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

December 10, 2014

Understanding Potential Impacts of 21st Century Oil and Gas Development In The Appalachian Basin: Research Needs. 

Public Workshop, December 10, 2014, Wheeling, WV

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

Dec 10 2014 - 8:30am

8:30 AM

Welcome and Introductions

Robert O'Keefe
,

Health Effects Institute

8:45 AM

Updated Committee Charge, Goal of the Initiative, and Progress of the Committee

George M Hornberger
, Vanderbilt University

Technical Presentations

Dec 10 2014 - 9:00am

9:00 AM

Engineering Risk, Evolving Technology

Daniel Soeder
,

Department of Energy, NETL

10:00 AM

Break

10:15 AM

Evolving Industry Technology

Michael E. Parker
,

Parker Environmental and Consulting, LLC

11:15 AM

Potential Community Impacts

Jeffrey Jacquet
,

South Dakota State University

12:15 PM

Lunch

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

Dec 10 2014 - 12:45pm

12:45 PM

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

Donna J. Vorhees
, Health Effects Institute

1:15 PM

Workshop Participants Share Research Recommendations with Committee

Workshop participants; Moderated by George Hornberger, Vanderbilt University

2:45 PM

Break

3:00 PM

Identification of Criteria for Defining Research Priorities

Workshop participants; Moderated by Alison Cullen, University of Washington

4:25 PM

Closing Remarks

Daniel S. Greenbaum
,

Health Effects Institute

Location
Oglebay Resort and Conference Center
465 Lodge Drive
Wheeling, VA 26003