20 August, 2015

22nd International Petroleum Environmental Conference (IPEC) on November 17-19, 2015 in Denver, CO


Come network and learn more about environmental issues and solutions in exploration, production, refining & distribution of petroleum at the 22nd International Petroleum Environmental Conference (IPEC) on November 17-19, 2015 in Denver, Colorado at the Grand Hyatt Hotel. This conference is being endorsed by the DEG. 

The Division of Environmental Geosciences has endorsed the 22nd International Petroleum Environmental Conference (IPEC) to be held November 17-19 in Denver.

This year's conference will focus on "Water Management Issues", "Soil, Surface Water and Groundwater Remediation", & "Advanced Environmental Diagnostics" and be held at the luxurious Grand Hyatt Hotel downtown Denver.

The IPEC approached Doug Wyatt, past-president of DEG, for an endorsement. DEG leadership reviewed their goals, the sponsoring organizations (academic), funding, and concluded IPEC’s goals were aligned with the DEG goals – improving the science of oil and gas environmental improvements.

According to Jeff Aldrich, DEG President 2015-16, “We are not funding nor sponsoring – just an endorsement ... and a good event to consider.”

In the past 20 years, the IPEC conference has brought participants from across the U.S. and 39 international locations around the world. It is a prime networking opportunity that attracts:

  • Health, Safety, Environmental Specialists and Engineers
  • Compliance Officers
  • Environmental Professionals
  • Water Treatment Management Firms
  • Operations Managers
  • Remediation Companies
  • Professionals from the petroleum industry concerned with environmental issues and solutions
Tuesday Plenary Speakers
  • Stan Belieu: Deputy Director, UIC Program Field Operations, Nebraska Oil & Gas
    Conservation Commission, Sidney, Nebraska
    "Analysis of the Chemicals used for Hydraulic Fracturing using FracFocus Data: Are we Seeing a New Trend Toward Transparency?"
  • Jill E. Cooper: HSE Advisor, Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, Denver, Colorado
    "Engaging Communities on Environmental Topics"
  • Thom Kerr: Oil and Gas Consultant, Thom Kerr, LLC, Denver, Colorado
    "Colorado's Continuous Adjustment to Unconventional Resource Development"
  • Dave Stewart: Stewart Environmental Consultants, Ft. Collins,
    "The Search for Water Used in Hydraulic Fracturing: Water Reuse and Reducing Potential Earthquake Activity"
Thursday Luncheon Speaker
  • Patty Limerick: Professor of History, Faculty Director and Chair of the Board of the Center of the American West, University of Colorado "The Terrain of Trust: An Expedition into the Subsurface of Public Discussion of Oil and Gas Development"
Technical Sessions (to date)
  • Produced Water Management Techniques & Strategies
  • Advancements in LNAPL Science
  • Hydraulic Fracturing Issues
  • Bioremediation of Hydrocarbons and Chlorinated Hydrocarbons
  • In Situ Chemical Oxidation
  • Remediation of Hydrocarbon Spills
  • Environmental Management, Compliance & Auditing
  • Open Discussion: Produced Water

Learn more or register now.