The Fabricated Geomembrane Institute (FGI) has announced a short course on “Environmental Protection in Shale Oil and Gas Development.” To be held 12 September 2013 in Corsicana, Texas, the event will describe the estimated 40 trillion cubic feet of retrievable natural gas and oil in the Barnett and Eagle Ford Shale, techniques to ensure environmental protection during the development, best development practices, and construction materials and techniques to facilitate shale oil and gas development.
Up to 7 PDHs will be available.
The Fabricated Geomembrane Institute continues to offer significant discounts on its professional development opportunities. Government employees who register before 22 August 2013 may attend the session for free ($49 for post-August 22 registration); while industry professionals may register for just $49 if registering before the early-bird date of 22 August 2013 ($99 thereafter).
|8:00-8:15 am||Welcome/FGI Activities||Tim Stark, U. of Illinois|
|8:15-8:30||Navarro College Welcome and ShaleNET Training||Cassandra Dillon, Navarro College|
|8:30-9:15||Shale Oil and Gas Development and Environmental Challenges||Hunter Nolen, CDM/Smith|
|9:15-9:45||US EPA Study on Hydraulic Fracturing||Jeanne Briskin, US EPA|
|9:45-10:15||Shale Development Regulations & Protections||Texas RR Commission|
|10:30-11:30||Water Management Systems Design & Permitting||Mike McKibben & Chris Voci, Geosyntec Consultants|
|11:30-12:00||Drill Pad Site Liners (catch spills from drilling)||Stan Slifer, Watersaver & Glen Knopp, Inland Tarp & Liner|
|12:30-1:00 pm||Geomembrane Welding & Leak Location Demonstrations||S. Hobbs, Leister; D. McLaury, DemTech; D. Laine, Leak Location Services; F. Sinclair, Sinclair Equipment; M. Szugye, Hapco|
|1:30-2:15||Geomembrane Fabrication and Installation||Andrew Mills, Layfield Group & Stan Slifer, Watersaver|
|2:15-3:00||Tank, Pond, and Pit Liners (run off, frac water, drilling sump ponds)||Stan Slifer, Watersaver & Andrew Mills, Layfield Group|
|3:15-4:00||Floating Cover Systems and Tank Covers||Pat Elliott, Colorado Lining International|
|4:00-4:30||Secondary Containment and Prefabricated Fabric Tanks||Stuart Lange, Lange Containment & Ray Peebles, Cooley Group|
|4:30-4:45||Geomembrane Recycling||Dave La Fiura, Ultra-Poly Corporation & Scott Fought, WellSpring Environmental Services, LLC|
|4:45-5:00||Case Histories – Shale Oil and Gas Development||J.Santoro, A.Mills, M.DeSandre, P.Elliott, A.Burran, B.Shehane, G.Knopp, D.LaFiura|
|5:00-5:05||Summary and PDH Letters||Tim Stark, U of Illinois|
|5:05-5:30||Geomembrane Welding & Leak Location Demonstrations||S. Hobbs, Leister; D. McLaury, DemTech; D. Laine, Leak Location Services; F. Sinclair, Sinclair Equipment; M. Szugye, Hapco|