by Ian Woollen and Pat Seferovich
Shale gas has become an increasingly important source of natural gas in the US over the last 15 years, which has resulted in a widespread interest in gas shales throughout the rest of the world.
The variety of legislations and policies surrounding shale gas throughout the European Community makes multinational operations incredibly difficult, with some countries offering wholehearted support, whilst others have banned it outright, which serves to limit competitiveness and prevent the move away from a reliance on coal importation. The greater population density also means that the impact on local populations is increased, whose opinions are equally polarised. The most contentious issue being the impact that fracking has on the environment.
SMi's masterclass hosted by Woollen Consulting and Sefero Group, introduces attendees to shale gas resources in different countries, and to how the resource potential may be realised. The technical, commercial, political, legal and environmental problems and solutions are described and discussed. Case studies are presented to illustrate processes and reinforce the need for best practices.
4th December 2013