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Agenda for October 26, 20117:30-8:15
Conference Check-in, Continental Breakfast
A. Welcome by Maury Dobbie, Assistant Director, Center for the New Energy Economy
B. Goals and opening remarks by former Governor Bill Ritter, Director, Center for the New Energy Economy
Natural Gas 1018:30 – 9:15
Background Session #1. Geology of natural gas Speaker: Sally Sutton, Associate Professor, Head, Department of Geosciences at Colorado State University
- Sources of organics
- Formation of conventional gas
- Unconventional gas: coal seams, tight sands, shale
- Seismology and advanced locating technology
Background Session #2. Drilling & completion Speaker: Tom Sale, Associate Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Colorado State University
- Conventional drilling
- Horizontal drilling
- Conventional well completion
- Hydraulic fracturing & completion
10:10 – 10:55
Background Session #3. Processing, transport, and distributionSpeaker being confirmed
- Associated vs. non-associated gas
- Wellhead vs. pipeline quality gas
- Produced water (brief, covered more in next section)
- Overview of processing, transportation, distribution
- Make sure to show the entire chain: subsurface -- wellhead -- gathering --processing -- transportation -- metering -- distribution
Background Session #4. The Role of Water Speaker: Ken Carlson, Associate Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Colorado State University
- What is produced water? What is fracturing fluid?
- How are produced water and frac flowback managed?
- How does water recycling fit in?
- What is the future of water resource management?
Background Session #5. Supply outlook for natural gas Speaker: Suzanne Minter, Bentek Energy
- Supply, Demand and Economics
Keynote Addresses12:30 – 1:00
Keynote #1: “How much gas is there, anyway?” Speaker: Tisha Conely-Schuller, President & CEO, Colorado Oil and Gas Association
Keynote #2: “Moving the Discussion Away from Threats and Toward Collaboration.” Speaker: Ed Warner
Afternoon Panel Sessions1:40-2:40
Panel #1. Increasing the use of natural gas: Is that a good thing? Moderator: Mark Paschke, Director of the Restoration Ecology Laboratory, Warner College of Natural Resources, Colorado State University
- Can our water resources survive the increased production and use of natural gas? (Ken Carlson, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Colorado State University)
- Is natural gas really part of a clean energy strategy? Tales from the environment. (Mark Williams, Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research, University of Colorado)
- Community impacts (positive and negative) of increased natural gas production and use (Barb Kirkmeyer, Weld County Commissioner)
- Natural gas as a renewable fuel - what does the future hold? (Sybil Sharvelle, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Colorado State University)
Panel #2. Intrusion or protection: the role of policy
Moderator: Former Colorado Governor, Bill Ritter, Director of the Center for the New Energy Economy
- The case for regulation (Kate Fay, Environmental Protection Agency)
- The case against regulation (panelist being finalized)
- The need for data (panelist being finalized)
- Natural gas policy in Colorado (Bill Ritter, Director, Center for the New Energy Economy)
Panel #3. Beyond our borders: Natural gas in a global context (Bryan Willson moderate, invite panel)
- Russia & Europe (panelist being finalized)
- China (panelist being finalized)
- Africa & the developing world (Bryan Willson, Director, Clean Energy Supercluster, Colorado State University)
Concluding remarks -- Bryan Willson, Director, Clean Energy Supercluster, Colorado State University
Reception at Marriott for everyone who attended symposium on Day 1 (cash bar available)
WHAT THE PUBLIC HAS TO SAY:
CSU TOLD HOLD A BIASED SYMPOSIUM ON FRACKING FOR OIL AND GAS???
Check out the panelists:
1. (Barb Kirkmeyer, Weld County Commissioner)Community impacts (positive and negative) of increased natural gas production and use. This commissioner doesn't know anything...she was agreeing with everything a Weld County gas man regurgitated at a recent EPA hearing.... She said there has never been a well that failed an MIT test...now that's bs...
2. Natural gas policy in Colorado (Bill Ritter, Director, Center for the New Energy Economy)Our ex governor promotes fracking and he works at CSU now?
3. Kate Fay, Environmental Protection Agency She will speak on A CASE FOR REGULATION? What? What the h is this? Why didn't CSU request that the NRDC or the Environmental Working Group make the case for regulations...??? EPA gave up their oversite in several MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING AGREEMENTS...GIVE THE OVERSITE TO THE COLORADO OIL AND GAS COMMISSION... This group promotes AND regulates fracking....
4. Natural gas as a renewable fuel - what does the future hold? (Sybil Sharvelle, Natural gas, methane, the fossil fuel, is NOT a renewable resource.
Natural gas, methane, produced from pig manure and rotting vegetation and collected from landfills IS a renewable resource.
5. Tom Sale, Associate Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Colorado State University - I hope this professor gets his facts straight...maybe he should invite the NRDC lawyers and the EWG lawyers before his speaks...
Conventional well completion
Hydraulic fracturing & completion
6. Keynote #2: Is the information below THE Ed Warner mentioned above?
"The gas remained impregnable for another two decades. Enter a Wyoming paving contractor and oilman, Neil McMurry, his sons Mick and Vic, an Air Force Academy graduate named John Martin, and geologist Ed Warner. McMurry hated unions, drove a red Cadillac, and wore a porkpie hat. His sons were Cat skinners. Martin had flown F101 Voodoos. Warner was a short, brash, fast-talking, Brooklyn-born geologist, an elfin genius. The partners re-examined old drilling logs. They located geologists who had been defeated by the Anticline, bought them dinner and pumped them for information. Quietly, they purchased rights to thousands of acres. “Before we drilled our first well, we approached 27 different companies trying to find a financial backer, and they all turned us down,” Warner remembers. “No guts, no glory.”
In 1993, the five musketeers brainstormed a new hydraulic fracturing method, which proved its merits with their first well south of the Anticline at a place called Jonah. Holding $1 billion worth of energy per square mile, Jonah was a treasure trove. Warner eventually sold his piece for more than $30,000,000, much of which he donated to Colorado State University, sage grouse preservation and the Sand County Foundation".
COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY IS NOT PROVIDING A BALANCED SYMPOSIUM!!!