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Exponent to Present at Upcoming ELI Hydraulic Fracturing Webinar


November 13, 2012

Dr. Brun Hilbert, Principal Engineer in Exponent's Mechanical Engineering Practice and Dr. John Schell, Principal Scientist in Exponent's Center for Toxicology and Mechanistic Biology, are featured speakers in the upcoming Environmental Law Institute (ELI) webinar "Hydraulic Fracturing Science Update and Frontiers" on November 29th.

Abstract of the Webinar

Economical shale drilling is possible only because of technological breakthroughs. Opponents have raised various technical and scientific objections about the risks of using hydraulic fracturing. Because the science and technology of fracturing provides the backdrop for both sides of citizen suits as well as future policies, attorneys involved in these cases need to have a working knowledge of what may be the central evidence in dispute in order to adequately represent their client’s interests.

What You Will Learn

This panel will review the leading edge of scientific investigations into and technological innovations for shale drilling, including:

  • Update on EPA’s study on groundwater impacts of hydraulic fracturing
  • Results of EPA’s recent field data from Pavillion, Wyoming and Dimock, Pennsylvania
  • Status of “no-water” and other fracturing and extraction technologies
  • Status of flowback and produced water treatment and disposal
  • Status of Green Completions, methane capture, and air quality
  • Science around seismic risks

This program is the second in a 5-part series, Environmental Impacts of Shale Development and Hydraulic Fracturing: Key Legal Issues and Future Directions, that offers an in-depth examination of the environmental law and policy issues facing companies, governments, activist groups, and citizens who are concerned about this critical area of our nation’s energy infrastructure.

Schedule (all EST) and Tuition

12:30 p.m. Program Begins

2:00 p.m. Adjournment

Total 60-minute hours of instruction: 1.5; total 50-minute hours, 1.8.

Tuition for this Telephone Seminar is $199.00.

Tuition for the telephone seminar includes a set of electronic course materials, access to the telephone seminar and online access to the archived program after the course.

Click here to register for the event.