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17th International Petroleum & Biofuels Environmental Conference
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This conference brings together professionals from industry and academia who seek solutions to environmental problems of a technical, legal, and regulatory nature.  Take a look at the Conference Brochure for a more detailed sample of papers/sessions or click here for the online CONFERENCE AGENDA.  The presentations include:

  • Water Availability and Management in Shale Gas Operations-An Overview of Several Projects- John Veil, Argonne National Laboratory, Washington, DC
  • Pitfalls in Risk Assessed Closures - Steven Sinnenberg, Brownfield Solutions, Inc., Richmond, VA
  • Abandoned Oil Field Remediation in Central Michigan - David Brown, Parsons, Breckenridge, MI
  • Two Years With Oilfield Brownfields: Lessons Learned, Sites Revitalized - Patricia Billingsley, OCC-O&G Div., Oklahoma City, OK
  • Flowback and Produced Water: From Total Use to Total Discharge - Robert Waits, 212 Resources, Salt Lake City, UT
  • Water Resource Issues Related to Hydraulic Fracturing in the Marcellus Shale Region-J. Daniel Arthur, ALL Consulting, LLC, Tulsa, OK
  • A Pilot Scale Treatment Process for High TDS Oil-Field Produced Water-Ashok Kumar Ghosh, Socorro, NM
  • Pilot-Scale Constructed Wetland Treatment Systems for Oil & Gas Produced Waters-James Castle, Clemson University, Celmson, SC
  • The Injection Connection: A Regulatory Framework for Geologic Sequestration of Carbon Dioxide-Diane Perkins, Cirrus Associates, LLC, Richardson, TX
  • Mock Trial: Cross Examination and Impeachment of Expert Witnesses-Everything you Said, (and E-Mailed) Can and Will Be Used Against You-Neal Weinfield, Greenberg Traurig LLP, Chicago, IL
  • The Recession's Affect on Environmental Management at Petroleum-Impacted Sites-Ross Tabacho, Excalibur Group, LLC, Cary, NC
  • Use of Molecular Biological Tools (MBTs) as Direct Evidence of Natural Attenuation of Crude Oil in a Tropical Rainforest- Kevin Morris, Environmental Resources Management, Exton, PA

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Room Reservations:  Reservations must be made at the hotel (Crowne Plaza Riverwalk Hotel) before August 9, 2010 to receive the conference rate of $129++.  Call 210-354-2800 or 888-623-2800. Identify yourself as being with the International Petroleum Environmental Conference.  Reservations can be made online by clicking here.

Make plans to enjoy Labor Day Weekend in San Antonio after the conference!

The hotel has agreed to honor the conference rate from August 28 - September 5, 2010. 

Rooms will go quickly at this rate, so book your room early and schedule a vacation around the conference.


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.

In its fifteen year history, the conference has attracted over 4,350 participants:

  • 59% Industry
  • 20% Government Agencies
  • 21% - Academicians & Students

Want to speak at the conference?  For more information, contact Steve Hall at stephen-hall@utulsa.edu or call 918-631-2257. Click here for the 2010 ABSTRACT SUBMISSION FORM  -   Call for Papers

Exhibitor Prospectus  and  Corporate Sponsorship Information

Corporate Sponsors:  ALLU Group, Inc.; Chevron; Primary Natural Resources III, LLC; Samson; Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies

Exhibitors To Date:

212 Resources   ACZ Laboratories, Inc.   ALLU Group Inc.

Boart Longyear   Bovaird Supply Company LLC

DeepEarth Technologies, Inc.   Dunaway Associates, L.P.  

Environomix   EOS Remediation, LLC  

Frac Rite Remediation, Inc.   Geo-Cleanse International, Inc.  

Geoprobe Systems    JATCO   Microbial Insights, Inc.  

PTTC    PRIMA Environmental, Inc.   Talon/LPE  

Terracon Consultants, Inc.   U.S. EPA   US Liquids of LA, L.P.  

Vista GeoScience   Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies  

Wenco Energy Corp.   Willowstick Technologies

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  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 firsthand 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 16 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.

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

"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."


Length: 3 days

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