2019 AAPG Annual Convention and Exhibition:

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The Importance of Pipelines in Water Management for Onshore Unconventional Development


The presentation will build on the study by the Ground Water Protection Council on water reuse and experience with midstream and upstream companies. Water infrastructure, once installed, greatly reduces the cost to move water from its source to the frac site. This allows water from more distant sources including brackish sources, municipalities and produced water to be used in hydraulic fracturing. This presentation will contrast the water challenges of various onshore basins and analyze how the problems are being solved by upstream and midstream companies.