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CDM Smith Presents on Appalachian Shale Gas Development during the NJWEA Annual Conference
All-day workshop includes environmental policy, development activities, treatment techniques and management practices.
May 04, 2012
The American Academy of Environmental Engineers offered two educational events that address the estimated 50 trillion cubic feet of retrievable natural gas and oil in the Appalachian Basin. CDM Smith’s Hunter Nolen and Bob Kimball, as well as other industry professionals, presented on environmental policy, development activities, treatment techniques and management practices during an all-day panel workshop.
The events, held in cooperation with the New Jersey Water Environment Association (NJWEA) and the Water Environment Federation, kicked off the NJWEA annual conference, May 14 to 18, 2012, in Atlantic City, New Jersey. All community leaders, technical professionals, government and public health officials, regulators, and concerned citizens were invited.
You can view the oil and gas workshop presentations on the American Academy of Environmental Engineers website.
Monday – Panel Workshop
May 14, 2012
9:00 a.m. —4:30 p.m.
- C. Hunter Nolen, PE, BCEE, president, Industrial Services Group, CDM Smith: Overview
- Brian Ainley, SPE, product line manager, Baker Hughes Corp.: Well completion/hydraulic fracturing methodology
- David Yoxtheimer, P.G., Penn State Marcellus Ctr. For Outreach/Research: Groundwater protection methods/verification of well construction
- William Leith, senior science advisor, U.S. Geological Survey: Potential relationships between deep underground injection and earthquakes
- Andrew Place, director, public policy research, EQT, Inc.: Operator’s perspective on successful development of shale O&G
- Stephanie Timmermeyer, director, federal regulatory affairs, Chesapeake Energy Corp.: Industry participation in U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s hydraulic fracturing study
- Carol Collier, Chief Executive Officer, Delaware River Basin Commission: Regulatory status update
- Kathryn Garcia, deputy commissioner, New York Department of Environmental Protection: Status overview/path forward, hydraulic fracturing moratorium in New York State
- Robert J. Kimball, PE, BCEE, technical directory, produced water treatment, CDM Smith: Water treatment techniques and key considerations in O&G development
Tuesday – Wes Eckenfelder Memorial Breakfast
May 15, 2012
7:00 a.m. —8:15 a.m.
Breakfast features Tom Beauduy, Susquehana River Basin Commission deputy executive director and counsel. Mr. Beauduy has developed the virtually preeminent regulations in the nation (possibly globally). Beauduy will address increased demand for water resources, specialized rules to address this unique activity, discuss SRBC’s 4-year water use profile, and offer his perspective on the challenges that lie ahead.