The Right Products Program is designed to drive the assessment of all chemical products used in hydraulic fracturing through an effective decision-making process aimed at minimizing the toxicity of fracture fluids. This program increases the accountability of our chemical suppliers, improves HS&E stewardship, and reduces our overall impact potential from a human health and environmental standpoint. The Right Products Program provides an internal workflow through which all chemicals are reviewed to ensure that the safest and most appropriate products are used. In addition, the Right Products Program provides standards that chemical suppliers must meet prior to the product's use in operations.
This program demonstrates the commitment of Southwestern Energy (SWN) to do the right thing in order to responsibly develop our resources. The Right Products Program provides the ability to evaluate products company-wide through a consistent review process made possible by corporate, interdisciplinary, and operational collaboration.
This paper provides details behind the methodology of the Right Products Program. We will discuss the hazard assessment and product scoring, workflow, lessons learned, and provide examples of assessed products.