• April 2, 2024: Elmira Shamlou, Miguel Zamarripa, and Markus Drouven present on PARETO and give a demonstration at the NETL Resource Sustainability Project Review Meeting.
  • March 14, 2024: Markus Drouven and Travis Arnold present an overview and live demonstration of the PARETO UI tool as part of the TOPCORP Webinar series.
  • March 4, 2024: Markus Drouven, Philip Tominac, and Miguel Zamarripa present PARETO to the American Petroleum Institute.
  • February 8, 2024: The PARETO team visits Houston to attend the Produced Water Society’s Annual Conference and hold a stakeholder board meeting. The team gives a roundtable demonstration of the PARETO water sharing module, holds a PARETO training workshop, and delivers a presentation at the conference:
    • “Project PARETO – DOE’s Produced Water Optimization Initiative:​ Advancing Strategic Pathways for Sustainable Produced Water Reuse Beyond Injection”
  • December 13, 2023: Travis Arnold, Elmira Shamlou, and Melody Shellman visit Albuquerque to attend the New Mexico Produced Water Research Consortium’s Annual Meeting and deliver a PARETO training workshop.
  • October 11, 2023: The PARETO team visits Tyson’s Corner, VA for the first Advanced PSE+ Stakeholder Summit. The team participates in several overviews, demonstrations, and poster sessions.
  • September 13, 2023: Markus Drouven, Philip Tominac, and Miguel Zamarripa present PARETO at the Ground Water Protection Council Annual Meeting.
  • August 29, 2023: The PARETO team visits Austin to attend Texas Produced Water Society’s Annual Conference. The team holds a 2-hour stakeholder meeting as part of the official conference agenda, offering updates from the project on beneficial reuse, hydraulics, water sharing, and desalination modeling.
  • August 15, 2023: Markus Drouven, Naresh Susarla, and Sakshi Naik (from Carnegie Mellon University) attend the Produced Water Society’s Permian Basin Summit in Midland, Texas. The team gives PARETO demos during a round table session and delivers two presentations during the summit:
    • “Updates to PARETO – DOE’s Free and Open-Source Produced Water Optimization Framework”
    • “Optimal Desalination Technologies for Produced Water Networks”
  • June 15, 2023: The PARETO team takes a field trip with Equitrans in southwestern Pennsylvania to get a hands-on look at produced water infrastructure in the Appalachian Basin.

  • March 1, 2023: Miguel Zamarripa, Elmira Shamlou, and Philip Tominac visit Midland, Texas to present at the Permian Basin Water in Energy Conference:
    • “Project PARETO: A Free & Open-Source Produced Water Optimization Framework for Practitioners, Researchers & Students”
  • February 8, 2023: The PARETO team visits Houston to attend the Produced Water Society’s Annual Conference and hold a stakeholder board meeting. The team gives two presentations at the conference:

    • “An Update on Project PARETO: Produced Water Optimization considering Treatment Optionsand Hydraulic Constraints supported by a User-Friendly Graphical Interface”
    • “Leveraging DOE’s PARETO Platform for Produced Water Management Optimization atAris Water Solutions”
  • November 4, 2022: Framework paper on PARETO published in Optimization and Engineering
  • November 2, 2022: Markus Drouven, Melody Shellman, Linlin Yang, and Miguel Zamarripa attend Ground Water Protection Council meeting in Austin, TX to kick-off water sharing initiative.

  • October 25, 2022: Drouven and Zamarripa present on PARETO at DOE’s Resource Sustainability Project Review Meeting
  • August 18, 2022: Water midstream company XRI expresses support for Project 
  • August 16, 2022: PARETO is featured in an article on produced water in the Midland Reporter-Telegram.
  • August 16, 2022: Dr. Markus Drouven speaks during Produced Water Society panel in Midland (TX)
  • August 2, 2022: PARETO wins prestigious Hart Energy Meritorious Engineering Innovation Award
  • February 14, 2022: PARETO mentioned in B3 Insight blog post
  • February 8, 2022: PARETO presentations at the 2022 Produced Water Society Seminar
    • PARETO’s Technical Director, Markus Drouven, to present with Olympus Energy Chief Operating Officer, Michael Wahl, on “Leveraging DOE’s PARETO Platform to Optimize Produced Water Management at Olympus Energy”.
    • Project PARETO team members, Miguel Zamarripa and Andres Calderon, to present on “DOE’s PARETO Platform for Multi-Objective Optimization of Produced Water Management”.
  • November 19, 2021: News Article on DOE Collaboration with Olympus Energy as Part of “Project PARETO”.
  • October 27, 2021: PARETO code repository on GitHub goes PUBLIC! For details, see here.
  • October 4, 2021: PARETO featured in October Issue (Volume 57, Number 35) of Water Desalination Report [requires paid subscription for access]
  • September 15, 2021: PARETO highlighted as part of National Alliance for Water Innovation (NAWI) Modeling & Simulation Webinar
  • September 8, 2021: Talk on “Project PARETO” as part of the Produced Water Society (PWS) 2020 Seminar
  • August 27, 2021: PARETO’s Technical Director, Markus Drouven, to present at Texas Water Energy Institute (TWEI) as part of Water Lecture Series


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