Emerging Solutions for Water Management Challenges Associated with Shale Gas Development in the Barnett and Appalachian Regions
Gas Technology Institute, US
Keywords: shale, gas, water, reuse, demineralization, brine, disposal
Abstract:Water management issues and solutions for shale gas development in the Barnett Shale and Appalachian Shale Regions are presented. The Barnett Shale Water Conservation and Management Committee (BSWCMC) and the Appalachian Shale Water Conservation and Management Committee (ASWCMC) represent the major shale gas developers of the North Texas and the Eastern U.S. These committees are evaluating several commercial water reuse approaches for implementation in the Barnett and Appalachian Regions. These efforts will be presented and research issues will be discussed.