PRELIMINARY PROGRAM ABOUT THE CONFERENCE Part of our new series on environmental issues and emerging technologies in the oil and gas industry, the Fracturing Impacts and Technologies (FIT) conference will present an open inter-disciplinary dialogue on hydraulic fracturing in West Texas, offering solutions for industry professionals, consultants, attorneys, government and landowners interested in investing. The conference provides an excellent opportunity to present and discuss current innovations and applications for reducing the environmental footprint of fracturing operations. Plenary and technical sessions will address key topics such as water reuse and recycling, air emissions and monitoring, potential economic benefits, and solutions for minimizing the environmental impact. There will be special session for Investors and Land Owners providing an overview of hydraulic fracturing, investing, land owner rights, economic impact, and public understanding. Separate registration is available for those that only wish to participate in the Investor and Land Owner Session. GENERAL INFORMATION REGISTRATION To register, complete the registration form online at http://www.awma.org/fit or download the hard copy and return it with your payment to: Registrar, Air & Waste Management Association One Gateway Center, 3rd Floor 420 Fort Duquesne Boulevard Pittsburgh, PA 15222-1435 USA Fax: 412-232-3450 Your registration will not be processed without payment. REFUND POLICY If written notice of cancellation is received on or before August 25, 2014 payment will be refunded, less a $75 cancellation fee. (Cancellation fees apply regardless of payment method). Substitutions may be made at any time; payment for any difference is due at the time of substitution. This refund policy applies to all occurrences, including weather-related events and other natural disasters. In the unlikely occurrence of event cancellation, the Association is not liable for any expenses incurred by the registrant other than the full refund of registration fee(s) paid. CONFERENCE MATERIALS Presentations from the conference will be posted on the A&WMA website Approximately two weeks following the event. Attendees will be notified via e-mail when the extended abstracts and presentations are available. CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDIT OPPORTUNITIES CONFERENCE COMMITTEE Technical Program Committee: Audra Morse, Texas Tech University, Co-Chair Venki Uddameri, Texas Tech University, Co-Chair Kay Tindle, Texas Tech University, Co-Chair David Klein, Texas Tech University Marshall Watson, Texas Tech University LOCATION AND LODGING HOTEL RESERVATIONS Overton Hotel & Conference Center 2322 Mac Davis Lane Lubbock, Texas 79401 Phone: +1-877-959-0890 Fax: +1-806-776-7003 Rate: $85 single/double Hotel reservations can be made by contacting the hotel directly by phone or with the link on our webpage www.awma.org/fit. Please use code 090314AWMA. To ensure rate and availability, please make your reservations by August 20, 2014. After that date, the reserved room block will be released for general sale. TRANSPORTATION The Overton Hotel is approximately 20 minutes from the Lubbock Preston Smith International Airport. There is a complimentary shuttle service for hotel guests to and from the airport. Please call the hotel directly to arrange a pick up time. ABOUT A&WMA A&WMA is a not-for-profit, nonpartisan professional organization that enhances knowledge and expertise by providing a neutral forum for technology exchange, professional development, networking, public education, and outreach to more than 5,000 environmental professionals in 65 countries. A&WMA also promotes global environmental responsibility and increases the effectiveness of organizations to make critical decisions that benefit society. For more information, please visit www.awma.org. A&WMA Federal Tax ID #: 25-6048614 AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT The Air & Waste Management Association supports the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Those attendees requiring specific equipment or services should contact Tracy Fedkoe, Conference & Events Planner, at firstname.lastname@example.org to make those needs known in advance. We will make every reasonable effort to accommodate them. Workshop attendees may request a Certificate of Participation after the event. The certificate may be eligible for Continuing Education Units (CEUs) or Professional Development Hours (PDHs) for Professional Engineers. For Attorneys, A&WMA is an Accredited Provider of Continuing Legal Education (CLE) in Pennsylvania. Application for Texas Continuing Legal Education accreditation is currently pending. For further information, contact Gloria Henning, Education Services Associate at email@example.com.
