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Noon seminar - Shale drilling and hydraulic fracturing

Monday, October 10, 2011, 12:00PM - 1:00PM


Will Fleckenstein

Colorado School of Mines


RL-1 room 269

The combination of horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing has led to a resurgence in oil and gas drilling in many parts of the United States, with many other countries actively watching the American experience with this technology. This talk discusses what horizontal drilling and multi-stage hydraulic fracturing are and what are the technical issues that are involved with the technology.