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Dallas AIChE June 26 2012 Meeting Announcement

posted Jun 16, 2012, 2:25 PM by José Ramiro Rodríguez Perazza
Dallas AIChE – June 26th, 2012 Meeting Announcement

DATE:       Tuesday June 26th, 2012
TIME:        6:00 PM Officer / Directors’ Meeting
                   6:30 PM Section Meeting
                   7:00 PM Social Hour (Bring your business cards) and dinner
                   8:00 PM One technical hour presentation 

PLACE:   Two Guys From Italy Restaurant 
                  (West side of Webb Chapel Rd, South of Forest Lane)
                 11637 Webb Chapel Rd.
                 Dallas, TX 75229

COST:    Cost of your meal (typically $8-15 - The restaurant will add the tip to your bill)


During this meeting we will be conducting our annual election of Officers and Directors. Nominations for officers and directors positions are still open. The following members are being proposed for the respective positions (the Immediate Past President Director’s position is not an elective position, it is listed here as a matter of information)

Chair:                José R Rodríguez                                              (for reelection)
Vice Chair:       Donald Bradford Miller                                     (for reelection)
Secretary:          Frederic S. Eisen                                               (for reelection)
Treasurer:          Fernando J. Aguirre                                          (for reelection)
Director:            Marshall W. (Neal) Abernathy                         (for reelection)
Director:            Lacrisha (Lacy) Bishline                                  (new nomination)
Director:            Nancy D. Garnett-Immediate Past President    (not subject to election)
Director:            Keith D. Miller                                                (for reelection)

        Fracking – What is it? Why all the press? Benefits and Environmental Concerns? – 1 PDH (0.1 CEUs)

        Rick Middaugh, Southeast Technical Manager, Halliburton

        Fracturing of wells for hydrocarbon production has been going on in the United States since 1946. Public awareness was minimal until the upstart of the Barnett Shale play around Fort Worth, TX. Recent technology developments in fracturing and drilling continue to increase the usage of these two techniques. Fracturing has allowed the United States to become less dependent on foreign countries for our energy needs, but also raised the issue of how it impacts the environment. This talk will address fracturing - what is hydraulic fracturing, what are the technology developments, and how it has impacted the environment.

RSVP:    By email to Jrodriguezperazz@aol.com. If by phone, please call J. R. Rodriguez at 940-725-0493.

What’s in it for me? Here’s part of your answers:
     I will learn what well fracturing (fracking) accomplishes.
     Where is the ability to well fracture important.
     The history of vertical well fracking practiced safely.
     How is the new horizontal well fracking different and needed. 
     How is Well Fracking done safely and cost efficiently.
     Convince yourself as to whether well fracking practices are done safely. 
     Find out what energy industry prospects brings worldwide and the US first.
     Why horizontal well fracking is likely to be important to the remainder of your career.
     For my professional license I need continuing education hours. I will learn something about a Horizontal Well        
        Fracking and gain 1 PDH (0.1 CEUs).
     During the meeting I will have the opportunity to network with leaders in the Chemical Engineering field.

At this meeting you may also suggest or request future topics or volunteer to offer a talk on your favorite engineering or management subject thereby making yourself known to your peers and seniors attending the meeting or receiving the meeting invitation. Do not miss the meeting!


Speaker: Rick Middaugh, Southeast Technical Manager, Halliburton, 2601 E. Belt Line Rd. (MS 1A231), Carrollton, TX 75006-5401
35 year with Halliburton, Southeast Technical Manager, Carrollton, TX 
Bachelor’s Degree from West Virginia University in Agricultural Engineering
Member of Society of Petroleum Engineers and American Association of Drilling Engineers

Contact Email: Rick Middaugh [Rick.Middaugh@Halliburton.com]
Website: Halliburton.com