Survey Activities


Note: Regular attendance at the biannual North American Coalbed Methane Forums

2011

Judged at 54th Capital Area Science and Engineering Fair – Whitaker Center, Harrisburg, PA (March 3)

Texas Eastern Transmission pipeline project, southern York County (June 14)

2010

Judged at 53rd Capital Area Science and Engineering Fair – Whitaker Center, Harrisburg, PA (March 4)

Attended special two-day 25th Anniversary North American Coalbed Methane Forum, Canonsburg, PA (April 28-29)

"Energy Bills Getting You Down? Maybe Coalbed Methane Can Help" – new version of talk for 46th Forum on the Geology of Industrial Minerals, PA Geological Survey, Middletown, PA (May 25)

2009

Judged at Cedar Crest Science Fair – Lebanon, PA (January 31)

Judged at 52nd Capital Area Science and Engineering Fair – Whitaker Center, Harrisburg, PA (March 5)

Participated in seismic line duty in Lancaster County for the Carbon Sequestration Technical Assessment project (September 22)

Obtained cores in north-central Westmoreland County from Exotic Oil & Gas, LLC coalbed methane testholes for our core library (October 19-20)

2008

Judged at 51st Capital Area Science and Engineering Fair – Whitaker Center, Harrisburg, PA (February 14)

Dominion pipeline project (August)

2007

Talks Given at Invitation

"Coalbed Methane Resources in Pennsylvania" – Coalbed Methane Forum for Property Owners and Residents, Latrobe, PA (March 15)

"Energy Bills Getting You Down? Maybe Coal and Coalbed Methane Can Help" – Philadelphia Geological Society, Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr, PA (April 19)

"Coalbed Methane Resources in Pennsylvania" – Coalbed Methane Forum for Property Owners and Residents, Ligonier, PA (May 22)

Conducted joint workshop with Mark Leidecker (Jesmar Energy, Inc.) on "Coalbed Methane Resources in Pennsylvania: An Overview" – Sixty-Seventh Annual Appalachian Gas Measurement Short Course, Robert Morris University, Coraopolis, PA (August 16)

Other Events

Judged at 50th Capital Area Science and Engineering Fair – Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA (March 12)

Judged carbon sequestration and coalbed methane technical sessions – Thirty-Sixth Annual American Association of Petroleum Geologists Eastern Section Meeting, Lexington, KY (September 17-18)

2006

Judged at 49th Capital Area Science and Engineering Fair – Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA (March 13)

Coalbed Methane Resources and Activity in Pennsylvania" – Forty-First Annual Northeastern Section Geological Society of America Meeting, Harrisburg, PA (March 22)

Conducted workshop on “Coalbed Methane Resources in Pennsylvania: An Overview" – Sixty-Sixth Annual Appalachian Gas Measurement Short Course, Robert Morris University, Coraopolis, PA (invited, August 17)

“Coalbed Methane Resources Update for Pennsylvania" – North American Coalbed Methane Forum, Morgantown, WV (invited, September 20) 

2005

Talks Given at Invitation

“Pennsylvania Coalbed Methane Resources and Development” – for Richard E. Wright and Hershey executives, Middletown, PA (May 25)

Conducted workshop on "Coalbed Methane Resources in Pennsylvania: An Overview" – Sixty-Fifth Annual Appalachian Gas Measurement Short Course, Robert Morris University, Coraopolis, PA (August 19)

“Coalbed Methane Resources and Activity in Pennsylvania" – Outlook for Natural Gas Conference, Pittsburgh, PA (September 14)

“Coalbed Methane Resources and Activity in Pennsylvania" – Penn Anthracite Society of Mining Metallurgy and Exploration-American Institute of Mining Engineers 134th Meeting, Hazleton, PA (November 10)

Other Events

Judged at 48th Capital Area Science and Engineering Fair – Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA (March 14)

Presented “Coalbed Methane Resources and Activity in Pennsylvania" – Twenty-Second Annual International Pittsburgh Coal Conference, Pittsburgh, PA (September 15)  

