Tight Shale Gas - Hydraulic Fracturing Seminar Series

Shale Gas Hydraulic Fracturing

Tight Shale Gas - Hydraulic Fracturing - Has it Transformed the Future of Petroleum Energy?

The paradigm shift in petroleum production generated by unconventional reservoir development in tight shale offers opportunities for research on critical issues and education of specialists necessary to continue environmentally sustainable production. This seminar series addressed these issues and opportunities.  Speakers will described both present practice for general audience as well as future needs for a more research audience.

Biographies of the speakers and abstracts of their presentations can be found by pressing either their names or the presentation title. Links to the Powerpoint slides of their presentation can be found on the biography and abstract page.

Dr. Robert Langan
Chevron Energy Technology Company
General: Short History of Shale Gas Phenomenon
 Research: Uncertainty in Micro Seismic Event locations with Fracture in Tight Sand
Professor Arthur Rose
Pennsylvania State University
General: Fracking the Marcellus in Pennsylvania
Research: Flow-back Water of Marcellus Shale in Pennsylvania
Professor Anthony Ingraffea
Cornell University
General: Industrialization of the Shale Gas Operation
  Research: Shale Gas Development: Leaks & Vents

Professor Sidney Green
Schlumberger

General: Where are we Today: Resevoir and Completion Quality
  Research: How can we Greatly Improve Hydraulic Fracturing Efficiency

Mr. Michael Ratner
Congressional Research Service

Current: Economic and Policy Impacts
Future: Economic and Policy Expectations

References Suggested by Speakers and Others

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Phone: 847-491-4338 or E-mail: c-dowding@northwestern.edu

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