Hydraulic Fracturing Perspectives Series:
Part 3 (with webinar component)
~ featuring ~
Julie Shemeta, MEQ Geo
Rex Buchanan, Interim Director, Kansas Geological Society
Please join WCEE in its third in a series of Lunch & Learn seminars looking at the topic of hydraulic fracturing. Part 3 of the series will focus on induced seismicity, which are the earthquakes associated with energy development, particularly in the states of Kansas and Oklahoma.
This event will have an in-person option; and for those unable to attend, a webinar option.
Wednesday, January 13th, 2016
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm (Note: webinar will begin at 12:30 pm)
Venue: Berkeley Research Group LLC, 1800 M Street NW, 2nd Fl, WDC 20036
Closest Metro:Farragut North (red); Farragut West (blue, orange, silver)
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About this series:
This Lunch & Learn Series explores various perspectives and issues associated with hydraulic fracturing. This event is the third in the series.
Julie Shemeta is the President and Founder of MEQ Geo, an independent micro-seismic consulting company based in Denver, Co. She has experience with conventional and unconventional oil development, geothermal energy and mining and has worked on projects in North America, Australia, India, Argentina, Columbia, Germany and Mexico. Julie was one of eleven authors of the National Academies National Research Council’s 2012 Study, Induced Seismicity Potential in Energy Technologies. She also serves on the editorial board of the Society of Exploration Geophysicists’ magazine, The Leading Edge.
Rex Buchannan is the Interim Director of the Kansas Geological Survey. He was appointed Interim Director in 2010 and has been with the Survey since 1978. In this role, he also chairs the Kansas Taskforce on Induced Seismicity. In addition, Mr. Buchannan serves as Secretary of the American Association of State Geologists and has been a past Chair of the Geology and Public Policy Committee of the Geological Society of America.
WCEE is grateful to Berkeley Research Group LLC for use of its conference facilities
Julie Shemeta, President of MEQ Geo, and Rex Buchanan, Kansas Geological Survey, share insights about recent earthquake activity in U.S. states where hydrofracking is underway.