Resources and Publications

Unconventional Oil and Natural Gas Resources Development and Their Potential Environmental Impacts

A look at the potential impacts hydraulic fracturing operations can have on the environment, as well as a short assessment of various policy instruments and technological innovations to help manage the additional risks posed by increased unconventional oil and gas explorations.

This article appears in the July 2014 issue of EM Magazine, a publication of the Air & Waste Management Association (A&WMA; www.awma.org). To obtain copies and reprints, please contact A&WMA directly at (412) 232-3444.

Unconventional Production Technologies and Environmental Consortium (UpTec) Workshop-May 16, 2014

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The First Hydraulic Fracturing Forum for Oil and Gas Extraction and Production-Jan. 6, 2014


On Jan. 6, 2014, the Texas Tech Office of the Vice President for Research hosted the first Hydraulic Fracturing Forum for Oil and Gas Extraction and Production to discuss the future of hydraulic fracturing research at the university with both national and international collaborators.

2013 Hydraulic Fracturing Symposium-Nov. 21, 2013


TTU’s UpTec hosted a Hydraulic Fracturing Symposium Nov. 21, 2013 with guest lecturer George E. King, Distinguished Engineering Advisor of Apache Corporation. King’s presentation focused on the technology adaptation and innovations that contributed to the growth in hydraulic fracturing and horizontal wells.