Unconventional Oil & Natural Gas - Second Public Workshop, December 2014, Wheeling, WV

December 10, 2014

This second of three public workshops provided an opportunity for the HEI Special Scientific Committee to hear from interested members of academia, industry, government, and non-governmental organizations regarding their (1) recommendations for scientific research to better understand the potential impacts of 21st century oil and gas development in the Appalachian Basin; and (2) criteria that may be used to prioritize research alternatives. The workshop was timed to allow for this input just as the HEI Committee had released its draft report, The Potential Impacts of 21st Century Oil and Gas Development in the Appalachian Basin: First Steps Toward a Strategic Research Plan pdf and before it began development of its Strategic Scientific Research Plan. In addition, all workshop participants heard from speakers knowledgeable about potential impacts on communities and the evolution of oil and gas industry practice and technology. Organizational support was provided by the University of Pittsburgh Institute of Politics.

Sessions

Introductions

Welcome and Introductions
HEI-Energy
Updated Committee Charge, Goal of the Initiative, and Progress of the Committee
Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee

Technical Presentations

Engineering Risk, Evolving Technology
South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
Break
Evolving Industry Technology
Parker Environmental and Consulting, LLC
Potential Community Impacts
South Dakota State University
Lunch

Looking Ahead: The Committee's Draft Report and Research Recommendations

Presentation of the Draft Report: The Potential Impacts of 21st Century Oil and Gas Development in the Appalachian Basin: First Steps Toward a Strategic Research Plan
HEI-Energy
Workshop Participants Share Research Recommendations with Committee
Break
Closing Remarks
Health Effects Institute

Location

Oglebay Resort and Conference Center
465 Lodge Drive
Wheeling, WV 26003
United States

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