Registration is Open for GeoStabilization’s California Geohazard Mitigation Workshop for Upstream, Midstream, and Utilities

GeoStabilization International® is hosting a GeoHazard Mitigation Workshop in California. GeoStabilization would like to invite energy sector operators, owners, managers & engineers to this workshop covering advanced topics in landslide, rockfall, and other GeoHazard repair. Please contact us for more information. The Association of Environmental and Engineering Geologists are co hosting the workshop and all proceeds will be contributed to the Sacramento Valley AEG Scholarship Fund.

University of California, Davis, February 25th
UC Davis Campus, Davis, CA
550 Alumni Lane, Davis, CA 95616 (Map)
Registration starts at 8:30 a.m.
Workshop starts at 9:00 a.m. and ends at 5:00 p.m.

Workshop Topics:
The workshop will present an introduction to landslide and rockfall hazard identification and mitigation. Particular attention will be paid to geohazard events affecting well pad, lease road, pipeline, compressor station, and other energy infrastructures. Participants will learn basic theories for a variety of innovative mitigation techniques, the proper construction for various solutions, with several case studies showing the application of various solutions that work. Suggestions for improvements in design and construction of well pad and access roads will also be discussed.

Continuing Education:
A PDH Certificate will be issued for the number of hours attended.

Who should attend:
This workshop has been developed for construction and maintenance engineers working for operators responsible for the operational security of utilities, upstream, and midstream facilities and who deal with stabilization challenges on a regular basis. Oil and natural gas operators, pipeline owners, company engineering staff from construction, field project/area managers, and maintenance groups as well as other interested management will find value in attending.

Workshop Fee:
The workshop’s cost is $50 and space is limited, so preregistration is required. Refreshments and lunch will be provided. Payment (cash or check) will be accepted onsite. Registration fees collected will be contributed to the Sacramento Valley AEG Scholarship Fund.

James Chinchiolo

Pete MacKenzie, C.P.G.
Adam Lewis, M.S., E.I.T

Guest Speaker:
Sadek M. Derrega, P.G., C.E.G.

Mr. Sadek M. Derrega, is a graduate of the University of the Pacific in Stockton and a Senior Principal Professional with the Kleinfelder office in Pleasanton and is a member of the firm’s Senior Fellows Group. He is a Professional Geologist and a Certified Engineering Geologist and has over 27 years of experience in managing and performing engineering geologic and geotechnical engineering investigations in Northern California.

Mr. Derrega has directed the investigation and repair of tens of large-scale landslides throughout the Bay Area for various types of projects and clients that include school districts, power utility companies, the Cities of Concord, Millbrae, Fremont, Walnut Creek, Belmont, and County of Santa Clara Roads and Airports. Mr. Derrega is on the landslide emergency response team for PG&E, the City of Pittsburg, and the Pittsburg Southwest Geologic Hazards Abatement District and has performed landslide-related peer review and expert witness services for the Cities of Dublin, San Ramon, Pleasanton, Pittsburg, San Ramon, Santa Clara County, County of Alameda, and the East Bay Regional Park District.

Mr. Derrega has performed tens of detailed earthquake fault investigations via subsurface trenching techniques totaling miles in length on the San Andreas, Hayward, Calaveras, Concord, Greenville, Evergreen, Thompson Creek, Silver Creek, Clayton, Quimby, Berryessa, Crosely, Rodgers Creek, Mission, Pleasanton, Verona, Midway, Pinole, and West Napa faults.

Presented Material Will Include:

  • Landslides (Characterization, Remedial Design, & Repair)
  • Rockfall (Characterization, Remedial Design, & Repair)
  • Well Pad Construction/Rehabilitation (Including a Discussion of Appropriate & Mandated Safety Factors)
  • Facilities Construction/Rehabilitation (Summary of Mitigation concepts & Fundamentals)
  • Foundation and Ground Improvement Alternatives for New and Existing Structures
  • Example Work on Case Studies & an Overview of Other Applications

GeoStabilization International® repairs a full spectrum of geotechnical hazards and specialize in emergency landslide repair and rockfall mitigation using design/build and design/build/warranty contracting. GeoStabilization’s team includes some of the most experienced and innovative geologists, geotechnical engineers, equipment operators, and rockfall remediation technicians in the industry. For more information, contact James Chinchiolo.

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