Water treatment and recycling market to reach $4bn

Shale waste-water treatment set to grow over the next decade.

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Expert Speakers to Date

  • Laura Sanchez
    IHS Markit
  • Wesley Ferris
    Higher Ground Consulting
  • Mark Story
    Reclaim Water Services
  • Paul Englram
    AGT Water Systems
  • John Ryan
    Allen Engineering and Science
  • Joao Francisco
    Águas da Região de Maputo
  • Mark Patton
  • Swamy Margan
    Heartland Tech
  • Chad Randal
    Amperage Energy Inc.
  • Laura Capper
    EnergyMakers Advisory Group
  • Natalia Rodriguez
    Modern Water
  • Tim Leshchyshyn
  • Jay Keener
    Blackbuck Resources
  • Joshua Adler
  • Joel Schneyer
    Capstone Headwaters
  • Benoit Tranape
    ClearBakk Water Solutions
  • Somnath Basu
    Headworks International
  • Bart Nelemans
    Aqua|still B.V.
  • Peter Han
    Atmos International
  • Roman Bilak
    Terralog Technologies Inc.

Past Attendees

  • Africa Times
  • AGT Water Systems
  • Aguas da Regiao do Maputo
  • Allen Engineering and Science
  • ALSYS-Group (ClearBakk Water Solutions, CeraMem)
  • Amperage Energy Inc.
  • Aquastill
  • Athlon – A Halliburton Service
  • Atmos International
  • Aureus Energy Services
  • Bazooka Technology
  • Black & Veatch
  • Black & Veatch Corporation
  • Black Brush Oil & Gas
  • Blackbuck Resources
  • Capstone Headwaters
  • CarboNet Nanotechnologies Inc.
  • Carus Corporation
  • Catapult Environmental Inc.
  • Crowd Review
  • Cudd Energy Services – Water Management Solutions
  • De Nora Water Technologies
  • Derrick Corporation
  • Elliott Management
  • Energy Makers Advisory Group
  • Enviro Water Minerals Company, Inc.
  • EQT Production Company
  • Eureka Resources
  • Fenner Mandals AS
  • Five Point Energy LLC
  • Frac Knowledge
  • Fritz Industries Inc
  • Fundacao de Apoio a Universidade de sao Paulo
  • GAI Consultants, Inc.
  • Global Treat, Inc.
  • Gulfport Energy
  • Hammerhead Industrial Hose
  • Headworks International
  • Heartland Water Technology, Inc
  • Higher Ground Consulting
  • Houston Energy Industry News
  • Hunting Energy Services
  • Hydrozonix
  • IHS Markit
  • Industrial Accessories Company
  • Katz Water Technologies
  • King & Spalding
  • Kuwait Oil & Gas Directory
  • LaCrosse Footwear
  • Lavoro Technologies Inc
  • Lipatech Co.,Ltd.
  • Lonquist & CO LLC
  • MAG Amendments
  • MGX Minerals
  • MIOX Corporation
  • Modern Water
  • New Wave Energy Services
  • Occidental Oil & Gas
  • Pan American Energy LLC Sucursal Argentina
  • PetroBal
  • Qwik Pipe, Inc
  • Reclaim Water Services
  • Repsol
  • Riley Equipment Company Inc
  • RTD Enterprises Inc
  • SafBon Water Technology, Inc.
  • Saudi Aramco
  • Schlumberger
  • Scotiabank
  • Seven Generations Energy Ltd.
  • Solar Turbines Inc.
  • Solenis
  • Solvay
  • Sourcewater
  • Terralog Technologies Inc.
  • Texas Alliance of Energy Producers
  • Total S.A.
  • University Lands
  • Water Standard
  • Waterstone Resources
  • Wipro
  • Worley Parsons/Advisian
  • Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality
  • X-SITE Energy Services Ltd.
  • XTO Energy

Who should attend

  • Shale Operations
  • Cost Reduction Strategies
  • Completions Engineering
  • Shale Water Management
  • Transportation & Logistics
  • Well Site Facilities
  • Water Recycling and Reuse
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Shale Well Services
  • Produced Water Treatment
  • Biocides Specialists
  • Research and Development
  • Produced Water Disposal
  • Sustainable Development
  • Legal and Compliance Work
  • Corrosion and Scale Experts
  • Health and Safety Management
  • Environmental Assessments
  • Real-Time Monitoring
  • Site and Asset Management
  • News Reporting and Journalism

Why Attend

The North American Shale Water Management 2020 Exhibition and Conference is the only event of its kind to deliver leading market intelligence and industry presentations on the latest in water recycling and reuse know-how, and new technological advancements in water treatment for improving efficiencies in shale water management…

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The Premier Forum for Shale Water Management, Recycling and Reuse

Welcome to the North American Shale Water Management 2020 Exhibition and Conference where shale operators and service companies will meet with leading water management experts and key regulators in Houston, Texas to explore new cost-effective water treatment, sourcing, disposal and storage solutions for the North American shale plays.

