Shale Gas Articles

  • Barnett Shale Fault Detection

    OBJECTIVE OF THE PETRO-SONDE SURVEY: To delineate faults within Barnett Shale Barnett Shale deposits within the Ft. Worth Basin produce primarily gas from fracture porosity. Strata in the Johnson county area dip and thicken to the northeast in response to the Central Texas uplift bordering the Ft. Worth Basin to the southwest. Faulting is common in the area and generally trends NW-SE. To ...


    By Geophysics International

  • An expert outlook on water security and water for energy trends to 2030–2050

    The water-energy nexus has increasingly been recognized as one of the key factors underlying the sustainability and security of future water and energy supply. An improved understanding of this issue is required to guide political decision-making on the choice of technologies that can better lead towards water-energy efficient scenarios. One of the biggest challenges relies on the reduction of ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • The Middle East should think twice about fracking

    Securing energy resources is critical for fuelling development, but deciding which types of energy to invest in will affect a country’s future in many ways — and not all are good when it comes to shale gas. Four countries in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • A Guide to Shale Gas

    The Shale gas Collection addresses the scientific and technological aspects of shale gas and its development. It provides a factual, balanced explanation of the major issues to be considered in the debate about the role of shale gas in meeting future UK energy needs. Explore records by topic using the landscape below, or download our publication: ...


    By Energy Institute (EI)

  • Hydraulic Fracturing Market Analysis By Technology, Material (Proppant), Application (Shale Gas, Tight Gas, Tight Oil) To 2020

    The global hydraulic fracturing market is expected to reach USD 90.55 billion by 2020, according to a new study by Grand View Research, Inc. Regulatory support in the form of tax benefits and financial incentives, particularly in North America and Asia Pacific is expected to drive the global hydraulic fracturing market over the next six years. Depleting conventional oil & gas reserves has ...


  • Managing the impact from shale gas drilling

    Shale gas has transformed the energy market in the United States where drilling is underway in 17 states, with more than 80,000 wells drilled or permitted since 2005. Deposits elsewhere in the world are under varying degrees of exploration. The main environmental impacts of the process are water usage, waste water management, methane emissions, groundwater and soil contamination. These are ...

  • Development and application of type curves for pressure transient analysis of horizontal wells in shale gas reservoirs

    Even though significant progresses have been made in the past few years, there appears to be a lack of information regarding the characterisation of shale gas formations. A major purpose of this study is to demonstrate impacts of horizontal well geometries and gas flow parameters as well as shale gas reservoir system on horizontal well production behaviour and flow regime on pressure transient ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Does shale gas mean cheap gas?

    What is the true impact of shale gas extraction in the UK? Swathes of the British population are against fracking (the process of releasing natural gas trapped within shale rock formations) due to its perceived visual impact and environmental concerns. Two out of three of the main political parties apparently support further exploration and ...


    By ENER-G

  • Global Shale Gas Development: Water Availability & Business Risks

    This report analyzes water availability across all potentially commercial shale resources worldwide.It also reveals that water availability could limit shale resource development on every continent except Antarctica. Shale resources are unevenly distributed worldwide and, for the most part, not located where freshwater is abundant. For example, China, Mexico, and South Africa have some of the ...

  • Unconventional resource evaluation: Kockatea Shale, Perth Basin, Western Australia

    Organic-rich shales occur in the Kockatea Shale Formation, Permo-Triassic of the Perth Basin (Western Australia) and have been investigated to characterise it as a potential shale gas unit. Classic sedimentological investigation methods, including core descriptions and thin section microscopy, were coupled with standardised organic geochemical analysis procedures, such as TOC determination and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Unconventional Gas Market Study 2018

    The global gas sector still holds huge volumes of gas in the ground. Unconventional gas is abundantly available on every continent. The rise of unconventional gas production, especially the shale gas production has been a revolutionary change in the U.S. energy sector. It has the potential to transform the country’s requirement for global LNG trade.  Browse:  ...


  • Looking back to look forward - Nick Winser

    In 2014 we are celebrating the 100th anniversary of the founding of the the oldest of the Energy Institute’s predecessor organisations.We will be publishing throughout the year interviews with eminent figures from the world of energy, reflecting on how the past can inform the future. This month, NickWinser FEI writes from his unique position at the transmission and distribution centre of ...


    By Energy Institute (EI)

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

    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, analysis and reporting of data and information ...


    By EarthSoft, Inc

  • Global Shale Gas Market is Expected to Grow at a CAGR of 8.3% from 2014 to 2020 : Grand View Research, Inc

    The global market for shale gas is expected to reach USD 67.02 billion by 2020, according to a new study by Grand View Research, Inc. Depleting conventional energy reserves across the globe has prompted the industry to shift focus towards developing alternative energy sources which is expected to remain a key driving factor for shale gas demand over the next six years. In addition, regulatory ...


  • Defining Rare earth magnets

    The evolution of technologies, high prices, new regulations or high risks on supplies threatens the position of certain raw materials to substitutions. The substitution of one material for another industry takes many forms and can have a significant impact, on both the market and involved companies, said the research firm EY in a recent study on "super cycle" for mining and oil companies. "The ...


    By Stanford Magnets

  • Natural gas infrastructure in the southeastern U.S. case study

    MJB&A performed a high-level evaluation of the natural gas infrastructure in the Southeast. The report examines supply dynamics, pipeline infrastructure, storage capacity, and import facilities that are available to serve the region. We concluded that there is substantial existing pipeline and production capacity for natural gas to play an expanded role in the region’s energy mix. The ...

  • Shale gas - Information on hydraulic fracturing (`fracking`)

    Shale gas is natural gas – mainly methane – trapped within the micropores of shale formations or adsorbed onto the shale (sedimentary rock). In Europe, known deposits exist in the UK, France, the Netherlands, Germany, Poland, the Baltic States and Scandinavia. In Switzerland, deposits are suspected to lie in the Permo-Carboniferous trough of Northeastern Switzerland, below Lake ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Case study - Shale gas extraction: frac water treatment

    The client The Client is a company which makes part of a Group based in the Eastern Europe and specialized in drilling activities and well services for the exploration/extraction industry. The Client’s needs Shale is a sedimentary rock that is predominantly comprised of consolidated clay-sized particles. Shale gas is produced from ...


    By EVALED-Evaporator

  • Estonia eager to teach world about oil shale

    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 northeastern Estonia, very close to the Russian border, ...


    By Associated Press

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

    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 hydrocarbons (oil and gas). Our Polish EHS Regulatory ...

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