Throughout the year, SOER hosts valuable workshops for industry professionals. These workshops are held in various locations around the state on a variety of industry-related topics. 

For more information on SOER workshops, please contact Amanda Cunningham via email or by calling 405.601.2098.

EPA Methane/ Air Quality Forms - 60 Day Deadline

The 60 day deadline is fast approaching. We will answer your top questions and help with this process.

EPA recently passed a methane rule requiring documentation of all oil and gas wells and facilities - called "surface sites." EPA believes the information requested is necessary to impose comprehensive methane regulations.

EPA's proposed ICR consists of two surveys:
Part 1. Operator Survey:
Designed to collect "comprehensive information from onshore petroleum and natural gas production facilities to better understand the number and types of equipment at production facilities." Some of the information required includes: parent-company information, facility name, location, and contact information; the number of producing wells, wells that have been hydraulically fractured or refractured, and plugged wells, well identification, tanks, compressors, flares, etc.
Part 2. Facility Survey:
Required to be completed by a sample of 4,500 operators, according to EPA. These sources are production, gathering and boosting, processing, compression/transmission, pipeline, natural gas storage, as well as LNG storage and import/export facilities.

Total workshop cost: $FREE | Schedule: 3:00pm-5:00pm
Please register early, seating is limited.

Oklahoma City: January 11, 2017

SOER Offices
500 NE 4th ST
3rd Floor
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Packers, Plugs and Retainers

Presented by Tres Management, this class targets the non-engineer/professional and focuses on giving an overview on the uses of packers, both permanent and retrievable plugs and cement retainers. They will also discuss perforating for completions, recompletions and remedial work. Economics of various operations will be discussed during each phase.

Total workshop cost: $$50 | Schedule: 9:00am-12:00pm
Please register early, seating is limited.

Tulsa: February 9, 2017

OSU Tulsa
North Hall, Room 150
700 N. Greenwood
Tulsa, OK 74106
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Clean L.A.W. - Land.Air.Water

Attorneys and representatives from the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality, the Oklahoma Conservation Commission, Chesapeake Energy Corporation and Northern Oklahoma College will discuss how specific aspects of federal laws affect oil and gas operators and producers. Topics will include the Clean Air and Clean Water Acts with a discussion on wetlands, erosion and non-point v point source pollution. RCRA, CERCLA and TSCA will also be covered.

CLE and PDH credits will be offered.

More dates may be scheduled in 2017. Please check back.

Total workshop cost: $100 / 125 Late | Schedule: 9:00am-4:00pm
Please register early, seating is limited.

Ardmore: March 23, 2017

Southern Oklahoma Technology Center
2610 Sam Noble Parkway
Seminar Center, Room B
Ardmore, OK 73401
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Gas Contracts: Understanding the Full Value Chain

This workshop will give participants a midstream operations overview including a discussion on basic contracts and valuations with shrink calculations. The presenters will go into detail about different contract structures and identify clause descriptions and their purpose. There will also be a discussion on gas and liquids marketing – how it works, where it goes and price determination.

Date pending. Please check back.

Total workshop cost: $100.00(early)/125.00(late) | Schedule: 9:00am-3:00pm
Please register early, seating is limited.

Navigating State Forms: A Panel Discussion with the OCC and OTC

Everyone could use a little help understanding the forms, rules and regulations that affect the oil & natural gas industry in Oklahoma. Join individuals from the Oklahoma Corporation Commission, Oklahoma Conservation Commission and the Oklahoma Tax commission as they help review and answer questions about where to find, how to complete and when to submit some of the most common forms associated with operating an oil or gas well in the state. Topics include e-permitting, lease location and database searches, protecting natural dams and/or existing flood structures, how to properly complete common forms, UIC forms and compliance, as well as assistance from the Oklahoma Tax Commission on reciprocating forms that are required for operators.

Dates pending. Please check back.

Total workshop cost: $100.00(early)/125.00(late) | Schedule: 9:00am-4:00pm
Please register early, seating is limited.

Practical Applications of Bioremediation for the Small Operator

Participants will learn simple and economical methods to mitigate small spills using local or on-hand resources. Oklahoma State University, BEACON Environmental Assistance Corporation and the Oklahoma Corporation Commission will give guidance on when to report, how to contain, who to notify and what to do if you have new or old spills containing hydrocarbons or saltwater. The workshop will cover basic chemistry and simple calculations that will make finding the right solution accessible to the small operator.

2017 Date coming soon.

Total workshop cost: $$100 / $125 Late | Schedule: 9:00am-4:00pm
Please register early, seating is limited.

SPCC Rule Training and State & Federal Air Regulations

Preventing and containing spills while monitoring and complying with the evolving air emissions regulations can be time consuming and frustrating. Presented by industry experts from Enviro Clean Cardinal, this workshop can help you sort through the mess and stay in compliance with the latest updates. Note: This workshop will cover the updated OOOOa Rule in depth.

SPCC rule training and required annual training will be covered in the morning and does not include lunch. The air emissions regulations on the state and federal level will be covered in two parts and includes lunch.

The two workshops can be attended together or separately.


Total workshop cost: $$100 / $125 Late | Schedule: 9:00am-3:00pm
Please register early, seating is limited.

Water Management for Operators: Sourcing, Permitting, Disposal and Reuse

Presented by three state agencies, this workshop will compare current water use to both historical and future projections of water use, production and disposal for the oil and gas industry in the state of Oklahoma. Dr. Kyle Murray from the Oklahoma Geological Survey will discuss how different regions of the state produce and dispose of water differently and evaluate how this has changed over time. Rob Singletary and Kent Wilkins from the Oklahoma Water Resources Board will discuss sourcing and permitting and touch on different laws affecting operators. Mike Moore and James Phelps from The Oklahoma Corporation Commission will walk through regulatory issues related to Underground Injection Control (UIC), containment and compliance. A panel discussion will address specific questions and discuss potential reuse options.

More dates and venues may be scheduled for 2017. Please check back.

Total workshop cost: $100.00(early)/125.00(late) | Schedule: 9:00am-4:00pm
Please register early, seating is limited.