2012 GSA Annual Meeting in Charlotte
Session No. 135 Tuesday, 6 November 2012
8:00 AM-12:00 PM, Charlotte Convention Center: Ballroom B

P4. Shale Gas Development and Hydraulic Fracturing Impacts on Water Resources in the United States (GSA Hydrogeology Division)

Avner Vengosh, Brian W. Stewart, Jennifer C. McIntosh and Susan L. Brantley, Presiding
 Paper #Start Time
 8:00 AM Introductory Remarks
135-18:05 AM OVERVIEW OF THE POTENTIAL RISKS OF SHALE GAS DEVELOPMENT AND HYDROFRACTURING ON WATER RESOURCES IN THE UNITED STATES: VENGOSH, Avner, Division of Earth and Ocean Sciences, Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708, vengosh@duke.edu, WARNER, Nathaniel, Division of Earth and Ocean Sciences, Duke University, Old Chemistry Building, Durham, NC 27708, and JACKSON, Robert, Nicholas School of the Environment and Center on Global Change, Duke University, Box 90338, Durham, NC 27708
135-28:25 AM HYDRAULIC FRACTURING AND WATER RESOURCES: A TEXAS STUDY: NICOT, Jean-Philippe, Bureau of Economic Geology, The University of Texas at Austin, 10100 Burnet Rd, Bldg 130, Austin, TX 78758-4445, jp.nicot@beg.utexas.edu
135-38:45 AM INDUCED SEISMICITY POTENTIAL AND ENERGY TECHNOLOGIES: HITZMAN, Murray W., Chair, National Research Council Committee on Induced Seismicity Potential and Dept. Geology & Geological Engineering, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO 80401, mhitzman@mines.edu
 9:05 AM Q&A1
135-49:15 AM A GEOCHEMICAL CONTEXT FOR STRAY GAS INVESTIGATIONS IN THE NORTHERN APPALACHIAN BASIN: IMPLICATIONS OF ANALYSES OF NATURAL GASES FROM QUATERNARY-THROUGH-DEVONIAN-AGE STRATA: BALDASSARE, Fred, 1229 Twelve Oaks Ct, Murrysville, PA 15668, fbaldassare@echelonagc.com, MCCAFFREY, Mark A., 3500 Oak Lawn Ave, Suite 205, Dallas, TX 75219, and HARPER, John A., Pennsylvania Geological Survey, 500 Waterfront Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
135-59:35 AM CONSTRAINING THE SOURCE AND MIGRATION OF NATURAL GAS IN SHALLOW AQUIFERS WITHIN ACTIVE SHALE GAS PRODUCTION ZONES: INSIGHTS FROM INTEGRATING NOBLE GAS AND HYDROCARBON ISOTOPE GEOCHEMISTRY: DARRAH, Thomas1, VENGOSH, Avner1, JACKSON, Robert2, WARNER, Nathaniel1, and POREDA, Robert3, (1) Division of Earth and Ocean Sciences, Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708, thomas.darrah@duke.edu, (2) Nicholas School of the Environment and Center on Global Change, Duke University, Box 90338, Durham, NC 27708, (3) Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences, University of Rochester, 227 Hutchison Hall, Rochester, NY 14627
 9:55 AM Q&A2
 10:05 AM Break
135-610:20 AM GEOCHEMICAL AND ISOTOPIC COMPOSITION OF APPALACHIAN BASIN BRINES: ORIGIN OF SALINITY AND FINGERPRINTS OF FLUID RESERVOIRS: MCINTOSH, Jennifer C., Department of Hydrology and Water Resources, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721, mcintosh@hwr.arizona.edu
135-710:40 AM THE MECHANISMS BY WHICH THE MARCELLUS GAS SHALE SEQUESTERS RESIDUAL TREATMENT WATER (RTW): ENGELDER, Terry, Department of Geosciences, The Pennsylvania State University, 334A Deike Building, University Park, PA 16802, jte2@psu.edu
135-811:00 AM ISOTOPE TRACERS TO IDENTIFY ORIGIN AND VERIFY SAFE DISPOSAL OF PRODUCED WATER FROM THE MIDDLE DEVONIAN MARCELLUS FORMATION, PENNSYLVANIA, USA: STEWART, Brian W.1, CAPO, Rosemary C.1, CHAPMAN, Elizabeth C.1, HAMMACK, Richard W.2, SCHROEDER, Karl T.3, WALL, Andrew J.2, MACPHERSON, G.L.4, PHAN, Thai T.1, and GARDINER, James B.1, (1) Department of Geology & Planetary Science, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15260, bstewart@pitt.edu, (2) National Energy Technology Laboratory, U.S. Department of Energy, Pittsburgh, PA 15236, (3) Geosciences Division, Office of Research and Development, National Energy Technology Laboratory - U.S. Department of Energy, Pittsburgh, PA 15236, (4) Dept. of Geology, Univ of Kansas, 1475 Jayhawk Blvd, 120 Lindley Hall, Lawrence, KS 66045
135-911:20 AM CHARACTERIZATION OF MARCELLUS SHALE FLOWBACK/PRODUCED WATER IN PENNSYLVANIA: BARBOT, Elise1, VIDIC, Natasa S.2, GREGORY, Kelvin B.3, and VIDIC, Radisav1, (1) Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Pittsburgh, 949 Benedum Hall, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, vidic@pitt.edu, (2) Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Pittsburgh, 1032 Benedum Hall, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, (3) Civil & Environmental Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, 119 Porter Hall, Pittsburgh, PA 15213
 11:40 AM Q&A3

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