Shale Task Force – Events
Saturday, September 23 at 8:30 a.m., Austin: Texas Tribune Festival; Transportation, Energy and the Environment
Melinda Taylor, lead author of the land chapter of the TAMEST Shale Task Force, joins a panel discussion on: Is There an Oil Boom Around the Corner? View more information on the Texas Tribune Festival >
Monday, October 9 – Wednesday, October 11, San Antonio: Society of Petroleum Engineers, 2017 Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition
Task force members will present findings from the report during a session at the SPE annual conference. Further details to follow.
Wednesday, July 26, 2016 at 2:00 p.m., Austin: Texas House Energy Resources Committee Hearing
Members of the TAMEST Shale Task Force and TAMEST President Gordon England briefed the Texas House Energy Resources Committee at the Texas Capitol about the findings of the report, focusing on key highlights from the overall report as well as from the seismicity, water and transportation chapters. The hearing was open to the public and is available to view online.
Wednesday, October 5, 2016, Austin: Shale Task Force Open Meeting
At the October 5 meeting, representatives from state agencies like the Texas Water Development Board, Texas General Land Office and Railroad Commission, as well as other stakeholder groups, offered their insights, which will help inform the consensus report to be released next year. The meeting was open to the public, and audio, photos and slide presentations are available. Public input for the report was accepted at the meeting and online.
Tuesday, November 29, 2016, Houston: University of Houston Energy Symposium, “Shale Development in Texas: Six Degrees of Consideration”
On November 29, 2016, the University of Houston hosted the TAMEST Shale Task Force for a special symposium on the project. Chair Dr. Christine Economides and other representatives from the group held a provocative panel discussion on six areas of shale development in Texas: land, air, water, seismicity, transportation and socio-economic impacts.