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Oil & Gas Seminar

  • 02 Mar 2016
  • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Rolland's Seafood Grill, 1904 Penn Ave. (Strip District)


Dinner Seminar:

Shale Oil & Gas Seminar (2 PDH)

This seminar will examine the scientific research behind common concerns such as water and air pollution, safety, surface disturbance, and earthquakes.  It will also review the development of the shale oil and gas industry in the local area and technical aspects of hydraulic fracturing.  Finally, it will address the prospective oil and gas market.  There will be plenty of time for Q&A througout this seminar.

Presented by:

Dr. Barbara Kutchko is a senior research scientist with the National Energy Technology Laboratory specializing in wellbore isolation, oil well cementing, and subsurface materials characterization.  She has a Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon University’s Civil and Environmental Engineering and an M.S. in Geology from the University of Pittsburgh.  She works with oil and gas companies, government agencies, and universities to evaluate current cementing practices and research needs to ensure the safe placement of cement related to shale gas production.  

Jon Laughner is a Penn State Extension District Director based in Western Pennsylvania.  He represents the Marcellus Center for Outreach and Research and the ShaleTEC training and education center.  His areas of expertise are in economic development opportunities, community and environmental impacts, as well as infrastructure development associated with natural gas development.  As Co-Chair of the Penn State Extension Marcellus Priority Program Initiative, he assists property owners, entrepreneurs, and legislators in understanding the implications of regional drilling activity.

Sign up online, or use the paper registration form

Questions?: Contact Jessica Bladow, EIT, Continuing Education Committee Secretary, jbladow@sse-llc.com, 304-381-4281.

Registration / Cancellation Policy: If you are registering by snail mail in the last week, please contact us to ensure that we receive your RSVP.  Cancellations for refund must be made via email to jbladow@sse-llc.com by February 17, 2016. If we must cancel a seminar, your registration fee will be refunded in full. 

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