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Video: Commitment to Excellence in Water Management

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted October 19, 2011

In the video below, Devon Energy's Brian Woodard talks at API's recent hydraulic fracturing workshop about guidelines for water management during the production of natural gas from shale. The HF-2 guideline set is one of a number of industry-developed standards designed to make hydraulic fracturing as safe and efficient as possible.

In this video, Woodard discusses ways to minimize environmental impact during the acquisition of water for drilling, water use during fracking operations and treatment and disposal of water and other fluids recovered after the well is completed.

Part 2 of Woodard's presentation can be viewed here.


Mark Green joined API after a career in newspaper journalism, including 16 years as national editorial writer for The Oklahoman in the paper’s Washington bureau. Mark also was a reporter, copy editor and sports editor. He earned his journalism degree from the University of Oklahoma and master’s in journalism and public affairs from American University. He and his wife Pamela live in Occoquan, Va., where they enjoy their four grandchildren.