Graduate Student Invitation to Present/Attend IPEC (Petroleum Environmental Conference)

April 25, 2018

Dr. David Rockstraw

New Mexico State University

Chemical & Materials Engineering


Graduate Students, involved in environmental research concerning issues in the oil and gas industry, are encouraged to submit an abstract to present at the upcoming International Petroleum Environmental Conference (IPEC), Oct. 30 – Nov 1 in Denver, Colorado, sponsored by The University of Tulsa, Continuing Education for Science & Engineering.

This is the 25th year the IPEC Conference has brought together professionals involved in developing and implementing technology to address and resolve petroleum environmental problems, plus share best practices and information regarding advances in emerging technology in all aspects of the petroleum industry.  To learn more about this year’s conference, go to:  Follow this link to review the past conference proceedings to get a better idea of the conference, because we are just now in the process of building this year’s agenda.

As you know, being able to network and make contacts with a diverse crowd of industry professionals is a great investment and opportunity for your students.  Plus, they gain valuable experience in delivering a public presentation showcasing their research in front of a supportive audience. 

This year’s IPEC Presentation Topics:

WATER:  Treatment & Management Strategies

  • Produced Water Treatment, Management Strategies and Practices
  • Beneficial Re-Use of Produced Water and Flowback Water
  • Hydraulic Fracturing Issues
  • Groundwater Remediation

SOILS:  Site Characterization & Remediation

  • Remediation of Brine Spills
  • In Situ Chemical Oxidation
  • Remediation of Hydrocarbon Spills from Exploration & Production
  • Remediation of Hydrocarbon Spills from Transportation & Storage of Petroleum
  • Site Characterization & Forensic Geochemistry

OTHER Petroleum Environmental Issues related to exploration & production; transportation & storage

  • Legal & Regulatory Issues
  • Waste Management & Pollution Prevention
  • Risk Assessment & Risk Management
  • Air & Noise Emissions

Graduate students who would like to give an oral presentation at the conference must submit an abstract online (max 200 words) which will be reviewed by the conference committee.   Please note the following:

Abstract Submission Deadline:  September 28th

Note:  Presentation abstracts are accepted on a first-come/first-served basis. Early submission of abstracts is highly recommended.

Abstract Submission Link/Form:


                There will not be a Poster Session this year.

The IPEC 2018 CONFERENCE STUDENT FEE is just $250.00 per person (this applies to those presenting as well as those just attending the conference). Students are allowed to attend the entire conference, given full access to all technical sessions, exhibitors, plenary session, networking events, luncheons and other functions of the conference at a greatly reduced rate.

                Student Conference Online Registration:

The 20178 IPEC conference is being held at the Grand Hyatt Denver Hotel, 1750 Welton Street, Denver, Colorado. If needed, hotel room rates are $199/night and reservations must be made by September 14, 2018.

The IPEC Conference Committee values the input and new ideas of those up and coming petroleum environmental professionals.  We do hope your graduate students will be able to take advantage of this terrific opportunity to present and/or network with industry professionals.

Please forward this invitation to other faculty who might have students who would be interested in this opportunity.  It’s also an opportunity for them, as well. 

If you have any questions, please contact me or Steve Hall (IPEC Presenter Coordinator) at

Regards –

Nancy Kruse

IPEC Conference Committee Member

Director of Programs/TU-CESE

800 S. Tucker Drive, Henneke Bldg.

Tulsa, OK 74104

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