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  • May
    24-7

    ChBE Seminar Series: Mike Reynolds

    McCormick-Chemical and Biological Engineering

    9:00 AM M345, Technological Institute

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    Mike Reynolds
    Shell

    Title:
    Opportunities Recycling Produced Water from Shale Gas and Tight Oil Recovery Operations

    Abstract:
    Hydraulic fracturing is a subsurface well stimulation technique used to improve the production of oil and gas from low permeability shale reservoirs. During the process, water, sand and chemicals are combined and then pumped into the wellbore under high pressures to create fractures in the shale formation. The sand is deposited into the fractures to ‘prop’ them open. These propped fractures then provide the conductivity necessary for the oil and/or gas hydrocarbons to flow back into the wellbore and up to the surface for recovery through production operations.
    Water is the base fluid used to facilitate the hydraulic fracturing process. Together with chemicals and additives such as polyacrylamides or guar-based polymers, these fluids help improve the overall process. Once the fluids return to the surface, the water-based fluid, oil and gas are separated. However, the fate of the produced water from these operations can be a challenge to manage. One option is to recycle and reuse the water after treating it with various chemicals and filtering technologies. However, the extent of recycle is dependent on the process economics.
    This presentation will provide a perspective and overview of the currently available water treatment technologies used in upstream oil and gas operations. It will also provide some insights for opportunities and challenges in developing new technologies in water recycle.

    Bio:
    Michael A. Reynolds is the Principal Production Chemist at Shell in Houston, Texas where he provides expertise for chemistry related to hydraulic fracturing, water recycle and production technology for the Upstream Americas business. He also has responsibility for implementing and deploying new R&D technologies in the oilfield. During his 14 years at Shell Mike has led projects across upstream and downstream businesses including: heavy oil upgrading catalysis, surfactant development for enhanced oil recovery, and strategic projects in alternative energy. Mike obtained chemistry degrees from Michigan State University (B.S. 1995) and Iowa State University (Ph.D. 2000). Prior to joining Shell he was a post-doctoral associate at the University of Illinois – Champaign/Urbana. Mike has held elected offices in the ACS Division of Energy & Fuels (ENFL), the Southwest Catalysis Society (SWCS) and the North American Catalysis Society (NACS); served on the Editorial Advisory Board for ACS Energy & Fuels; and has organized or presented at numerous symposia at ACS, SPE and related national meetings. Mike has co-authored 10 peer-reviewed journal articles and over 40 patents in catalysis research and methods for oil & gas production. In July 2013, Mike was honored to accept an appointment as Adjunct Professor in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Rice University in Houston, TX where he lectures to graduate and undergraduate engineering classes during time away from his duties at Shell.

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    TIME Thursday, May 24, 2018 at 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

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  • May
    23-6

    BTP Seminar Series, Allison Berke

    McCormick-Chemical and Biological Engineering

    12:00 PM L361, Technological Institute

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    TIME Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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    CONTACT Emily Kocevar    e-kocevar@northwestern.edu EMAIL

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  • May
    24

    BTP Info Session

    McCormick-Chemical and Biological Engineering

    12:00 PM ANN G32, Annenberg Hall

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    TIME Thursday, May 24, 2018 at 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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  • May
    28

    Memorial Day (no classes)

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    TIME Monday, May 28, 2018

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  • May
    30-6

    BTP Seminar Series, Larissa Wenning

    McCormick-Chemical and Biological Engineering

    12:00 PM L361, Technological Institute

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    TIME Wednesday, May 30, 2018 at 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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  • May
    31

    Symposium on Regenerative Engineering

    Center for Advanced Regenerative Engineering

    7:30 AM LSouth/LNorth, Prentice Women's Hospital

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    TIME Thursday, May 31, 2018 at 7:30 AM - 6:30 PM

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    CONTACT Tara Sadera    tara.sadera@northwestern.edu EMAIL

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  • May
    31-7

    ChBE Seminar Series: Rick Register

    McCormick-Chemical and Biological Engineering

    9:00 AM M345, Technological Institute

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    TIME Thursday, May 31, 2018 at 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

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  • Jun
    6

    BTP Seminar Series, Chetan Goudar

    McCormick-Chemical and Biological Engineering

    12:00 PM L361, Technological Institute

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    TIME Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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  • Jun
    7

    ChBE Seminar Series: Marianthi Ierapetritou

    McCormick-Chemical and Biological Engineering

    9:00 AM M345, Technological Institute

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    TIME Thursday, June 7, 2018 at 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

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  • Jun
    9

    Spring classes end

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    TIME Saturday, June 9, 2018

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  • Jun
    11

    Spring examinations begin

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    TIME Monday, June 11, 2018

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  • Jun
    16

    Spring examinations end

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    TIME Saturday, June 16, 2018

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  • Jun
    22

    Commencement

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    TIME Friday, June 22, 2018

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  • Jul
    4

    Independence Day (no classes)

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    TIME Wednesday, July 4, 2018

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