2017 Water Forum Agenda

2018 Agenda To Be Announced

Although a simple compound, water is one of the oil and gas industry's most complex challenges. DUG Midcontinent’s all-new Pre-Conference Water Forum gives you an inside look at best practices and emerging technologies used in the sourcing, treatment, transportation, and disposal of water in drilling and completion of shale wells. Leading experts will explore practical time-tested and emerging solutions for producers’ biggest water challenges. 

*Requires separate registration

The Pre-Conference Water Forum will take place in Ballroom D&E at the Renaissance Hotel (connected to the Convention Center)

The Water Forum is sponsored by:



Tuesday, September 19, 2017

11:30 AM Lunch
 1:00 PM

Welcome & Opening Remarks 

  • Jennifer Presley, Senior Editor, E&P, Hart Energy
1:05 PM

Opening Panel: State Of The Water

Finding a balance between the public’s water needs and those of the oil and gas industry is critical to ensuring the continued success of the state. Learn the latest from state regulators on how this balance is being attained and hear an update on the recently completed Water for 2060 study. 

Moderator: Jennifer Presley, Senior Editor, E&P, Hart Energy

  • Kent Wilkins, Chief Planning & Management Division, Oklahoma Water Resources Board (OWRB)
  • Michael Dunkel, Vice President, Water, CH2M Hill, Inc. 
1:50 PM

Roundtable: Securing Supply 

Fresh? Flowback? Recycled? No matter the flavor, securing a reliable supply of water is critical for continued well operations. Learn how operators and service companies are tackling the water sourcing challenge in this roundtable discussion. 

Moderator: Brian Walzel, Associate Editor, E&P, Hart Energy

  • Stephen McNair, Chief Development Officer, H2O Midstream 
  • Ryan Stover, Water Sourcing Manager, Rockwater Energy Solutions
  • Kushal Seth, Director - Technology Application and Sales, Gradiant
2:30 PM

Networking Break

3:00 PM

Roundtable: Induced Seismicity 

Learn more about seismicity and current studies on this disruptive topic in this roundtable discussion. 

Moderator: Jennifer Presley, Senior Editor, E&P, Hart Energy

  • Laura Capper, Founder and President, CAP Resources Inc. 
  • Dr. Kyle Murray, Hydrogeologist, Oklahoma Geological Survey
  • Carl Neuhaus, Vice President of Engineering, MicroSeismic
3:50 PM

Roundtable: Water Treatment

Water treatment for recycling or disposal is critical to an operator’s bottom line. Four options will be discussed as part of this roundtable. 

Moderator: Brian Walzel, Associate Editor, E&P, Hart Energy

    • Jenifer Lascano, Technical Sales Advisor - Well Chemical Services, Baker Hughes GE 
    • Naggs Nagghappan, Vice President - Business Development, Oil & Gas Upstream Market, Veolia North America
    • Mark Patton, Vice President, Hydrozonix
    4:45 PM

    Workshop Adjourns 

    5:00 PM

    Networking Reception