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When: January 18, 2018
5:30 PM
Where: Best Western Executive Inn
200 Taylor Ave N
Seattle, Washington  98109
United States
Contact: Justin Vetter

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Thursday, January 18, 2018 —AEG Dinner Meeting

Topic: Geological Framework of Trinidad & Tobago
Speaker: Michael King (Principal, Hydrodynamics Group)
Time: 5:30 – Social Hour, 6:30 – Dinner, 7:30 – Presentation
Place: Best Western Executive Inn, 200 Taylor Avenue North, Seattle, WA 98109 (map), 206-448-9444
Dinner: Plated dinner - please choose between the following when registering for the meeting: ● Za’atar and Lemon Roasted Chicken With harissa yogurt, sun-dried tomato couscous, and cumin roasted haricot verts ● Mediterranean Pasta Sautéed fresh seasonal vegetables tossed in a plum tomato sauce with penne pasta, artichoke hearts, roasted garlic, capers, topped with feta cheese and kalamata olives
RSVP: Register for this AEG/ASCE joint meeting at the Brown Paper Tickets website: by 3PM on Monday, January 15, no exceptions. Registering by the deadline assures you get a meal and a seat.
Cost: $40 for members; $45 for non-members; $15 for students. Non-members always welcome! Note that the pay at the door option is only intended for use if you cannot use a debit/credit card when registering for the meeting.

Our gracious sponsor, Holt Services, has made it possible for the AEG Puget Sound Chapter to provide meals at a reduced rate for AEG Student Members. Please go to for more information. Thank you, Holt!

Student membership in AEG is free! Please go to and click on the “Join AEG” tab if you are interested in becoming a member of AEG.

Presentation Abstract: Trinidad and Tobago is a prolific oil and gas producing Country. However, current gas production has declined with a major portion of gas production being exported by LNG. Short falls in gas supply have resulted in interruption of gas supplies to Trinidad’s major industries. The National Gas Company of Trinidad and Tobago Limited (NGC) engaged Hydrodynamics to conduct and economic easibility analysis, select candidate geological storage field, and prepare a development plan for NGC’s natural gas storage initiative for Trinidad. Natural gas storage has a potential of buffer shortages in gas supplies.

Trinidad has numerous depleted gas and oil fields with potential for natural gas storage development. However, the structural geology of these fields is a complex system of faulted structures with gas and oil production from multiple lenses within a given structural feature. In addition, the oil and gas bearing formations in Trinidad and Tobago, in general, are low permeability sands. This presentation provides and introduction to the extremely complex geology of Trinidad. It also provides the results of our natural gas storage candidate field selection, and gas storage development plan.

Speaker Bio:
Michael King, R.G., C.E.G., C.HG. and Dr. John Bredehoft formed The Hydrodynamics Group, LLC in 1997 with the vision that a team of nationally recognized experts in hydrogeology, geology, and geological and petroleum engineering can provide principallevel consulting expertise for a wide spectrum of groundwater resource development and petroleum energy storage problems. Mr. King has over 40 years of hydrogeology and petroleum energy storage experience. He got a B.S. in Geology and M.S. in Geological Engineering at the University of Missouri-Rolla. From there he was a natural gas storage engineer in Chicago, and then joined John Blume Engineers in San Francisco. At Blume Michael worked on Compressed Air Energy Storage (CAES) and nuclear waste projects at the Nevada Test Site. Mr. King and Dr.
Bredehoeft were lead hydrogeologist Inyo County’s Yucca Mountain nuclear waste disposal project for 15 years. Mr. King also worked on strategic natural gas storage projects in the Republic of Georgia and the Republic of Trinidad.

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