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Owner / Principal Geoscientist, ECHELON Applied Geosciences
Fred has more than 30 years of experience investigating more than 400 reported incidents of stray gas migration. He is an experienced investigator and researcher who helped pioneer the application and advancement of isotope geochemistry to identify and distinguish the origin of different microbial and thermogenic gases in the Appalachian Basin. Fred has evaluated gas geochemistry data for investigations throughout North America. Fred was the lead author for Pennsylvania’s Oil & Gas regulations (25 PA. CODE CH. 78, §78,89) for stray gas incident response, the Marcellus Shale Coalition’s technical guidance for stray gas investigations, and co-author of the Department of Interior’s comprehensive manual for investigating and characterizing incidents of stray gas migration: “Technical Measures For The Investigation And Mitigation Of Fugitive Methane Hazards In Areas of Coal Mining”. His stray gas investigation methodology has been adopted by regulatory agencies and environmental consulting firms nationwide.