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Clean Fracing Technology & Communication Conference

February 17-18, 2014 | Royal Sonesta Hotel - Houston, TX

The Clean Fracing 2: Technology & Communication Conference focused on building a correct public perception of hydraulic fracturing as well as the technologies that are making frac’ing cleaner, safer and more efficient. Numerous networking opportunities and expert speakers made this a valuable conference for the hydraulic fracturing industry.



  • Monday - February 17, 2014
    • Opening Keynote: Hydraulic Fracturing Overview: Past, Present & Future
      - Claude Cooke, Cooke Law Firm
    • Eagle Ford & San Antonio: Air Quality and Better Ways to Estimate Emissions
      - Peter Bella, AACOG & Dr. Susan Stuver, TX A&M IRNR & EFD
    • Networking Break
    • Clean Air Innovations Panel
      - Dr. Susan Stuver, TX A&M IRNR & EFD
      - Carrie Reese, Pioneer Natural Resources
      - Dr. Desikan Sundararajan, Statoil
      - Shane Cannon, Cummins Inc.
      - Texas State Representative Jason Isaac
    • Hydraulic Fracturing: The Hypes & Realities: A Look at Regulations & Lawsuits
      - Barclay Nicholson, Fulbright & Jaworski
    • Keynote Luncheon #1: Communications
      Open Forum Communications Panel with Special Guest:
      - Richard Levick, LEVICK
      Also featuring:
      - David Holt, Consumer Energy Alliance
      - George Stark, Cabot Oil & Gas
      - Hugo Gutierrez, Marathon Oil
      - Obie O'Brien, Apache Corp
    • Methane Emissions at Natural Gas Production Sites in the U.S.
      (UT Austin, URS, 9 E&P's and EDF: Reports & Collaboration)
      -Matthew Harrison, URS Corporation
    • Clean Natural Gas: the Best Frac'ing Fuel
      - George Stark and Jeramie Morschhauser, Cabot Oil & Gas
      - Ronnie Hughes, Baker Hughes
    • Dynamic Gas Blending and a Culture of Sustainability
      - Kathi Harris, HoltCat & Diana F. Hopkins, Caterpillar Global Petroleum
    • Remarks by Ryan Sitton, Candidate for Texas Railroad Commission
      - Introduced by: Weston Martinez, Texas Real Estate Commission & Global Frac LLC
    • Networking Break
    • Texas Roads & Funding
      - Texas State Senator Carlos I. Uresti
    • Trucks & Roads Panel
      - Shawn Martini, Consumer Energy Alliance
      - Joe Ramos, AACOG (STNGVC)
      - Jeff Labenz-Hough, HDR Engineering, Inc
      - Texas State Senator Carlos I. Uresti
      - Dr. Cesar Quiroga, Texas A&M Transportation Institute
    • Networking Reception
  • Tuesday - February 18, 2014
    • Hydraulic Fracturing & Shale Plays: Examining Public Perceptions, Trust, and Community Engagement
      - Dr. Gene Theodori, Sam Houston State University
    • Recycled Water Application: a West Texas Case Study
      Frank Zamora, Trican Well Service
    • Networking Break
    • Automated Controls and Data Acquisition & Mobile Flare Gas Processing
      - Robert Stewart, Lime Instruments, BINGO
    • FracFocus & the States' First Initiatives
      - Carl Michael Smith, IOGCC
    • Communications Panel
      - Larry Holdren, Pure Brand
      - Tim Wigley, Western Energy Alliance
      - Blake Jackson, Digital at Saxum
      - John Christiansen, Anadarko Petroleum Corporation
    • Keynote Luncheon #2: Community Perspectives
      - Omar Garcia, STEER
      - Judge James E. Teal, McMullen County
      - Judge Daryl L. Fowler, DeWitt County
      - Dr. Gene Theodori, Sam Houston State University
    • Hydraulic Fracturing & Communities: Environment and Economic Perspectives
      - Dr. Michelle M. Foss, Bureau of Economic Geology, University of Texas, Austin
      - Dr. Ian Duncan, Bureau of Economic Geology, University of Texas, Austin
    • Networking Break
    • Clean Water Innovations Panel
      - Ann Smith, GSI Environmental
      - Steve Monroe, Baker Hughes
      - Dr. Mike Howdeshell, Select Energy Services
      - Todd Jelinek, Energy & Environmental Services
      - Dr. Bruce A. Mackay, Schlumberger
    • Closing Keynote: Creating a Culture of Environmental Awareness
      - Dr. Richard Haut, HARC, Environmentally Friendly Drilling
Silver Sponsors

Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation Energy & Environmental Services Lime Instruments mayco Sand X and Super Loop STEER (South Texas Energy & Economic Roundtable)
Bronze Sponsors

Alamo Area Council of Governments Consumer Energy Alliance Cummins EFD Pioneer Natural Resources Pure Brand Communications Pure Brand Communications Statoil Texas A&M Institute of Renewable Natural Resources Trican Well Service TWRA Western Energy Alliance
Media Partners

Marcellus Drilling News Oil & Gas Journal Petroleum News Unconventional Oil & Gas Report Upstream
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