2004

Coalbed Methane Technical Session at AAPG

Co-chaired the coalbed methane technical session and presented "Pennsylvania Coalbed Methane Update" – Thirty-Third Annual American Association of Petroleum Geologists Eastern Section Meeting, Columbus, OH (October 5)

Coalbed Methane Workshop

Conducted workshop on "Coalbed Methane Resources in Pennsylvania: An Overview" – Sixty-Fourth Annual Appalachian Gas Measurement Short Course, Robert Morris University, Coraopolis, PA (August 19)

Other Event

Judged at 47th Capital Area Science and Engineering Fair – Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA (March 15)

2000 – 2003

Talks Given at Invitation

9/13/00 "Coalbed Methane Resources Update in Southwestern Pennsylvania" – Pittsburgh Technology Transfer Council's Coalbed Methane Symposium, Daniels, WV

7/17/01 "Coalbed Methane Resources and Development in Pennsylvania" – Office of Pollution Prevention and Compliance Assistance, Department of Environmental Protection, Harrisburg, PA

10/31/01 "Coalbed Methane Resources Update in Southwestern Pennsylvania for 2001" – North American Coalbed Methane Forum, Morgantown, WV

2/8/02 Updated version of "Coalbed Methane Resources and Development in Pennsylvania" – Bureau of Oil and Gas Management Annual Regions Meeting, Department of Environmental Protection, Harrisburg, PA

4/25/02 Brief introductory announcement on the availability of Mineral Resource Report 95 and Open-File Report OF 00–01 – North American Coalbed Methane Forum, Washington, PA

5/22/02 "Coalbed Methane Resources and Development in Pennsylvania" – Independent Oil & Gas Association Annual Meeting, Cranberry, PA

6/4/02 Brief on coalbed methane (CBM) activity in Pennsylvania, distribute CBM publication handouts, and announce the availability of Mineral Resource Report 95 and Open-File Report OF 00–01 – National Research Council Committee Meeting on Earth Resources for CBM, Washington, DC

6/6/02 "Coalbed Methane Resources and Development in Pennsylvania" – PA Geological Survey lunch seminar

9/24/02 Sent CD on Coalbed Methane Resources in Pennsylvania: From Old Hazard to New Domestic Energy Source, notes, and publication handouts to Christine Hansen (Executive Director, Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission), Oklahoma City, OK – for Conference on Coal Seam Natural Gas in the Northern Appalachian Basin, Charleston, WV

10/10/02 "Coalbed Methane Resources and Development in Pennsylvania" – Kriebel Minerals, Inc. and Kriebel Resources, Clarion, PA

2/28/03 Public hearing testimony on coalbed methane gas rights and surface problems – referred by Jim Erb (former director of Department of Environmental Protection's Bureau of Oil and Gas Management) to the Joint Legislative Air and Water Pollution Control and Conservation Committee, Blairsville, PA

4/16/03 "Pennsylvania Coalbed Methane Resources 2003 Update" – North American Coalbed Methane Forum, Washington, PA

5/13/03 "Coalbed Methane Resources in Pennsylvania" – League of Women Voters of Indiana County Panel Discussion, Indiana University, Indiana, PA

6/18/03 Updated version of "Coalbed Methane Resources in Pennsylvania" – Pennsylvania Mining Professionals Meeting, Indiana, PA

12/10/03 "Pennsylvania Coalbed Methane Resources 2003 Update" – Ohio Department of Natural Resources Applied Research Conference: Conservation and Restoration Innovations, Ohio University, Athens, OH

1998-2003

Other Events

3/16/98 Judged at 41st Capital Area Science and Engineering Fair – Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA

3/15/99 Judged at 42nd Capital Area Science and Engineering Fair – Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA

3/19/01 Judged at 44th Capital Area Science and Engineering Fair – Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA

3/17/03 Judged at 46th Capital Area Science and Engineering Fair – Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA

Contact Information

Please direct questions or comments to Toni Markowski, 717-702-2038, Bureau of Topographic and Geologic Survey.