Upcoming Gas & Oil Events

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March 6-8, 2013 — Columbus: Ohio Oil and Gas Association Winter Meeting: The OOGA annual Winter Meeting brings together top industry leaders from Ohio and the nation to provide the most current state of the oil and gas industry and Shale development during business sessions, trade show, and breakout trainings. Anyone interested in finding out what is going on in the Utica play, will want to attend this event, OOGA’s 66th Winter Meeting, scheduled March 6-8 at Hilton Columbus at Easton, 3900 Chagrin Drive, Columbus. Attendee registration will open for the event the first week of January. Contact Kristy Hawthorne at khawthorne@ooga.org.

March 27, 2013 — New Concord: Safety Training and Expo, John Glenn High School, 13115 John Glenn High School Road, New Concord. 7:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. 740-826-7841. Sponsored by Guernsey-Noble Safety Council in partnership with the Cambridge Area Chamber of Commerce (www.cambridgeohiochamber.com), 740-439-6688. Topics include Hazard Communication, Fall Protection, Tagout and Lockout, OSHA update, workplace violence, Communicable Disease, drug testing, emergency evacuation plans, food safety, responding to an assailant, forklift safety and many more. For a complete list of topics and more information, contact the Cambridge Chamber at info@cambridgeohiochamber.com.

March 28, 2013 — North Canton: Oil and gas education session on Understanding the Process to be held at Kent State University at Stark, in conjunciton with the Canton Small Business Development Center. Attorneys at Roetzel & Andress will be present during this event, set for 6:30 to 8 p.m. on March 28. This public presentation is designed to provide education to members of the community through a factual forum, with an opportunity for attendees to ask questions regarding the subject matter. The session will be held in Kent State Stark’s Main Hall Auditorium, 6000 Frank Ave. N.W., in Jackson Township, North Canton. Register online at www.cantonsbdc.org . The program covers stages of the process, from clearing to production, and answers questions about what equipment is used, how long it takes to drill a well, what residents will see and hear, how deep the wells are drilled, how they are constructed, piplines, access roads, how drill cuttings are disposed, when and why water is needed and how it is disposed, and injection wells, among other things. The presenter is Rhonda Reda, executive director of the Ohio Oil and Gas Energy Education Program and the Ohio Oil and Gas Energy Education Foundation, both nonprofit education and public outreach programs.

April 18, 2013 — Senecaville: Pipeline right-of-way workshop sponsored by the Ohio State University Extension program. 7-9 p.m., Secrest Senior Center, 201 High St., Senecaville. Registration deadline April 16. egister by calling or visiting the Guernsey County office of OSU Extension in Old Washington, 740-489-5300. Registration forms with the office’s address and other details can be downloaded at http://guernsey.osu.edu/topics/agriculture-and-natural-resources/2009-agriculture-natural-resources-master-gardener-calendar.

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