2011-2012 Archive (prior to website migration)


September 13, 2011

This month's speaker is Distinguished Lecturer Erdal Ozkan with the Colorado School of Mines and the topic will be "Releasing Shale-Gsa Potential with Fractured Horizontal Wells".






October 2011 – Fall Kick-Off


Meeting the Environmental Challenges of Today and Tomorrow

Speakers and topics for this year's sypmposium include:

Ed Ireland – Exec Director of BSEEC Emcee and Moderator

Paul Hagemeier – VP of Regulatory Compliance, Chesapeake: “The True Environmental Impact of the Energy Industry”  PRESENTATION

David McBride – VP of Anadarko E&P: “Industry Best Practices”  PRESENTATION

Katie Klaber – President Marcellus Shale Coalition: “Air Emissions and Water Re-Use”  PRESENTATION

Tisha Schuller – President of COGA: “Outreach – How to do it, What works and What doesn’t”  PRESENTATION

Tareq Al-Najjar– Purestream Technologies: “Cleanup and Re-Use of Produced and Flowback Waters”  PRESENTATION

Cade Borque – Director of EHS, Multi-Chem: “Green Frac Chemicals and Disclosure Reporting”  PRESENTATION

Kyle Jantzen - Exterran –“ Internal Combustion Engine Air Emission Regulatory Update”  PRESENTATION





November 17, 2011

This month's speaker was Mr. Michael R. Goldman of Guida, Slavic, and Flore, P.C. in Dallas, TX. The topic was "Ethical Issues Related to Hydraulic Fracturing and Shale Gas Development".

Abstract: Along with the expansion of hydraulic fracturing, there has been increasing concerns about its potential impacts on drinking water resources, public health, and environmental impacts in the vicinity of these facilities. These concerns have led to various ethical issues related to the industry. The presentation will discuss those issues as they relate to key Texas and Federal legislation and case law related to hydraulic fracturing operations.

Biographical: Mr. Goldman is a shareholder with the law firm of Guida, Slavich & Flores, P.C. Guida, Slavich & Flores is an environmental boutique which was founded in 1991. The firm has offices in Dallas and Austin and regularly assists and defends oil and gas companies with environmental issues including how to manage their environmental risks. Mr. Goldman’s practice focuses on environmental litigation. He represents public and private clients in cases arising under the federal, state, and local environmental laws. Mr. Goldman has successfully represented clients in cost recovery and contribution actions and negotiated settlements in complex hazardous waste cleanup matters.

Mr. Goldman currently serves as the Vice-Chair of the Environmental Law Section of the Tarrant County Bar Association. He is a Fellow of the Dallas Bar Association and was named a Texas Super Lawyers’ Rising Star for 2010 and 2011 and is a Fellow of Dallas Bar Foundation. Mr. Goldman is a frequent speaker to oil and gas associations and industry groups. He has previously spoken on a similar topic to the Petroleum Engineers Club of Dallas, 2011 Energy Symposium sponsored by Texas Wesleyan Law Review and the Tarrant County Bar Association Energy Law Section, and the Fort Worth Association of Petroleum Landmen.



December 15, 2011

This month's speaker was Waqi Alam, Ph.D. of Tetrahedron, Inc. The topic was "Cost Effective Environmental Solutions for the Petroleum Industry".

Bio and Abstract