Groundwater stakeholder workshop - a holistic approach to groundwater resource development and management
The GROUNDWATER STAKEHOLDER WORKSHOP is being held in conjunction with the annual meeting of the South Central Section of the Geological Society of America. Wednesday, March 18, 2015 8:30 am – 4:30 pm Oklahoma State University 4th Floor of the Student Union Stillwater, Oklahoma Go to the link below to register for the workshop and meeting. Registrants may choose to only attend the workshop or may register to attend the entire 3-day event. www.geosociety.org/Sections/sc/2015mtg Climate change, drought, competition for the same or limited water resources, increasingly stringent regulations and complex legal and political issues make it imperative that a multi-disciplined approach be implemented to resolve water resource challenges. The science of Geology in development of natural resources is well known to the petroleum and mining industries, but the discipline’s role in management of groundwater resources and formulation of policy is often overlooked and poorly understood by political, municipal and government stakeholders. Geology is an applied science which draws upon a variety of disciplines, including biology, chemistry, mathematics, physics, statistics and other scientific disciplines. Therefore, geologists play an important role in protecting public health and safety and are uniquely qualified to provide the specialized expertise needed to ensure successful exploitation, development and management of groundwater resources. The purpose of this workshop is to inform groundwater stakeholders about the role geologists play in groundwater resource planning and to discuss issues related to groundwater management, conservation, water reuse and the changing dynamics of public financing.
Engineering for energy
Never before has energy been so valuable. As new oil and natural gas production increases, so is the demand for quality petroleum engineers. Their contribution is pivotal to the safety and efficiency of energy production and transportation processes. Professional Engineering Consultants, P.A. (PEC) provides this pivotal role for projects in the refining, mid-stream production and terminals for the oil and gas industry. With the combined experience of our existing staff in ethanol refineries, and our newest teammates in the petroleum industry, PEC serves the following sectors: Refining Chemical Terminal Gas Processing For our energy industry clients, PEC provides: Front End Engineering Design (FEED) studies Process Modeling Process Engineering Piping Design Controls and Instrumentation Power Distribution and Electrical Substation Design PEC is licensed in all 50 states and we provide the engineering services you need in one firm including: Mechanical engineering Electrical engineering Civil engineering Structural engineering Whether it’s drilling, collection or treatment — contact us now to learn more about the benefits PEC’s comprehensive engineering services provides.
Allied Labs offers commissioning retro-style
Everything old can be new again—or at least work like new. Even relatively new buildings may not be working like they were intended. We can find solutions—through retro-commissioning. Allied Laboratories’ staff is now certified in retro-commissioning by the National Environmental Balancing Bureau (NEBB). Allied Laboratories has been commissioning new buildings for years¬¬—making sure all the systems work as designed. Bryan Ward, PE, LEED and Clint Fiechtl, PE, LEED provide a systematic process to confirm your building and the systems are working together as efficiently as they can. This includes heating, cooling, electrical, controls, plumbing—everything. Retro-commissioning uses a holistic approach to make all of the building systems work together—not just individually. Building systems can suffer from: • Improper initial start-up • Changes in building programs • Remodeling • Spotty maintenance • Malfunctions • Wear and tear as they age We dig deep to find the real problems. Allied Laboratories’ retro-commissioning team will tour your facilities, log current operating conditions and interview your staff. We’ll use your goals, objectives and challenges to create a solution right for you. Together we will find answers that: • Lower energy usage • Provide higher occupant satisfaction and comfort • Lower maintenance costs • Improve risk management Allied Laboratories is also certified to perform Building Systems Commissioning and Testing, Adjusting and Balancing (TAB) by the NEBB.