2016 UIC Conference

2016 UIC Conference
February 23-25, 2016
Denver, CO


Spotlight Series: Underground Injection Control

PDF icon Tom Tomastik
Class II Disposal Well Best Management Practices Instructor – Tom Tomastik, ALL Consulting

FracFocus 3.0 Development Discussion

Induced Seismicity by Injection Training

Opening Session: Beneficial Use of Produced Water from the Oil & Natural Gas Industry

PDF icon John Veil
Beneficial Use of Produced Water from the Oil and Natural Gas Industry -- Bios listed in Abstract 50 John Veil, Veil Environmental

Water Associated with Oil & Gas Development and Long Term Water Sustainability Strategies

PDF icon Holly Pearen
Holly Pearen, Sr. Attorney, Environmental Defense Fund
PDF icon Ben Binder
Ben Binder, President, Digital Design Group (Colorado Citizen)
PDF icon Michael Teague
Michael Teague, Secretary of Energy and Environment at the Oklahoma Office of Energy & Environment
PDF icon Mike Hightower
Mike Hightower, Distinguished Member of Technical Staff, Sandia National Laboratory

Networking Luncheon

Potential Concerns Associated with Management and Reuse of Oil & Natural Gas Produced Water

PDF icon Roland Goodman
New API Industry Standards for Shale Development – Roland Goodman, American Petroleum Institute
PDF icon Rick McCurdy
Treating Produced Water for Beneficial Use – Current Challenges and Potential Future Advances - Rick C. McCurdy, Chesapeake Energy
PDF icon David Stewart
Flowback Operations Innovation – Reducing EHS Risk through Design and Planning - David Stewart, Bonanza Creek Energy Inc.
PDF icon Erik Anglund
Opportunities and Challenges for Beneficial Use of Produced Water Erik Anglund, Anadarko Petroleum Corporation

Class V UIC Well Session

PDF icon Robert G. Maliva
Class I Injection Wells: Technological Opportunities for Improved Performance – Robert G. Maliva and Wm. Scott Manahan, Schlumberger Water Services
PDF icon Don Redmond
Recent Legislative Changes Affecting the Texas Class V Injection Well Program – Don Redmond, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, Environmental Law Division
PDF icon Craig Boomgaard
Water Treatment and Car Washes - Craig Boomgaard, USEPA Region 8
PDF icon Candace C. Cady
Rethinking Class V Wells: Improving Efficiency andEffectiveness - Candace C. Cady, and Brianna Ariotti, Utah Department of Environmental Quality
PDF icon Keara Moore
Well-Specific Class V Data: 200,000 Wells and Counting - Keara Moore, USEPA OGWDW

Examples of Beneficial Use of Oil & Natural Gas Prodeuced Water

PDF icon Ken Nichols
Devon Energy’s 2015 Delaware Basin Water Management Program – Jeff Sawyer and Ken Nichols, Devon Energy
PDF icon Katie Lewis
Agricultural Reuse of Treated Produced Water – Katie Lewis, Texas A&M AgriLife Research
PDF icon Lloyd H. Hetrick
Irrigation with Produced Water in Texas – Beneficial Use Case Study – Lloyd H. Hetrick, Newfield Exploration Company
PDF icon Richard D. Noble
Treatment of Hydraulic Fracturing Wastewaters through a Hybrid Coagulation-Nanoporous Membrane Filtration-Biological Treatment Process - Richard D. Noble, James Rosenblum, Sarah Dischinger, Douglas Gin, Karl Linden, U. of Colorado
PDF icon Domenic Corso
Water Exchange for the Energy Ecosystem - Domenic Corso, Sourcewater

Aquifer Storage & Recovery

PDF icon Lindsay Atkinson
Aquifer Storage and Recovery: A Management Tool for Upstream Operators - Lindsay Atkinson, CH2M Hill
PDF icon Craig Boomgaard
Aquifer Storage and Recovery in Region 8 Craig Boomgaard, USEPA Region 8

