2020 UIC Conference Presentations

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February 16-19, 2020
San Antonio, Texas

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General Session

PDF icon U.S. EPA Update: National Drinking Water Protection Program
Director, Office of Groundwater & Drinking Water, US EPA
Jennifer McLain
PDF icon DOE Oil and Natural Gas Collaboration with States
Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Oil and Natural Gas, US DOE
Shawn Bennett
PDF icon Texas Railroad Commission UIC Program
Assistant Director for Technical Permitting, Railroad Commission of Texas
Paul Dubois

Class II UIC

Class I UIC: Technical Issues

PDF icon Remedial Cementing Options for Class I Wells
SCS Engineers
Randy Homburg


Produced Water

PDF icon Evaluation of Produced Water Reuse Within and Outside the Energy Sector
Bureau of Economic Geology, University of Texas
Bridget Scanlon

Setting Priorities for Produced Water Research

PDF icon Produced Water Research Needs and Smart Decision Making for Reuse
Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality
Shellie Chard
PDF icon Research Framework Applied: Examples from EDF and partner studies
Environmental Defense Fund
Nichole Saunders

CCS: Overviews, Challenges & Opportunities

PDF icon Meeting the Dual Challenge: An Overview of the NPC Study on At-Scale Deployment of CCUS in the U.S.
Texas Railroad Commission & ExxonMobil
Leslie Savage & Susan Blevins
PDF icon EPA Action Plan for Class VI Geologic Sequestration Permitting
Kurt Hildebrandt, Bruce Kobelski, Bill Bates

CCS: Economics & Characterization

PDF icon Cost of Selecting a Storage Site – Staged Investment to Decrease Risk
Bureau of Economic Geology, The University of Texas at Austin
Susan Hovorka, Ph.D.
PDF icon Stacked Storage and Tax incentive Impacts on CO2-EOR Sustainability”
Bureau of Economic Geology, Gulf Coast Carbon Center, University of Texas
Ramón Gil-Egui

CCS: Permitting, Operations, and MMV

CCS: Case Studies


PDF icon ASR Feasibility in Central Texas
Barton Springs/Edwards Aquifer Conservation District
Brian Smith
PDF icon ASR and MAR in Texas’ 2017 State Water Plan
Texas Water Development Board
Andrea Croskrey