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Natural Gas Exploration and Development in Pennsylvania and the Marcellus Shale- Baseline Water Testing, Groundwater and Surfacewater Monitoring, Water Well / Private Well Surveys, and Environmental Analysis Provided - Plus Online Training Courses

B.F. Environmental Consultants Inc. provides environmental consulting, expert witness, water quality sampling, baseline water sampling/ testing/analysis, chain-of-custody services, and education outreach services to landowners and other organizations. The primary focus of our outreach efforts is to aid in evaluating and documenting baseline environmental conditions, evaluate potential for environmental impact, educate citizens on the natural gas development, and assist municipalities/ citizen groups in planning related activities.  We also provided links to hhighly online training courses that also provide either continuing education credits (CEU) or professional development hours (PDU).

Regarding the Black Shale (Marcellus, Bakken, or Utica) - We provide services throughout Northeastern Pennsylvania including Bradford, Carbon, Columbia, Luzerne, Lackawanna, Pike, Potter, Wayne, Wyoming, Susquehanna, and Tioga Counties, but we work on outreach programs throughout Colorado, New York, Kansas, Montana, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, South Dakota, and Texas  - We work for the people.   For workout side of Pennsylvania, please send request to Mr. Brian Oram.

Petrochemical / "Hydraulic Fracturing" Training Courses (Online)

15 Hour -Petroleum Engineer Training Programs (Package # 1)

15-Hour-Petroluem Engineering Training Program (Package # 2)

Petroleum - Drilling Technology

Petroleum and Natural Gas: Mud Logging Sensors and Modern EDR Systems

"Fracking", Environmental Issues, Modern Gas Development

OSHA Safety: Drilling

Underground Tank Storage Operator

Training Course Multiple Engineering Topics (PDH) and Oil, Gas, and Petrochemical Engineering (PDH)

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