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CLP wins Beckjord Redevelopment Project
KEY would like to congratulate one of our valued client partners, Commercial Liability Partners, LLC (CLP) for their acquisition from Duke Energy, AEP, and Dayton Power and Light, of the Beckjord power plant. Located in New Richmond, Ohio. The Beckjord facility sits in a strategic location along the banks of the Ohio River 30 miles east of Cincinnati.
KEY assisted CLP prior to the sale with development of a comprehensive environmental management plan for the site, including identification of future investigation, design, permitting, and closure requirements. As CLP proceeds with their re-development efforts, KEY will play a significant role to assist with the engineering design and closure plans for the various former coal ash disposal facilities located at the site. Additionally KEY and our affiliate company Field and Technical Services (FTS) will assist in meeting the environmental permit and compliance requirements for the project, including groundwater monitoring and NPDES permit compliance activities.
Dr. Tom Jordan Receives Grant
YSU Research Foundation Awarded $14M in Software
A $14 million software package from a global oilfield services company will give students at Youngstown State University hands-on experience with tools used by exploration companies throughout the world. Schlumberger, a worldwide provider of technology for reservoir characterization, drilling, production and processing in the oil and gas industry, awarded the software package to YSU’s Research Foundation, the university announced. The renewable software grant includes access to the Petrel E&P software and Techlog wellbore software platforms; PetroMod petroleum system; and modeling software; and GeoX exploration risk, resource and value assessment software, which will be used for teaching and research. “This provides an incredible opportunity for students to gain first-hand experience with software used by most of the major resource exploration companies throughout the world,” said Jeff Dick, professor and chair of the YSU Department of Geological and Environmental Studies. The Techlog software platform is the centerpiece for the Geophysical Well Log Analysis course offered in the Fall 2018 semester, Dick said.
Dr. Tom Jordan Receives Grant (Continued)
It allows students and professors to interpret geophysical well log data for individual oil and gas wells, and combine the results from multiple wells. This helps to construct a play or basin-wide model to better understand reservoir behavior and assist in targeting areas of interest for future exploration using 3D or 4D visualization. Additionally, Dick and Tom Jordan, part-time faculty in the department, will use Techlog to direct basin analysis research of conventional oil and gas reservoirs of the Appalachian Basin. The research is made possible by cooperative arrangements with state agencies as well as regional oil and gas exploration and production companies. “Techlog will provide our students with advanced skills, thus broadening their job opportunities in the rapidly growing oil and gas energy industry because they will be able to hit the ground running when they are hired,” Jordan said. Giving the students hands-on experience with cutting-edge software during classroom work and undergraduate research will help to “prepare a highly skilled STEM [science, technology, engineering and mathematics] workforce that can compete for geology and geophysics jobs anywhere in the world,” Dick added. (September 4, 2018, Business Journal, Youngstown, OH)
FTS-KEY Oil and Gas Marketing
FTS and KEY have combined marketing forces to pursue work in the Oil and Gas industry. With the creation of the a new web site designed to drive “traffic” to our web sites, the new site can be found at www.fts-key.com. With that, Vicki Bomberger also updated the FTS webpage to reflect the services being performed. Also, a combined advertisement is up on the Pennsylvania Independent Oil and Gas Association (PIOGA) web site.
And finally, if driving along Interstate 70 between Wheeling, WV and Washington, PA, keep your eyes open around mile marker 3 where a roadside billboard supporting the combined companies efforts for the OIL and GAS Industry sites prominently along the highway. Designed in cooperation with Lamar Advertising, this is FTS and KEY’s first reach into this advertising medium.
Dr. Tom Jordan to speak at Geospatial Conference
Dr. Tom Jordan P.G., from KEY’s Volant, PA office, and Mark Limbruner of Range Resources will be a featured speaker at the upcoming Geospatial Information and Technology Association Conference (GITA) to be held March 5 & 6, 2018 at the Phoenix Convention Center, Phoenix, AZ. Tom and Mark will be presenting their paper on “a GIS based work flow to optimize the approach for buried hazard mapping projects”. To learn about their presentation, please click on the link to GITA
KEY acquires Green Energy Initiatives, LLC
KEY has acquired the assets of Green Energy Initiatives, LLC (GEI) of St. Clairsville, OH. This represents the first acquisition for KEY. GEI provided environmental consulting and services to the Ohio Valley. The owner of GEI, Mr. James G. Lewis, will be joining KEY as a Senior Project Manager. Mr. Lewis will continue to pursue opportunities in the Ohio Valley serving his current clients and enhancing his services with the additional resources KEY can provide. Other staff members of GEI will be offered positions under the agreement. To read the press release, please click on the "Read More" button.