Articles
  • [Periodical Article]

    Occupational Health and Safety Considerations in Oil and Gas Extraction Operations

    The onshore oil and gas industry has experienced rapid growth in upstream extraction production, in part due to the use of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) in unconventional wells. Although hydraulic fracturing is not a new process, its use has increased significantly in the past decade with the ... Read More

    Author: Karen B. Mulloy

    Summer Issue of The Bridge on Shale Gas: Promises and Challenges

    Release date: Summer 2014

    Volume: 44

    Number: 2

  • [Periodical Article]

    NAE Topical Meeting: “Shale Gas: Promises and Challenges”

    Editors’ Note The recent revolution in methods for extracting natural gas and liquid hydrocarbons from shale formations presents the nation with unprecedented opportunities and challenges. Policy decisions concerning a host of technical, economic, and environmental questions will have ... Read More

    Author: John C. Angus, Steven W. Percy and Beverly Z. Saylor

    Summer Issue of The Bridge on Shale Gas: Promises and Challenges

    Release date: Summer 2014

    Volume: 44

    Number: 2

  • [Periodical Article]

    Trends in the World Energy Balance

    This article draws on BP’s 62nd annual Statistical Review of World Energy , published in June 2013. The Statistical Review has provided high-quality, objective, and globally consistent data on world energy markets since 1952. A widely respected and authoritative publication in the field ... Read More

    Author: Mark Finley and Christof Rühl

    Summer Issue of The Bridge on Shale Gas: Promises and Challenges

    Release date: Summer 2014

    Volume: 44

    Number: 2

  • [Periodical Article]

    Shale Gas Production Effects on Investment and Competitiveness in the US Chemical Industry

    This paper reports current and projected effects of dramatic increases in US shale gas production on new investment in—and hence the competitiveness of—the US chemical industry. Similar to the manufacturing industries, the chemical industry uses hydrocarbons, including natural gas, to ... Read More

    Author: T. Kevin Swift

    Summer Issue of The Bridge on Shale Gas: Promises and Challenges

    Release date: Summer 2014

    Volume: 44

    Number: 2

  • [Periodical Article]

    Air Pollution Issues Associated with Shale Gas Production

    Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration or the University of Colorado Boulder. The impacts of natural gas extraction on air ... Read More

    Author: Gabrielle Pétron

    Summer Issue of The Bridge on Shale Gas: Promises and Challenges

    Release date: Summer 2014

    Volume: 44

    Number: 2

  • [Periodical Article]

    Well Integrity Challenges and Risk Mitigation Measures

    Hydraulic fracturing is not a new technology—it has been practiced in vertical wells by the oil and gas industry since the late 1940s–early 1950s. But multistage hydraulic fracturing in horizontal wells, which may be a few miles in length, opened new possibilities for producing oil and ... Read More

    Author: Stefan Bachu and Randy L. Valencia

    Summer Issue of The Bridge on Shale Gas: Promises and Challenges

    Release date: Summer 2014

    Volume: 44

    Number: 2

  • [Periodical Article]

    Produced Water from Hydrofracturing Challenges and Opportunities for Reuse and Recovery

    Technological advances in exploration and production have enabled the economical production of natural gas from shale, which has led to dramatic increases in both shale gas production and reserves. A key challenge associated with this production is the management of the resulting produced water , ... Read More

    Author: James M. Silva, Rachel M. Gettings, William L. Kostedt, and Vicki H. Watkins

    Summer Issue of The Bridge on Shale Gas: Promises and Challenges

    Release date: Summer 2014

    Volume: 44

    Number: 2

  • [Periodical Article]

    Social Impacts of Shale Development on Municipalities

    The shale revolution has been studied primarily for its regional and national economic benefits, which are due to the spread of industries in the shale-related supply chain. There has been significantly less attention to local costs and benefits. The pace of economic development activities and ... Read More

    Author: Iryna Lendel

    Summer Issue of The Bridge on Shale Gas: Promises and Challenges

    Release date: Summer 2014

    Volume: 44

    Number: 2