Webinar to Focus on Recent Well Waste and Production Data

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will be releasing the latest six month’s waste and production figures this month.

Individuals can join Penn State educators Matt Henderson and Dave Yoxtheimer as they analyze this recent data and current trends in this month’s webinar “A Look at Recent Well Waste and Production Data”

Henderson, the shale gas asset manager, Community & Economic Development, Penn State Marcellus Center for Outreach and Research (MCOR), will provide insight to the currently released unconventional well production data and provide an analysis of the data.   “Production from unconventional wells has grown exponentially over the past several years. Looking at the production data gives a glimpse of the core areas of development and the potential for future development.”

Henderson will also look at production results on a statewide and localized level, top areas of production and wells, and results by the different operators within the region.

Yoxtheimer, a hydrogeologist and extension associate with Penn State MCOR, will review the waste production records. He states, “The wastewater production volumes in 2013 will be examined by considering the rates of treatment, reuse and disposal and compared to previous years.   In addition, rates of wastewater generated per unit of gas produced will be evaluated to determine water efficiency trends”.

The educational webinar will run from 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. Feb. 20.

Penn State Extension’s Marcellus Education Team provides monthly webinars on a variety of topics. Upcoming webinars for 2014 include:

Mar 27,    Land and Property Valuations with Shale Development, Jeffrey R. Kern, senior appraiser, Resource Technologies Corp.

Apr 17,    Pennsylvania Royalty Calculations and Decline Curves, Jim Ladlee, associate director, Penn State Marcellus Center, and director of Special Initiatives, Shale Training & Education Center

May 15,   World Oil and Gas Resources, Consumption, and New Trends According to US EIA, Aloulou Fawzi, industry economist and project manager Exploration and Production Team, Energy Information Administration at the U.S. Department of Energy

Registration for the webinars is not necessary at this time, and all are welcome to participate by logging in to https://meeting.psu.edu/pscems. For more information, contact Carol Loveland at 570-320-4429 or by email 

Previous webinars, publications and information also are available on the Penn State Extension natural-gas Web site covering a variety of topics such as Act 13, seismic testing, air pollution from gas development; water use and quality; natural gas liquids regional development, natural gas reserves; gas-leasing considerations for landowners; legal issues surrounding gas development; and the impact of Marcellus gas development on forestland.

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