9th Annual International Petroleum Environmental Conference

October 22-25, 2002
Albuquerque, NM

MONDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2002
CONFERENCE REGISTRATION 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2002
CONFERENCE REGISTRATION 7:00 am - 8:00 am
PLENARY SESSION 8:00 am - 11:15 am
WELCOME AND OPENING REMARKS
Kerry L. Sublette, Conference Chair
8:00 am - 8:15 am
I. PLENARY SPEAKERS
"Is Consensus Killing Us?"
     Robert Gallagher
     President, New Mexico Oil & Gas Association
8:15 am - 8:45 am
"An Overview of EPA's Oil Spill Program"
     David Lopez
     Director, U.S. EPA Oil Program Center
8:45 am - 9:15 am
"Slurry Injection of Exploration and Production Wastes"

     John Veil
      Manager, Water Policy Program, Argonne National Laboratory
9:15 am - 9:45 am
"DOE Oil & Gas Environmental Program Response to the Industry"

     Dan Gurney
      NPTO/NETL: U.S. Dept. of Energy
9:45 am - 10:15 am
"Oil & Gas Research on Federal Lands: DOE and The Willie Sutton Approach to Energy Policy"

     H. William Hochheiser
     Fossil Energy, U.S. Dept. of Energy
10:15 am - 10:45 am
"Louisiana's Oil Spill Research and Development Program:110 Research Awards in Support of 72 Projects and Still Counting"
     Donald W. Davis
     Applied & Educational Oil Spill R&D Program
     Louisiana State University
10:45 am - 11:15 am
VIEWING OF EXHIBITS 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
LUNCH 12:15 pm - 1:30 pm
"Service, Assistance, Compliance - More Than a Motto"
     Speaker: Mike Schmidt
     Deputy Director, Oil & Gas Conservation Division, Oklahoma Corporation Commission
II. CONCURRENT TECHNICAL SESSIONS 1:30 pm - 5:30 pm
     Bioremediation of Hydrocarbons I
     Pollution Prevention and Waste Minimization
     Produced Water Treatment and Management
III. POSTER SESSION 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
IV. EXHIBITS OPEN 10:30 am - 7:00 pm
V. EXHIBITOR RECEPTION 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
VI. BUFFET & CASINO PARTY 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2002
CONFERENCE REGISTRATION 7:30 am - 8:00 am
I. CONCURRENT TECHNICAL SESSIONS 8:00 am - 12:00 noon
     Petroleum Biodegradation and Biotechnology
     Fate and Transport of Brine and Hydrocarbon Releases in Soils and Water, Northeast Oklahoma
     Legal and Regulatory Issues
II. EXHIBITS OPEN 7:30 am - 12:00 noon
Afternoon free to enjoy Albuquerque!
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2002
CONFERENCE REGISTRATION 7:30 am - 8:00 am
I. CONCURRENT TECHNICAL SESSIONS 8:00 am - 12:00 noon
     Phytoremediation
     Remediation of Brine Impacted Soils
     Technology Transfer and Public Outreach
LUNCH 12:00 noon- 1:30 pm
"Little Fish in a Large Pond: An Environmental Necessity"
     Speaker: Grant Black
     Director, Arkansas Oil & Gas Commission
II. CONCURRENT TECHNICAL SESSONS 1:30 pm - 5:30 pm
     Environmental Issues and Solutions in Exploration and Production of Natural Gas and Gas Condensates
     Remediation of Petroleum Hydrocarbons
     Groundwater Remediation and Water Treatment
     Bioremediation of Hydrocarbons II
III. EXHIBITS OPEN 7:30 am - 2:00 pm
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2002
SYMPOSIUM REGISTRATION 7:30 am - 8:00 am
SPECIAL SYMPOSIUM 8:00 am - 12:00 noon
     "Environmental Issues in the Production of Coalbed Methane"

Technical Sessions

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2002 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM

3 Concurrent Sessions:

BIOREMEDIATION OF HYDROCARBONS I

Chair: Sara McMillen, ChevronTexaco Energy Research & Technology Co., Richmond, CA

POLLUTION PREVENTION AND WASTE MINIMIZATION

Chair: Dennis Patton, Raba Kistner Consultants, Inc., San Antonio, TX

PRODUCED WATER TREATMENT AND MANAGEMENT

Chair: Lorri Jackson, Rocky Mountain Oilfield Testing Center, Casper, WY

POSTER SESSION 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Chair: Brandy Fidler, University of Tulsa, Tulsa, OK

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2002 8:00 AM - 12:00 NOON

3 Concurrent Sessions:

PETROLEUM BIODEGRADATION AND BIOTECHNOLOGY

Chair: Joseph Suflita, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK

FATE AND TRANSPORT OF BRINE AND HYDROCARBON RELEASES IN SOILS & WATER, NORTHEAST OKLAHOMA

The USGS is studying hydrocarbon and produced water releases at two oil-production sites in northeast Oklahoma that can be applicable to similar sites in other states. Early findings of this work may guide remediation efforts and provide solid data for estimates for human and ecosystem risk at these and similar sites.
Chair: James Otton, USGS, Lakewood, CO

LEGAL AND REGULATORY ISSUES

Chair: Gary Snellgrove, State of Louisiana Department of Natural Resources, Baton Rouge, LA

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2002 8:00 AM - 12:00 NOON

3 Concurrent Sessions:

PHYTOREMEDIATION

Chair: Greg Thoma, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR

REMEDIATION OF BRINE IMPACTED SOILS

Chair: Harley Hopkins, American Petroleum Institute, Washington, D.C.

TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER AND PUBLIC OUTREACH

Chair: Blase Leven, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2002 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM

4 Concurrent Sessions

ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES & SOLUTIONS IN THE EXPLORATION & PRODUCTION OF NATURAL GAS AND GAS CONDENSATES

Chair: G.E. Jenneman, Phillips Petroleum Company, Bartlesville, OK

REMEDIATION OF PETROLEUM HYDROCARBONS

Chair: James H. Viellenave, ESN Rocky Mountain Direct Geochemical, Golden, CO

GROUNDWATER REMEDIATION AND WATER TREATMENT

Chair: Fernando Cadena, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM

Bioremediation of Hydrocarbons II

Chair: Laura Ford, University of Tulsa, Tulsa, OK

Special Symposium
Environmental Issues in the Production of Coalbed Methane

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2002 8:00 am - 12:00 noon

Chair: J. Berton Fisher, Exponent, Tulsa, OK; Kerry Sublette, University of Tulsa, Tulsa, OK