April 23, 2013


Description

Presentation 1 - Mr. Michael Parker

Title:  What Has Industry Been Doing in Response to EPA’s Hydraulic Fracturing Environmental and Regulatory Efforts?

Abstract:  The presentation will review ongoing study and advocacy efforts being led by the American Petroleum Institute (API), focusing on EPA’s national hydraulic fracturing study and their work in Pavillion Wyoming.  The ultimate outcomes of EPA’s work on these two studies will have significant influence on how hydraulic fracturing operations will be conducted in the future.  API’s work in tracking, monitoring  and performing critical reviews of EPA’s studies in already yielding interesting results and insights.  This presentation will also touch on several other topics being addressed by EPA, including the pending Diesel Use Guidance, induced seismicity, and the update of API’s HF-1, HF-2 and HF-3 Guidance documents.

 

Presentation No. 2 - Mr. Michael Dupuis

Title: Occupational Health Issues During Hydraulic Fracturing Operations.

Abstract:  Hydraulic fracturing is and industrial process that presents potential chemical and physical hazards.  Occupational health and safety practices to effectively control these hazards will be discussed.


Featured Speakers

Speaker Mr. Michael Parker, ExxonMobil Production Company - Technical Advisor
Mr. Parker recently retired after over 35 years of service as a Technical Advisor within ExxonMobil Production Company's Upstream Safety, Health, and Environment organization.  Mr. Parker provided technical support and guidance to ExxonMobil affiliates world-wide on a range of issues including drilling and production discharges, underground injection control, spill prevention ...

Mr. Parker recently retired after over 35 years of service as a Technical Advisor within ExxonMobil Production Company's Upstream Safety, Health, and Environment organization.  Mr. Parker provided technical support and guidance to ExxonMobil affiliates world-wide on a range of issues including drilling and production discharges, underground injection control, spill prevention and control, facility decommissioning, artificial reef programs, marine environmental issues, carbon capture and storage, hydraulic fracturing and general issue management coordination.


At retirement, Mr. Parker Chaired the American Petroleum Institute’s Upstream Environmental Subcommittee, the Carbon Capture and Storage Work Group and the Hydraulic Fracturing Workgroup and was Upstream Environmental and Regulatory Issue Management Coordinator for ExxonMobil Production Company.  Mr. Parker is currently Principal of Parker Environmental and Consulting.


Mr. Parker is a graduate of the University of Texas and Texas A&M University and is a registered Professional Engineer in Texas and Louisiana.  Mr. Parker also serves on the Board of Directors of the Armand Bayou Nature Center.

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Organizer

Christa Henager


Date and Time

Tue, April 23, 2013

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

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Location

Petroleum Club of Houston

800 Bell Street, 43rd Floor
Houston, Texas 77002
USA