Coastal Impacts Technology Program, Technology Roadmapping Workshops

In association with the Environmentally Friendly Drilling Systems (EFD) Program, the Houston Advanced Research Center (HARC) would like to invite you to the first two workshops concerning the EFD Coastal Impacts Technology Program (EFD-CITP). The objective of these workshops is to identify the research needed to reduce the impact of energy production within the Texas coastal counties. Outcomes from the workshops may result in requests for proposals. These first two workshops, see agendas, will focus on air emissions and restoring well sites along the coast, in particular, semi-arid ecosystems.

Please let Ginny Jahn, gjahn@harc.edu, know if you would like to attend one or both of these workshops. If you plan on attending both, we will supply a boxed lunch. Participants are encouraged to bring and share their ideas about potential research needs. Space is limited!

Attendance is limited in order to encourage discussion and active participation.

Morning Workshop: Reducing Air Emissions
What research is needed to develop cost effective methods to reduce air emissions?

08:30 Registration and Welcome - Rich Haut, Houston Advanced Research Center
09:00 Research on Innovative Control Strategies - Kim Jones, Texas A&M University – 
         Kingsville
09:30 VOC Adsorption Technology Research - David Ramirez, Texas A&M University – 
         Kingsville
10:00 Break
10:15 Air Modeling Research - Al Martinez, Texas A&M University – Kingsville
10:45 Air Monitoring Research - Susan Stuver, Texas Center of Applied Technologies
11:15 Open Discussion - Participants are encouraged to bring and share other potential 
         research needs.

Afternoon Workshop: Restoring Well Sites
What research is needed to develop cost effective methods to restore ecosystems affected by energy production operations?

12:30 Registration and Welcome - Rich Haut, Houston Advanced Research Center
13:00 Restoration Materials, Methods, and Examples from Coastal Texas - Forrest Smith, 
         South Texas Natives Project
CKWRI
13:30 The Need for Pad‐Site Restoration Research - Paula Maywald, Land Stewards 
         Consultants
14:00 Break
14:15 Restoration Research Strategies - Dave Wester, CKWRI
14:45 Pad Site Restoration Observations and Experiences - Terry Blankenship, Welder 
         Wildlife Foundation
15:15 Open Discussion - Participants are encouraged to bring and share other potential 
         research needs.

Speaker

Organizer Ginny Jahn

When?

Tue, Feb. 28, 2012
8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
(GMT-0500) US/Central

Where?

Texas A&M University - Kingsville/Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Center
1730 West Corral Avenue
Kingsville, Texas