Center for Sustainable Shale Development – Changes are coming to the shale plays

Center for Sustainable Shale Development.

For those of you that think some sort of “SEMS” model isn’t coming to land, take a look at this website.  Currently it is solely dealing with environmental standards (15 standards instead of elements like SEMS).  They also are bringing in Independent 3rd Party auditors (I3P’s) and the only one approved by the CSSD is Bureau VERITAS, which is also one of the 4 approved I3P’s for SEMS.  The big operators in the region, which is the Appalachian Valley, is Chevron and Shell.  I’ve heard that other Shale plays are looking at adopting this model or something similar.  Who knows, but one thing is for sure, changes are coming.

New Blog Site – And I finally graduated from college

Well, Go Daddy changed everything regarding their blogs, so I had to get a new one.  Let’s try this out and see how it works.  Bear with me as I keep adding stuff.  In other news, I graduated with honors (Cum laude) with my B.S. in Environmental Management with a concentration in Safety from Columbia Southern University.  The company I work for was quite happy, Wood Group ODL (which is the consulting division of Wood Group), we work with most of the major oil and gas companies, a vast majority of the mid-majors and a few of the smaller guys.  I’m the lead HSEQ Consultant for WG ODL.  I told WG that It only took me 21 years to accomplish this task, but I have become so accustomed to learning, that now I don’t want to stop and I’ll be beginning the pursuit of my Masters within the next 2-3 months and hopefully it will only take 2-3 years to finish.  It will be in Occupational Health and Safety, unless I decided to go with Emergency Management.  I enjoy both fields immensely.  Anyway, I’ll talk to you guys later.