Call for Papers

Groundwater and Oil and Gas Development: Improved Management Practices for Groundwater Protection and Water Supply (#5035)

San Antonio, Texas
March 4- 5, 2019

The boom in unconventional oil and gas development presents many challenges to groundwater resources, including water availability and groundwater quality. To provide forums to address these issues, the National Ground Water Association sponsored workshops in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in 2014 and in Columbus, Ohio, in 2017 to bring together scientists and practitioners from the groundwater and oil & gas industries, government, and universities. The goal of these workshops is to identify data gaps and science needs, and to provide recommendations for reducing uncertainties related to groundwater risk. This third workshop focuses on water availability and improved water management practices for groundwater protection.

Abstracts from both groundwater and upstream oil & gas industry professionals are solicited on these general topics with an emphasis on those addressing:

  • Production well design and wellbore integrity
  • Management and disposal of produced water
  • Nonpotable groundwater withdrawals for frack water supply
  • Guidelines for sampling domestic/farm wells near oil and gas operations
  • Stray gas issues, including establishing setback distances based on field evidence
  • Sources of data and state reporting requirements

Abstracts must be submitted in sentence form and without bullet points by Friday, January 4, 2019.

Titles should be limited to 100 characters or less and abstracts should be limited to 200 words or less.

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