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Sustainable Shale Oil and Gas

Sustainable Shale Oil and Gas Book
Author : Vikram Rao,Rob Knight
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2016-09-27
ISBN : 0128103906
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Shale oil and gas have altered the energy landscape, possibly permanently. They burst upon the fossil energy scene with a suddenness that initially defied prediction. Even the political balance of the world has changed. But, with the methods employed, the vast majority of the oil and gas remains in the ground. At the same time, serious environmental impact issues have been raised. A new volume in the Emerging Issues in Analytical Chemistry series, Sustainable Shale Oil and Gas Production: Analytical, Biochemical, and Geochemical Methods was written on the premise that analytical methods to inform these areas were wanting. While not attempting to be comprehensive, it describes important analytical methods, some still in development. These methods are underpinned primarily by chemistry, but geochemistry and even biochemistry play significant roles. The book has a solutions flavor; problems are posed together with approaches to ameliorate them. Provides a clear understanding of the potential environmental issues as well as a path to solutions Includes background information for understanding potential impacts of shale operations from both an environmental and public health perspective Authored by leaders from diverse disciplines with expertise in a variety of areas: groundwater quality, petroleum-related operations, microbial ecology, and electronic technologies Reviews new sensing and evaluation methods that could be key enablers to sustainable fracking: portable mass spectrometry, microbiome analysis, DNA as tracers, and a microparticulate matter detector

Unconventional Oil and Gas Resources

Unconventional Oil and Gas Resources Book
Author : Usman Ahmed,D. Nathan Meehan
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2016-04-05
ISBN : 1498759416
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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As the shale revolution continues in North America, unconventional resource markets are emerging on every continent. In the next eight to ten years, more than 100,000 wells and one- to two-million hydraulic fracturing stages could be executed, resulting in close to one trillion dollars in industry spending. This growth has prompted professionals experienced in conventional oil and gas exploitation and development to acquire practical knowledge of the unconventional realm. Unconventional Oil and Gas Resources: Exploitation and Development provides a comprehensive understanding of the latest advances in the exploitation and development of unconventional resources. With an emphasis on shale, this book: Addresses all aspects of the exploitation and development process, from data mining and accounting to drilling, completion, stimulation, production, and environmental issues Offers in-depth coverage of sub-surface measurements (geological, geophysical, petrophysical, geochemical, and geomechanical) and their interpretation Discusses the use of microseismic, fiber optic, and tracer reservoir monitoring technologies and JewelSuiteTM reservoir modeling software Presents the viewpoints of internationally respected experts and researchers from leading exploration and production (E&P) companies and academic institutions Explores future trends in reservoir technologies for unconventional resources development Unconventional Oil and Gas Resources: Exploitation and Development aids geologists, geophysicists, petrophysicists, geomechanic specialists, and drilling, completion, stimulation, production, and reservoir engineers in the environmentally safe exploitation and development of unconventional resources like shale.

Unconventional Shale Gas Development

Unconventional Shale Gas Development Book
Author : Rouzbeh G. Moghanloo
Publisher : Gulf Professional Publishing
Release : 2022-02-23
ISBN : 0323905293
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Unconventional Shale Gas Development: Lessons Learned gives engineers the latest research developments and practical applications in today’s operations. Comprised of both academic and corporate contributors, a balanced critical review on technologies utilized are covered. Environmental topics are presented, including produced water management and sustainable operations in gas systems. Machine learning applications, well integrity and economic challenges are also covered to get the engineer up-to-speed. With its critical elements, case studies, history plot visuals and flow charts, the book delivers a critical reference to get today’s petroleum engineers updated on the latest research and applications surrounding shale gas systems. Bridges the gap between the latest research developments and practical applications through case studies and workflow charts Helps readers understand the latest developments from the balanced viewpoint of academic and corporate contributors Considers environmental and sustainable operations in shale gas systems, including produced water management

Shale Gas and the Future of Energy

Shale Gas and the Future of Energy Book
Author : John C. Dernbach and James R. May,James R. May
Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
Release : 2016-02-26
ISBN : 178347615X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The rapid growth of shale gas development has led to an intense and polarizing debate about its merit. This book asks and suggests answers to the question that has not yet been systematically analysed: what laws and policies are needed to ensure that shale gas development helps to accelerate the transition to sustainability? In this groundbreaking book, more than a dozen experts in policy and academia assess the role that sustainability plays in decisions concerning shale gas development in the US and elsewhere, offering legal and policy recommendations for developing shale gas in a manner that accelerates the transition to sustainability. Contributors assess good practices from Pennsylvania to around the planet, discussing how these lessons translate to other jurisdictions. Ultimately, the book concludes that major changes in law and policy are needed to develop shale gas sustainably. Policymakers and educators alike will find this book to be a valuable resource, as it tackles the technical, social, economic and legal aspects associated with this sustainability issue. Other strengths are its clear language and middle-ground policy perspective that will make Shale Gas and the Future of Energy accessible to both students and the general public.

