Full Name

2011 Unconventional Resources

Water Handling and Enhanced Productivity from Gas Shales

Subcontractor: University of Southern California

Principal Investigator: Kristian Jessen
Project Number Project Status
11122-71 Completed
RPSEA Project Manager: David Cercone
Period of Performance
Start Date End Date
August 21, 2013 May 20, 2016
Total Project Cost RPSEA Share Cost Share
$2,228,379.00 $1,700,068.00 $506,027.00
Project Objectives

Researchers will utilize a combination of computer modeling, field tests, and laboratory experiments to characterize Marcellus Shale core samples and gain a better understanding of the interactions between the shale matrix and facturing fluids used to stimulate production wells. With a better understanding of the influence those interactions may have on well productivity, researchers will provide new guidelines and presenting optimal choices for the treatment and reuse of flow back water. Another focus is on the beneficial reuse of produced water through the application of various pre-treatment options.


File Name File Type Date
Water Handling and Enhanced Productivity Final Report 06/16