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2013 Publications and Presentations

The following reports, papers and articles have been made/published by EFD Team Members in 2013. Please contact awilcox@HARCresearch.org if you would like a copy (as available).

Publications

Clark, Corrie E., Horner, Robert M., and Harto, Christopher B. - Argonne National Laboratory. Life Cycle Water Consumption for Shale Gas and Conventional Natural Gas. Environ. Sci. Technol., 2013, 47 (20), pp 11829011836. September 4, 2013.

Gamboa, Y.P. and L.W. Clapp, 2013. Characterization of brackish groundwater desalination concentrate discharge impacts on water quality in a Texas coastal area (D. Ramirez, J. Ren, K. Jones, and H. Lamm, Eds.) -Environmental Sustainability Issues in the South Texas - Mexico Border Region. Springer.

N. Ghahremani and L. Clapp.  2013. Feasibility of Using Brackish Groundwater Desalination Concentrate as Hydraulic Fracturing Fluid.   Abstract accepted for a paper to be considered for inclusion in the Proceedings of the ASCE Shale Energy Engineering Conference.

LaFleur, Carolyn. 2013 (October). The Basics of Natural Gas Power & Fuel. Natural Gas Fuel for Drilling and Hydraulic Fracturing, PbNG.

Platt, Frank and D.B. Burnett (December). Low Impact Testing of Oil Field Access Roads: Reducing the Environmental Footprint in the Desert Ecosystems. RPSEA Report 07123-01.

Theodori, Gene. L., A.E. Luloff, Fern K. Willits, and David B. Burnett. 2013. Hydraulic Fracturing and the Management, Disposal, and Reuse of Frac Flowback Waters: Views from the General Public in the Pennsylvania Marcellus Shale Region. Report prepared for the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority. Huntsville, TX: Center for Rural Studies, Sam Houston State University.

Theodori, Gene L. 2013. “Perception of the Natural Gas Industry and Engagement in Individual Civic Actions.” Journal of Rural Social Sciences 28(2):122-134.

Wilcox, Andra 2013 (April). "Working Towards Green E&P." Article published in OilField Technology, Volume 6, Issue 04 pp 48-52.

Williams, Tom. 2013 (July). "The Effectiveness of Oil and Gas Regulatory Oversight on Oil and Gas Operations: Osage County, Oklahoma."

Willits, F.K., A.E. Luloff, and G.L. Theodori. (forthcoming, 2013). “Changes in Residents’ Views of Natural Gas Drilling in the Pennsylvania Marcellus Shale, 2009-2012.” Journal of Rural Social Sciences 28(3).

Willits, F.K., A.E. Luloff, and G.L. Theodori. 2013. Pennsylvanians’ Perceptions of Natural Gas Development in the Marcellus Shale: A Summary of Findings from a 2012 Survey. University Park, PA: Department of Agricultural Economics, Sociology, and Education, The Pennsylvania State University.

Willits, F.K., A.E. Luloff, and G.L. Theodori. (forthcoming, most likely 2014). “Telephone vs. Mail Survey Data: Public Views of Natural Gas Drilling.” Society and Natural Resources.

Presentations

2013-11-15  "Freshwater use and alternatives for hydraulic fracturing operations." - Sustainable Eagle Ford Shale Water and Transportation - Challenges and Solutions Workshop" - Cotulla, TX

2013-11-15  "Groundwater quality mapping in Kenedy County, Texas."  - Sustainable Eagle Ford Shale Water and Transportation - Challenges and Solutions Workshop - Cotulla, TX

2013-11-12  "Field tests - Air quality monitoring." Environmentally Friendly Drilling Systems Advisory Committee Meeting - The Woodlands, TX 

2013-11-12  “Local Perceptions of the Oil and Gas Industry in the Eagle Ford Shale.” Environmentally Friendly Drilling Systems Program – Advisory Committee Meeting. The Woodlands, TX

2013-11-12  EFD Advisory Committe Meeting (LawAtlas.org) - The Woodlands, TX

2013-11-05-07  "Introduction to air quality topics for oil and gas operations." Supply, Flowback, and Waste Water Treatment Training Course for Hydraulic Fracturing - Kingsville, TX

2013-11-05-07  "Water treatment and management: Secondary and tertiary." Supply, Flowback, and Waste Water Treatment Training Course for Hydraulic Fracturing - Kingsville, TX