Sustainable Natural Gas Reservoir and Production Engineering

Sustainable Natural Gas Reservoir and Production Engineering Book
Author : David A. Wood,Jianchao Cai
Publisher : Gulf Professional Publishing
Release : 2021-10-30
ISBN : 0323859569
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Sustainable Natural Gas Reservoir and Production Engineering, the latest release in The Fundamentals and Sustainable Advances in Natural Gas Science and Engineering series, delivers many of the scientific fundamentals needed in the natural gas industry, including improving gas recovery, simulation processes for fracturing methods, and methods for optimizing production strategies. Advanced research covered includes machine learning applications, gas fracturing mechanics aimed at reducing environmental impact, and enhanced oil recovery technologies aimed at capturing carbon dioxide. Supported by corporate and academic contributors along with two well-distinguished editors, this book provides today’s natural gas engineers the fundamentals and advances in a convenient resource Helps readers advance from basic equations used in conventional gas reservoirs Presents structured case studies to illustrate how new principles can be applied in practical situations Covers advanced topics, including machine learning applications to optimize predictions, controls and improve knowledge-based applications Helps accelerate emission reductions by teaching gas fracturing mechanics with an aim of reducing environmental impacts and developing enhanced oil recovery technologies that capture carbon dioxide

Governing Shale Gas

Governing Shale Gas Book
Author : John Whitton,Matthew Cotton,Ioan M. Charnley-Parry,Kathy Brasier
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2018-07-27
ISBN : 1317267567
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Shale energy development is an issue of global importance. The number of reserves globally, and their potential economic return, have increased dramatically in the past decade. Questions abound, however, about the appropriate governance systems to manage the risks of unconventional oil and gas development and the ability for citizens to engage and participate in decisions regarding these systems. Stakeholder participation is essential for the social and political legitimacy of energy extraction and production, what the industry calls a 'social license' to operate. This book attempts to bring together critical themes inherent in the energy governance literature and illustrate them through cases in multiple countries, including the US, the UK, Canada, South Africa, Germany and Poland. These themes include how multiple actors and institutions – industry, governments and regulatory bodies at all scales, communities, opposition movements, and individual landowners – have roles in developing, contesting, monitoring, and enforcing practices and regulations within unconventional oil and gas development. Overall, the book proposes a systemic, participatory, community-led approach required to achieve a form of legitimacy that allows communities to derive social priorities by a process of community visioning. This book will be of great relevance to scholars and policy-makers with an interest in shale gas development, and energy policy and governance.

Sustainable Shale Oil and Gas

Sustainable Shale Oil and Gas Book
Author : Vikram Rao
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2016-09-01
ISBN : 9780128103890
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A new volume in the" Emerging Issues in Analytical Chemistry "series, " ""Sustainable Shale Oil and Gas Production: Analytical, Biochemical, and Geochemical Methods" offers a detailed discussion of the operational details of production and environmental pitfalls of fracking, going beyond productivity improvement objectives to explore cutting-edge analytic techniques and provide a better understanding of the issues and possible solutions. The book spells out the objectives and current issues in this field, and describes in detail the use of currently available chemistry techniques to resolve them. Hydraulic fracturing is the key technology enabling the production of shale oil and gas, and analytical chemistry plays a prominent role in this field. It is central to the three tenets of sustainable production: to be profitable, to protect the environment, and to protect the health of local communities. Each objective is significantly enabled by the use of appropriate analytical chemistry, and in some cases the development of new techniques will be required. The" Emerging Issues in Analytical Chemistry "series is published in partnership with RTI International and edited by Brian F. Thomas. Please be sure to check out our other featured volumes: Thomas, Brian F. and ElSohly, Mahmoud. "The Analytical Chemistry of Cannabis: Quality Assessment, Assurance, and Regulation of Medicinal Marijuana and Cannabinoid Preparations," 9780128046463, December 2015.Hackney, Anthony C. "Exercise, Sport, and Bioanalytical Chemistry: Principles and Practice," 9780128092064, March 2016.Tanna, Sangeeta and Lawson, Graham. "Analytical Chemistry for Assessing Medication Adherence," 9780128054635, April 2016.Farsalinos, Konstantinos, et al. "Analytical Assessment of e-Cigarettes: From Contents to Chemical and Particle Exposure Profiles, "9780128112410, forthcoming November 2016. Provides a clear understanding of the potential environmental issues as well as a path to solutionsIncludes background information for understanding potential impacts of shale operations from both an environmental and public health perspectiveAuthored by leaders from diverse disciplines with expertise in a variety of areas: groundwater quality, petroleum-related operations, microbial ecology, and electronic technologiesReviews new sensing and evaluation methods that could be key enablers to sustainable fracking: portable mass spectrometry, microbiome analysis, DNA as tracers, and a microparticulate matter detector

