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dc.contributor.advisorBenson, Michael
dc.contributor.authorBallesteros, Sergio
dc.date.accessioned2019-10-01T15:40:49Z
dc.date.available2019-10-01T15:40:49Z
dc.date.issued2019-08-19
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1880/111117
dc.description.abstractUnconventional oil and gas developments are causing significant footprints resulting from freshwater use, temporary water infrastructure and the greenhouse gas emissions associated with water hauling truck trips. These status quo industry practices can also prove costly to oil and gas operators. The present study explores the economic and environmental benefits that exist when permanent water infrastructure is planned at scale using entire water life cycle considerations. Focusing on an area of study west of Grand Prairie, AB, the author demonstrates the economy of scale of such a development and proposes that this opportunity is more easily captured when two or more operators collaborate through a multi-operator water management plan (MOWP). This framework prompts regulatory and business model challenges that would need to be addressed but in the light of climate change, increasing water management costs and water security considerations, MOWPs are nothing but an opportunity to be seized.
dc.language.isoen
dc.rightsUniversity of Calgary graduate students retain copyright ownership and moral rights for their thesis. You may use this material in any way that is permitted by the Copyright Act or through licensing that has been assigned to the document. For uses that are not allowable under copyright legislation or licensing, you are required to seek permission.
dc.titleA Sustainable and Multi-Operator Approach to Water Management in Unconventional Oil and Gas Developments
dc.typereport
dc.publisher.facultyGraduate Studies Haskayne School of Business
dc.publisher.facultySchulich School of Engineering
dc.publisher.facultyFaculty of Law
dc.publisher.facultyFaculty of Environmental Design
dc.publisher.departmentSustainable Energy Development
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.11575/PRISM/37177
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Science
thesis.degree.nameMSc
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Calgary


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University of Calgary graduate students retain copyright ownership and moral rights for their thesis. You may use this material in any way that is permitted by the Copyright Act or through licensing that has been assigned to the document. For uses that are not allowable under copyright legislation or licensing, you are required to seek permission.