Environment Protection in Shale Oil and Gas Development

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Environmental Protection in Shale Oil and Gas Development

By: Fabricated Geomembrane Institute and University of Illinois

Date:  September 12, 2013

Location: Navarro College, Corsicana, TX

This short course will describe the estimated 40 trillion cubic feet of retrievable natural gas and oil in the Barnett and Eagle Ford Shales, applicable regulations, best development practices, techniques to ensure environmental protection during the process, and construction materials techniques to facilitate shale oil and gas development.
LENGTH                    PRESENTATION TOPIC                                                                            SPEAKER
8:00–8:05        Navarro College Welcome …….….……Dr. Barbara Kavalier – Navarro College District President
8:05-8:10         ShaleNet Welcome…………………………………………………Cassandra Dillon (Navarro College)
8:10–8:15        Welcome / FGI Activities………………………………………………….. Timothy Stark (U. of Illinois)
8:15–8:30        FGI Research Activities…………………………………………………….Timothy Stark (U of Illinois)
8:30–9:00        U.S.EPA Study on Hydraulic Fracturing…….…………………………….Jeanne Briskin (U.S.EPA)
9:00–9:45        Shale O&G Development and Environmental Challenges……………Timothy Stark (U.of Illinois)
9:45–10:15      Texas Railroad Commission Overview & Regulations…………Michael Vanderworth (RR Comm)
10:15–10:30    Break
10:30–11:30    Water Mgmt Systems Design and Permitting………………………………Beth Gross (Geosyntec)
11:30–12:00    Drilling Pad Site Liners (catch spills from drilling)…………………………Stan Slifer & Glen Knopp
12:00–12:30    LUNCH
12:30–1:30      Geomembrane Welding & Leak Location Demonstrations …………………S. Hobbs, D. Laine, W. Leger, G. Yaple
1:30–2:15 pm  Geomembrane Fabrication & Installation………………………………Andrew Mills and Stan Slifer
2:15–3:00 pm  Tank, Pond, and Pit Liners (run off, frac water, drilling sump ponds) …..Stan Slifer & Andrew Mills
3:00–3:15 pm  Break
3:15–4:00 pm  Floating Cover Systems and Tank Covers……………………………………………………Pat Elliott
4:00–4:30 pm  Secondary Containment and Prefabricated Fabric Tanks…………………………….Ray Peebles
4:30–4:45 pm  Geomembrane Recycling……………………………………………………David La Fiura (Ultra-Poly)
4:45–5:00 pm  Case Histories – Shale Gas Development (10 minutes each)………………… A. Mills, P. Elliott, M. DeSandre
5:00–5:05 pm  Summary and PDH Letters…………………………………………………Timothy Stark (U. of Illinois)
5:05–5:30 pm  Geomembrane Welding and Leak Location Demonstrations………….…… S. Hobbs, W. Leger, D. Laine, G. Yaple