While shale gas is proving to be an abundant new source of energy, water lifecycle management continues to be one of the challenges. Without a systems approach, the industry is finding it difficult to track the shale water movements and optimize its operations. Secondly, the industry is closely watched by the regulatory bodies and environmentalists.
Our Managing Aquatic Resources for Shale (MARSHAL) framework addresses two challenges – life cycle management of water resources and regulatory compliance for shale gas organizations. The solution integrates the key information on water management from shale gas sites distributed geographically and provides Key Performance Indicators (KPI) in the form of “actionable business insights” to the decision makers. Additionally, the solution could be configured to have customized KPIs in a user-friendly dashboard format.
MARSHAL covers the complete life cycle of water management of the business namely Sourcing, Storage, Treatment, Planning, Transport, Fracturing, Recycling and Disposal. This technology-agnostic framework will integrate with all relevant packages such as Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS), Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP).
The MARSHAL solution is based on our Network, Mobility, Analytics, Cloud and Security (NMACS) framework. While the Cloud enablement is a key feature of the solution, mobile enablement brings in the agility of the operations for the customers. MARSHAL would enhance the ability of the shale gas industry to establish “a single version of the truth” on their water management.
Key Business Benefits
- Efficient usage of water
- Timely information with actionable insights
- Optimization of resources
- Sustainable development
- Quicker troubleshooting
- Increased safety
- Ease in regulatory compliance and reporting