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With the election over and a pro-fracking government in power, the shale gas industry continues to develop. With recent licence and permitting applications from Rathlin Energy in Nottinghamshire and third Energy’s application in the Thirsk, Malton and Filey constituency it is more crucial than ever that the risks are understood with the scientific background. The regulation that is in place is a source of worry for many and ways in which this could be improved is also a vital discussion which needs to take place.

This conference has been designed to cover all the key issues relating to the Shale gas industry, ranging from the regulation and licensing, the impact on the public such as human rights and health and scientific and environmental concerns. This conference will be a platform allowing for a balanced discussion with room for moving the debate forward.
 

Topics included will be:

  • The reality of the potential for earthquakes
  • Monitoring underground fluid leakage
  • Land Access
  • Fracking as a human rights violation
  • Local Council planning applications
  • The development of Shale in the EU

 

  • Understand regulatory developments in the EU and Britain
  • Analyse the diffiulties surrounding planning applications
  • Debate the possibility of earthquakes and contaminated water 
  • Hear about recent research showing possible impacts on health
  • Discuss how waste water can best be dealt with.
  • Debate whether shale really is the best direction for the UK to go
   

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Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Kostadin Sirleshtov

Kostadin Sirleshtov, Partner, Energy, Projects and Construction, CMS

9:10 Regulatory developments for shale gas in CEE

Kostadin Sirleshtov

Kostadin Sirleshtov, Partner, Energy, Projects and Construction, CMS

• The state of legislation in Southeast Europe
• How shale gas in Southeast Europe is progressing
• Key Environmental issues and alternatives
• Legislation that might support shale gas in Southeast Europe
 

9:50 The shale gas industry in Germany

Andy Gheorghiu

Andy Gheorghiu, Campaigner & Consultant, Andy Gheorghiu Consulting

• How progressed is the fracking industry in Germany?
• What is the regulation for shale like in Germany?
• What is the status of opposition to fracking projects in Germany?
• How Germany’s decision might impact Europe as a whole

10:30 Morning Coffee

10:50 Unconventional gas and oil – the view from the outside of the perimeter fence

Paul Mobbs

Paul Mobbs, Proprietor, Mobbs' Environmental Investigations and research

• The development of unconventional gas and oil puts great emphasis on the role of technology and regulation as a guarantor of safety.
• The debate over standards and regulation has largely excluded direct public involvement.
• Is the contradiction between promoting safety, and yet excluding the public from the debate on standard, driving the public's rejection of unconventional gas?

11:30 Induced seismicity from shale gas development in the UK: the role of fluid migration

Robert  Westaway

Robert Westaway, Senior Research Fellow, School of Engineering, University Of Glasgow

• What techniques can be used for detecting leaks?
• What tells you that water is leaking?
• How can the impacts be minimised?
• Best practice for protecting the drinking water

12:10 Networking Lunch

13:10 Dealing with wastewater from shale gas fracking

John  Busby

John Busby, Director, John Busby Ltd

• Flowback and produced water contaminant analyses
• Re-use in fracking operations
• Treatment processes and disposal of residues
•  Environment Agency permits and regulation
• How will fracking operators deal with wastewater?

13:50 The human rights implications of shale gas production

Dr Damien Short

Dr Damien Short, Reader of Human Rights, School of Advanced Study, University Of London
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• How does shale gas exploration and production impact human rights?
• What are the biggest risks to human rights
•  How are these risks being dealt with?
•  How can these risks be mitigated looking to the future?

14:30 Afternoon Tea

14:50 The shale gas industry from a county council’s perspective

Ilina  Todorovksa

Ilina Todorovksa , Principal Planning Policy Officer Manager, Hampshire County Council

• How a county council can process the many planning applications
• Ensuring the opinions of local residents are heard
• How we can ensure that Hampshire’s environment is cared for
 

17:00 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Professor Michael Bradshaw

Professor Michael Bradshaw, Professor of Global Energy, Warwick Business School

9:10 Lessons from the UK Shale Gas Debate— why the UK needs exploratory drilling.

