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Future of Water in Unconventionals Water Management Strategies Study and Water Market Opportunities Study

Optimize water operations and investment strategies for unconventional oil & gas projects

Are you looking to reduce water management and treatment costs? Anticipate future regulatory requirements?

Find actionable insight in two ground-breaking studies, Water Management Strategies and Water Market Opportunities. Offered in collaboration with CAP Resources, these reports provide original research, data, analysis and 10-year forecasts across the complete water value chain for unconventional resource initiatives. Available individually or together. Order today to:

  • Compare costs and opportunities by play and service
  • Plan for near and long-term water management
  • Prepare for soaring water and waste handling costs
  • Keep pace with regulation
  • Understand world water market fundamentals

Study Themes/Deliverables

Water Management Strategies

Key Themes

  • Water management costs and opportunities by play and service
  • Operational best practices and competitive landscape
  • Water requirements, produced volumes and disposition (10-year outlooks by play)
  • Economics of water management and scenario planning
  • Operational impact of technology, environmental and regulatory trends
Water Market Opportunities

Key Themes

  • Water market size (spending) outlooks by play and service
  • Water requirements, and water disposition 10-year outlooks by play
  • Water management cost/services, treatment technologies and competitive landscape
  • Regulatory trends and impacts on service spending
  • Opportunities and new market trends
  • In-depth research, data, analysis, insights and 10-year forecasts
  • Three hours of analyst explanatory support each from IHS and CAP Resources
  • Rigorous models and scenario outlooks
  • Best practices, treatment technologies and fluid suitability
  • Actual spending levels and costs by sector
  • Regulatory change impact analysis across 13 high-profile unconventional plans

Plays Covered

  • Arkoma Woodford
  • Bakken
  • Barnett
  • Cana Woodford
  • Eagle Ford
  • Fayetteville
  • Granite Wash
  • Haynesville
  • Marcellus
  • Mississippian
  • Niobrara
  • Permian
  • Utica

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Canadian oil sands to grow even in the lower oil price environment

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