The Honorable Tom W. Corbett,
Governor of Pennsylvania,
is scheduled to appear at the conference.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
Industry professionals interested in learning about the latest advances in geosynthetic design, specification, installation, testing, application, performance, and repair for shale oil and gas development.
WHY YOU SHOULD ATTEND
- Learn the latest technologies used in modeling and monitoring the formation of fractures, well integrity and seismic impact of the disposal of produced water in injection wells;
- Learn best practices to manage existing infrastructure and to develop new infrastructure;
- Learn the latest information, innovations, and technologies for cost effective and environmentally sound practices for water resources;
- Learn to streamline processes, enhance productivity, and drive change;
- Understand the changing regulatory environment that drives the industry.
TECHNICAL PROGRAM GRID - Earn up to 27 PDHs
FOUR PROGRAM TRACKS
This track covers the geological and geotechnical aspects of site characterization, drilling, hydraulic fracturing, stimulation and cleaning of the wellbore. Papers present procedures, advancements, case studies and field data addressing the technologies used in modeling and monitoring the formation of fractures, well integrity and seismic impact of the disposal of produced water in injection wells.
This track focuses on the broad array of water resource issues associated with hydrocarbon rich shale development, including water sources and supplies, water quality requirements, alternative sources, and the impacts of these demands on the environment. It will also address issues related to the water that results from hydraulic fracturing and drilling operations, including both flow-back and produced water, and potential means of treatment, disposal, and reuse of these waters.
ENVIRONMENTAL, REGULATORY AND PUBLIC POLICY ISSUES
This track addresses topics related to current and evolving scientific based environmental impacts of shale oil and gas production and the most cost effective and environmentally sound practices being developed in the industry. The tract explores public policy issues and the current status of regulatory requirements, including the dynamics between local and federal requirement.
The infrastructure track addresses topics related to the impacts to existing infrastructure (roads, bridges, pipelines, etc.) by shale oil and gas developments, and to the planning, design, construction, operations, and maintenance of new infrastructure.
Civil Engineering Best Practices for Well Site Environmental Protection
Best Practices for Shale Oil and Gas Development