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Shale gas is BEO

Why is shale gas BEO (Best Environmental Option) and an environmental necessity in the UK? There is a stark choice looming.  Solar and wind turbine farms do not produce gas. 260 kata lagi

Shale Gas

Shale gas & pollution - What comes out of the well?

What comes out of the hole is, hopefully, mostly gas.  Before that happens, and indeed for the life of the well, lots of other things come out. 528 kata lagi

Bill Butterworth

Shale and pollution - the top hole

Does the well leak?   The answer, surprisingly to some, is yes it does. However, if the drilling engineers know what they are doing, leakage occurs where they want it and only where they want it. 280 kata lagi

Shale Gas

Geosteering: Part II - Data

The most important first

Perhaps the single most important piece of data used during geosteering operations are the measured while drilling (MWD) surveys.


You need to know where your well is being drilled (i.e. 269 kata lagi


Shale gas & pollution - what goes down the well.

There are two things that can be said about shale gas and pollution.  The first is that there is a lot of rubbish, some deliberately so, talked about the dangers of drilling for shale gas.  314 kata lagi

Bill Butterworth

Shale gas and Osborn’s Spending Review

“We’re also supporting the creation of the shale gas industry by ensuring that communities benefit from a Shale Wealth Fund, which could be worth up to £1bn.” 151 kata lagi

Bill Butterworth

Proving what we already know about shale gas

  • Machiavellian caution.
  • Bad experience with shale.
  • Safe technology and regulation.
  • Government invests £30 million in testing practical procedures and performance.

“There is nothing more difficult to carry out, nor more doubtful of success, nor more dangerous to handle, than to initiate a new order of things.  424 kata lagi

Bill Butterworth