Hydraulic Fracturing Roundtable

In 2014, the ACS Green Chemistry Institute® and companies within the hydraulic fracturing industry developed a business plan for a new roundtable to integrate green chemistry and engineering into the chemical supply chain for hydraulic fracturing. The Roundtable provides member companies a collective scientific-focused organization better positioned to prioritize research needs and inform the research agenda, and to improve cost effectiveness of investment in the design and implementation of green chemistry and engineering tools specific to the industry.

  • Mission & Strategic Priorities

    Mission

    To systematically integrate green chemistry and engineering principles into the chemical supply chain for hydraulic fracturing.  This scientific collaboration will seek to enable informed decisions about those chemicals commonly employed in hydraulic fracturing and will work to promote the prioritized development of more sustainable chemical alternatives.

    Strategic Priorities

    • To develop and disseminate scientific information related to the application and impact of green chemistry and engineering principles in the chemical supply chain for hydraulic fracturing.
    • To provide scientific framework and tools to facilitate the integration of green chemistry and engineering principles into hydraulic fracturing.
    • To identify, assess and prioritize chemicals in the hydraulic manufacturing process that may warrant more sustainable alternatives. 
    • To inform and help shape the research agenda of industry, government and other organizations to address the needs for more sustainable hydraulic fracturing.
    • To promote effective communication and collaboration with key stakeholders, as appropriate, to facilitate the integration of green chemistry & engineering principles into the chemical supply chain of hydraulic fracturing.
    • To encourage the use of innovative additive technology which may be used in hydraulic fracturing.
    • To foster high-quality, risk-based, evidence-based, scientific approaches to green chemistry and engineering in the pursuit of more sustainable practices in hydraulic fracturing.
  • Membership

    The ACS GCI Hydraulic Fracturing Roundtable welcomes the active participation of member companies meeting the following description:

    Companies self-identified as meeting the definition of one of the following NAICS codes or a manufacturer of chemicals in direct supply to a company in one of the following NAICS codes.

    • 211111: Crude Petroleum & Natural Gas Extraction
    • 213112: Support activities for oil and gas separations

    Global participation is encouraged.

    Become a Member

    The ACS GCI Hydraulic Fracturing Roundtable welcomes the active participation of member companies meeting the following description:

    Companies self-identified as meeting the definition of one of the following NAICS codes or a manufacturer of chemicals in direct supply to a company in one of the following NAICS codes.

    • 211111: Crude Petroleum & Natural Gas Extraction
    • 213112: Support activities for oil and gas separations

    Global participation is encouraged.

    Membership Participation

    Member companies pledge their support and contribute to the Roundtable by making available their knowledge and experience as well as providing financial support. Member companies participate in monthly meetings and work with committees to direct and develop resources to meet the needs of the member companies. Each member company may designate employees to participate in the Roundtable. Diversity in expertise including but not limited to chemistry, environmental, health and safety, toxicology, etc., provides an opportunity to address the green chemistry and engineering needs of the hydraulic fracturing industry from a wider perspective.

    Membership Fees

    Membership fees are restricted for the purpose of meeting the project needs of the Roundtable. Annual fees range from $1,000 to $25,000 depending on company sales related to hydraulic fracturing and the price of oil. Fees are prorated the first year according to month of membership, but no less than half the annual fee. 

  • Press

  • Recommended Publications

    The ACS GCI Hydraulic Fracturing Roundtable is committed to systematically integrate green chemistry and engineering principles into the chemical supply chain for hydraulic fracturing. 

    In accordance with the Roundtable’s strategic priority to develop and disseminate scientific information related to the application and impact of green chemistry and engineering principles in the chemical supply chain for hydraulic fracturing, the ACS GCI Hydraulic Fracturing Roundtable recommends the following publications. 

     

    Disclaimer: The American Chemical Society Green Chemistry Institute’s Hydraulic Fracturing Roundtable (“the Roundtable”) has created this list of publications to inform about green chemistry application in hydraulic fracturing. The Roundtable has used reasonable efforts in collecting, preparing and providing quality information and material, but does not warrant or guarantee the accuracy, completeness, adequacy or currency of the information contained in the list. By downloading, viewing and utilizing information from the list, visitors assume full responsibility for their own actions and any damages or liabilities that may result from the utilization of information obtained. Should you have any questions or comments, please send an e-mail to gciroundtables@acs.org.

 

Member Companies

Apache Baker Huges BASFBlentechBJ Canadian EnergyInnospec  Rockwater

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