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WHO SHOULD ATTEND

This 2 Day Conference Has Been Designed For The Following Job Functions:

  • COO
  • VP Engineering
  • VP EHS/HSE
  • VP Operations

Plus:

  • Director, Manager, Supervisor, Team Lead, Superintendent of:
  • Water Services
  • Water Logistics
  • Water Operations
  • Water Management
  • Water Sourcing
  • Water Technology
  • EHS/HSE
  • Operations
  • Production/Production Operations
  • Construction
  • Engineering
  • And:
  • Manager/Senior Engineer/Foreman of:
  • Water Operations
  • Facilities/Facilities Engineering
  • Completions
  • Environmental
  • Regulation & Compliance
  • Drilling

Meet Leading Technology & Service Providers In:

  • Water Treatment Technology Providers
  • Mobile Treatment
  • Evaporation Technologies
  • Crystallization Technologies
  • Produced Water Disposal Options
  • TENORM Handling Solutions
  • TENORM Management & Disposal Options
  • Transportation & Logistical Service Providers
  • Water Tracking System Service Providers
  • Water Storage Companies
  • Water Monitoring Providers
  • Environmental Consultancies
  • Completions Consultants
  • Pumping Companies
  • Water Infrastructure Developers
  • Completion Technology Suppliers
  • Pipeline Companies
  • Mobile Software Systems Companies

Speakers

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Matt Ciprich

Matt CiprichDirector, Water Services

EQT

Andrew L. Murphy

Andrew L. MurphyVice President, Water Services

Equitrans Midstream

Andy Murphy has over 30 years of experience in the natural gas industry with the last 27 years spent in numerous areas of responsibility within Equitrans Midstream business, including rates and regulatory affairs, business development, asset optimization, gas control, gas management, field operations and gas measurement.  For the past three years, Mr. Murphy has been responsible for overseeing Equitrans Midstream’s Water Business.

Randy Blood

Randy BloodCo-Founder

Medoqua Resources

Darin Chaffee

Darin ChaffeeWater Foreman - Marcellus

Chesapeake Energy

Caleb Bloyd

Caleb BloydStaff Facilities Engineer

Chesapeake Energy

Kevin Rowsey

Kevin RowseyPhysical Scientist, Underground Injection Control (UIC), Water Division

US EPA Region 3

Kevin Rowsey is a Physical Scientist at the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in the Underground Injection Control (UIC) Program. Kevin has been with the agency since 2016 and works out of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Office in Philadelphia. He primarily works as an UIC permit writer for Pennsylvania, Virginia, and the District of Columbia, where the UIC program is directly implemented by EPA. He also has worked in enforcement and routinely conducts site inspections. Kevin obtained his B.S. from Marshall University in 2011 in Ecology & Evolutionary Biology. He also received his M.S. in Environmental Science from Marshall University in 2015. 

Dave Rectenwald

Dave RectenwaldEnvironmental Scientist/UIC Inspector

United States Environmental Protection Agency

David Rectenwald is an Environmental Scientist with the United States Environmental Protection Agency.  David has been an inspector with EPA since 1986 working in many capacities associated with the Underground Injection Control Program and has conducted thousands of inspections of Class II injection and disposal wells in Pennsylvania and Virginia.  He is based out of the regional office in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and works from his home in Northwestern PA.  David received a B.S. in Geology from Allegheny College and a Masters in Environmental Science from Gannon University.

