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Oil & Gas Session on Understanding the Process March 28

Posted Feb. 15, 2013

The Canton Small Business Development Center* and Kent State University at Stark, with the attorneys at Roetzel & Andress, will present the fourth event in the four-part Oil and Gas Education Series on Thursday, March 28. This public presentation is designed to provide education to members of the community through a factual forum, with an opportunity for attendees to ask questions regarding the subject matter.
This event will take place from 6:30 – 8 p.m. in Kent State Stark’s Main Hall Auditorium, 6000 Frank Avenue NW in Jackson Township. Register online for $10 per person or $15 per couple at
Understanding the Process
Thursday, March 28, 2013

This program will cover stages of the process, from clearing to production, and answers the following questions, such as: What is seismic? What equipment is used? How long does it take to drill a well? What will you see and hear? How deep does the well go? How is it constructed? What about the pipelines? What can be expected from an access road? How are drill cuttings disposed? When and why is water needed and how is it disposed? and What is an injection well?
Presenter: Rhonda L. Reda
Rhonda RedaRhonda L. Reda serves as executive director of the Ohio Oil and Gas Energy Education Program (OOGEEP) and the Ohio Oil and Gas Energy Education Foundation, which are nonprofit education and public outreach programs. OOGEEP has gained respect from a variety of target markets by earning a reputation as a credible state and nationally recognized program that provides factual information about the crude oil and natural gas industry.
Prior to helping form OOGEEP in 1997, Reda served as vice president of internal affairs and public information for the Ohio Oil and Gas Association for more than a decade. She has also worked for several oil and gas companies and has more than 25 years of experience in the oil and natural gas industry.
Currently, she serves on the Public Outreach Committee of the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission and the Communications Committee for the Independent Petroleum Association of America. Recently, Reda served on the White House Task Force on Energy Education. Reda has received numerous state and national awards for OOGEEP’s efforts, including the Ohio Oil and Gas Association’s Oilfield Patriot Award and the EPA’s Ohio Environmental Education Award for Outstanding Program.
For more information on the Oil and Gas Education Series, visit or call 330-244-3290.
Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Contact the Small Business Development Center at Kent State Stark at 330-244-3290 or Call 330-244-3239 for TDD only.