While operators adjust to a new market, new initiatives towards more efficient and cost-effective water management solutions are being explored in order to remain profitable in a lower margin business. Operators are seeking optimal performance and low-cost water management strategies in line with the latest regulations and environmental considerations in order to ensure long-term operational security for a ‘low-to-stay’ oil price market.

With the challenges of keeping OPEX down to a minimum, shale operators are faced with the choice of adopting either “low-cost disposal” or “treatment for re-use” strategies to manage their produced water. While the operating costs can vary depending on the proximity of the producing wells to local water-disposal facilities, generally 60 to 80 percent of the total cost of disposal is attributed to water-hauling and transportation expenses. Where possible, operators are finding new and innovative options to recycle and reuse produced water for cost-effective and stable solutions.

With developments in treatment technologies and strategic know-how, recent innovations in shale water management offer new hope for operators looking to maintain their economic margins under challenging market conditions and to better manage their wastewater. The North American Shale Water Management 2020 conference is set to become North America’s leading exhibition and conference exclusively for shale operators and a large array of service providers to explore new opportunities in water management, water recycling and water re-use to improve operational efficiencies and maintain profitability for both pre-existing wells and new operations.

Thank you to all of our supporters and participants from previous summits, here’s a short clip below.

The key focus for this year’s conference will be “Reducing the Cost of Water Recycling and Reuse” and the objective will be to bring shale operators and service companies together with leading water management experts, including key government representatives and policy think-tanks to collaborate and examine new opportunities in water sourcing, treatment, disposal and storage solutions and to address the real challenges in water management for shale wells across North America.

Key topics on this year’s agenda include:

  • Making an economic assessment for shale water management strategies
  • Looking for low-cost and low-risk solutions in water treatment, recycling and reuse
  • Evaluating the options and making choices in treatment-for-reuse and water-disposal
  • New technologies and technical know-how in shale water management operations
  • Upcoming regulations and industry standards for produced water management
  • Operational case studies and developing a successful water management program

This exhibition and conference will provide a forum for all stakeholders from shale operators and upstream service providers to leading wastewater management experts and water disposal facilities, to network and build cross-market relationships and to discuss the latest results in water management initiatives for the North American shale sector.

Call for Presentation

If you would like to be a speaker at this event, please contact sean.collins@iQ-Hub.com, with the subject heading “Call for Presentation – SWM USA 2020”.

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To secure your place at the North American Shale Water Management 2020 conference or if you require more information, please contact delegates@iQ-Hub.com.



Key topics for 2020:

  • Making an economic assessment for shale water management strategies
    Understand the economic fundamentals and make the business case for shale water management strategies.
  • Looking for low-cost and low-risk solutions in water treatment, recycling and reuse
    Ensure a low-cost project is maintained throughout the water management process in light of the current oil price market.
  • Evaluating the options and making choices in treatment for reuse and water disposal
    Avoid the pitfalls and learn from recent results from shale water management experts to build the right water management plan.
  • New technologies and technical know-how in shale water management operations
    Explore the latest advances in water treatment, recycling and reuse and the tools available to improve on efficiencies and shale operations.
  • Upcoming regulations and industry standards for produced water management
    Hear from key regulators and environmental bodies to ensure your water management program meets with new regulations and industry standards.
  • Operational case studies and developing a successful water management program
    Gain insight from shale plays across North America and implement strategies that others in the industry are using to ensure successful operation.


  • Useful symposium for better understanding technology and potential solutions in the waste water market. Alan Mitchell (CDEnviro)
  • The event was very well organized and had a good line up of speakers. An event to learn end to end about shale water management. Nithya Giridhar (BHP)
  • This was a well-run and informative conference. Jeff Pinkowski (A.R.I. USA)
  • The event was a good view into the current state of the industry. It also had uniform mix of various types of players. Amit Prakash (Wipro)
  • Great conference, great presentations, great networking opportunities, great conference facility. Melinda Ammons (Safbon Water Technology)
  • Very informative and a broad scope of water challenges and solutions. Adam McConnell (Murphy Oil)
  • Thoroughly enjoyed the topics and discussions. It was a great variety of aspects related to water. Tabitha Tindle (BHP Billiton)

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