Sustainable Geoscience for Natural Gas SubSurface Systems

Sustainable Geoscience for Natural Gas SubSurface Systems Book
Author : David A. Wood,Jianchao Cai
Publisher : Gulf Professional Publishing
Release : 2021-10-30
ISBN : 0323854664
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Sustainable Geoscience for Natural Gas SubSurface Systems delivers many of the scientific fundamentals needed in the natural gas industry, including coal-seam gas reservoir characterization and fracture analysis modeling for shale and tight gas reservoirs. Advanced research includes machine learning applications for well log and facies analysis, 3D gas property geological modeling, and X-ray CT scanning to reduce environmental hazards. Supported by corporate and academic contributors, along with two well-distinguished editors, the book gives today’s natural gas engineers both fundamentals and advances in a convenient resource, with a zero-carbon future in mind. Includes structured case studies to illustrate how new principles can be applied in practical situations Helps readers understand advanced topics, including machine learning applications to optimize predictions, controls and improve knowledge-based applications Provides tactics to accelerate emission reductions Teaches gas fracturing mechanics aimed at reducing environmental impacts, along with enhanced oil recovery technologies that capture carbon dioxide

Fossil Energy

Fossil Energy Book
Author : Ripudaman Malhotra
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2012-12-12
ISBN : 146145722X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The word sustainability shares its root with sustenance. In the context of modern society, sustenance is inextricably linked to the use of energy. Fossil Energy provides an authoritative reference on all aspects of this key resource, which currently represents nearly 85% of global energy consumption. Gathering 16 peer-reviewed entries from the Encyclopedia of Sustainability Science and Technology, the chapters provide comprehensive, yet concise coverage of fundamentals and current areas of research. Written by recognized authorities in the field, this volume represents an essential resource for scientists and engineers working on the development of energy resources, fossil or alternative, and reflects the essential role of energy supplies in supporting a sustainable future.

Innovative Exploration Methods for Minerals Oil Gas and Groundwater for Sustainable Development

Innovative Exploration Methods for Minerals  Oil  Gas  and Groundwater for Sustainable Development Book
Author : A. K. Moitra,Jayanta Bhattacharya,J. R. Kayal,Biplab Mukerji,A.K. Das
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2021-12-08
ISBN : 0128239999
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Innovative Exploration Methods for Mineral, Oil, Gas, and Groundwater for Sustainable Development provides an integrated approach to exploration encompassing geology, geophysics, mining, and mineral processing. In addition, groundwater exploration is included, as it is central to the development of earth resources. As the demand for coal, minerals, oil and gas, and water continues to grow globally, researchers must prioritize sustainable exploration methods. Old technologies are being replaced speedily and exploration work has become fast, focused, meaningful, and readily reproducible keeping in pace with the changing global scenario. The themes of exploration of energy resources, exploration of minerals, groundwater exploration and processing and mineral engineering are separated out into sections and chapters included in these sections include case studies focusing on tools and techniques for exploration. Innovative Exploration Methods for Mineral, Oil, Gas, and Groundwater for Sustainable Development gives insight to modern concepts of exploration for those working in the various fields of energy, mineral, and groundwater exploration. Presents innovative research that will both challenge and complement the traditional concepts of exploration Covers a wide range of instruments and their applications, as well as the tools and processes that need to be followed for modern exploration work Includes research on groundwater exploration with a focus on conservation and sustainable exploration and development

