EMD/DEG North America GTW
New Controversies and Key Plays
13-15 August 2012 | Golden Colorado
This Geosciences Technology Workshop will focus on new developments in hydraulic fracturing with an emphasis on the importance of understanding the geology, rock properties, geomechanics, geochemistry, reservoir fluids, natural fracture systems and the nature of the reservoir itself. The approach is multi-disciplinary, and exploration and production issues will be expanded to consider environmental concerns, new technologies, and new findings about the reservoirs themselves.
The workshop is also intended to bring together technology developers and users with environmental specialists, regulators, and policy makers to find common ground and open channels of discussion and understanding. This should lead to more technology-based and less emotional development of policies and regulations on O&G activities, as well as improve the understanding by the O&G industry of how to avoid confrontation and improve hydraulic fracturing practices to eliminate any potential hazards to the public and surface owners.
Part of the motivation for the GTW is the fact that hydraulic fracturing for both conventional and unconventional oil and gas development and production has become a hot button issue for the public and regulators in most of the United States and Canada where this technology is being used or might be used in the near future. Concern and regulation of hydraulic also is growing in other areas of the world, especially in Europe. There is a disconnect in most places between how the technology is applied and the real and perceived hazards to aquifers and surface owners (including induced-earthquake hazards) that have led to the contentious state of affairs.
before 31 july 2012
after 31 july 2012
|US $895||US $995|
Fee includes workshop admission, program booklet including presentation abstracts, workshop participant contact list, Icebreaker Cocktail Reception, 3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 6 coffee breaks, final summary report and Certificate of Completion
No Refund for Cancellations after July 31, 2012
Structure of the Event:
We will feature 20-minute presentations followed by 10 minutes of question and answers. Each session will also feature small group discussions which will allow participants to explore the issues, problems, opportunities, and directions for each of the topics. The goal is to encourage a vibrant, engaged atmosphere where very exciting and relevant information is exchanged.
2011-12 President, AAPG Division of Environmental Geosciences
ARNEVUT Resources Inc.
2011-12 President, AAPG Energy Minerals Division
State Mining and Geology Board, California Department of Conservation
Power & Fuel Supply Electric Power Research Institute
Colorado Geological Survey
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