Overview of Shale Gas Exploration and Analytical Methods for Characterization of Shale Gas

Topics in Shale Gas
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Much has taken place since the advent of hydraulic fracturing. Hydraulic fracturing is not unique to Shale Gas exploration. Hydraulic fracturing is utilized to extract crude oil as well. The products extracted will be discussed. The status of the United States in the world energy arena will be discussed. The current production numbers will be outlined.
Shale gas analytical methods for characterization of gas will be discussed. Shale gas production produces flow back water which is treated and disposed giving rise to additional analytical parameters to be monitored other than the dissolved gases. Flaring and capture of natural gas will be discussed. The status of gas capture and transport infrastructure will be discussed. The effects on air emissions will be discussed.