Professor Michael Bradshaw

Professor Michael Bradshaw, Professor of Global Energy, Warwick Business School

·         What is the current debate based on?

·         What exploratory drilling will be able to tell us

·         Environmentally friendly approach to exploratory drilling

 

9:50 Future opportunities and concerns for agriculture

Dr. Jonathan  Scurlock

Dr. Jonathan Scurlock, Chief Advisor, Energy and Climate Change, National Farmers Union

• NFU's policy position on unconventional gas and oil
• Our approach based on evidence to hand from a pre-commercial industry
• Farmers/grower opportunities from exploration and production only through access rights to land
• Key policy asks to reassure the agricultural sector

10:30 Morning Coffee

10:50 Why is it essential for the public to be informed?

Tim Yeo

Tim Yeo, Chair of Energy 2050 Industrial Advisory Board, Sheffield University
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• How a shale gas industry is right for the UK
• In what ways might the industry improve their relationship with the public
• What more must be done to ensure the public are educated on the facts of shale?
• What may the most effective ways of achieving public endorsement be?
 

11:30 The role of shale gas in energy security

Professor Nigel Brandon

Professor Nigel Brandon, BG Chair in Sustainable Gas Imperial College London and Panel Member Task Force on Shale Gas, Imperial College London
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• The role of shale gas in the energy system
• The impact of shale gas on UK energy imports
• How much will shale gas be able to contribute to the UK's energy security
• Being realistic about the benefits of a shale gas industry in Europe
 

12:10 Networking Lunch

13:10 Why are the public ultimately against fracking?

Mike  Holgate

Mike Holgate, Associate, Aquatera Ltd
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• What are the reasons behind this?
• Are these reasons valid?
• How could these problems be mitigated

13:50 The importance of health and safety in a shale gas industry

Tony Almond

Tony Almond, Shale Gas Policy, Health And Safety Executive

• What are the biggest risks to the health and safety of workers?
• How can these risks be mitigated and minimised?
• Recommendations for regulation
• Enforcing the regulation in all UK sites

14:30 Afternoon Tea

14:50 The bigger climate picture – measuring fugitive methane emissions

Marieke Beckmann

Marieke Beckmann, Research Lead, Centre for Carbon Measurement, National Physical Laboratory

• Learning from North America
• Technology for methane measurements
• Test facility for technologies
• About the FuME project
• Recommendations for UK shale  - a look forward

15:30 How does shale gas play a role in the transition to a low carbon energy system?

Professor Paul Ekins

Professor Paul Ekins, Professor of Resources and Energy and Environment Policy Director, University College London

16:10 Life-Cycle Assessment of Potential Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Shale Gas Extraction in Scotland

Dr Clare Bond

Dr Clare Bond, Senior Lecturer, Geology and Petroleum Geology, University Of Aberdeen

  • The research investigates the potential greenhouse gas emission from shale gas extraction in Scotland
  • It is clear that soil and vegetation type are critical components in the life cycle analysis
  • If shale-gas is developed sensitively its carbon footprint will be similar to other gas sources
  • Consideration must be given to the footprint of development and the soil/vegetation disturbance.
  • 16:50 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two

    Professor Michael Bradshaw

    Professor Michael Bradshaw, Professor of Global Energy, Warwick Business School

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    FEATURED SPEAKERS

    Dr Damien Short

    Dr Damien Short

    Reader of Human Rights, School of Advanced Study, University Of London
    Mike  Holgate

    Mike Holgate

    Associate, Aquatera Ltd
    Professor Nigel Brandon

    Professor Nigel Brandon

    BG Chair in Sustainable Gas Imperial College London and Panel Member Task Force on Shale Gas, Imperial College London
    Tim Yeo

    Tim Yeo

    Chair of Energy 2050 Industrial Advisory Board, Sheffield University

    Andy Gheorghiu

    Campaigner & Consultant, Andy Gheorghiu Consulting
    Andy Gheorghiu

    Dr Clare Bond

    Senior Lecturer, Geology and Petroleum Geology, University Of Aberdeen
    Dr Clare Bond

