Shale Gas Articles

  • 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 ...

  • 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 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 organic-rich shale ...

  • 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 ...

  • What are the impacts of limited resources on business now and in the future?

    Bringing together the best and the brightest sustainability thought leaders and practitioners from around the globe is always exciting for us. The opportunity to share success stories, ideas and make connections helps further advance the evolution of the market that we all serve; And, ultimately helps organizations create further tangible business value from sustainability. This year we ...


    By thinkstep

  • Blue Marble: What are the impacts of limited resources on business now and in the future?

    Bringing together the best and the brightest sustainability thought leaders and practitioners from around the globe is always exciting for us. The opportunity to share success stories, ideas and make connections helps further advance the evolution of the market that we all serve; And, ultimately helps organizations create further tangible business value from sustainability. This year we ...


    By thinkstep

  • Defining the Shale Gas Life Cycle: A framework for identifying and mitigating environmental impacts

    Life cycle assessments of shale gas activities differ in their findings. Among the various studies, researchers estimate different greenhouse gas emissions, rates of water use, and rates of wastewater production. Some of the variation in findings is due to the parameters of each study, particularly the life cycle boundary. The life cycle boundary determines which life cycle stages—and which ...

  • Shale Gas spawns investment in related sectors

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


    By Biolargo, Inc.

  • What do oil sands and shale gas have in common? Acute need for sustainable water management solutions

    The world’s appetite for fossil fuels is not abating anytime soon, and the alternatives fall short. Nuclear energy makes people uneasy, coal is perceived as not being that clean, hydroelectric requires massive capital outlays, solar is still improving and the wind just doesn’t always blow. For the foreseeable future, North Americans have embraced the idea that expanded production of ...


    By Biolargo, Inc.

  • Three–dimensional pore networks and transport properties of a shale gas formation determined from focused ion beam serial imaging

    Three–dimensional pore network reconstructions of mudstone properties are made using dual focused ion beam–scanning electron microscopy (FIB–SEM). Samples of Jurassic Haynesville Formation mudstone are examined with FIB–SEM and image analysis to determine pore properties, topology, and tortuosity. Resolvable pore morphologies (>~10 nm) include large slit–like pores between clay aggregates and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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