Permian Basin Environmental Regulatory Seminar

When:  May 24, 2018 from 7:30 AM to 5:00 PM (CT)
Associated with  Permian Basin Section

2018 Permian Basin Environmental Regulatory Seminar

7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Thursday, May 24, 2018       

Midland College Main Campus - Carrasco Room

3600 N. Garfield Street, Midland, Texas

Presenters and Topics

Independent Petroleum Association of America, Samantha B. McDonald

Trump, Congress and Critters

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, Keith Sheedy, PE

TCEQ Overview and Updates Concerning Oil and Gas Operations

New Mexico Oil & Gas Association, Ryan Flynn

Update on New Mexico’s Oil and Natural Gas Industry: A Discussion of the Current State of the Industry in New Mexico


Railroad Commission of Texas, Aaron Velasco, PhD

Seismicity and Salt Water Disposal Well Permitting


Permian Basin Petroleum Association, Ben Shepperd

PBPA Regulatory Priorities


Texas Comptroller’s Office, Robert L. Gulley, PhD, JD

Endangered Species – Dune Sagebrush Lizard and TCP


Stephen M. Pocsik, Attorney at Law

Ethics in Oilfield Mergers and Acquisitions


Railroad Commission of Texas, Jeffery Morgan

Regulatory Highlights in the Midland District


University Lands, Richard Brantley

Water Commercialization and Emissions Management on University Lands


SCS Engineers, Neil C. Nowak, PE

High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) Lined Produced/Flow-back Water Evaporation Ponds


R.T. Hicks Consultants, Randall T. Hicks

NMOCD’s Proposed Spill Rule: The Good, The Bad and the Ugly


Texas Tech Law, William R. Keffer, JD

Government Regulation of Wind Energy


Oncor Electric Delivery Company LLC, Thomas Yamin, PE

The Regulated Electrical Industry and Its Impact on Customers

2018 Permian Basin

Environmental Regulatory Seminar


The Midland College (MC) Petroleum Professional Development Center is once again partnering with the Society of Petroleum Engineers and the Permian Basin Petroleum Association to host the annual Permian Basin Environmental Regulatory Seminar scheduled for Thursday, May 24, 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., on the main MC campus in the Scharbauer Student Center Carrasco Room. The seminar is held each spring in response to concerns from oil and gas industry professionals who need to keep current with environmental regulatory and policy changes. This important one-day seminar will focus on regulatory changes from the past year, distilled to highlight changes with actual operational impacts. Important changes to policies and approaches will also be presented and explored in terms of real “on the ground” impact to regulated facilities.



Early Bird

Full Price

Late Price

Until April 29, 2018

Until May 13, 2018

After May 13, 2018






















Luncheon Sponsor receives five registrations to seminar, Gold receives three registrations to seminar, Silver receives two and Bronze receives one registration. In addition, sponsors receive recognition and introduction at event, company logo displayed on signage at seminar, acknowledgement and logo displayed in abstract booklet. During breaks and lunch sponsor logos will be displayed in PowerPoint presentation.


Midland College - Carrasco Room
3600 N. Garfield St
Midland, TX 79705
United States


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