HOUSTON, TX–(Marketwire – Feb 1, 2012) – Infocast is pleased to announce their first Water Management for Shale Plays meeting to be held at the Houston Marriott West Loop by the Galleria in Houston, TX, from February 27 – 29, 2012. Hydraulic fracturing or fracking for oil and gas from shale plays is thriving, especially in Pennsylvania, West Texas and North Dakota. With this backdrop of rapid growth, the Summit’s timing is impeccable.

Fracking consumes massive amounts of water; some experts estimate that typical drilled shale wells can use nearly 4 million gallons of water. To add to the dilemma, drilling sites are often located far from any quality water source, pipeline or infrastructure and can be located where water is in short supply, especially in West Texas. The costs of re-treating, re-using, transporting and disposing of water are immense but are an essential part of fracking and have created a large, expensive secondary industry.

Therefore, Infocast has developed Water Management for Shale Plays to provide a forum for EPs, field service organizations, water technology companies, engineers, consultants and midstream infrastructure specialists to meet, network and develop solutions for this growing industry. The event will also deliver the latest state-of-the-art strategies and best practices in water management.

Industry experts including Baker Botts LLP, Black Veatch, Lewis Environmental Services, Inc., The Railroad Commission of Texas, Warlick International and Wood Mackenzie will lead the Water Management for Shale Plays’ Briefing. The Tutorial will feature a roster of key players from the oil and gas community including Bear Creek Services, Black Veatch, GE Power Water, Newfield Exploration, Water Standard, WorleyParsons, and many more!

For more information, to REGISTER for the Summit, or to join us as a Speaker or a Sponsor, please visit the event website at www.infocastinc.com/watershale12 or contact Infocast at 818-888-4444.

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