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Citation Label: GEN187
Publication Name: Key Shale Gas Water Management Strategies: An Economic Assessment Tool
Publication Type: Report
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Author Name: SPE International
Other Authors: Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association Limited
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Publication Year: 2012
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Local Source File: GEN187-spe157532watermanagement.pdf
Annotation: As a result of recent innovations in horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing, shale gas has become an important global energy supply. This paper analyzes the total life cycle water management costs per frac by comparing the options and costs of water supply; water transportation; cost and options for disposal, re-use, and recycling; impact of water quality on frac chemical costs; the impact of water quality on frac performance and long-term well performance. This paper also identifies other impacts, including safety, public perception, community impact, and environmental liability.
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