Gas Storage Engineering
Michael King is a Certified Hydrogeologist with over 25 years of experience in the field of ground water hydrogeology involving the development, use, treatment, and protection of ground water based water supply systems. Additional areas of expertise include drilling technology, hazardous waste management, gas storage engineering, and geotechnical studies.
HAZARDOUS WASTE TRAINING
TECHNICAL REVIEW COMMITTEES
Ground Water Hydrogeology
Michael King has conducted over 16 watershed resource studies in the past 5 years. He has conducted studies for Ground Water Master Plan for the San Francisco Water Department, which involves ground-water source analysis, exploratory drilling, pump testing, and development of a wellhead protection program. He also conducted for four coastal communities in support of applications for ground-water supplies to the California Coastal Commission, the California Utilities Commission, and various county Environmental Health Departments. Numerical modeling of aquifer systems was used as a planning tool for a number of these studies.
Applied Ground Water Research
Michael King was involved in applied research for the evaluation of aquifer pumping test techniques and innovative watershed analysis. He presented a number of papers on the application of petroleum technology to aquifer pump test analysis. He is currently a technical editor for the AEG Bulletin. He was a member of the technical review team for the Skagit-Hanford nuclear power plant responsible for evaluating numerical ground water models of the Tri-Cities area. He currently provides technical oversight to Inyo and Esmeralda Counties for the Yucca Mountain Nuclear Waste Repository project. This involves the review of contaminant transport models of southern Nevada.
Mr. King was a former owner and Vice-President of ASE Drilling Company; he supervised the drilling, installation, and testing of over 500 domestic, commercial, and public water supply wells. He was an owner and operator of mud- and air-rotary, reverse circulation, and auger drill rigs. Michael engaged in the business of developing ground water supplies for nine years. Michael also managed environmental drilling and sampling projects at a number of sites under Level B environmental protection conditions.
Hazardous Waste Management
Michael King performed over 30 environmental investigations in the past 7 years. These studies have ranged from level I environmental site assessments for the Sacramento light-rail transportation corridor to the remediation of free-phase petroleum hydrocarbon from leaking underground storage tanks. Michael has been the project manager for major environmental projects, such as a 17 site investigation along the I-105 Interstate in Los Angeles. He recently completed a study of contaminate transport to dewatering facilities at the San Francisco International Airport; this involved complex numerical ground water modeling and transport analysis.
Gas Storage Engineering
Mr. King was involved in natural gas and air storage in aquifer storage structures throughout the United States. He was a gas storage engineer for Natural Gas Pipeline Company for three years; there he was responsible for gas storage operations at 3 natural gas aquifer storage fields in the midwest. Michael designed compressed-air energy storage systems for the Hume Structure in Illinois and the Lodi abandoned gas field in California. He conducted research for EPRI and Southern California Edison for development of compressed-air energy storage. Michael was on the Electric Power Research Institute's Technical Review Committee for compressed-air energy storage.
Michael King conducted geotechnical engineering studies of various critical facilities. These studies have included seismic design studies of 1) Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant; 2) N, K, and L Reactors at the Savannah River Plant; and 3) Purex Plutonium Treatment Plant at Hanford, Washington. He has also conducted geotechnical and seismic studies for nuclear waste storage tunnels at the Nevada Test Site, and for the Sunol Water Treatment Plant on the Calaveras Fault in California.