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Mitigating Environmental Effects from Marcellus Shale Gas Drilling Operations

  • 07 Nov 2011
  • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • University Club Ballroom, University of Pittsburgh
Wesley Eckenfelder Foundation, American Academy of Environmental Engineers, and the University of Pittsburgh proudly present

The Lecture Series on:

“Mitigating Environmental Effects from Marcellus Shale Gas Drilling Operations”


Date: 7th November 2011, 10 am to 3 pm

Location: University Club Ballroom, University of Pittsburgh

Cost: Free.  Please RSVP to monbell@pitt.edu.



Morning Theme“Industry / Government Experience”, Session Chair David Kujawski, Vice President, Refinery Water Engineering & Associates

•    Keynote Dr. Davis Ford, President, Davis L. Ford & Associates and Chairman of Technical Advisory Committee, Refinery Water Engineering & Associates, “Hydraulic Fracturing Environmental Considerations in the US", 10 to 10:45 am

•    Dave Kern, Area Manager, Kroff Well Services, Inc., "Development of Frac Fluid Designs and Flowback Remediation Strategies for Reuse", 10:45 to 11:10 am
  
•    James Ammer, Director of the Natural Gas & Oil Project Management Division, National Energy Technology Laboratory, DOE, “Supported Research and Advances Related to Marcellus and Other Shale Gas Production”, 11:10 to 11:35 am

•    David Overstreet, Esq. and Partner, K&L Gates, “Environmental Management Issues -Legal and Regulatory Lessons from Recent U.S. Shale Gas Plays”, 11:35 to 12:00 pm

Noon Lunch sponsored by the Center for Energy University of Pittsburgh

Afternoon Theme“Related Research at the University of Pittsburgh”, Session Chair Donald Shields, Executive Director, Center for Energy, University of Pittsburgh

•    Keynote Dr. Radisav Vidic, William Kepler Whiteford Faculty Professor and Chair, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Pittsburgh, “Sustainable water management in Marcellus shale”, 1 to 1:45 pm
     
•    Dr. Julie Vandenbossche, Assistant Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Pittsburgh, “Insuring the Integrity of Wellbore Cement Annulus” 1:45 to 2:00 pm
      
•    Dr. Anthony Iannacchione, Associate Professor and Director of the Mining Engineering Program, University of Pittsburgh “Potential of the Pittsburgh Coal Mine Pool as a Source of Industrial Water for Marcellus Hydraulic Fracturing” 2:00 to 2:15 pm
      
•    Dr. Piervincenzo Rizzo, Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Pittsburgh “Inspection of Well-Pipes used in Unconventional Gas Sites” 2:15 to 2:30 pm
   
•    Dr. Jason Monnell, Research Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Pittsburgh “'Rethinking Waste - Are there Beneficial Re-uses for Flowback Water and its Constituents?”, 2:30 to 2:45 pm

•    Dr. Melissa Bilec, Assistant Professor and Assistant Director for Education & Outreach, Mascaro Center for Sustainable Innovation, University of Pittsburgh, “Life Cycle Issues Related to Marcellus Shale”, 2:45 to 3:00 pm

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