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Estonia eager to teach world about oil shale

by Associated Press  (May 30, 2013)

AUVERE, Estonia (AP) — Home to the creators of Skype and the first country to use online voting, Estonia relishes its image as a technological pioneer. But the tiny East European country's most far-reaching economic achievement could come from how it has learned to squeeze oil from a rock. About 200 feet (60 meters) below ground in ...

A shale gas revolution?

by MIT - Massachusetts Institute of Technology  (Jan. 3, 2012)

MIT report shows prosperous shale gas market could hurt future R&D, if we let it. By Vicki Ekstrom, Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change, MIT Shale gas - a resource that has grown significantly in just the last few years to one-quarter of the domestic gas supply - is cheaper and involves fewer emissions than ...

Enhancing Your Shale Oil & Gas Strategies

by Marcus Evans  (Aug. 25, 2011)

Five Minutes With Tisha Conoly Schuller, President & Chief Executive Officer of the Colorado Oil & Gas Association Name: Tisha Conoly Schuller Job Title: President & Chief Executive Officer Company: Colorado Oil & Gas Association Background: As President, Ms. Schuller is responsible for leading ...

Digital Technologies & Current Uses in Environmental Geology - A Marcellus Shale Example

by EarthSoft, Inc  (Apr. 1, 2014)

The Marcellus Shale play has been of significant importance in the development of oil and gas resources and providing regulatory framework for natural resource protection. Pennsylvania has led in updating oil and gas regulations to manage these unconventional resources. The use of digital technologies now underlies effective collection, storage, ...

Oil shale is not a viable fuel source - Study

by GLOBE Foundation  (Mar. 8, 2012)

While many are celebrating the end of the 'Peak Oil' concerns because of abundent new sources of oil in shale deposits, a true accounting for all economic and environmental costs to exploit this energy source suggests it may not be a viable proposition at all. Scientists' best estimates of the Energy Return on Investment (EROI) of oil shale ...

Shale Gas spawns investment in related sectors

by Biolargo, Inc.  (Jul. 19, 2012)

In a book recently released by the RTI Press, Shale Gas: the Promise and the Peril (, author Vikram Rao details the economic rewards from shale gas development. He also underlines the environmental risks ...

SGBI opinion article: shale gas

by CNG Services Limited  (Feb. 1, 2011)

Government perceives electric vehicles to be a panacea that will solve problems surrounding air quality and CO2 emissions simultaneously. The EV has two main selling points: reduced CO2 emissions and high efficiency. However, these are only valid at a superficial level and the argument disintegrates under any level of scrutiny. In terms of CO2 ...

The Future For Fracking

by Biolargo, Inc.  (Apr. 10, 2014)

Summary Fracking is an essential technology to meet growing global demand for oil and gas. Fracking has become the "F" word, because it is very water-intensive, and has potential negative impacts on the environment. The future of fracking will be constrained if adequate water is not available and if solutions for decontaminating wastewaters are ...

Poland to accelerate shale gas exploration and extraction – read our article on O&G Eurasia

by ENHESA - Global EHS & Product Compliance Assurance  (Apr. 10, 2013)

Companies interested in exploration and extraction of shale gas in Poland should know that the Environmental Ministry is working on a proposal for an amendment to the Geological and Mining Act (the Proposal) that aims to facilitate permit procedures as well as create less demanding environmental standards for exploration and extraction of ...

Top-down, intelligent reservoir modelling of oil and gas producing shale reservoirs: case studies

by Inderscience Publishers  (Dec. 12, 2011)

Producing hydrocarbon from shale plays has attracted much attention in recent years. Advances in horizontal drilling and multi-stage hydraulic fracturing have made shale reservoirs a focal point for many operators. Our understanding of the complexities associated with the flow mechanism in shale has not kept up with our interest in shale ...

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