HUTCHINSON GAS EXPLOSIONS

PRESENTATIONS, PUBLICATIONS AND PUBLIC OUTREACH BY THE
KANSAS GEOLOGICAL SURVEY

Presentations

Allison, M. Lee, Geologic Exploration for Natural Gas Pathways Under Hutchinson. Town Hall Meeting, Hutchinson, Kansas, February 8, 2001.

Allison, M. Lee, Geology of Natural Gas Pathways and Accumulations under Hutchinson, Kansas. Kansas Senate Utilities Committee, Topeka, February 27, 2001, (invited testimony).

Allison, M. Lee, Geology of Natural Gas Pathways and Accumulations under Hutchinson, Kansas. Kansas House Utilities Committee, Topeka, March 8, 2001, (invited testimony).

Allison, M. Lee, Geology of Natural Gas Pathways and Accumulations under Hutchinson, Kansas. Kansas House Environment Committee, Topeka, March 13, 2001, (invited testimony).

Allison, M. Lee, Status of the Search for Natural Gas under Hutchinson. Town Hall Meeting, Hutchinson, Kansas, March 29, 2001.

Allison, M. Lee, Hutchinson Gas Explosions: Unraveling a Geologic Mystery. Society of Independent Professional Earth Scientists, Wichita, April 18, 2001.

Allison, M. Lee, Hutchinson Gas Explosions: Unraveling a Geologic Mystery. Kansas Board of Regents, Manhattan, Kansas, April 19, 2001.

Allison, M. Lee, Hutchinson Gas Explosions: Unraveling a Geologic Mystery. Kansas State University Geology Annual Banquet, Manhattan, Kansas, April 20, 2001.

Allison, M. Lee, Geology of Natural Gas Pathways and Accumulations under Hutchinson, Kansas. Kansas Bar Association, 26th Annual KBA/KIOGA Oil & Gas Law Conference, Wichita, Kansas, August 10, 2001, (luncheon speaker).

Allison, M. Lee, Natural Gas Explosions in Hutchinson, Kansas: Unraveling a Geologic Mystery. Gas Measurement and Pipeline Institute Annual Meeting, Liberal, Kansas, September 11, 2001, (keynote address).

Allison, M. Lee, Natural Gas Explosions in Hutchinson, Kansas: Unraveling a Geologic Mystery. Society of Petroleum Engineers, Wichita, Kansas, September 12, 2001.

Allison, M. Lee, Natural gas explosions in Hutchinson: Unraveling a geologic mystery. Wichita Downtown Lions Club, September 26, 2001.

Allison, M. Lee, Status of Geologic Investigations, One Year Later. Hutchinson City Council, January 15, 2002.

Allison, M. Lee, Natural gas explosions in Hutchinson: Unraveling a geologic mystery.17th Annual Corrosion Control Seminar, National Association of Corrosion Engineers, Great Bend, Kansas, February 8, 2002.

Allison, M. Lee, Natural gas explosions in Hutchinson: Unraveling a geologic mystery. Transportation Engineering 2002 Annual Conference, Manhattan, Kansas, April 16, 2002.

Allison, M. Lee, Hutchinson Gas Explosions What Have We Learned? Kansas Geological Society, Wichita, Kansas, October 23, 2002.

Allison, M. Lee, Update on the Hutchinson Gas Explosions: What Have We Learned? 18th Annual Corrosion Control Seminar, NACE, Great Bend, Kansas, Feb. 7, 2003 (invited talk).

Allison, M. Lee, Natural Gas Explosions in Hutchinson, Kansas: Response to a Geologic Mystery. Kansas Geological Survey Petrophysics Seminar, April 2, 2003.

Buchanan, Rex, Hutchinson Natural Gas Explosions: Communicating during a Geologic Crisis. Association of Earth Science Editors annual meeting, Lawrence, Kansas, October 2001.

Buchanan, Rex, Natural Gas Explosions in Hutchinson: A Case Study. Geological Society of America's North-Central Section and Southeastern Sections Joint Meeting, Lexington, Kentucky, April 3-5, 2002. See abstract at: http://gsa.confex.com/gsa/2002NC/finalprogram/abstract_31931.htm

Xia, J., 2002, Using electromagnetic methods to locate abandoned brine wells in Hutchinson, Kansas. Symposium on the Application of Geophysics to Engineering and Environmental Problems (SAGEEP) 2002 Annual Meeting of EEGS, Las Vegas, Nevada, February 10-14, 2002, 11 pp. Proceedings published on CD.

