Category: Resource Industries

Alternative Water Source Life-Cycle Management Framework -2019

WaterSMART Solutions Ltd. & Catapult Water Midstream December 2019   Executive Summary To support broader utilization of alternative water sources in multi-stage hydraulic fracturing (MSHF) projects, regulators and industry are transitioning towards a risk-based regulatory approach, where appropriate. To support this transition, the Petroleum Technology Alliance of Canada (PTAC) engaged WaterSMART Solutions Ltd. and Catapult…
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Review of Water Use Data Sources & Comparable Water Reporting – 2020

WaterSMART Solutions Ltd. July 2020   Executive Summary To support broader utilization of alternative water sources in multi-stage hydraulic fracturing (MSHF) projects, regulators and industry are transitioning towards a risk-based regulatory approach, where appropriate. To support this transition, the Petroleum Technology Alliance of Canada (PTAC) engaged WaterSMART Solutions Ltd. and Catapult Water Midstream (the project…
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Jurisdictional Review: Alternative Water Transfers Using Temporary Layflat Hose – 2022

WaterSMART Solutions Ltd. June 2022   Executive Summary The draft Water Conservation Policy for Upstream Oil and Gas (October 2016) requires that the energy industry consider alternative water sources for operations use, when accessible, with the objective of minimizing industry use of high quality non-saline (HQNS) water. As the Alberta energy industry works to reduce…
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Infographic: Water for Alberta’s Hydrogen Economy – 2023

Description Alberta has committed to reaching net zero emissions by 2050 and now must take actionable steps towards achieving this goal ​(Government of Alberta, 2023)​. The province is positioned to rapidly advance a hydrogen fuel economy, which has the potential to reduce emissions across many sectors. In addition to its existing uses in oil and gas…
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Study of Water Impacts of Hydrogen Development in Alberta – 2023

Description With funding and support from Alberta Innovates, ATCO, Capital Power, Hydrogen Naturally, Kiwetinohk Energy Corporation, and the Municipal District of Greenview No. 16, WaterSMART Solutions Ltd. has prepared a report studying the water impacts of hydrogen development in Alberta. In recognition of the potential scale and speed of hydrogen development in the province, this…
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