Life cycle analysis of water use and intensity of oil and gas recovery in Wattenberg field, Colo.

Stephen Goodwin Ken Carlson Colorado State University Fort Collins, Colo. Caleb Douglas Ken Knox Noble Energy Inc. Denver Efficiency, particularly in the western US, is an increasingly important priority to meet an increasing water resource demand. Even though the oil and gas industry has long been a part of the economy in Colorado and the West, recent technological advances have stimulated growth in oil and gas development and operations and therefore have increased the industry's need for water resources. This study provides an analysis of the volume of water required for unconventional shale gas and shale oil development and how efficiently the water is used. A general material balance...

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