Publications

Allison, M. Lee, 2001, Geological Controls on Natural Gas Under Hutchinson, Kansas (abs), Kansas Academy of Sciences 133rd Annual Meeting, Lawrence, KS, Program and Abstracts, v20, p15-16 [talk given also].

Allison, M. Lee, 2001, The Hutchinson Gas Explosions: Unraveling a Geologic Mystery, Kansas Bar Association, 26th Annual KBA/KIOGA Oil and Gas Law Conference, v1, p3-1 to 3-29 [talk given, listed above].

Allison, M. Lee, 2001, Hutchinson, Kansas, A Geologic Detective Story, Geotimes, American Geological Institute, v46, #10, p14-18.

Allison, M. Lee, 2001, Natural Gas Explosions in Hutchinson, Kansas: Unraveling a Geologic Mystery (abs), Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v33, #6, p132 [talk given also].

Allison, M. Lee, Saibal Bhattacharya, Alan Byrnes, Susan Nissen, Lynn Watney, Jianghai Xia, and David Young, 2003, Natural Gas Explosions in Hutchinson, Kansas: Response to a Geologic Mystery (abs), GSA Abstracts with Programs, v35, no2, p4 [talk given also].

Bhattacharya, Saibal and Watney, W. Lynn, 2003, Natural Gas Explosions in Hutchinson, Kansas: Analyses of Pressure and Flow Data (abs), GSA Abstracts with Programs, v35, no2, p4 [talk given also].

Buchanan, Rex, 2001, Emergency Service, Kansas Alumni magazine, no. 3, 2001, p19.

Nissen, Susan E., Watney, W. Lynn, and Xia, Jianghai, 2003, Natural Gas Explosions in Hutchinson, Kansas: Detecting Gas with High-Resolution Seismic Data (abs), GSA Abstracts with Programs, v35, no2, p4 [talk given also].

Watney, Willard L., Byrnes, Alan P., Bhattacharya, Saibal, Nissen, Susan E., and Anderson, Allyson K., Natural Gas Explosions in Hutchinson, Kansas: Geologic Factors (abs), GSA Abstracts with Programs, v35, no2, p4 [talk given also].

Xia, J., 2001, Feasibility study on using electromagnetic method to locate abandoned brine wells in Hutchinson, Kansas: Kansas Geological Survey Open-file Report 2001-10.

Xia, J., 2001, Using the High-Resolution Magnetic Method to Locate Abandoned Brine Wells in Hutchinson, Kansas (pdf file), Kansas Geological Survey Open-file Report 2002-43.

Xia, Jianghai, 2003, Natural Gas Explosions in Hutchinson, Kansas: Locating Abandoned Brine Wells by High-Resolution Magnetic and Electromagnetic Survey (abs), GSA Abstracts with Programs, v35, no2, p4 [talk given also].

Field trips

Wheatstate Whirlwind Tour, Hutchinson, May 22, 2001.

Kansas Water Authority Field Trip, April 17, 2002 (Allison and Buchanan, leaders).

KGS Annual Field Conference, Hutchinson, June 2002.

News Media Interviews/Reports

Television
KTWH, Wichita - Buchanan
KSNW, Wichita - Buchanan
KSNT, Topeka - Buchanan
KWCH- Channel 12 Wichita - Allison
KAKE Channel 10, Wichita - Allison, Buchanan
Public Access, Wichita - Allison
Public Access, Hutchinson - Allison

Print
Kansas City Star -Buchanan
Lawrence Journal World - Buchanan
Hutchinson Daily News - Allison, Buchanan, Xia
Associated Press - Allison, Buchanan
Wichita Eagle - Allison, Buchanan
Harris Press - Allison
KU Daily Kansan - Allison

Radio
KFDI, Wichita - Buchanan
KSAL-FM - Paul Archer radio call-in show, July 30, 2001, [Allison-guest].

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