and cost effective water management options; including water procurement, water transfer and storage options, frac fluid compatibility, recycling and treatment technologies, regulatory compliance and social license.  Topics to be addressed are: methods by which operators can efficiently and cost effectively manage their water to reduce the amount of fresh water being used in hydraulic fracturing, drive down the costs of recycling and ensure there is always water available for economic production.  Discussion between the panel and the audience is intended to be extremely valuable and informal.

Panel members are Steve Tipton - Newfield Exploration, Dan Schilling - Linn Energy, Grant Defosse Apache, Dan Arthur - ALL Consulting, Tim Baker - Oklahoma Corporation Commission, Steve Monroe - Baker Hughes, Paul Lord - Halliburton, Tareq Alnajjar - Pure Stream Technology, Brian Woodard - OIPA, Rick McCurdy – Chesapeake, Scott Anderson – Environmental Defense Fund.

Monday March 25, 1:30 – 4:30 pm. in the Exhibit Hall

Networking Reception to follow Discussion Forum