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.
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.
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.