February 19, 2015
General Section Meeting
Topic: New Regulatory Fronts and
How We can Work in The Challenging Paradigm
Speaker: Jesse Frederick, WZI
Thursday, February 19, 2015 @ 11:30 AM
Location: The Petroleum Club, 12th Floor, 5060 California Avenue,
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:
the corresponding link below to pay online using your Visa, MasterCard,
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Email Pamela Willis at PTWillis@aeraenergy.com
Call (661) 665-5449
and attendees with email/phone RSVP must pay by cash at the door. Credit
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California environmental regulations are being rewritten to take into account Global
Climate Change, Drought Conditions, concerns about oilfield production methods.
the Bureau of Land Management has the Record of Decision for the new Regional
Management Plan which drives their new Development Guidelines.
Air Resources Board with the California Public Utilities has established
Renewable Portfolio Standards, Cap and Trade and Low Carbon Fuel
legislature thorough SB4 directed DOGGR to review injection activities and fracking
in particular and DOGGR has issued their EIR.
County is in the middle of writing an Environmental Impact Report to redefine
their local permitting process.
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