European Shale Gas: Risk, Perception and Research Challenges
International, interdisciplinary meeting.
Shale gas has been a game-changer in the USA, but has yet to be exploited commercially in Europe. Recent discoveries of ‘vast reserves’ in the UK, however, coupled with claims of aquifer pollution and induced earthquakes, have made shale gas big news, and with big news come big challenges. From the geological distribution and exploration, to the technical issues of exploitation and regulation, these challenges require an integrated approach that unites all interested parties.
Organized by the Durham Energy Institute, IGEM, and members of the N8 Group, this international, interdisciplinary meeting will bring together policy makers, scientists, engineers and stakeholders. It has the twin aims of informing new codes of practice for UK shale gas exploitation, and of building UK and European research capacity in shale gas and other unconventional fossil fuels.
With invited presentations from recognized experts in all areas of the field, coupled with workshops and plenary discussions, it represents a unique opportunity to inform the future directions of shale gas exploitation, regulation and research in the UK, Europe, and beyond.
Registration can be made via the online booking site: http://www.dur.ac.uk/conference.booking/details/?id=116
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