Spring 2009 EarthTalks Series: "Marcellus Shale Play: Boon or Burden"

 

EarthTalks Spring 2009 Marcellus Shale Play: Boon or Burden

 

- a lecture series sponsored by the Earth & Environmental Systems Institute, College of Earth & Mineral Sciences, the Penn State Institutes of Energy and the Environment, the Environment and Natural Resources Institute, the EMS Energy Institute, and the College of Agricultural Sciences - All talks are open to the public and are scheduled for 4:00 p.m. on Mondays in 112 Walker Building

 

EarthTalk Seminars by date

Date Speaker Presentation
Jan 26 Terry Engelder
Professor, Department of Geosciences, Penn State University
"Geology and Resource Assessment of the Marcellus Shale"

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Feb 2 Tom Beauduy
Deputy director, Susquehanna River Basin Commission
"Accommodating a New Straw in the Water: Development of the Marcellus Shale Formation in the Susquehanna River Basin"

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Feb 16 Timothy Kelsey
State Program Leader, Economic and Community Development Professor of Agricultural Economics, Penn State Cooperative Extension, Penn State
"Community and Economic Implications of Marcellus Shale Development"

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Feb 23 Bryan Swistock
Water Resources Extension Associate, School of Forest Resources, Penn State University
"Water Quality Impacts From Natural Gas Drilling"

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Mar 2 Ryan Dahl, Rachel Allen
Attorneys, Jones Day Law Firm
"Navigating Regulatory and Financial Hurdles in the Marcellus Shale"

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Mar 23 J. Scott Roberts
Deputy Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection's (DEP) Office of Mineral Resources
"The Significance of Marcellus: A Commonwealth Perspective"

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Apr 6 William Ottaviani
Chief Operating Officer, Rex Energy
"Gas Pains: Technical & Operational Challenges in Developing the Marcellus Shale"

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Apr 8 Ed Ireland
Executive Director, Barnett Shale Energy Education Council (www.bseec.org)
This talk has been cancelled
"Lessons Learned in the Barnett Shale Natural Gas Field"
Apr 13 Randy Nickerson
Senior Vice President, MarkWest Energy
"Moving Marcellus Production to the Marketplace"

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Apr 20 Alexandra Fuller
award-winning author
"The Heartbeat at the End of Our Light Switch: How Families, Communities and the Environment Pay with Their Lives for Our Energy"

* This talk is not available on-line *

This talk will take place in Hosler Bldg., Rm 26
Reception and book signing at 5:00 p.m. in the EMS Museum which is located in the Deike Building
Apr 27 John Harper
Chief, Geological Division, Pennsylvania Geological Survey
"The Marcellus and Other Shale Plays in Pennsylvania: Are They Really Worth All the Fuss?"

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Co-sponsored by the Earth & Environmental Systems Institute and Penn State Institutes of Energy and the Environment