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“The chances of rogue fractures due to shale gas fracking operations extending beyond 0.6 kilometres from the injection source is a fraction of one percent, according to new research led by Durham University. The analysis is based on data from thousands of fracking operations in the USA and natural rock fractures in Europe and Africa.” Quoted from the Durham University press release.More at Durham University.
“A new Shale Resources and Society Institute [...] will serve as a resource to help the public, policymakers and other stakeholders understand shale’s potential as an energy resource. The goal of the institute is to provide accurate, research-based information on the development of shale and other unconventional resources.” Quoted from the University at Buffalo press release.More at University at Buffalo.
The Baker Hughes Reservoir Blog has an interesting article that explains how natural gas occurs in shale and how that gas might have formed….. “Gas produced from shale reservoirs may either be thermogenic or biogenic or a combination.”More at Baker Hughes Reservoir Blog.
Iowa does not have any current oil or gas production, however, it is underlain by rock units that some believe have an outside chance of yielding oil or natural gas through horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing. This article in the Des Moines R…More at DesMoinesRegister.com.