SPE Online Education
Life Cycle Water Management: Internal and External Strategies
Recorded On: 09/05/2019
Water is an essential aspect of oil and natural gas operations. Water sourcing, transportation, storage, use, discharge, and disposal continue to be issues that companies are working on to reduce associated risk, cost and liability. Ms. Cooper will talk about the life cycle issues around water management for the upstream industry, with a focus on tools, strategies and ideas on how to reduce risk, cost and liability. In addition, she will focus on how to better share information around a company’s water strategy for internal and external purposes. This means sharing ideas on how to best engage internal stakeholders and address questions and concerns of external stakeholders.
Senior Principal at Geosyntec Consultants, Recent Chair of the Energy Water Initiative, Contributor of Water Collaboratory Advisory Group
Ms. Cooper has over 25-years of environmental and sustainability experience in government, industry and a law firm. Her focus is on sustainability, EHS, water management, audits and due diligence, management systems, compliance, regulatory affairs, and stakeholder engagement. Her experience with water and the oil and natural gas industry is diverse and extensive. When working in-house at oil and gas companies, she oversaw their environmental water teams and was involved in regulatory permitting, compliance, life-cycle water management, water data and reporting systems, and risk evaluations at the regional and corporate level.
Her produced water experience includes water sourcing, transport, storage, usage, disposal and treatment for release to the surface or reuse. Until recently, she was the chair of the Energy Water Initiative – a group of 23 upstream oil and gas companies that discuss and work together on life-cycle water strategies. She is also regularly asked to speak on the topic of produced and life-cycle water management for the industry by: government, research institutions, trade associations, and others. Recently, she was asked to serve on the Water Collaboratory Advisory Group (Colorado universities’ joint research facility).
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