In about two months, on May 17-18 at the Ft Worth Convention Center, US oil industry leaders and investors will gather to discuss oilfield water’s evolving business model, market structure, and the latest commercial trends.
Chris Wright, CEO of Liberty Energy, is delivering the opening keynote on the future of energy. Day two will open with remarks from Commissioner Jim Wright of the Texas Railroad Commission.
Infill Thinking is a proud to be a supporting organization for the event, and we’ve gotten a sneak peek at the preliminary topics the conference just posted on their agenda this week (link here). This is going to be the event of the year for produced water business people, and we can’t wait to attend to soak up the knowledge and networking there.
With 35+ confirmed sponsors and ~50 senior decision maker speakers, the organizers are expecting close to 400 attendees. We highly recommend this event for Infill Thinking members interested in water – whether you see it as a risk to completions activity or an opportunity for your own firm’s growth.
How To Join: Registration is open to attend at: https://oilfieldwater.com/owmarkets3/
Advance Look At Preliminary Topic Agenda
The conference is expected to officially announce the preliminary topic agenda with the speakers added soon but some new details were posted to their website this week. In addition to the two keynotes mentioned above, here are some big panel attractions to look forward to:
- On the Future Of Oilfield Water Management Panel, Amanda Brock (CEO of Aris Water Solutions) will be joined by other sector leaders in discussion about the structural evolution of water management and how it fits in the shale market of the future
- The Money In Water Panel will tackle consolidation trends, deal values and trading multiples, and funding for the facilities of the future in water
- The Produced Water Law & Policy Update will gather leading lawyers and poly-wonks to address timely legislative, rule, and liability issues (spoiler alert: seismicity has added many wrinkles to this area of water management) and the discussion will contextualize legal / policy issues into actionable insights that practitioners in the field can use in their day-to-day workflow
- Water midstream has some interesting parallels and overlaps with carbon capture (implications for disposal pore space as CCUS grows), and speakers will address risk and opportunities on the Produced Water Risks & Opportunities In The CCUS Rush Panel
- Beneficial reuse is the classic “mañana project” in oilfield water – talked about all the time but always hanging out there on the horizon – but at this event, folks in the know will talk candidly on a panel about overcoming the hurdles to practice at scale (and how close we actually are)
- The E&P Water Category Manager Panel will bring together some of the biggest E&Ps to talk about how they are handling their water
- The Market Trends In Water Midstream Panel will bring together C-level water midstream executives to talk about contracting / commercial trends
- The Innovations Panel will highlight some big advances in various solution categories, including emerging fields in alternative monetization
- …and there are some other surprises that the conference is keeping under wraps for now that will be announced soon, including a creative twist on roundtables, so stay tuned!
Who Else Is Attending: Executives from E&P operators, oilfield service firms, water midstream companies, technology firms, law and consulting firms and financial institutions are participating in this executive event at the Ft Worth Convention Center. The Infill Thinking team will also be there, and we look forward to seeing many of you in the room.
How To Get Involved: With so much changing in the business of produced water management, this event is an opportunity not to be missed if you care on water. Sponsorships are going fast and the exhibit hall is nearly full but there are still some opportunities left to be visible at the event. If you want to recommend a speaker, email the conference organizers. Registration to attend is open here. We’ll see you there!