20 - 21 June 2012


Dalton J. Woods Auditorium
Energy, Coast & Environment Bldg
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Gulf States Energy Retreat 2012:





Isotope Hydrology and Source-Water Protection: an Investigation from Lafayette Parish, Louisiana
Bruce K. Darling, Ph.D. Geochemist/Hydrogeologist LBG-Guyton Associates

The Impact of Changing Natural Gas Prices on Retail Power and Gas Markets
Dr. David E. Dismukes, Associate Executive Director and Professor, LSU Center for Energy Students

Hydraulic Fracturing Operations and Technology
Chuck Duginski, Chesapeake Energy Corp., District Manager - Haynesville Shale

The Significance of Geology With Respect to Resource Plays and Horizontal Drilling/Hydraulic Fracturing Techniques
Louis F. Gilbert, Geologist, Louis Gilbert & Associates, Inc.

Assessing the Perceived and Real Environmental Consequences of Shale Gas Development
Dr. Charles G. "Chip" Groat, University of Texas Jackson School of Geosciences; Director of the Center for International Energy and Environmental Policy and the Energy and Mineral Resources Graduate Program

Major Issues Facing The Energy Industry
Dr. Patrick Martin, former Campanile Professor of Mineral Law at LSU Law Center and Director of the Louisiana Mineral Law Institute & Bruce M. Kramer, Professor at Texas Tech University School of Law and co-author of Williams and Meyers Oil and Gas Law

Diagnostic Environmental Parameters for Differentiating Sources of Water and Gasses
John W. Oneacre, Ground Water Solutions, Ltd.