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.
(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.
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.
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.
Presenter: Kinney Cossel, SeaTrax
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.