May 20, 2015 CE – Shale Gas

Continuing Education – Evening Lecture
Marcellus Shale Gas Extraction and Processing

Speaker: Robert Korkuch, P.E., P.P.

Wednesday May 20, 2015
5:15pm-5:30pm – Networking 
5:30pm-6:30pm – Dinner & Presentation
6:30pm-6:45pm – Q&A Session & Closing Remarks

Ashford Boardroom
KBR Inc.
242 Chapman Road
Newark, DE 19702

$15 KBR Employees
$35 Non-members & Guests
$30 Members
$15 Students

Dinner will be provided with registration.

PDH Credit: 1 credit

Topic Outline:

  • History of Shale Gas Development
  • Industry Segments
    Gas Gathering & Transmission
    End use
  • Water Resource Impact
  • Gas Processing
  • Economics of Shale Gas
  • Environmental Considerations
  • Philadelphia Area Opportunities
  • International Perspective

About the Speaker: Robert Korkuch, P.E., P.P.

University of Colorado, M.S., Civil Engineering
Lafayette College, B.S., Civil Engineering
Licensed Professional Engineer: New Jersey, Pennsylvania, California
Licensed Professional Planner: New Jersey
Certified Municipal Engineer: New Jersey


1996–Present ACT Engineers, Inc. – Vice-President / Sr. Project Engineer

Responsible for the management and oversight of all engineering, design, regulatory permitting, environmental permitting, construction bidding, and construction inspection of site and civil engineering projects for the firm. Projects include zoning analysis, field inspection, soils evaluation, environmental screening, conceptual design, design development, cost analysis, cost estimating, report preparation, stormwater management analysis and design, storm sewer analysis and design, sanitary sewer analysis and design, grading, drainage, site lighting, and zoning variances. Projects are for undeveloped land parcels, additions to existing facilities, and demolition/redevelopment of existing sites.

Duties include representation of projects at public hearings for land use approvals at municipal, county, and state levels as well as regulatory agencies such as Soil Conservation Districts, DEP, DOT, and utility authorities. Projects include commercial site plans and residential subdivisions on behalf of property owners, business owners, and developers.

Projects also include the design and construction inspection of public infrastructure including roads, sewers, and parks on behalf of governmental agencies. Included are the review of project designs for conformance with standards and inspection of construction for conformance with design by developers and project owners on behalf of municipal agencies and authorities.

Appointed as a Municipal Engineer, Planning Board Engineer, and Zoning Board Engineer for several New Jersey municipalities.
Has provided expert engineering and planning testimony on behalf of applicants before land use boards in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

Member of the Industrial Advisory Committee for The College of New Jersey Engineering Department.

Prior Experience:

1992-1996 Township of West Windsor – Community Development Director & Township Engineer

Responsibilities included management of Engineering, Planning, and Construction Code compliance for the municipality. Also included directing the engineering tasks for the Township. Projects included roadways, drainage, public parks, and sewers. Represented engineering issues in litigation brought against municipality.

1987-1992 Fellows, Read & Associates, Inc. – Project Engineer and Branch Office Manager

Prepared site/civil designs for commercial site plans and residential subdivisions including grading, drainage, stormwater management and professional testimony before boards and authorities.

1978-1987 Mobil Oil Corporation – Project Engineer

Research, development, and economic analysis of offshore oil exploration and production and onshore storage facilities. Coordinated site/civil engineering for onshore oil production facilities including grading, drainage, and regulatory permitting for access roads and industrial processing sites.

Other interests:
Church activities, sailing

Please register no later than Tuesday May 19 at 5:00 PM

Please contact Colleen McGinness (Cell: 720-625-9089 or should you have any further questions.