Class V UIC Open Forum

Induced Seismicity by Underground Injection

PDF icon Justin L. Rubinstein
Wastewater Disposal, Hydraulic Fracturing, and Seismicity in Southern Kansas, Justin L. Rubinstein1, Fabia Terra1, William L. Ellsworth2 1US Geological Survey, 2Stanford University
PDF icon Megan R. M. Brown
Injection-Induced Seismicity in Central Utah - Megan R. M. Brown, University of Colorado and Mian Liu, University of Missouri
PDF icon Kathryn Mutz
Regulatory Actions to Reduce Risks from Wastewater Injection Induced Seismicity - Kathryn Mutz, Glaser, University of Colorado
PDF icon Chad Milligan
Regulatory Considerations for Evaluating the Potential for Induced Seismicity of a Class I Non-Hazardous Waste Disposal Well - Chad Milligan, SCS Aquaterra and Craig Pangburn, Underground Cavern Stabilization

Oil & Natural Gas Environmental Initiative

PDF icon Jon Fennell
Where Should I Put My Disposal Well? - An Approach to Siting Optimization, Jon Fennell, Integrated Sustainability Consultants Ltd.
PDF icon Kyle Blasch
Water-use Requirements Associated with Hydraulic Fracturing within the Williston Basin – Kyle Blasch, USGS Idaho Water Science Center and Joanna Thamke, USGS Wyoming- Montana Water Science Center
PDF icon Megan Starr-Powell
Advancing Technology in Well Completions and Stimulations- Megan Starr-Powell, Anadarko Petroleum Corporation
PDF icon Stephen D. Richardson
Sources of Variability in Dissolved Methane Concentrations at Residential Water Wells - Stephen D. Richardson, GSI Environmental, Inc.
PDF icon Greg Lackey
The Occurrence of Surface Casing Pressure in the Denver- Julesburg Basin and Implications for Stray Gas Migration - Greg Lackey, Harihar Rajaram, Owen A. Sherwood, Troy L. Burke and Joseph N. Ryan, University of Colorado
PDF icon Tom Tomastik
A Proactive Approach to Addressing Annular Pressure Issues and Stray Gas Migration in the Unconventional Shale Plays - J. Daniel Arthur, Tom Tomastik, Kris Anderson, and Will Green, ALL Consulting
PDF icon Katherine J. Armstrong
Occurrence of BTEX from Oil- and Gas-Related Incidents in Groundwater above the Denver- Julesburg Basin - Katherine J. Armstrong, University of Colorado
PDF icon William Fleckenstein
An Assessment of the Risk of Migration of Fracturing Fluids or Hydrocarbons into Fresh Water Aquifers in Colorado - William Fleckenstein; A.W. Eustes; C.H. Stone; P. Howell, CO School of Mines
PDF icon Chris Eisinger
Prioritizing Well Inspections in Colorado: A Risk-Based Approach - Chris Eisinger, GSI, and Ken Robertson, & Mike Leonard, Colorado Oil & Gas Conservation Commission
PDF icon Nathan Alleman
A Look at Underground Natural Gas Storage Operation and Regulation in the United States - Nathan Alleman, Regulatory Specialist; J. Daniel Arthur, P.E., SPEC, President; Thomas E. Tomastik, Geologist; and Kris Andersen, Senior Environmental Manager; ALL Consulting

Class I UIC Well Session

PDF icon Lorrie Council
Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Class I Injection Wells in Texas - Lorrie Council, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and Shelly Bergel, Mickey Leland Environmental Internship
PDF icon Virginia Walsh
Innovative Methods in Nutrient Reduction by Use of Deep Well Injection, Virginia Key, Miami-Dade County, Florida - Virginia Walsh, and Edward Rectenwald Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department
PDF icon Ken Cooper
The Relative Importance of Critical Technical and Regulatory Factors that Define Injection Well Feasibility: Pressure Matters - Ken Cooper, Aaron Payne, and Wes Janes, Petrotek Engineering Corporation
PDF icon Lewis Wandke
Application and Analysis of Step-Rate Testing to Determine Fracture Pressure in Injection Wells - Lewis Wandke and Ken Cooper, Petrotek Engineering Corporation
PDF icon Bruce J. Kobelski
Deep Disposal of Spent Nuclear Fuel and High-Level Radioactive Waste: An Old Concept Revisited - Bruce J. Kobelski - U.S. EPA OGWDW

Class I UIC Open Forum

Class III UIC Well Session

PDF icon David Murry
Comparison of Pre-Mining and Post-Mining Groundwater Quality at Texas In Situ Uranium Mining Sites - David Murry, TCEQ
PDF icon Mark Pelizza
ISR Project Vicinity Well Sampling in Response to EPA’s Proposed Amendment to the 40CFR192 Rule – Mark S. Pelizza, Pelizza & Associates

Class III UIC Open Forum

Class II UIC Open Forum