Events and Training

Working in partnership with industry, environmental professionals and local, state and federal regulatory agencies, the MSC hosts technical training sessions to help bring understanding to the regulatory, technical and safety processes to improve transparency and communications to avoid misconceptions about the industry. 

MSC Dissolved Gas Study Seminar
May 28, 2020
Hilton Garden Inn, Canonsburg, PA

Dissolved methane in groundwater is naturally occurring in Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Currently, there is not an accepted testing methodology that achieves consistent and predictable results. Through the Marcellus Shale Coalition’s Dissolved Gas Workgroup, a multiphase study was conceived to understand the cause(s) of variability in analytical data and to develop a new testing methodology to achieve consistent and predictable dissolved gas results.

During this seminar, experts from Environmental Standards will review existing analytical methodologies, provide an in-depth review of the multiple phases of the MSC’s Dissolved Gas Study, and discuss a new analytical method for dissolved gasses that has been developed through the course of the MSC study. This new analytical method will achieve focused results and provide stakeholders with reliable and consistent data that can be used to make informed decisions. In addition, representatives from operators, accredited labs, and the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PA DEP) will provide perspectives on how the new method will improve their businesses.

USACE and PA DEP Wetland and Stream Permit Training
June 25, 2020
Hershey Lodge, Hershey, PA

The United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PA DEP) jointly administer regulations and permits that protect wetland and stream resources of the Commonwealth. Over the last several years, the USACE and PA DEP have made several updates to their regulations, permits and protocols that govern the natural gas industry.

Join oil and gas industry stakeholders to obtain a comprehensive overview of new and upcoming requirements and initiatives from the PA DEP and USACE related to the protection of wetlands and streams in the commonwealth. In addition, industry and consulting experts will provide their perspectives and lessons learned.