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16th International Petroleum & BioFuels Environmental Conference
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November 3-5, 2009 * Houston, Texas * Renaissance Houston Hotel

This conference focuses on environmental issues and solutions in exploration, production, and refining.

It brings together professionals from industry and academia who seek solutions to environmental problems of a technical, legal, and regulatory nature.  The conference features:



    Plenary Speakers & Topics (Tuesday, November 3, 2009)

    • "Water Issues Affective E&P Activities" - J. Veil, Mgr. Water Policy Program, Argonne National Laboratory
    • "A Crystal Ball View of the Energy Industry in 2025:  How Environmentalists Hold the Key to America's Future Energy Security" - D. Burnett, Texas A&M University, Dept. of Petroleum Engineering
    • "How Technology Transfer Will Expand Development of Unconventional Gas Worldwide" - S. Holditch, Chair of the Board of Directors of RPSEA; Dept.  Chair, Texas A&M University
    • "Beneficial Use of Produced Water - Selling this Valuable Asset - A Case Study of Projects in Colorado and Wyoming" - D. Stewart, Stewart Environmental Consultants, Inc.

    Concurrent Technical Sessions & Representative Samples of Papers:

    Tuesday - November 3, 2009:
            1.  Environmentally Friendly Drilling:
      • Environmental Stewardship of Natural Gas Operations - R. Haut, Houston Advanced Research Center
      • Public Opinion on Exploration and Production of Oil and Natural Gas in Environmentally Sensitive Areas - G. Theodori, Sam Houston State University
             2.  MTBE / TBA and Groundwater Remediation:
      • Demonstrating In-Situ Biodegradation Potential in Groundwater Using Bio-Traps and Stable Isotope Probing - K. Key, Univ. of Tulsa
            3.  Air Emissions

    Wednesday, November 4, 2009:
           1.  Waste Management & Pollution Prevention
    Site Characterization, Forensic Analysis, & Risk Management

           3.  Drilling in the Marcellus Shale / Water Management and Energy Production:
      • Drilling Fluids Chosen to Enhance the Development of the Marcellus Shale-K. Clements, M-I SWACO
      • Lifecycle Water management: Considerations and Challenges for Marcellus Shale Gas Development - H. W. Hochheiser, ALL Consulting
            4. Remediation of Hydrocarbon Spills:
      • Evaluation of Organoclay Permeable Adsorptive Barrier to Manage DNAPL and Dissolved PAHs in Groundwater Seepage - K. Dovantzis, CH2M Hill
      • Use of Organophilic clay for Remediation in the Oil and Gas Industry - J. Olsta, CETCO Remediation Technologies
             5Bioremediation of Groundwater and Soils:
      • Monitoring Gene Expression to Evaluate the Effectiveness of oxygen Infusion at a Gasoline-Impacted Site - B. Baldwin, Microbial Insights, Inc.
      • Anaerobic Bio-Oxidation Cause and Control of Inhibition of Sulfate Reduction at Low (but not 0) and High Sulfate Concentrations - D. Vance, ARCADIS-US, Inc.
             6. In-Situ Chemical Oxidation Field Applications:
      • Remediation of Soils and Groundwater Using Combined In-Situ Chemical Oxidation and Laser Induced Fluorescence (LIF) to Pinpint contaminant Sources - W. Lundy, DeepEarth Technologies, Inc.
    Thursday, November 5, 2009:
            1. Characterization of Brine Impacts / Site Reclamation & Restoration
            2. Coalbed Methane Produced Water Technology Treatments
      • Coalbed Methane Produced Water - An Evolution in Treatment - J. Welch, Siemens Water Technologies
      • Deverlopment of a Gas Hydrate Formation Produced Water Treatment - J. Boysen, BC Technologies, Ltd.
            3. Environmental Management / Biofuel Production
            4. An Integrated Framework for Treatment and Beneficial Use of CBM Produced Water:

      • Opportunities, Challenges and Research Needs for Beneficial Use of CBM Produced Water - J. Drewes, Colorado School of Mines
      • Regulations and Impediments for Treatment and Beneficial Use of CBM Produced Water - J. Veil, Argonne National Laboratory
    Poster Session - November 3-4, 2009 (Tuesday & Wednesday)

    Jet A-1, Diesel and Unleaded Petroleum Plume Separation at a Major Oil Refinery Using Background Fluorescence Analysis Techniques- Martin H. Otz, Nano Trace Technologies
    The Development and Applications of Molecular Techniques for BTEX Treatment
    Jang Yuh-Chuahn, Development Center for Biotechnology

    Note:  Papers may still be accepted in a few of the above technical sessions and in the area of biofuels.  If interested, contact Steve Hall, IPEC Operations Manager, The University of Tulsa, stephen-hall@utulsa.edu, 918-631-2257.

    Monday - November 2:        Welcome Reception in Exhibit Hall
    Tuesday, November 3:        Conference Opening Breakfast Buffet, Plenary & Technical Sessions,
                                               Exhibition & Exhibitor Reception, Poster Session
    Wednesday, November 4:   Technical Sessions, Exhibition & Poster Session,
                                               Mid-Conference Workshop
    Thursday, November 5:       Luncheon & Networking Reception, Technical Sessions

Everyone involved with environmental issues and solutions in the petroleum industry...from engineers and scientists, technical field personnel, health, safety, environmental, and operation professionals to environmental lawyers...attend this conference.  And because the issues and solutions keep changing, there are many who attend every year.


  1. NETWORKING!  The continual informal discussion (sharing information and forming potential future collaborations) are a key benefit you'll receive by attending this conference.
  2. Hear first hand what leading professionals have to say on the important environmental issues you face.
  3. Opportunities to join your colleagues in relaxed and informal settings to discuss the day's key topics during the many conference events.
  4. For the past 15 years, professionals from the oil and gas industry, the regulatory community, and academia have gathered together for this conference finding solutions to environmental problems.
  5. Technical sessions by leading researchers give you up-to-date information on new technologies and solutions.
  6. Establish new business contacts and visit with colleagues from previous conferences.
  7. Gain insight into issues affecting the oil and gas industry worldwide.
  8. SOLUTIONS!  Find out what has worked for others who have experienced environmental problems in exploration, production, refining and distribution of petroleum.


Corporate Sponsorship Opportunities: It is with the support of our corporate sponsors that this conference has grown to be one of the best in the nation covering petroleum environmental issues and solutions in exploration, production, refining and distribution (now with biofuels).  If your company is interested in being a corproate sponsor for this year's conference, click here for sponsorship information or contact Pat Hall at patricia-hall@utulsa.edu or call 918-631-3088.

EXHIBITORS:  Click here for the FREEMAN Exhibitor Service Kit.


"Excellent, especially the practical talks from the companies, consultants, regulators who actually do the work or make the rules."

"The conference provides an opportunity to network with a broad cross section of people, companies and regulators involved with environmental issues."

This conference how been rated "Excellent" and "Good" by 97% of the participants since 1993!


Conference Group Room Rate:  $149.00++ U.S. (single or double)

Room Reservation Deadline:  October 9, 2009

Click here to make your room reservations online,

or call the hotel directly at 713.629.1200 - group code  ipcipca, 2009 International Petroleum Conference.


Length: 3 days
Accreditation: Attend the full conference and receive 18.50 PDHs/1.85 CEUs

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