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Shale Speaker Series


Please join us for informative, monthly presentations related to the Marcellus Shale found in the Northern Tier region. Each presentation will be held in Room #104 Allen Hall on Mansfield University’s campus from 6:30-8:30pm. Advanced registration is not required. Each presentation is open to the campus community and general public. Light refreshments will be provided.

 

Agenda:

  • 6:30pm – Welcome & Introductions
  • 7:00pm – Presenter
  • 8:00pm – Questions & Answers

September 12, 2013

(Please note this session will take place in G1 Retan Center)

Presenter: Eric Volkman, U.S. Geological Survey

Potential Roles of the USGS in Unconventional Oil and Gas development in the Marcellus Play and Beyond

An examination of the unique abilities, and limitations,of the United States Geological Survey and the role the Survey could play inongoing and future exploration and development.This talk will include an outline of all the capabilities of the USGS that will be important to hydrofracking exploration and development in the future with a particular emphasis on the aquatic ecology focus of the USGS NorthernAppalachian Research Laboratory located in the Wellsboro, PA.

October 10, 2013

Presenter: Nicholas Lazor, PA Department of Environmental Protection 

Shale Gas Impacts on Air Quality

The presentation will explore the DEP's Bureau of Air Quality mission, organization and efforts to regulate the emerging shale gas sector. Included in the presentation will be discussions of the Department's revised permitting requirements and emission inventories.Also, the presentation will include a detailed discussion of the multiple studies the Department is conducting into impacts on air quality from this industrial sector.

 

November 14, 2013

Presenter: Eric Cowden, Marcellus Shale Coalition

Our Energy Future is Your Job (click for PPP)

The Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) works with the exploration and production, midstream, and supply chain partners inthe Appalachian Basin and across the country to address issues regarding theproduction of clean, job-creating, American natural gas from the Marcellus andUtica Shale plays. Learn about environmentally responsible advancementsin the Natural Gas Industry and the jobs that it takes to fill them, as well asthe progress made on Act 13 and the benefits it has already had on theCommonwealth.   

February 13, 2014

Presenter: Kinney Cossel, SeaTrax

rescheduled for April 10, 2014

Risk Management & Job Site Safety of a Natural Gas Job Site 

One of the most important aspects of any job is being able to keep the worksite safe. Kinney will explain why risk management and job site safety is not only necessary at a natural gas site but also requires total involvement and participation from all individuals. Kinney will explain how to assess the job site, recognize that there are certain hazards that cannot be avoided, and that such hazards must be mitigated using the hierarchy of controls in order to ensure a safe and productive worksite. Throughout the presentation, Kinney will share examples of how and when safety training has been implemented into a worksite.

March 13, 2014

Presenter: Gregory Cummings, Larson Design Group 

Wastewater Management for Natural Gas Development

Unconventional natural gas development requires large volumes of water which results in equally large volumes of wastewater.Dealing with the wastewater can pose challenges for companies.Many management options are being explored; however, few operations exist to meet industry demands.Environmentally responsible and sustainable natural gas exploration and production is being achieved by means of recycling and beneficially reusing flowback and produced waters.Existing and developing regulatory criteria will help to further shape solution development. Larson Design Group's TerrAqua Resource Management (TARM) was the first permitted and operating facility specifically designed to serve these needs. Learn aboutTARM's experience and management solutions developed to date in north-central PA.

April 10, 2014

Presenter: Kinney Cossel, SeaTrax

Risk Management & Job Site Safety of a Natural Gas Job Site

One of the most important aspects of any job is being able to keep the worksite safe. Kinney will explain why risk management and job site safety is not only necessary at a natural gas site but also requires total involvement and participation from all individuals. Kinney will explain how to assess the job site, recognize that there are certain hazards that cannot be avoided, and that such hazards must be mitigated using the hierarchy of controls in order to ensure a safe and productive worksite. Throughout the presentation, Kinney will share examples of how and when safety training has been implemented into a worksite.

  

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