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Mark J. Snow, Fracking in Michigan, February 26th, 2014

February 5, 2014

The Detroit Section American Chemical Society, co-sponsored by ANACHEM & SAS, presents:

Hydraulic Fracturing (“Fracking”) in Michigan:
Michigan’s regulatory response to high volume hydraulic fracturing.
Balancing the economic benefits while protecting the environment and the public.

Mark J. Snow
Supervisor, Permits and Bonding Unit
Office of Oil, Gas, and Minerals
Michigan Department of Environmental Quality

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014
Lawrence Technological University
Room: M218, Buell Management Building
21000 West Ten Mile Road, Southfield, MI, 48075-1058

6:30 pm: Free Pizza and Presentation

Summary
Hydraulic fracturing (Fracking) has been utilized throughout the United States for more than 60 years and allows production in unconventional or tight geologic reservoirs that otherwise would not yield economical amounts of oil and natural gas. To date, over 1.25 million wells have been hydraulically fractured nationwide. Hydraulic fracturing is a well completion operation that involves pumping fluid and proppants into the target formation to create artificial fractures, or enhance natural fractures, for the purpose of improving deliverability and production of hydrocarbons. Proppants, usually silica sand, are added to the fluid to hold the fractures open once they are created. Small concentrations of chemicals are added to the fluid to improve the effectiveness of the fracture job. In the past 60 years significant advancements of the technology have occurred in such areas proppant development, fluid advances, modeling and simulation, and horizontal well integration. The first hydraulic fracture stimulation was performed in Michigan in 1952. Since then, over 12,000 wells have been hydraulically fractured in our state. New development plans are focused on multi-staged completions using large volumes of fluid and drilling long horizontal wells (up to two miles) at vertical depths of 4,000 to 10,000 feet.

The Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), Office of Oil, Gas, and Minerals (OOGM) is charged with the responsibility of ensuring the best use of Michigan’s geological resources for their social and economic benefits while protecting the environment and public health and safety.

Biography
Mark Snow is the Supervisor of the Permits and Bonding Unit, Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, Office of Oil, Gas, and Minerals (OOGM). Mark oversees the unit in charge of permitting of oil, natural gas, injection, and mineral well activities within the State of Michigan. He has been with OOGM for almost 10 years. Mark earned his Bachelor’s degree in Geology from Michigan State University.

Other Event Information
A campus map with parking and building locations is available at http://www.ltu.edu/map/

If a winter storm happens to visit the Detroit area on February 26th, and you are unsure if the meeting will take place, please call Megan Klein at 248-470-5059 before 5 pm.

For more information on hydraulic fracturing, a visit the Michigan DEQ website is helpful: http://www.michigan.gov/deq and search “fracking” or check out this comprehensive document: http://www.michigan.gov/documents/deq/Hydraulic_Fracturing_In_Michigan_423431_7.pdf

Dr. John Engelmann, October 23, 2013

October 10, 2013

The Detroit Section American Chemical Society, co-sponsored by ANACHEM & SAS, presents:

Science and Law:
Recent Developments in Patent Law

Dr. John Engelmann
Senior Counsel, Miller Canfield Paddock and Stone

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

University of Detroit Mercy, Chemistry Building
4001 West McNichols Road, Detroit, MI

5:00 pm: Catered Reception, Conference Room C117
6:00 pm: Presentation, Lecture Room C120

Summary
John Engelmann will discuss the basics of patent law and the utility of patents in a business setting. He will explain the recent developments in patent law and how these developments affect inventors. He will also describe trademarks and copyrights which can be useful tools to protect intellectual property.

Biography
John Engelmann received a BS in Chemistry from the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee in 1964. He received a Ph.D. in organic chemistry from the University of Illinois, Champaign Urbana in 1970. He received a JD degree from the University of Illinois in 1974. He currently practices as an attorney at the law firm of Miller Canfield Paddock and Stone in Kalamazoo, Michigan. He specializes in intellectual property law, regulatory law, and contracts.

Entirely free event: food, parking and presentation are included.
American Chemical Society membership is not required.

A pdf map of the campus is available at http://www.udmercy.edu/about/campus/locations/#mcn.

University of Detroit Mercy entrances are available on West McNichols Rd and Livernois Ave.

Welcome to the new ANACHEM web site

June 19, 2013

Our members told us that they wanted a web site that would keep them informed about ANACHEM events and make it easier for them to register for the fall ANACHEM / SAS symposium. Now you can use the web site to pre-register for the symposium, submit an abstract, or purchase exhibit space as a vendor. If you’re new to ANACHEM, please read about our organization and consider becoming a member by using the on-line form. Membership is the best way to stay informed about ANACHEM activities. If you have problems using the new web site, please send a note to admin@anachem.org. We’ll respond as soon as possible.

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