Climate Change and Agricultural Ecosystems

Climate Change and Agricultural Ecosystems Book
Author : Krishna Kumar Choudhary,Ajay Kumar,Amit Kishore Singh
Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
Release : 2019-05-04
ISBN : 0128175222
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Climate Change and Agricultural Ecosystems explains the causative factors of climate change related to agriculture, soil and plants, and discusses the relevant resulting mitigation process. Agricultural ecosystems include factors from the surrounding areas where agriculture experiences direct or indirect interaction with the plants, animals, and microbes present. Changes in climatic conditions influence all the factors of agricultural ecosystems, which can potentially adversely affect their productivity. This book summarizes the different aspects of vulnerability, adaptation, and amelioration of climate change in respect to plants, crops, soil, and microbes for the sustainability of the agricultural sector and, ultimately, food security for the future. It also focuses on the utilization of information technology for the sustainability of the agricultural sector along with the capacity and adaptability of agricultural societies under climate change. Climate Change and Agricultural Ecosystems incorporates both theoretical and practical aspects, and serves as base line information for future research. This book is a valuable resource for those working in environmental sciences, soil sciences, agricultural microbiology, plant pathology, and agronomy. Covers the role of chemicals fertilizers, environmental deposition, and xenobiotics in climate change Discusses the impact of climate change on plants, soil, microflora, and agricultural ecosystems Explores the mitigation of climate change by sustainable methods Presents the role of computational modelling in climate change mitigation

The Shale Dilemma

The Shale Dilemma Book
Author : Shanti Gamper-Rabindran
Publisher : University of Pittsburgh Press
Release : 2017-11-30
ISBN : 082298301X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The US shale boom and efforts by other countries to exploit their shale resources could reshape energy and environmental landscapes across the world. But how might those landscapes change? Will countries with significant physical reserves try to exploit them? Will they protect or harm local communities and the global climate? Will the benefits be shared or retained by powerful interests? And how will these decisions be made? The Shale Dilemma brings together experts working at the forefront of shale gas issues on four continents to explain how countries reach their decisions on shale development. Using a common analytical framework, the authors identify both local factors and transnational patterns in the decision-making process. Eight case studies reveal the trade-offs each country makes as it decides whether to pursue, delay, or block development. Those outcomes in turn reflect the nature of a country’s political process and the power of interest groups on both sides of the issue. The contributors also ask whether the economic arguments made by the shale industry and its government supporters have overshadowed the concerns of local communities for information on the effects of shale operations, and for tax policies and regulations to ensure broad-based economic development and environmental protection. As an informative and even-handed account, The Shale Dilemma recommends practical steps to help countries reach better, more transparent, and more far-sighted decisions.

The Real Cost of Fracking

The Real Cost of Fracking Book
Author : Michelle Bamberger,Robert Oswald
Publisher : Beacon Press
Release : 2015-09-01
ISBN : 0807081418
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A pharmacologist and a veterinarian pull back the curtain on the human and animal health effects of hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking” Across the country, fracking—the extraction of natural gas by hydraulic fracturing—is being touted as the nation’s answer to energy independence and a fix for a flagging economy. Drilling companies assure us that the process is safe, politicians push through drilling legislation without a serious public-health debate, and those who speak out are marginalized, their silence purchased by gas companies and their warnings about the dangers of fracking stifled. The Real Cost of Fracking pulls back the curtain on how this toxic process endangers the environment and harms people, pets, and livestock. Michelle Bamberger, a veterinarian, and Robert Oswald, a pharmacologist, combine their expertise to show how contamination at drilling sites translates into ill health and heartbreak for families and their animals. By giving voice to the people at ground zero of the fracking debate, the authors vividly illustrate the consequences of fracking and issue an urgent warning to all of us: fracking poses a dire threat to the air we breathe, the water we drink, and even our food supply. Bamberger and Oswald reveal the harrowing experiences of small farmers who have lost their animals, their livelihoods, and their peace of mind, and of rural families whose property values have plummeted as their towns have been invaded by drillers. At the same time, these stories give us hope, as people band together to help one another and courageously fight to reclaim their communities. The debate over fracking speaks to a core dilemma of contemporary life: we require energy to live with modern conveniences, but what degree of environmental degradation, health risks, and threats to our food supply are we willing to accept to obtain that energy? As these stories demonstrate, the stakes couldn’t be higher, and this is an issue that none of us can afford to ignore.

