Water Use in Shale Production

CH2Mer Michael Dunkel recently sat down with Laura Capper, founder and CEO of CAP Resources and host of “The Energy Makers Show”, to discuss opportunities for transforming the upstream energy water business, as well as the state of shale plays, water management, logistics, economies of scale, best practices, disposal and trucking minimization and operator/regulator collaboration.

Selenium Treatment in Mine Water

Selenium treatment in wastewater has become a major challenge for a wide range of industries, including oil and gas, agriculture, and mining. Mining operations release selenium, that is naturally present in rocks and soils, into the environment primarily through surface water runoff and groundwater flow over the selenium laden waste rocks and tailings. Rangesh Srinivasan, CH2M Lead Process Engineer, will present a case study from one mine facility in North America to show how a full-scale biological fluidized bed reactor based water treatment plant helped treat selenium in mine water, during the Mine Water Solutions in Extreme Environments 2015 Conference, being held in Vancouver, Canada, this week.

U.S Oil and Gas Industry collaborates to advance Energy Water Initiative

CH2M HILL recently published a report, U.S. Onshore Unconventional Exploration and Production Water Management Case Studies, for the Energy Water Initiative (EWI). The report synthesizes 12 case studies which represent a cross section of EWI member company’s—spanning Arkansas, New Mexico, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah, and Wyoming. The objectives of the case studies were two-fold: to illustrate the diverse, regional water resource challenges the industry faces and share innovative strategies and lessons learned that individual companies have developed to continually evolve stewardship practices with EWI’s members and stakeholders. Read today's Access Water blog to learn more about EWI and download a copy of the report.

American Water Summit Focuses on Smashing Silos

CH2M HILL is proud to be a Gold Sponsor of this year’s American Water Summit in Houston, Texas, hosted by Global Water Intelligence, from October 23-24. The theme of this year’s event, Smashing Silos, has a strong emphasis on energy—highlighting North America’s water energy strategy. Attendees will discuss five key issues and opportunities including water, finance, cities, energy, and technology. CH2M HILL Global Managing Director, Peter Nicol is participating in the panel, "Water, Cities & Business: Managing Growth & Volatility," on Thursday. Participants will discuss how cities can take bold action to develop new water resources and the importance of exploring innovative municipal industrial partnerships, as well as creative financing sources to fund infrastructure projects.

Energy Leaders Participate in Oklahoma Governor Energy Conference

Next week, energy industry officials, business leaders, academic experts, and key policy makers are gathering in Oklahoma City for the fourth annual Oklahoma Governor’s Energy Conference. The event, presented by Governor Mary Fallin and the office of the Oklahoma Secretary of Energy and Environment, in partnership with the State Chamber of Oklahoma, will provide a good forum for discussion on current energy issues and the energy revolution that is changing the game for our country and the world. CH2M HILL is a proud sponsor of this event and is looking forward to connecting with individuals who are leading Oklahoma’s energy future. Bryan Mitchell, CH2M HILL Vice President and Oklahoma Area Manager, is excited to participate in this year's conference and speak with energy leaders and participants about water related challenges that U.S. industries face today.