    Dr Damien Short

    Reader of Human Rights, School of Advanced Study, University Of London
    Dr Damien Short

    Dr. Damien Short is the Director of the Human Rights Consortium and Reader in Human Rights at the University of London, School of Advanced Study. Over the last six years Dr Short has researched the human rights impacts of ‘extreme energy’ and is the Director of the Extreme Energy Initiative ( http://extremeenergy.org ) at the University of London. The Extreme Energy Initiative is a unique academic forum that concentrates specifically on the effects of unconventional fossil fuel extraction on society and the environment. The initiative is particularly interested in the impact of ‘extreme energy’ production on human rights to land, water, food, health, freedom of expression and association and indigenous peoples’ rights.

     

    Dr. Jonathan Scurlock

    Chief Advisor, Energy and Climate Change, National Farmers Union
    Dr. Jonathan  Scurlock

    Ilina Todorovksa

    Principal Planning Policy Officer Manager, Hampshire County Council
    Ilina  Todorovksa

    Ilina is a Principal Planning Policy Officer Manager at Hampshire County Council working in the Strategic Planning team on minerals and waste planning policy. Ilina is part of the team that delivered the adopted Hampshire Minerals and Waste Plan.

    Ilina has been actively involved in the County Councils recent work on oil and gas development. This has included a major stakeholder event as well as involvement in the preparation of the emerging supplementary planning document on oil and gas development in Hampshire. Ilina also has a significant experience in community engagement on minerals and waste issues.
     

    John Busby

    Director, John Busby Ltd
    John  Busby

    Kostadin Sirleshtov

    Partner, Energy, Projects and Construction, CMS
    Kostadin Sirleshtov

    Lisa Kirby-Hawkes

    Project Manager, Minerals and Waste Policy, Hampshire County Council
    Lisa Kirby-Hawkes

    Marieke Beckmann

    Research Lead, Centre for Carbon Measurement, National Physical Laboratory
    Marieke Beckmann

    Mike Holgate

    Associate, Aquatera Ltd
    Mike  Holgate

    Michael is an energy consultant with over 25 years’ experience in the oil, renewable energy and carbon management sectors. While based in the Orkney Islands, he spent 15 years working offshore as a drilling fluids consultant. During his time onshore he had a unique opportunity to see how oil development affected a small island community at first hand. He went on to broaden his environmental skills in the oil & gas sector working as an environmental advisor and sustainable development manager for international oil & gas projects for clients including Shell, BP, Agip, the Georgian Government and the EU INOGATE program. His interest in shale gas started with a review of the environmental and social risks arising for 3 Legs Resources. He has subsequently written and presented his views on the responsible development of shale gas in a number of fora including Poland and Lithuania at the invitation of government. Michael is an advisor to the UK Shale Gas Task Force.


     

    Paul Mobbs

    Proprietor, Mobbs' Environmental Investigations and research
    Paul Mobbs

    Professor Michael Bradshaw

    Professor of Global Energy, Warwick Business School
    Professor Michael Bradshaw

    Professor Nigel Brandon

    BG Chair in Sustainable Gas Imperial College London and Panel Member Task Force on Shale Gas, Imperial College London
    Professor Nigel Brandon

    Nigel Brandon is a Fellow at the Royal Academy of Engineering, Fellow of the Energy Institute, and was Founding Director of the Imperial College Energy Futures Lab. He was recently appointed as Director of the Sustainable Gas Institute at Imperial College London. His research spans low carbon heat, energy systems, energy storage, fuel cells, and hydrogen. Previous roles include senior research fellow to the UK Research Council's Energy Programme, UK Focal Point with China in Energy and Climate Change, and research positions with both BP and Rolls-Royce. He is a founder and former CEO and CTO of Ceres Power, an AIM-listed fuel cell company spun out of Imperial College. Professor Brandon has been awarded the Silver Medal from the Royal Academy of Engineering, the Baker Medal from the Institute of Civil Engineers, and the Francis Bacon Medal from the American Institute of Mechanical Engineers. He is a panel member of the Task Force on Shale Gas.