Economically and Environmentally Sustainable Enhanced Oil Recovery

Economically and Environmentally Sustainable Enhanced Oil Recovery Book
Author : M. R. Islam
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2020-03-17
ISBN : 1119479096
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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There have been many books on the topic of Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) over the last 100 years. They all, however, focus on how to recover more oil faster, taking a rather myopic approach. The solutions presented all work fantastically in theory and even in the laboratory, but each fails to produce results in the field with long-term success. The petroleum industry is almost resigned to the belief that for an EOR technique to be successful, it must be propped up with public funds or must compromise environmental integrity. In line with modern engineering practices, previous books discuss how existing technologies can be tweaked to accommodate for any shortcomings that just came to light. This book is unlike any other book on the topic of recovery in particular and engineering in general. This groundbreaking volume is a continuation of the author’s and his research group’s work that started publishing on the subject of global sustainability involving energy and the environment, dating back to early 2000s. Starting with a paradigm shift in engineering that involves a long-term focus, rather than looking for short-term solutions, the methods and theories presented here delve into applying green engineering and zero waste principles to EOR. Historically, EOR has received mixed success, mainly because innovations in these disciplines relied heavily on processed materials, which are both uneconomical and toxic to the environment. This book explains how engineers missed entirely the causes of unsustainability in these technologies due to the prevalence of many myths that are embedded in modern engineering. Once these myths are deconstructed, the appropriate technologies emerge and the merits of them both in terms of economic and environmental benefits become clear. The book reveals how previous practices in EOR can be replaced with their sustainable versions while saving in material costs. A number of innovative technologies are introduced that can render well known technologies, such as steam flood, in situ combustion, chemical flooding, and microbial EOR environmentally sustainable and economically attractive. A triple dividend is received once these technologies are applied in otherwise marginal reservoirs, unconventional plays and even abandoned formations. The overall reserve, which reflects recoverable oil with new technologies, goes up drastically. Further benefits are drawn when processes such as value addition of waste material is performed. Overall this book shows how EOR can be rendered green while increasing the profitability. This is in stark contrast to the past practices that considered environmental integrity as a drain on profitability. This book proves that a paradigm shift can turn a “technological disaster” into a technological marvel.

Sustainable Materials for Oil and Gas Applications

Sustainable Materials for Oil and Gas Applications Book
Author : Cenk Temizel,Mufrettin Murat Sari,Celal Hakan Canbaz,Luigi A. Saputelli,Ole Torsaeter
Publisher : Gulf Professional Publishing
Release : 2021-02-12
ISBN : 0128244003
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Sustainable Materials for Oil and Gas Applications, a new release in the Advanced Materials and Sensors for the Oil and Gas Industry series, comprises a list of processes across the upstream and downstream sectors of the industry and the latest research on advanced nanomaterials. Topics include enhanced oil recovery mechanisms of nanofluids, health and safety features related to nanoparticle handling, and advanced materials for produced water treatments. Supplied from contributing experts in both academic and corporate backgrounds, the reference contains developments, applications, advantages and challenges. Located in one convenient resource, the book addresses real solutions as oil and gas companies try to lower emissions. As the oil and gas industry are shifting and implementing innovative ways to produce oil and gas in an environmentally friendly way, this resource is an ideal complement to their work. Covers developments, workflows and protocols in advanced materials for today’s oil and gas sectors Helps readers gain insights from an experienced list of editors and contributors from both academia and corporate backgrounds Address environmental challenges in oil and gas through technological solutions in nanotechnology

Shale Oil and Shale Gas Resources

Shale Oil and Shale Gas Resources Book
Author : José A. Torres,Hector Klie
Publisher : MDPI
Release : 2020-05-23
ISBN : 303928875X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This multidisciplinary book covers a wide range of topics addressing critical challenges for advancing the understanding and management of shale oil and shale gas resources. Both fundamental and practical issues are considered. By covering a variety of technical topics, we aim to contribute to building a more integrated perspective to meet major challenges faced by shale resources. Combining complementary techniques and examining multiple sources of data serve to advance our current knowledge about these unconventional reservoirs. The book is a result of interdisciplinary and collaborative work. The content includes contributions authored by active scientists with ample expertise in their fields. Each article was carefully peer-reviewed by researchers, and the editorial process was performed by an experienced team of Senior Editors, Guest Editors, Topic Editors, and Editorial Board Members. The first part is devoted to fundamental topics, mostly investigated on the laboratory scale. The second part elaborates on larger scales (at near-wellbore and field scales). Finally, two related technologies, which could be relevant for shale plays applications, are presented. With this Special Issue, we provide a channel for sharing information and lessons learned collected from different plays and from different disciplines.

