4th Annual AIPG Conference

Marcellus, Utica, and Point Pleasant Shale:
Energy Development and Enhancement by Hydraulic Fracturing

April 10-11, 2013 | Canton, Ohio | McKinley Grand Hotel
Program | Exhibitors and Sponsors

(as of 5/22/13)

An Overview of Utica Shale Exploration and Associated Environmental Concerns
Jeffrey Dick – Youngstown State University, Youngstown, OH

A Day in the Life of a Barrel of Water - Evaluating Total Life Cycle Costs of
Hydraulic Fracturing Fluids

Robin Watts – Linde’s Energy Solutions, Murray Hill, NJ

Long-Term Variability in Methane in Domestic Water Wells in Northeast Pennsylvania
Denise Good, PE, Principal Engineer– GES

Water Withdrawal Rights and Registrations for Oil and Gas Drilling in Ohio and
the Earth Information Network (ERIN) System for Ground Water Data Retrieval

Michael Hallfrisch and Jim Raab – ODNR Division of Soil and Water Resources, Columbus, OH

Ohio Earth Resources Information Network (ERIN)
Jim Raab - ODNR Division of Soil and Water Resources, Columbus, OH

Diamond in the Rough: Practical Reuse Options to Reduce Freshwater Demand
and Operating Expenses

Morgan McCutchan – Baker Hughes Incorporated, Bridgeport, WV

Crystallization - A Viable and "Green" Solution to Industry's Wastewater Needs
Jay Smith – Salt Water Solutions LLC, Avon, NY

Keynote Speaker
Ohio's Evolving Regulatory Framework
Scott Kell - ODNR Oil and Gas

Ohio's New Class II Regulations and its Proactive Approach to Seismic Monitoring
and Induced Seismicity

Tom Tomastik - Ohio Division of Oil and Gas Resource Management, Columbus, OH

A review of Geological Resources and Methods to Support Brine Injection
Well Development and Permitting in Ohio

Richard Boone, CPG – O’Brien & Gere, Cincinnati, OH

Recent Developments & Emerging Issues In The Marcellus And Utica Shale Plays
Christopher Nestor - K&L Gates LLP, Pittsburgh, PA

Secondary Containment--Regulations and Best Management Practices
Beth Powell – New Pig Energy Corp., Tipton, PA

Development of A Gas Processing Facility - Lessons in
Managing Natural Resources and Regulations in Ohio's Appalachian Plateau Region

Dan Brown, CPG – Partners Environmental Consulting, Inc., Solon, OH

Local and Regional Water Supply Planning to Evaluate and
Manage Hydrofracking for Shale Gas Development

Carrie Blankenship – Draper Aden Associates, Blacksburgh, VA

Baseline Ground Water Monitoring Parameters for Unconventional Resource Projects:
Mitigating Environmental Concerns

John Oneacre, CPG – Ground Water Solutions, Ltd., Houston, TX

The Occurrence of Methane in Shallow Groundwater from Extensive Pre-Drill Sampling
John Boulanger – AECOM, Pittsburgh, PA

Implementing a New Low Flow Protection Policy for Water Withdrawals in the Susquehanna River Basin
Paula Ballaron – Susquehanna River Basin Commission, Harrisburg, PA

Getting Past Go
Larry Cerrillo, CPG – Ingenuity Enterprises Int’l, Inc., Evergreen, CO

A Web-Enabled, Cloud-Based GIS and Database System (AGES-WEB) Designed
for Efficient Management of Water Monitoring Data Related to Shale Gas Drilling
Ian Farrar - Applied Geology and Environmental Science, Inc., Clinton, PA

Best Suggested Practices to Reduce and Mitigate Problematic Concentrations of
Stray Gases in Water Well Systems

Kevin McCray – National Ground Water Association (NGWA), Westerville, OH


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Upcoming AIPG Events:  

- AIPG 50th Anniversary Conference – Broomfield, CO – October 23-26, 2013

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