2013-10-29  "Management, Disposal, and Reuse of Produced and Frac Flowback Waters: Views from the General Public" - 9th Annual Practical Short Course on Water Desalination, Process and Wastewater Issues & Technologies - College Station, TX

2013-10-27-29   "Characterization of desalination plant concentrate discharge impacts on water quality in a Texas coastal area."  Professional short-course presentation at the Water Issues & Technologies: Process Water, Wastewater, and Desalination Short Course, Texas A&M University - College Station, TX

2013-10-27-29   "Characterization of desalination plant concentrate discharge impacts on water quality in a Texas coastal area." Water Issues & Technologies: Process Water, Wastewater, and Desalination Short Course, Texas A&M University - College Station, TX

2013-10-26  “Objective and Perceived Effects of Shale Gas Development.” Society of American Foresters 2013 National Convention - Charleston, SC.

2013-10-06  “Oil & Gas – Water Quality Regulations.” University of Colorado Law, Environmental Law Society – Boulder, Colorado

2013-09-26  "Oil and Gas Leases and Surface Use Agreements." Water, Oil and Gas: Nuts and Bolts of Leases, Surface Use Agreements and Water Rights for Non-Oil and Gas Attorneys – Denver, CO

2013-09-25  "How Industry is Partnering/Can Partner with the Communities in Which They Serve: A Sociological Perspective." Shale Insight 2013 - Philadelphia, PA

2013-08-15   "Wireless sensor network for monitoring VOC levels near drilling operations.” EFD-SRN Joint Air-Water-Gas Workshop - Golden, CO

2013-08-07  "Residents’ Views of Natural Gas Drilling in the Pennsylvania Marcellus Shale, 2009 and 2012.” 76th Annual Meeting of the Rural Sociological Society- New York, NY.

2013-07-11  FracFocus 2.0 Training - GWPC Stray Gas Incidence & Response Forum and Water Management Unconventional Oil & Gas Forum, Grapevine, TX

2013-06-20  Texas Coastal Impacts Assistance Program - CITP, The Woodlands, TX

2013-06-11  “Water Recycling in Ohio and Pennsylvania.” Water, Oil, and Gas: Water Sampling and Recycling – Denver, CO

2013-06-06  “Regulations and BMP Research Task.”  National Science Foundation workshop, Air, Water, Gas Sustainable Research Network. – Washington D.C.

2013-06-05 “Hydraulic Fracturing and the Management, Disposal, and Reuse of Frac Flowback Waters: Views from the Pennsylvania Marcellus Shale Region.” 19th International Symposium on Society and Resource Management- Estes Park, CO.

2013-05-31  Re-Use of Produced Water & Alternate Water Sources - GAO-NAS Water & Energy, Washington, D.C.

2013-04-25  "VOC monitoring at drilling sites using a wireless senor network." Frank H. Dotterweich 2nd Annual College of Engineering Graduate Student Research Poster Competition - Kingsville, TX

2013-04-18  "Analysis and diagnosis of membrane filtration fouling." 23rd Annual Membrane Filtration Short Course, Texas A&M University - College Station, TX

2013-04-17  "Analysis and diagnosis of membrane filtration fouling."  Water & Wastewater: Issues, Challenges, Solutions and New Technologies Short Course - College Station, TX

2013-04-17  "VOC monitoring using wireless sensor networks." Water & Wastewater: Issues, Challenges, Solutions and New Technologies Short Course - College Station, TX

2013-04-10  "The Sociology of Shale Gas Development.” Purdue University’s Ecological Sciences & Engineering Keystone Series Interdisciplinary Panel on High Volume Shale Gas Extraction- West Lafayette, IN

2013-04-08  EFD Program: Addressing Environmental Issues & Increasing Environmental Awareness - 2013 IADC Conference, New York, NY

2013-03-13  “The Scientific Perspective.” What the Frack! Do You Know What You’re Investing In? – Boulder, CO

2301-02-13  Site Assessment and Baseline Monitoring Measurements in Ohio - EFD Workshop, Columbus, OH

Exhibitions

2013-10-18          CEA Energy Day in Houston, TX

2013-08-12 -14   Unconventional Resources Technology Conference in Denver, CO