Hassan Dehghanpour

Hassan DehghanpourProfessor

University of Alberta



Hassan Dehghanpour is a professor in the Department of Civil and
Environmental Engineering at the University of Alberta. His primary research
interests include measurement and modeling transport phenomena in subsurface
formations for applications such as hydraulic fracturing, enhanced oil recovery,
and energy storage. Hassan has authored more than 150 refereed-journal and
conference papers in this area. He is the recipient of the Canadian Region 2014
SPE Young Member Outstanding Service Award, and the 2015 SPE
Distinguished Achievement Award for Petroleum Engineering Faculty. He
received the 2020 UofA Faculty of Engineering Mid-career Research Award, and
was selected as a SPE Distinguished Lecturer for the 2019-20 season. He has
served on the program committee of several SPE conferences, and is currently
associate editor of SPE Journal, and the Journal of Petroleum Science and
Engineering. Hassan holds two bachelor’s degrees (in mechanical and petroleum
engineering) from Sharif University of Technology, and a master’s degree from
the University of Alberta and a PhD degree from the University of Texas at
Austin, both in petroleum engineering.

James Bennett

James BennettSection Chief for the Source Water and UIC Section

United States Environmental Protection Agency

Jim Bennett currently serves as the Section Chief for the Source Water and UIC Section. Jim joined EPA in 2002 in the Underground Control Program.  He worked for 19 years in the program taking over as the Regional Lead for UIC permitting and eventually the Section Chief for the UIC program.  He’s a member of the Regional Response & Water Support Teams & has responded to several environmental emergencies. Prior to joining EPA, Jim worked for the Delaware Department of Natural Resources in several capacities under the Water programs, including Acting Manager of the Ground Water Discharges Section.  He earned a B.S. in Environmental Science/Engineering, a Minor in Geology from University of Delaware, and a Master’s in Environmental Policy from University of Denver.  

Jason E. Oyler, Esq.

Jason E. Oyler, Esq.General Counsel and Secretary

Susquehanna River Basin Commission

 

Mr. Oyler is General Counsel and Secretary for the Susquehanna River Basin Commission, which regulates the withdrawal, consumptive use and diversion of water into and out of the Susquehanna River Basin in New York, Pennsylvania, and Maryland.  Mr. Oyler authored an article, Regulating Water Use for Energy Development in the Susquehanna River Basin, for Natural Resources & Environment, a publication of the ABA Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources (Winter 2017).  Mr. Oyler also co-authored the chapter on “Interstate Water Rights” in Water Rights and Environmental Regulation: A Lawyer’s Guide (ABA 2018).  Prior to joining the SRBC, Mr. Oyler was Assistant Counsel with the Pa Department of Environmental Protection where he counseled the NPDES, the sewage facilities permitting, wetlands, and the endangered and threatened species programs.  Mr. Oyler was also Assistant Counsel for the Pa Fish and Boat Commission where he counseled on a variety of administrative, regulatory, environmental and real estate matters.  Mr. Oyler received his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center, where he was Publication Director of the State and Local Tax Lawyer, and his B.A. from Franklin and Marshall College

Dr. Bonnie McDevitt

Dr. Bonnie McDevittGeology, Energy, and Minerals Science Center

U.S. Geological Survey

Katherine Schmid, P.G

Katherine Schmid, P.GSnr Geoscientist, Petroleum & Subsurface

Bureau of Geological Survey


Katherine Schmid, P.G., joined in the Pennsylvania Geological Survey in 2010 and serves as a senior geoscientist. At the survey, Katherine tracks water use and oil, gas, and brine production from shale wells in Pennsylvania. She has worked on various externally funded projects including the Midwest Regional Carbon Initiative (MRCI), Midwest Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnership (MRCSP), Appalachian Storage Hub ASH) and Development of Subsurface Brine Disposal Framework in the northern Appalachian Basin projects. Before starting with the survey, she was employed in the oil and gas industry for five years, working first for PGMT Energy and then for EQT. Katherine received her M.S. degree in geological sciences from the University of Pittsburgh in 2005 and her B.S. degree in geology from the Ohio State University in 1999.

