As residents of Flower Mound wrestle with competing claims and heated rhetoric concerning natural gas drilling in the town, many people have yearned for an unbiased, third-party expert to clear the air and offer an unvarnished view of the relevant facts.
Enter waste water management expert Aaron Horn, president of Ecosphere Energy Services.
At the invitation of Flower Mound resident Jenny Rogers, Mr. Horn will conduct a comprehensive “Gas Drilling 101 and Waste Water Management Seminar” this Monday, April 26, at the Flower Mound Public Library, located at 3030 Broadmoor Lane. Doors will open at 6:00 PM, with the seminar running from 6:15 – 7:45 PM, followed by Q&A. The session is free, and is open to all residents of Flower Mound.
“We’re very pleased that Mr. Horn has agreed to join us to share his expertise on some of the most important issues facing our town now, and in the future,” said Ms. Rogers, a local business owner and co-host of the event. “Passions have been stirred on all sides of this issue over the last several months, and we thought it was important to ratchet down the rhetoric and focus on real facts, and real solutions.”
Invitations have been extended to the current Mayor and Town Council, other candidates for these offices, and members of the Oil & Gas Appeals Board. Many of these officials have already accepted, according to Rogers.
Horn’s presentation is entitled ‘Producing Hydrocarbons and Managing Water – A Primer’. The session will begin with an introduction to the natural gas industry, focusing particular attention on production from unconventional resources, such as the Barnett Shale. Mr. Horn will discuss the important role water plays in the industry, standard methods of managing water and where the industry is headed with water management.
“My goal is simply to educate and offer opinions on possible solutions,” said Horn. “This course is not intended for industry professionals, but for citizens who live in areas of heightened drilling activity who are curious and/or concerned.”
Other subjects to be addressed by Horn include:
• Drilling and Completion (including hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking”)
• Water Basics
• Waste Water Management & Alternatives (including recycling of frack fluids)
No RSVP is required to attend this free seminar. Plan to arrive on time, as the presentation will begin promptly at 6:15 PM. For more information, call Rogers at 469-363-2707.