ASTM Subcommittees D18.26 on Hydraulic Fracturing and D19.09 on Water — Hydraulic Fracturing Fluids cordially invite
abstracts to be considered for presentation at a Workshop on Water Quality Monitoring and Environmental Characterization
Related to Hydraulic Fracturing Activities which will be held from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm on January 28, 2015 during the ASTM
2015 Committee Week at the Sheraton New Orleans in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Objective and Topic Areas
Hydraulic Fracturing is a process often used to enhance hydrocarbon extraction from shale formations. During this process, a
water solution containing proppant and chemicals is injected into the formation to open existing fractures or create new
fractures. These fractures increase the effective surface area in contact with the formation and improve the rate of
hydrocarbon extraction. The importance of conducting this process both safely and effectively has led to increased attention to
methods, technologies, and approaches for monitoring, characterizing, mitigating, and preventing potential impacts associated
with surface and subsurface hydraulic fracturing activities.
This workshop will educate the audience with insights and presentations from industry leaders regarding technology and
methods to ensure environmental protection and risk assessment.
The workshop will focus on technologies and best practices for conducting site characterizations and monitoring related to
hydraulic fracturing. Case studies related to the following topics are of particular interest.
- Environmental modeling and risk assessment
- Brine remediation and management
- Emerging environmental contaminants
- Stray gas investigations
- Water Recycling and Processing Technologies
- Radiation monitoring of cuttings, flowback and produced waters
- Assessing baseline supply well yield and diminished yield investigations
- Measuring atmospheric parameters effecting air quality
- Geologic Investigations for aquifer characterization and migration risks
- Monitoring of impoundments for leakage of gas or water
Presentations will be limited to 20 minutes.
HOW TO SUBMIT AN ABSTRACT
Please email your title and abstract (limit 300 words) to Jeffrey Hale
Richard Jack (firstname.lastname@example.org)
by September 30, 2014. Selections will be finalized by October 31, 2014.
The language of the workshop will be English.