April 19, 2012


Description

Join us for the inaugural meeting of the new Drilling & Production Waste Management Study Group, with an expanded focus to cover handling all upstream oil and gas waste streams cost-effectively.

Event Sponsors for our first meeting are Environmental Drilling Solutions, LLC. and Select Energy Services
 
 
Our first meeting will be kicked off by Roland Moreau, SPE Technical Director of Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility [HSSE SR], addressing “SPE Hot Topics – Water Management.”
Moreau serves on the Board of Directors of SPE International. He will update us on the ranking of what water use issues require the most immediate attention.
 
Following that introduction, the main speaker, Rick McCurdy, will present an overview of industry efforts towards minimizing fresh water demand for drilling and hydraulic fracturing through the reuse of produced water and the technologies currently available to help with these goals. The presentation will also cover new technologies being evaluated and regulatory challenges that the industry must overcome. Drinking water is precious, as we know from the drought in Texas, and using millions of gallons of fresh water for fracturing operations will meet with opposition from the public if we don't conserve today. There will also be several door prizes ranging in value from $50 to $200.
Dress code for the Petroleum Club: Business Casual, jackets encouraged

Featured Speakers

Speaker Rick McCurdy & Roland Moreau
Sr, Eng. Advisor & SSH&E; Manager Chesapeake & ExxonMobil Upstream Research Rick McCurdy is Senior Engineering Advisor, Chemicals & Water Reclamation, at Chesapeake Energy in Oklahoma City, OK. He is responsible for providing technical support and advice regarding Chesapeake’s chemical programs and evaluation of water recovery and conservation technologies throughout …

Sr, Eng. Advisor & SSH&E Manager
Chesapeake & ExxonMobil Upstream Research


Rick McCurdy is Senior Engineering Advisor, Chemicals & Water Reclamation, at Chesapeake Energy in Oklahoma City, OK. He is responsible for providing technical support and advice regarding Chesapeake’s chemical programs and evaluation of water recovery and conservation technologies throughout Chesapeake’s operations. He is also responsible for development of environmentally friendly hydraulic fracturing fluids. Prior to Chesapeake, Rick held managerial positions at BJ Chemical Services in Midland and Alaska. Rick has an AAS degree in Petroleum Technology and is an active member of NACE International and SPE. He has presented papers at meetings for both organizations, as well as the Southwestern Petroleum Short Course.


 


Roland Moreau is the Safety, Security, Health, and Environment Manager for ExxonMobil’s Upstream Research Company. He also serves as Vice President for ExxonMobil Research Qatar Limited in Doha. Roland received his BS degree in Mechanical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and an MBA in Finance from Fairleigh Dickinson University. He began his career with Exxon as a Project Engineer at the Bayway Refinery in New Jersey, and since that time has held various technical, supervisory and managerial positions. In West Texas he was involved with various permitting and technical responsibilities for the LaBarge Project in Wyoming before moving to Houston, where he served as waste management and environmental stewardship coordinator for the Lower 48. He has held positions as Compliance Supervisor, LNG Regulatory Manager, and SSH&E Manager with responsibilities for safety, security, emergency preparedness & response, operations integrity, environmental permitting, and regulatory compliance. He is responsible for providing resources, guidance, tools and training to project teams in support of global SH&E and security activities.

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Organizer

Joseph Kilchrist


Date and Time

Thu, April 19, 2012

11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
(GMT-0500) US/Central

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Location

Petroleum Club of Houston

800 Bell Street
Houston, Texas 77002
USA