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Hydraulic Fracturing Forum Speaker Presentations

The following presentations do not necessarily represent the views of the University of Wyoming, School of Energy Resources, the Ruckelshaus Institute nor the forum steering committee.  The presentations were invited as part of a public forum, and not as part of a peer-reviewed conference, and with the absence of peer review, the University cannot vouch for their accuracy.

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Presentations - September 26, 2011

Welcome and Agenda Review

  • Barbara Stinson, Senior Partner; and Brad Spangler, Mediator and Program Manager, Meridian Institute

Hydraulic Fracturing in Wyoming: Setting the Stage for the Forum  video

Please note:  Due to technical difficulties, the audio is unavailable for approximately 1 minute in Dr. Northam's presentation and for approximately 1.5 minutes in Dr. Burke's presentation.

  • Dr. Mark Northam, Director, University of Wyoming School of Energy Resources
  • Dr. Indy Burke, Director, Haub School and Ruckelshaus Institute for Environment and Natural Resources

The Role of Hydraulic Fracturing in Wyoming Oil and Gas Development: An Overview  video

  • Vinnie Rigatti, General Manager, Rocky Mountain Region, QEP Energy Company

The Hydraulic Fracturing Process: Technical Dimensions  video

  • Kumar Ramurthy, Technology Manager-Rockies Business Development, Halliburton

State and Federal Regulatory Landscape for Hydraulic Fracturing  video

  • Tom Doll, Oil and Gas Supervisor, Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission
  • Todd Parfitt, Administrator, Wyoming Industrial Siting Division
  • Lisa Lindeman, Ground Water Division Administrator, Wyoming State Engineer's Office
  • Larry Claypool, Deputy State Director, Division of Mineral and Lands, Wyoming Bureau of Land Management
  • Kate Fay, Senior Advisor on Energy and Climate, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 8

Emerging and Future Technologies for Hydraulic Fracturing  video

  • Dr. Julio Friedmann, Deputy Program Director for Energy and Environmental Security; Carbon Management Program Leader, Office of Strategic Outcomes, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Potential Environmental Impacts of Hydraulic Fracturing and Directly Linked Activites: Water Quality and Water Supply Concerns  video

  • Dr. Suzanne Paschke, Associate Director for Hydrologic Studies, U.S. Geological Survey Colorado Water Science Center
  • Dr. Ann Maest, Managing Scientist, Stratus Consulting, Inc.

Potential Environmental Impacts of Hydraulic Fracturing and Directly Linked Activities: Air Quality Concerns  video

  • Dr. Robert Field, Associate Research Scientist, University of Wyoming Department of Atmospheric Science

Panel Discussion: Pavillion, Wyoming: What are the History and Status of Environmental Concerns? What Have we Learned from the Experience?  video

  • Moderator: Barbara Stinson, Senior Partner, Meridian Institute
  • John Wagner, Administrator, Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality, Water Quality Division
  • Tom Doll, Oil and Gas Supervisor, Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission
  • Ayn Schmit, Unit Chief, Watershed and Aquifer Protection Unit,
    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 8

Presentations - September 27, 2011

Welcome and Agenda Review and Review of Day 1  video

  • Barbara Stinson, Senior Partner; and Bard Spangler, Mediator and Program Manager, Meridian Institute

Hydraulic Fracturing Best Management Practices: Ensuring Worker Safety and Mitigating Environmental Concerns  video

  • Jack Bedessem, CEO and President, Trihydro Corporation; Vice President of the Board, Wyoming Oil and Gas Industry Safety Alliance
  • J.D. Danni, Deputy Administrator, Wyomiing Occupational Safety and Health Administration
  • Briana Mordick, Oil and Gas Science Fellow, Natural Resources Defense Council
  • David Burnett, Director of Technology at Global Petroleum Research Institute, Department of Petroleum Engineering, Texas A&M University

Panel Discussion: Landowner Information: Leasing Land for Oil and Gas Drilling and Hydraulic Fracturing Operations  video

  • Moderator: Mike Sullivan, former Governor of Wyoming; Partner, Rothgerber, Johnson and Lyons
  • Pat O'Toole, Rancher; Resident, Family Farm Alliance
  • Randy Reed, Partner, Dray, Dykeman, Reed, Healey P.C.
  • Deb Thomas, Organizer, Pavillion Area Concerned Citizens, Powder River Basin Resource Council, and Clark Resource Council
  • William Oburn, Senior Landman, Alfson Energy Land Services

Plenary and Tabletop Discussion: Knowledge, Data and Technology Gaps for Future Research  video

  • Dr. Mark Northam, Director, University of Wyoming School of Energy Resources
  • Dr. Indy Burke, Director, Haub School and Ruckelshaus Institute for Environment and Natural Resources
  • Barbara Stinson, Senior Partner; and Brad Spangler, Mediator and Program Manager, Meridian Institute

Summary of Key Questions, Findings and Next Steps

  • Barbara Stinson, Senior Partner; and Brad Spangler, Mediator and Program Manager, Meridian Institute

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