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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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  • Oct
    18-6

    ChBE Seminar Series: Student Presentations

    McCormick-Chemical and Biological Engineering

    9:00 AM L211, Technological Institute

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    TIME Thursday, October 18, 2018 at 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

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  • Oct
    25-6

    ChBE Seminar Series: Vivek Sharma

    McCormick-Chemical and Biological Engineering

    9:00 AM L211, Technological Institute

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    TIME Thursday, October 25, 2018 at 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

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  • Nov
    8-6

    ChBE Seminar Series: Laura Segatori

    McCormick-Chemical and Biological Engineering

    9:00 AM L211, Technological Institute

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    TIME Thursday, November 8, 2018 at 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

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  • Nov
    12

    Registration for Winter 2019 begins

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    TIME Monday, November 12, 2018

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  • Nov
    12

    NU Biotechnology Networking Reception

    McCormick-Chemical and Biological Engineering

    2:00 PM Louis Room, Norris University Center

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    TIME Monday, November 12, 2018 at 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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    CONTACT Emily Kocevar    e-kocevar@northwestern.edu EMAIL

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  • Nov
    15

    ChBE Seminar Series: Neda Bagheri

    McCormick-Chemical and Biological Engineering

    9:00 AM L211, Technological Institute

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    TIME Thursday, November 15, 2018 at 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

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  • Nov
    21

    Thanksgiving vacation begins 6 p.m.

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    TIME Wednesday, November 21, 2018

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  • Nov
    22

    Thanksgiving day

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    TIME Thursday, November 22, 2018

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  • Nov
    26

    Fall Classes resume 8 a.m.

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    TIME Monday, November 26, 2018

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  • Nov
    28

    14th Annual Mah Lecture: Pablo Debenedetti

    McCormick-Chemical and Biological Engineering

    5:00 PM L211, Technological Institute

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    TIME Wednesday, November 28, 2018 at 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

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  • Nov
    29-6

    ChBE Seminar Series: Pablo Debenedetti

    McCormick-Chemical and Biological Engineering

    9:00 AM L211, Technological Institute

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    TIME Thursday, November 29, 2018 at 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

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  • Dec
    6

    ChBE Seminar Series: Student Presentations

    McCormick-Chemical and Biological Engineering

    9:00 AM L211, Technological Institute

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    TIME Thursday, December 6, 2018 at 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

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  • Dec
    8

    Fall classes end

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    TIME Saturday, December 8, 2018

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  • Dec
    10

    Fall examinations begin

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    TIME Monday, December 10, 2018

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