TECHNICAL PROGRAM - Thursday, September 4, 2014 8:30 am-5:00 pm Registration 8:30-9:15 am Coffee Available 9:15-9:30 am Welcome Dallas Baker, President, Air and Waste Management Association, and Rob Duncan, Vice President for Research, Texas Tech University 9:30-9:45 am Opening Remarks Texas Tech University Chancellor Robert Duncan 9:45-10:00 am Program Introduction Texas Tech University President Duane Nellis 10:00-10:30 am Plenary Session Ron Curry, Regional Administrator, US EPA Region 6 10:30-11:00 am Plenary Session: NETL Oil and Gas Research Albert B. Yost II, Senior Management Technical Advisor, Oil and Gas Programs Strategic Center for Natural Gas and Oil, US Department of Energy 11:00 am-11:15 am Plenary Q & A 11:15 am-12:15 pm Keynote Address Hydraulic Fracturing: What, How, Why and Where George E. King, Distinguished Engineering Advisor, Apache Corporation 12:15-1:30 pm Networking Lunch A: TECHNOLOGIES [concurrent with Tracks B and C] 1:45-2:15 pm Engineered Osmosis Technology for Desalination of Exploration and Production Wastewaters: Benchand Pilot-scale Performance Evaluations Bryan Coday, Colorado School of Mines 2:15-2:45 pm The Spatial Footprint of the Life Cycle of Natural Gas Fired Electricity Sarah M. Jordaan, Assistant Professor, Energy Politics and Policy Department of Political Science, University of Calgary 2:45-3:15 pm Innovative Tools to Optimize Fluids Management in the Shale Gas Industry Ken Carlson, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Colorado State University and Ashwin Dhanasekar, Senior Researcher for the Center for Energy Water Sustainability (CEWS) B: WATER [concurrent with Tracks A and C] 1:45-2:15 pm Brackish Water Resources in West Texas Danny Reible, Donovan Maddox Distinguished Engineering Chair at Texas Tech University and Director of the Unconventional Production Technology and Environmental Consortium. 2:15-2:45 pm “Fracable” Reuse and Recycled Water John H. Williams, Director of Research and Development, Director of Engineering, Terra Services LLC 2:45-3:15 pm Sources of Water for Hydraulic Fracturing: An Economic Valuation of Freshwater Resources in Hydraulic Fracturing in West Texas Ryan Blake Williams, Associate Professor of Energy, Economics, and Law, Texas Tech University and Michael Giberson, Assistant Professor of Agricultural & Applied Economics, Texas Tech University C: Hydraulic Fracturing: Stuff Your Mother Never Told You and Your Father Didn’t Know: A Guide for Investors and Land Owners [concurrent with Tracks A and B] *Separate Registration is Available For This Session 1:45-2:15 pm Overview of Hydraulic Fracturing Marshall Watson, Chair, Department of Petroleum Engineering, Texas Tech University 2:15-2:45 pm Investing and Land Owner Rights Terry McInturff, Professor of Practice, Rawls College of Business, Texas Tech University 2:45-3:15 pm Public Understanding and Opinion on Hydraulic Fracturing Glenn Cummins, Assistant Professor & Associate Dean for Research, Texas Tech University College of Media and Communications 3:15-3:30 pm Break for All Tracks 3:30-4:00 pm Shale Plays Screening Criteria, “A New Sweet Spot Identification Scheme” Ahmed Alzahabi, Ph.D. Candidate, Texas Tech University 4:00-4:30 pm Galactomannan Extracted from Guar Seeds: Chemistry and Thermal Stability Sunmeda Liyanage, Ph.D. Candidate, Texas Tech University, N. Abidi and D.L. Auld 4:30-5:00 pm Technologies Session Q & A 3:30-4:00 pm Oil and Gas Water Management - Trends in Technology James Welch, Global Business Development Manager, Water Solutions, Halliburton 4:00-4:30 pm Data Automated Water System (DAWS) Provides Automated Fresh and Impaired Water Nathan Askins, Operations Manager, Data Automated Water System (DAWS) Division, Aqua Transfer & Oilfield Solutions Corp. 4:30-5:00 pm Frac Water Treatment and Disinfection John H. Williams, Certified Water Technologist, Xchem-Terra Services 3:30-4:00 pm The Economic Impact of the Permian Basin’s Oil and Gas Industry Bradley T. Ewing, Professor of Operations Management, Rawls College of Business, Texas Tech University 4:00-4:30 pm The FRACKS of Life William Keffer, Associate Professor, Texas Tech University School of Law 4:30-5:00 pm Panel Discussion and Q & A with Presenters 5:00-6:00 pm Networking Reception and Student Poster Presentations