Unconventional Oil & Gas Water Management Forum The development of unconventional gas resources poses new challenges for the management and protection of water resources. This event, sponsored by the Ground Water Research & Education Foundation, will focus on the status of current regulations, and the potential risks and challenges, associated with safe-guarding and managing water resources in areas of rapidly expanding shale-gas development.
Stray Gas Incidence & Response Forum In July 2012 the Ground Water Protection Council, with funding support from the US Department of Energy, sponsored the nation’s first forum solely dedicated to the response, investigation, migration, and prevention of stray gas in areas of natural development. The event, held in Cleveland, Ohio, focused on stray gas research and investigations in the Appalachian Basin and laid the groundwork for subsequent discussions in other natural gas producing regions of the United States and Canada. This year’s Stray Gas Forum, to be hosted in the Dallas, TX area, is an opportunity for regulatory officials, the Oil & gas industry, consultants and other interested parties in the Gulf Coast Region and Southwestern United States to learn, interact, and develop recommendations that will improve protocols for response to the prevention of stray gas incidents.
**One registration allows access to both events**