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, 320 Market Avenue South, Canton, Ohio 44702
Hotel: (330) 454-5000 - $94
Earn 13 contact hours towards CEUs
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AIPG Member - $325
Non-member - $395
Daily Registration - $220
Students - $35
(*conference registration includes conference program, lunch Wednesday, reception on Wednesday, continental breakfast and breaks both days)

Presenters
(as of 3/1/13)

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

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

Carrie Blankenship – Draper Aden Associates, Blacksburgh, VA

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

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

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

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

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

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

Keynote Speaker
Scott Kell - ODNR Oil and Gas

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

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

Morgan McCutchan – Baker Hughes Incorporated, Bridgeport, WV

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

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

David Overstreet – K&L Gates LLP, Pittsburgh, PA

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

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

Tom Tomastik – ODNR Oil and Gas

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 Pennslyvania
Charles Whisman - Groundwater & Environmental & Environmental Services, Inc., Exton, PA


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Upcoming AIPG Events:  

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

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