One of the major challenges that the oil and natural gas industry faces is being able to take highly complicated, scientific processes and make them easy for the public to understand. The folks at the Petroleum Connection are exploring this issue more closely and have put together the Clean Frac’ing Conference in Houston, Texas.
• Bring together the various stakeholders and constituencies who have a responsibility to harmonize the great benefits and growth of frac’ing with the health of the environment and communities;
For example, Cabot will be represented at the conference by George Stark and Jeramie Morschhauser. Their presentation will focus on our use of Baker Hughes’ bi-fuel hydraulic fracturing fleet on our 10-well pad in Susquehanna County. (If you need a refresher, click here to read about it).
Jeramie, along with some folks from Baker Hughes, will explain the technology and reasoning behind moving to a bi-fuel fleet. George will then explain how Cabot discusses highly-technical processes such as these to different audiences. From landowners to elected officials to neighbors to reporters – speaking to each audience will be a bit different depending on their knowledge level.
Why does all of this matter? Because understanding a topic at its basic level is important but communicating your knowledge on a topic can sometimes be difficult. The Clean Frac’ing Conference will have several speakers over the course of the event (click for the schedule) and a Communications Dinner aimed at ensuring that the technical and communications people around the industry are working together to make sure there is a good understanding of just what it is that we do.