Tuesday, March 5, 2013 | 11:20 a.m.-1:00 p.m. | Tulsa Country Club**
Speaker: Steve Tipton, Newfield Exploration
Topic: “Water Management for Stimulation Operations”

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Water, its use and management is critical to the petroleum industry.  It is the most common and heavily used fluid in our business.  In every jurisdiction in this country its use is regulated in some manner.  The regulations and ownership of water is different in each area in which the industry works.  In many areas of the country the use and handling of water have become emotionally charged.  For this presentation, I will be concentrating on the water use and reclamation for the stimulation of the Granite Wash tight gas reservoirs in the Anadarko Basin and the shale oil reservoirs of the Cana Woodford Shale in the Anadarko Basin.  Both areas have evolved as the drilling activity increased and changed.  In each area, infrastructure is being created to support Newfield’s completion operations and the need for water.  Newfield has been recycling frac water in its Granite Wash operation for more than 5 years and has reused more than 50 million barrels of water.  In its Cana Woodford, Newfield is working to be able to recycle water.

Steve Tipton, Newfield Exploration
BS – Chemical and Petroleum Refining Engineering from Colorado School of Mines 1967
MS – Petroleum Engineering from The University of Tulsa 1974
Registered Professional Engineer in Texas and Oklahoma

I have more than 45 years’ experience primarily in drilling, completion, and production operations through out the US, Canada, Trinidad and Yemen.  I am currently employed by Newfield Exploration in Tulsa, Oklahoma.  One of my primary responsibilities is water management for the company’s completion operations in the Mid-Continent.  All of our current drilling and completion work is in shale and tight oil and gas reservoirs.

I have made presentations at numerous technical meetings and conferences on water management including SPE Advanced Technology Workshops, The University of Tulsa, the Environmental Protection Agency – Technical Workshops for Hydraulic Fracturing, the OIPA Unconventional Resource Forum, Oil Sands Water Management Initiative, Water Management for Shale Plays, and in house training at Newfield for our new engineers and geoscientists.