I blogged earlier about the Earth, Wind and Fire Energy Summit coming to Dallas and you can read the entire brochure at that link.
One of the featured speakers is Dr. Nicholas van der Elst who will talk about frackquakes.
A featured Sunday speaker at the Earth, Wind, & Fire Energy Summit in Dallas Oct.4-5
Dr. Nicholas van der Elst
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University, New York
Nicholas van der Elst is an earthquake seismologist and postdoctoral research fellow at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University in New York, studying the mechanics of earthquakes and faulting. His research holds a special focus on earthquake interactions and triggering, like in the foreshock and aftershock sequences that may lead up to or follow a larger quake. This incudes a focus in triggered earthquakes caused by deep fluid injection and disposal wells – a hot topic of discussion today in our region.
Van der Elst was featured in Science magazine in 2013 with other colleagues whom he collaborated with on a study focusing on the relationship of deep wastewater injection and midwestern seismic activity.
Fracking and Groundwater Contamination will be addressed by Dr. Zachariah Hildenbrand, UT Arlington whose water testing results found “alarming” levels of arsenic and other heavy metals in proximity to fracked wells.
Petroleum engineer, Kathy Martin, will give information about fracking.
There is still time to get in on the Early Registration Rates and One Day Attendance Rates Now Available