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Shale Gas: Environmental Considerations

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Course description

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In Shale Gas: Environmental Considerations, you'll learn ...

  • Environmental considerations that accompany shale gas development
  • Technologies and practices to prevent or minimize environmental impacts
  • Casing and cementing programs for shale gas development that were developed to protect groundwater resources
  • How the hydraulic fracturing process works


Credit: 3 PDH

Length: 40 pages

Shale gas is natural gas that is found trapped within shale formations. Shale gas has become an increasingly important source of natural gas in the United States since the start of this century, and interest has spread to potential gas shales in the rest of the world.

In 2000 shale gas provided only 1% of U.S. natural gas production; by 2010 it was over 20% and it is predicted that by 2035, 46% of the United States' natural gas supply will come from shale gas.

Many of the human and environmental considerations associated with shale gas production are common to all oil and gas development. However, the horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing that have become the standard for modern shale gas development bring with them new considerations as well as new ways to reduce impacts.

As shale gas development has spread into more densely populated areas, new challenges have been encountered. In this course, we’ll review the environmental considerations associated with shale gas production, as well as some of the new challenges and new technologies and practices that have been developed to meet these challenges.

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Certificate of Completion

You will be able to immediately print a certificate of completion after passing a multiple-choice quiz consisting of 15 questions. PDH credits are not awarded until the course is completed and quiz is passed.

Training content

This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • The steps involved in drilling and producing shale gas wells
  • The key differences between shale gas and conventional gas drilling and production
  • The relative environmental impact of horizontal wells versus vertical wells
  • Methodologies for reducing wildlife and community impacts
  • Management of drilling fluids for both rural and urban shale gas development
  • Hydraulic fracture design technologies
  • Fracturing fluids and additives
  • Water resource management challenges associated with hydraulic fracturing
  • Why the hydraulic fracturing process results in produced water and how to handle it
  • Naturally occurring radioactive material (NORM) in produced water
  • Air quality and sources of emissions associated with shale gas development


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