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2022 Shale Network Workshop Agenda

Ten Years of Unconventional Resource Development:

Lessons Learned and Future Directions

May 12–13, 2022

The Graduate State College, 125 S Atherton St, State College, PA 16801

Workshop Organized and/or Sponsored By:
National Science Foundation, Penn State (Earth and Environmental Systems Institute; Marcellus Center for Outreach and Research),
University of Pittsburgh, Syracuse University, Evergreen Conservancy, PA Department of Environmental Protection (PA DEP),   Seneca Resources, Oak Ridge Associated Universities

        Thursday, May 12, 2022

8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Field trip visit to Seneca Resources near Wellsboro
**Those who already registered for the field trip should meet at the Calder Alley side of the hotel by 8:15 a.m. to depart at 8:30 a.m.** 

***All Sessions are in the Coaly Ballroom at The Graduate State College unless noted otherwise***

5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Lower Lobby


5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

1855 Lobby & Lobby 1

Ice Breaker & Poster Session
Poster presenters: please leave posters up overnight for Friday lunch session

7:30 – 9:00 p.m.

Coaly Ballroom

Group Discussion on Lessons Learned and Future Directions
Moderators: Jenn Baka and Dave Yoxtheimer (Penn State University):
Nicole Deziel (Yale University), Adam Peltz (Environmental Defense Fund), Dave Callahan (Marcellus Shale Coalition), Jessica Shirley, PA Dept of Environmental Protection

    Friday, May 13, 2022

***All Sessions are in the Coaly Ballroom at The Graduate State College unless noted otherwise***

7:15 a.m.
Lower Lobby


7:30 a.m.
Outside Coaly Ballroom

Continental Breakfast and Poster Setup
Speakers, please upload talks before session starts
Poster presenters: put posters up in 1855 Lobby or Lobby 1 before 8:00 a.m. and remove promptly by 5:00 p.m.

8:00 a.m.

Workshop Overview
Jennifer Baka, Tao Wen (Syracuse University)

Moderator: Tao Wen

8:20 a.m.

Data Knowledge 1:  Methane Emissions
Mary Kang (McGill University)

8:40 a.m.

Data Knowledge 2: Unconventional Oil and Gas Development and Water Impacts
Sam Shaheen (Penn State University)

9:00 a.m.

Data Knowledge 3: Citizen Science Talk
Matt Kelso (FracTracker Alliance)

9:20 a.m.

Data Knowledge 4: Surface Water Impacts Using Shale Network Database
Christian Leuz (University of Chicago)

  9:40 a.m.

Panel Discussion

10:00 a.m.
Outside Coaly Ballroom

Coffee Break

Moderator: Radisav Vidic (University of Pittsburgh)

10:20 a.m.

Impacts & Response 1: Wastewater Spills
Denise Akob (US Geological Survey, [USGS])

10:40 a.m.

Impacts & Response 2: Air
Ken Davis (Penn State University)

11:00 a.m.

Impacts & Response 3: Community Impacts
Alison Steele (Environmental Health Project)

11:20 a.m.

Impacts & Response 4: Wastewater Management
Amanda Veazey (Seneca Resources)

11:40 a.m.

Panel Discussion

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Outside Coaly Ballroom

Reception-Style Lunch and Poster Session
Afternoon speakers, please upload talks

Moderator: Amanda Veazey

1:00 p.m.

Abandoned and Legacy Wells 1: Well Plugging
Harry Wise (PA Dept of Environmental Protection)

1:20 p.m.

Abandoned and Legacy Wells 2: Well Plugging Mechanics
Luke Plants (Plants & Goodwin)

1:40 p.m.

Abandoned and Legacy Wells 3: Orphaned and Abandoned Well Plugging
Curtis Shuck (Well Done Foundation)

2:00 p.m.

Panel Discussion

2:20 p.m.
Outside Coaly Ballroom

Coffee Break

Moderators: Cindy Rogers (Evergreen Conservancy) and Jenn Baka

2:40 p.m.

Future Directions 1: Shale and Renewable Energy Intersections
|Dave Yoxtheimer (Penn State University)

3:00 p.m.

Future Directions 2: Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI)
Emily Pakhtigian (Penn State University)

3:20 p.m.

Future Directions 3: Environmental Justice
Justin Dula (Dept. of Environmental Protection, Office of Environmental Justice)

3:40 p.m.

Future Directions 4: Health
Dr. Longxiang Li (Harvard University)

4:00 p.m.

Panel Discussion

Wrap Up Plenary Discussion:  What Do We Need to Do Next?
Tao Wen, Radisav Vidic, Jennifer Baka

4:20 p.m.

Assessment and Adjournment
Poster presenters, please remove your posters promptly