David Yoxtheimer

David YoxtheimerAssistant Research Professor

Marcellus Center for Outreach and Research

 

David Yoxtheimer, Ph.D., P.G., is a research professor within Penn State’s College of Earth and Mineral Sciences and an extension associate with the Marcellus Center for Outreach and Research (MCOR). Dave serves as a liaison to advise stakeholders on environmental and water management with unconventional shale and renewable energy development, including the transition toward low carbon, sustainable energy sources. He earned his B.S. in Earth Science and his Ph.D. in Geosciences from Penn State where he is an instructor in hydrogeology, water policy, and shale energy geology classes. Prior to joining Penn State he spent 18 years as a consulting hydrogeologist with expertise in water supply development, karst hydrogeology, geophysical surveying, shale energy geology, environmental investigations, and integrated water resource management.

Dave currently serves as an appointed voting member and chairs the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection’s Oil and Gas Technical Advisory Board.

In addition, Dave is the founding chairperson of the Keystone Water Resources Center, a non-profit corporation that monitors surface water and groundwater resources in central Pennsylvania.

Madalyn S. Blondes, Ph.D.

Madalyn S. Blondes, Ph.D.Resarch Geologist

U.S. Geological Survey


Madalyn Blondes is a Research Geologist with the U.S. Geological Survey's Geology, Energy & Minerals Science Center in Reston, VA. She is the co-Chief of the Oil & Gas Waters Project which focuses on characterization, treatment, reuse, and impacts of water associated with hydrocarbon production ("produced waters"). Her current research centers on the geochemistry of produced waters and carbon dioxide storage through mineralization. Madalyn obtained her B.A. from the Pomona College Geology Department in 2003 and her Ph.D. from the Yale University Department of Geology & Geophysics in 2008. She did postdoctoral research at the University of Maryland before joining the USGS in 2010.

Thomas B. Murphy

Thomas B. MurphyDirector,

Penn State Marcellus Center For Outreach & Research (MCOR)

 

Tom Murphy, Director of Penn State’s Marcellus Center for Outreach and Research(MCOR). 
Tom has 38 years of experience working with public officials, researchers, industry, government
agencies, and landowners during his tenure with the Extension branch of the University. His
current work is centered on educational consultation in energy transitions, specifically at the
convergence of shale gas, hydrogen, and renewables, with a more recent emphasis on utility-
scale solar. In his role with MCOR, Tom provides leadership to a range of Penn State’s related
energy outreach events and research activities.

Larry C Taylor

Larry C TaylorExecutive Advisor

Office of Legislative and Intergovernmental Affairs, State of Kentucky

Mark Peavy

Mark PeavyPresident & Founder


Peavy Energy Ventures LLC

AGENDA AT A GLANCE

DAY 1 - CASE STUDIES IN ACTUAL PRACTICE TO ADDRESS LIMITED DISPOSAL
CAPACITY

  • Developing Innovative Approaches To Reusing More Produced Water, Increasing Takeaway Capacity And Locating More Sustainable Disposal Options
  • Identifying Lithium and Other High-Value Mineral Extraction Opportunities From Produced Water – Also Consider Interconnections With Building A Natural Gas-Powered Hydrogen Hub In The Marcellus Region
  • Expanding Opportunities To Share Water And Improving Scheduling To Maximize The Amount Of Water Available For Fracking
  • Finding Alternatives To Disposal In The Absence Of Cost-Effective Recycling Opportunities Or Water Sharing Infrastructure In Your Immediate Locality
  • Evaporation Units – Technology, Costs & Waste Stream Reduction

DAY 2 - BEST PRACTICE SOLUTIONS FOR REDUCING COSTS AND IMPROVED
EFFICIENCY

  • Understand Regulators; Perspectives on Future Disposal Options & Permitting Challenges
  • Sharing Operator Experiences On Permitting Process Planning Optimization To Improve Timelines
  • Hear From Midstream Service Providers On How To Make The Business Case For Outsourcing Water Storage And Using Centralized Facilities For Recovery & Recycling
  • Discover Emerging Technology In The Fields Of Leak Detection And Automation Of Tracking And Monitoring
  • Ensuring The Long-Term Sustainability Of The Water Management Eco-System In The Marcellus & Utica Regions
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