D18 Soil and Rock

    Title: D18-D19 Workshop on Water Quality Monitoring and Environmental Characterization Related to Hydraulic Fracturing Activities

    Dates: Wednesday January 28 2015

    Location: Sheraton New Orleans Hotel_old; New Orleans, LA

    Event Name: January 2015 Committee Week

    About The Event

    Registration Information

    Technical Chair Contact Information

    Hotel Information

    Transportation and Directions

    Standards Development Meetings

    Future Meeting Dates

    About the Event

    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.


    Please email your title and abstract (limit 300 words) to Jeffrey Hale (jhale@kleinfelder.com) or Richard Jack (richard.jack@thermofisher.com) by September 30, 2014. Selections will be finalized by October 31, 2014.

    The language of the workshop will be English.

    Registration Information

    Online registration opens approximately 8 weeks before the workshop and closes January 21, 2015. The fees to attend this workshop are listed below.

    Students – A student's fee is waived, provided that he/she is a full-time student and is not employed full time. After registering online, the student must check in at the ASTM Registration Desk on site and present his/her student ID. The waived fee does include admission to the technical sessions, but does not include the Social events, Food functions, etc.

    All attendees, including presenters and ASTM members, are urged to register online for this event so that space requirements can be accommodated. If you do not register online by the closing date, then you must register upon arrival at the symposium. All attendees must check in at the ASTM registration desk upon arrival at symposium.

    A refund of the symposium fee will be honored only if requested at least 7 business days prior to the symposium. To cancel your registration and request a refund, please contact Hannah Sparks at hsparks@astm.org or 610-832-9678.

    If you have questions concerning online registration, please contact Hannah Sparks in Symposia Operations at hsparks@astm.org, Tel: 610/832-9677, or ASTM Technical Support at support@astm.org or 1-877-909-2786 (domestic) or 610-832-9578 (international).

    OnlineOn Site
    ASTM Member Fee Waived Waived
    Non-Member Fee25.0050.00
    Presenter Fee Waived Waived
    Student Fee Waived Waived

    Technical Chair Contact Information

    Additional information about the symposium is available from Symposium Co-Chairmen Richard Jack, Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., Sunnyvale, CA, Email: Richard.jack@thermofisher.com, tel: 408-481-4227 and Jeffrey Hale, Kleinfelder, Cranberry Township, PA, Email: jhale@kleinfelder.com, tel: 724- 772-7072.

    Hotel Information

    All meetings will be held at the Sheraton New Orleans, 500 Canal St., New Orleans, LA 70130. Reservations may be made via our reservation link: Sheraton New Orleans Reservations.

    Select your dates and proceed as instructed. Reservations may also be made by telephoning the Sheraton New Orleans at 504-525-2500 (you must mention ASTM in order to receive the group rate).

    Group rate will be honored until the ASTM block is full, but no later than Friday, December 26, 2014. ASTM rates are $189 single/double plus 13% tax. You may be charged a higher rate if reservations are received after the cut-off date, or when the block is full.

    U.S. Government Rates: The Sheraton New Orleans has a limited number of rooms at the Government per diem rate of $151.

    IMPORTANT! ASTM Rates are non-commissionable. If you book your reservation through a travel agent they must ask for a non-commissioned ASTM Group Rate. ASTM cannot adjust your higher rate if commissions were paid to a travel agency.

    ADVANCE DEPOSIT: The Sheraton New Orleans requires a credit card to guarantee your reservation.

    CONFIRMATION NOTICES: A confirmation number is provided to you electronically once your reservation has been submitted.

    CANCELLATION/CHANGE POLICY: At the Sheraton New Orleans, notice of cancellation must be received 72 hours prior to arrival date.

    Check the ASTM website for updates on overflow hotel room availability.

    INTERNET: The Sheraton New Orleans has high speed internet access in all guestrooms at $12.95-$14.95 plus tax, daily.

    Transportation and Directions

    The Sheraton New Orleans is located approximately 15 miles/35 minutes from the Louis Armstrong International Airport. The hotel's phone number is 504-525-2500 and the general fax number is 504-595-5552. The website for the hotel is www.sheratonneworleans.com.

    For information on the city of New Orleans, visit the New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau website at: www.neworleanscvb.com.

    AIRPORT SHUTTLE SERVICE: You may reserve a ride between the Sheraton New Orleans and Louis Armstrong International Airport through New Orleans Airport Shuttle. Rates are $20 one way/$38 roundtrip. Call 504-522-3500 for information or make reservations online at least 24 hours prior to your flight time at Sheraton New Orleans Hotel Airport Shuttle. Taxis are available outside of baggage claim and the average fare to Sheraton New Orleans Hotel is $33.

    PARKING: Valet parking service is available for the Sheraton New Orleans guests; the hotel does not offer self-parking. Vehicles are secured in a covered garage adjacent to the hotel. Due to limited space and height restrictions, parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis and the hotel cannot accommodate oversized vehicles. Overnight guest rate is $38 plus tax.

    Standards Development Meetings

    Meeting schedules of Committees D18 and D19 are posted on the ASTM web site at www.astm.org/COMMIT/COMMITTEE/D18.htm www.astm.org/COMMIT/COMMITTEE/D19.htm or contact the ASTM D18 staff manager Bob Morgan at rmorgan@astm.org or tel: 610-832-9732 and ASTM D19 staf manager Brian Milewski at bmilewski@astm.org

    Future Meeting Dates

    Committees D18 and D19 invite you to attend their future standards development meetings. There is no fee to attend these meetings, and membership in ASTM International is not required. For more information, visit the web listed immediately above, and click "Future Meetings".

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