Energy Resources and Produced Waters Conference

Energy Resources and Produced Water Conference: Water Quality, Management, Treatment and Use

University of Wyoming
Laramie, Wyoming 
Hilton Garden Inn & UW Conference Center
May 25-26, 2010



The Energy Resources Produced Water Conference, convened by the University of Wyoming's Ruckelshaus Institute and the School of Energy Resources, is intended to advance the understanding of current research and monitoring projects related to the management, treatment, protection, and use of water associated with energy development in Wyoming and the West. The conference will cover produced water issues from various types of energy development, including, oil, gas, coalbed natural gas, coal mining, uranium, and carbon sequestration.

The format for the two-day conference will consist of oral presentations in concurrent sessions as well as a display of posters. Applicants can indicate via the online submittal form below a preference to present orally in a paper session, or as a poster.


Call for Papers and/or Poster Presentations (Click here to submit an abstract form. Please complete one abstract form for each presentation or poster submittal. Abstracts are due no later than 5 p.m. MT, March 5, 2010.) 


Registration (Click here to register for the conference. There is no charge to attend the conference. Registration is by Friday, May 14, 2010. Presenters are also asked to register online.)

Anticipated Sessions:
-Oil and Gas
-Coalbed Natural Gas
-Coal Mining
-Oil Shale
-Geologic C02 Sequestration
-Other - as determined by presentation submittals

Topics (within each session listed above):
-Groundwater Quality and Quantity
-Surface Water Quality and Quantity
-Produced Water Treatment and/or Use
-Wildlife and Habitat
-Vegetation and Soils
-Information and Data Management
-Legal and Regulatory Issue


Hilton Garden Inn and UW Conference Center (click here for directions)


Accomodations (click here for the conference hotel and other hotel information)

For additional information, please email Diana Hulme (, Associate Director, UW Ruckelshaus Institute, or Mary Byrnes (, Associate Director of Energy Outreach, UW School of Energy Resources.