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.