Clean Fracing Technology & Communication Conference

February 17-18, 2014 | Royal Sonesta Hotel, Houston, TX

The Clean Fracing 2: Technology & Communication Conference focused on building a correct public perception of hydraulic fracturing as well as the technologies that are making frac’ing cleaner, safer and more efficient. Numerous networking opportunities and expert speakers made this a valuable conference for the hydraulic fracturing industry.

Agenda – Day 1

  • Opening Keynote: Hydraulic Fracturing Overview: Past, Present & Future
    - Claude Cooke, Cooke Law Firm
  • Eagle Ford & San Antonio: Air Quality and Better Ways to Estimate Emissions
    - Peter Bella, AACOG & Dr. Susan Stuver, TX A&M IRNR & EFD
  • Networking Break
  • Clean Air Innovations Panel
    - Dr. Susan Stuver, TX A&M IRNR & EFD
    - Carrie Reese, Pioneer Natural Resources
    - Dr. Desikan Sundararajan, Statoil
    - Shane Cannon, Cummins Inc.
    - Texas State Representative Jason Isaac
  • Hydraulic Fracturing: The Hypes & Realities: A Look at Regulations & Lawsuits
    - Barclay Nicholson, Fulbright & Jaworski
  • Keynote Luncheon #1: Communications
    Open Forum Communications Panel with Special Guest:
    - Richard Levick, LEVICK
    Also featuring:
    - David Holt, Consumer Energy Alliance
    - George Stark, Cabot Oil & Gas
    - Hugo Gutierrez, Marathon Oil
    - Obie O'Brien, Apache Corp
  • Methane Emissions at Natural Gas Production Sites in the U.S.
    (UT Austin, URS, 9 E&P's and EDF: Reports & Collaboration)
    -Matthew Harrison, URS Corporation
  • Clean Natural Gas: the Best Frac'ing Fuel
    - George Stark and Jeramie Morschhauser, Cabot Oil & Gas
    - Ronnie Hughes, Baker Hughes
  • Dynamic Gas Blending and a Culture of Sustainability
    - Kathi Harris, HoltCat & Diana F. Hopkins, Caterpillar Global Petroleum
  • Remarks by Ryan Sitton, Candidate for Texas Railroad Commission
    - Introduced by: Weston Martinez, Texas Real Estate Commission & Global Frac LLC
  • Networking Break
  • Texas Roads & Funding
    - Texas State Senator Carlos I. Uresti
  • Trucks & Roads Panel
    - Shawn Martini, Consumer Energy Alliance
    - Joe Ramos, AACOG (STNGVC)
    - Jeff Labenz-Hough, HDR Engineering, Inc
    - Texas State Senator Carlos I. Uresti
    - Dr. Cesar Quiroga, Texas A&M Transportation Institute
  • Networking Reception

Agenda – Day 2

  • Hydraulic Fracturing & Shale Plays: Examining Public Perceptions, Trust, and Community Engagement
    - Dr. Gene Theodori, Sam Houston State University
  • Recycled Water Application: a West Texas Case Study
    Frank Zamora, Trican Well Service
  • Networking Break
  • Automated Controls and Data Acquisition & Mobile Flare Gas Processing
    - Robert Stewart, Lime Instruments, BINGO
  • FracFocus & the States' First Initiatives
    - Carl Michael Smith, IOGCC
  • Communications Panel
    - Larry Holdren, Pure Brand
    - Tim Wigley, Western Energy Alliance
    - Blake Jackson, Digital at Saxum
    - John Christiansen, Anadarko Petroleum Corporation
  • Keynote Luncheon #2: Community Perspectives
    - Omar Garcia, STEER
    - Judge James E. Teal, McMullen County
    - Judge Daryl L. Fowler, DeWitt County
    - Dr. Gene Theodori, Sam Houston State University
  • Hydraulic Fracturing & Communities: Environment and Economic Perspectives
    - Dr. Michelle M. Foss, Bureau of Economic Geology, University of Texas, Austin
    - Dr. Ian Duncan, Bureau of Economic Geology, University of Texas, Austin
  • Networking Break
  • Clean Water Innovations Panel
    - Ann Smith, GSI Environmental
    - Steve Monroe, Baker Hughes
    - Dr. Mike Howdeshell, Select Energy Services
    - Todd Jelinek, Energy & Environmental Services
    - Dr. Bruce A. Mackay, Schlumberger
  • Closing Keynote: Creating a Culture of Environmental Awareness
    - Dr. Richard Haut, HARC, Environmentally Friendly Drilling