Northside: Environmental, Health and Safety Regulatory Initiatives Impacting the Oil and Gas Industry

The upstream oil and gas industry is currently experiencing a deluge of new regulatory and legislative initiatives.  States from Colorado, Wyoming, Texas and Pennsylvania have implemented or are proposing new regulations that significantly impact how the industry operates.  All media are being impacted, from water, air, groundwater and stormwater.   Further, the US Congress and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) are also proposing legislative and regulatory changes.  Finally, EPA’s and OSHA’s enforcement initiatives are in the process of commencing and could potentially have a far reaching impact on future operations.
In order to bring a bit of order to this chaos, an overview of new Texas and national air, hydro-fracturing, greenhouse gas and water regulatory and legislative initiatives will be provided.  In addition, the impact of EPA’s and OSHA’s upstream enforcement initiatives will be summarized.
The formal presentation will end with a discussion of alternative strategies for cost-effective dealing with these new challenges.  An extended question and answer session is planned to allow members to learn about specific issues of concern to them. This presentation will count as one PDH for professional license renewal in the area of professional ethics.

Please register prior to the event to facilitate improved planning and admission. Walk-ins will be accepted on a first come/ first serve basis as space allows.

If you have special dietary needs, please email the event contact with your requests PRIOR to arrival at the event.
Thank you.
Parking: Use Contract Entrance. Push button on kiosk and tell security that you are with the SPE Northside Study Group in the Greenspoint Club.

Location: Greenspoint Club
16925 Northchase Dr.
Houston , TX 77060

Date: Oct. 12, 2010, 11:30 a.m. - Oct. 12, 2010, 1 p.m.