Regulating Water Security in Unconventional Oil and Gas

Regulating Water Security in Unconventional Oil and Gas Book
Author : Regina M. Buono,Elena López Gunn,Jennifer McKay,Chad Staddon
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release : 2019-10-31
ISBN : 3030183424
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book addresses the need for deeper understanding of regulatory and policy regimes around the world in relation to the use of water for the production of ‘unconventional’ hydrocarbons, including shale gas, coal bed methane and tight oil, through hydraulic fracturing. Legal, policy, political and regulatory issues surrounding the use of water for hydraulic fracturing are present at every stage of operations. Operators and regulators must understand the legal, political and hydrological contexts of their surroundings, procure water for use in the fracturing and extraction processes, gain community cooperation or confront social resistance around water, collect flow back and produced water, and dispose of these wastewaters safely. By analysing and comparing different approaches to these issues from around the globe, this volume gleans insights into how policy, best practices and regulation may be developed to advance the interests of all stakeholders. While it is not always possible to easily transfer ‘good practice’ from one place to another, there is value in examining and understanding the components of different legal and regulatory regimes, as these may assist in the development of better regulatory law and policy for the rapidly growing unconventional energy sector. The book takes an interdisciplinary approach and includes chapters looking at water-energy nexus security in general, along with issue-focused and geographically-focused case studies written by scholars from around the world. Chapter topics, organized in conjunction with the stage of the shale gas production process upon which they touch, include the implications of hydraulic fracturing for agriculture, municipalities, and other stakeholders competing for water supplies; public opinion regarding use of water for hydraulic fracturing; potential conflicts between hydraulic fracturing and water as a human right; prevention of induced seismic activity, and the disposal or recycling of produced water. Several chapters also discuss implications of unconventional energy production for indigenous communities, particularly as regards sustainable water management. This volume will be of interest to scholars and students of energy and water, regulators and policymakers and operators interested in ensuring that they align with emergent best global practice.

Drilling Deeper

Drilling Deeper Book
Author : J. David Hughes
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2014-10-22
ISBN : 9780989599528
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This report reviews the twelve shale plays that account for 82% of the tight oil production and 88% of the shale gas production in the U.S. Department of Energy's Energy Information Administration (EIA) reference case forecasts through 2040. It utilizes all available production data for the plays analyzed, and assesses historical production, well- and field-decline rates, available drilling locations, and well-quality trends for each play, as well as counties within plays. Projections of future production rates are then made based on forecast drilling rates (and, by implication, capital expenditures). Tight oil (shale oil) and shale gas production is found to be unsustainable in the medium- and longer-term at the rates forecast by the EIA, which are extremely optimistic.

Fossil Energy

Fossil Energy Book
Author : Ripudaman Malhotra
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2015-01-28
ISBN : 9781489985361
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The word sustainability shares its root with sustenance. In the context of modern society, sustenance is inextricably linked to the use of energy. Fossil Energy provides an authoritative reference on all aspects of this key resource, which currently represents nearly 85% of global energy consumption. Gathering 16 peer-reviewed entries from the Encyclopedia of Sustainability Science and Technology, the chapters provide comprehensive, yet concise coverage of fundamentals and current areas of research. Written by recognized authorities in the field, this volume represents an essential resource for scientists and engineers working on the development of energy resources, fossil or alternative, and reflects the essential role of energy supplies in supporting a sustainable future.

Sustainable Fossil Fuels

Sustainable Fossil Fuels Book
Author : Mark Jaccard
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2006-01-16
ISBN : 9781139449052
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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More and more people believe we must quickly wean ourselves from fossil fuels - oil, natural gas and coal - to save the planet from environmental catastrophe, wars and economic collapse. In this 2006 book, Professor Jaccard argues that this view is misguided. We have the technological capability to use fossil fuels without emitting climate-threatening greenhouse gases or other pollutants. The transition from conventional oil and gas to their unconventional sources including coal for producing electricity, hydrogen and cleaner-burning fuels will decrease energy dependence on politically unstable regions. In addition, our vast fossil fuel resources will be the cheapest source of clean energy for the next century and perhaps longer, which is critical for the economic and social development of the world's poorer countries. By buying time for increasing energy efficiency, developing renewable energy technologies and making nuclear power more attractive, fossil fuels will play a key role in humanity's quest for a sustainable energy system.