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SPE General Meeting

February 19, 2015 General Section Meeting

Topic:  New Regulatory Fronts and How We can Work in The Challenging Paradigm

Speaker:     Jesse Frederick, WZI Inc.

Date:          Thursday, February 19, 2015 @ 11:30 AM

Location:    The Petroleum Club, 12th Floor, 5060 California Avenue, Bakersfield

Cost:          With online payment or RSVP: $25 members, $30 non-members

Walk-ins: $30 members, $35 non-members

Reservations:  RSVP by Tuesday morning February 17th, using one of the three options:

Using the corresponding link below to pay online using your Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover or PayPal account:

PayPal Link for SPE Members - $25

PayPal Link for Non-SPE Members - $30


Email Pamela Willis at

Call (661) 665-5449

Walk-ins and attendees with email/phone RSVP must pay by cash at the door.  Credit cards accepted at the door.  RSVP no shows may be billed.


Currently, California environmental regulations are being rewritten to take into account Global Climate Change, Drought Conditions, concerns about oilfield production methods.

·         Federally, the Bureau of Land Management has the Record of Decision for the new Regional Management Plan which drives their new Development Guidelines.

·          California Air Resources Board with the California Public Utilities has established Renewable Portfolio Standards, Cap and Trade and Low Carbon Fuel Standards. 

·         The legislature thorough SB4 directed DOGGR to review injection activities and fracking in particular and DOGGR has issued their EIR. 

·         Kern County is in the middle of writing an Environmental Impact Report to redefine their local permitting process.

This presentation addresses each of the new regulatory fronts and discusses the technical topics driving the process as they relate to day-to-day in-field activity (present and future) and how we can work in this new challenging paradigm to safely meet our production goals.


Jesse Frederick is Vice President of WZI Inc.  He has over 20 years of experience in the field of electrical energy production and has developed and permitted over thirty power production projects throughout the world, from initiation to various stages of development, including financial closing.  He has extensive experience in the regulatory demands of energy production and has been involved in implementing the regulations stemming from electrical deregulation in California and neighboring states.  Mr. Frederick is a recognized expert in the field of environmental compliance strategy for the electrical production industry and has published papers on the subject as well as serving as an editor for a Society of Petroleum Engineers Monograph on environmental issues for the oil and gas industry.

Mr. Frederick received a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology and is a State of Texas Registered Professional Engineer.


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