    Professor Paul Ekins

    Professor of Resources and Energy and Environment Policy Director, University College London
    Professor Paul Ekins

    Robert Westaway

    Senior Research Fellow, School of Engineering, University Of Glasgow
    Robert  Westaway

    Tim Yeo

    Chair of Energy 2050 Industrial Advisory Board, Sheffield University
    Tim Yeo

    Tim Yeo was Chair of the Energy & Climate Change Select Committee in the UK Parliament from 2010 until May 2015. He is now Chairman of New Nuclear Watch Europe, a group established in 2014 to campaign for the promotion of nuclear power across Europe. Tim is a former British Government Environment Minister and was a Conservative Member of Parliament from 1983-2015. He is Chair of the Industrial Advisory Board for the University of Sheffield Energy 2050 Initiative, a Non-Executive Director of Groupe Eurotunnel SA, Chair of AFC Energy plc, and a consultant in the energy and transport industries. He was educated at Cambridge University.

    Tony Almond

    Shale Gas Policy, Health And Safety Executive
    Tony Almond

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    Holiday Inn Kensington Forum

    97 Cromwell Road
    London SW7 4DN
    United Kingdom

    Holiday Inn Kensington Forum

    Holiday Inn Kensington Forum is perfectly situated in one of London’s most luxurious and beautiful areas within South Kensington. 

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    WHAT IS CPD?

    CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development’. It is essentially a philosophy, which maintains that in order to be effective, learning should be organised and structured. The most common definition is:

    ‘A commitment to structured skills and knowledge enhancement for Personal or Professional competence’

    CPD is a common requirement of individual membership with professional bodies and Institutes. Increasingly, employers also expect their staff to undertake regular CPD activities.

    Undertaken over a period of time, CPD ensures that educational qualifications do not become obsolete, and allows for best practice and professional standards to be upheld.

    CPD can be undertaken through a variety of learning activities including instructor led training courses, seminars and conferences, e:learning modules or structured reading.

    CPD AND PROFESSIONAL INSTITUTES

    There are approximately 470 institutes in the UK across all industry sectors, with a collective membership of circa 4 million professionals, and they all expect their members to undertake CPD.

    For some institutes undertaking CPD is mandatory e.g. accountancy and law, and linked to a licence to practice, for others it’s obligatory. By ensuring that their members undertake CPD, the professional bodies seek to ensure that professional standards, legislative awareness and ethical practices are maintained.

    CPD Schemes often run over the period of a year and the institutes generally provide online tools for their members to record and reflect on their CPD activities.

    TYPICAL CPD SCHEMES AND RECORDING OF CPD (CPD points and hours)

    Professional bodies and Institutes CPD schemes are either structured as ‘Input’ or ‘Output’ based.

    ‘Input’ based schemes list a precise number of CPD hours that individuals must achieve within a given time period. These schemes can also use different ‘currencies’ such as points, merits, units or credits, where an individual must accumulate the number required. These currencies are usually based on time i.e. 1 CPD point = 1 hour of learning.

    ‘Output’ based schemes are learner centred. They require individuals to set learning goals that align to professional competencies, or personal development objectives. These schemes also list different ways to achieve the learning goals e.g. training courses, seminars or e:learning, which enables an individual to complete their CPD through their preferred mode of learning.

    The majority of Input and Output based schemes actively encourage individuals to seek appropriate CPD activities independently.

    As a formal provider of CPD certified activities, SMI Group can provide an indication of the learning benefit gained and the typical completion. However, it is ultimately the responsibility of the delegate to evaluate their learning, and record it correctly in line with their professional body’s or employers requirements.

    GLOBAL CPD

    Increasingly, international and emerging markets are ‘professionalising’ their workforces and looking to the UK to benchmark educational standards. The undertaking of CPD is now increasingly expected of any individual employed within today’s global marketplace.

    CPD Certificates

    We can provide a certificate for all our accredited events. To request a CPD certificate for a conference , workshop, master classes you have attended please email events@smi-online.co.uk

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