VIDEO: Session One, Part One: Setting the Stage

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Event Date



Martz Summer Conference (6th: 2014: Boulder, Colo.)



SESSION 1, PART 1: Setting the Stage

9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Framing the Discussion: Tackling Issues of Uncertainty, Terminology, and Sensitivity

Speaker: Patty Limerick, University of Colorado

9:30 a.m. - 10:10 a.m. Oil and Gas Development from Shale: Engineering 101

Speaker: Stuart Ellsworth, Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission


Douglas Kenney

Streaming Media


This Conference is presented by the Getches-Wilkinson Center for Natural Resources, Energy, and the Environment, in conjunction with the Air-Water-Gas Sustainability Research Network. Technological advances for extracting oil and gas from shale deposits have ushered in a new era of energy development in key resource-rich pockets throughout the US. In this event, we review the ongoing efforts of governments and industry to develop the regulatory and management practices necessary to protect water and air resources, drawing on the latest scientific research to tackle areas of uncertainty and to inform future action.