Unconventional shale development

An interview with Regina Mayor, Global and U.S. Head of Energy with KPMG and Holli Ladhani, Chief Executive Officer and President for Select Energy Services, Inc.

Regina Mayor

Regina Mayor

Global Head of Energy, KPMG in the U.S.

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Holli Ladhani

Holli Ladhani

Chief Executive Officer and President, Select Energy Services, Inc.

Podcast overview

Holli Ladhani is President and CEO of Select Energy Services, a provider of end-to-end water management solutions for energy producers.  In conversation with Regina Mayor, KPMG’s Global and U.S. Head of Energy, Ms. Ladhani shares the processes and challenges of covering the water lifecycle for unconventional shale development in all the North American basins.

Before COVID-19, 100 million barrels of oil each day fueled global commerce.  Demand is significantly down from that mark and the downturn has had multiple industry impacts. Add to that the pressures of global warming and water conservation and the scope and speed of needed change expands further.

Topics discussed include:

  • The process of how chemistry, combined with massive amounts of water, produce unconventional shale
  • The comparative resilience of shale versus deep-water offshore drilling, in terms of investment costs, cycle times, and risk
  • How to manage energy transitions while balancing the need for cost-effective energy with resources that have a lower environmental footprint
  • What’s driving shale services and production fragmentation and how it will lead to difficult industry consolidation – and why that’s not a bad thing
  • The skill sets most appreciated by a CEO experienced in both commodities and services - in steady, as well as wildly volatile markets.

The views and opinions expressed herein are those of the interviewees and do not necessarily represent the views and opinions of KPMG LLP