Los Angeles Basin Section Newsletter
As an added attraction to our next lunch meeting on Tuesday, February 12th , I would like to cordially invite you to share in presenting the following members their Legion of Honor Certificates.
Mr. Barry L. Evans
Mr. Harry J. Krebs
Ms. Elizabeth Johnston Oliver
Mr. H. Donald Outmans
Mr. F. X. Pendarvis
Mr. Paul Ravesies
Mr. Burton B. Sandiford
is in appreciation for their 50 years of continuous and active SPE membership.
Member involvement has always been the key to the Society's growth, so please
join us in expressing appreciation to these outstanding members .
John A. Thompson, LA Basin Section Chairperson
DATE: Tuesday, February 12, 2002
TIME: 11:30 am – Social
12:00 pm – Lunch
12:30 pm – Presentation
PLACE: Long Beach Petroleum Club
COST: $15.00 General; $5.00 Students
SPEAKER: Dixon Oriola,
Los Regional Water Quality Control Board
TOPIC: Emerging Chemicals Detected in Groundwater in LA County
The term "Emergent Chemicals"
is used by USEPA and other regulatory agencies to identify a group of chemicals
found in groundwater that are now causing great concern to water supply companies,
municipalities and elected officials nation wide. In California these
chemicals are: N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), ammonium perchlorate, and 1,4-Dioxane,
Chromium VI, methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE) and 1,2,3-Trichloropropane.
These chemicals were not generally screened for until their detection in Azusa
area in 1997. Since then, monitoring wells, municipal wells and some
irrigation wells have detected many of these emergent chemicals, statewide
and in Los Angeles County. Unfortunately, USEPA Superfund remedies (for
San Fernando Valley & San Gabriel Valley) had required the construction
of many drinking water treatment plants to remove volatile organic compounds,
not emergent compounds. Remediating groundwater impacted by emergent
chemicals will significantly increase in the near future .
Mr. Oriola is currently Unit Chief (Senior Engineering Geologist) for the Well Investigation Program (WIP) at the Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board (LARWQCB), a sub-department under the California Environmental Protection Agency. The WIP covers the San Fernando and San Gabriel Valley Superfund Areas, including the Chromium VI Investigation. Mr. Oriola has worked for 8 years with Regional Board in the Landfills, Enforcement, Underground Storage Tanks and now the Well Investigation Program. Previously, Mr. Oriola served as Area Exploration Geologist and later as Advanced Development Geologist for Unocal's Oil & Gas Division in California for 15 years. Mr. Oriola's educational background includes a B.A. in Geology and a B.A. in African Studies from the University of California, Santa Barbara.
For additional information, please contact:
Thais Montenegro de McComb, (714)962-1723, email@example.com
Dan Dudak, State Lands, (562) 590-5201, firstname.lastname@example.org
The 2003 Western Regional Meeting will be held jointly with the American Association of Petroleum Geologist on May 19-23, 2003. Watch the newsletter for additional information.
DATE: Thursday, February 21, 2002
TIME: 8:30am -1:00pm
John Jepson, DOGGR
Eric Davis, Pinnacle Tech.
Mike Bruno, Terralog Tech.
TOPIC: Waste Injection in Oilfield Operations – Technology and Case Studies
Abstract: Slurry Fracture Injection is a technology in which oilfield wastes (such as produced solids, tank bottoms, drilling muds, and crude contaminated surface soils) are mixed with water and injected into deep geologic formations. This workshop reviews the application of the technology, the mechanics of solids injection and fracture in weakly consolidated media, and guidelines developed through a DOE research project to maintain containment and long-term injectivity
Reservations: Online at www.westcoastpttc.org
LOS ANGELES BASIN SECTION
Society of Petroleum Engineers
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332 E. Foothill Blvd, Ste. B
Arcadia, CA 91006
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