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IADC Critical Issues for Unconventionals Europe 2013- report

IADC Critical Issues for Unconventionals Europe 2013- report

It was two amazing days in beautiful city called Warsaw, many interesting lectures about unconventional resources of oil and gas, provided by the best of the best professionals, coming from all over the world – it could be the last sentence of our report from IADC Critical Issues for Unconventionals Europe 2013 Conference.

Taking part in that event was a great opportunity to find out what is going to be important during exploration and exploitation of unconventional resources in Europe. There is a vast variety of problems which could occur during every single process, because unconventional resources demand unconventional methods.  Usage of those unconventional methods requires continuous increase of skills and knowledge people who are using them. At the conference all of participants could take part in the discussion, they could ask questions and share their experiences connected with topic of ongoing lecture.

Lecturers from companies such as Chevron or Schlumberger shared with other participants whole cross-section of challenges which occurred during their work with unconventional resources in US and Europe. They have also shown differences between exploration those resources in the US and Europe. Due to professionals discussion it seems that exploitation of European basins would be tougher not only because of different geological conditions but also because of more restrictive law.

For us, students it was a great opportunity to find out on which particular issue we should focus during our education. That event broaden our horizons in every single piece of unconventionals, such as: HSE, technical or social issues.

If I Were a Prime Minister…

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If I Were a Prime Minister…

Have you heard, that UK government is going to abolish, ban of shale gas fracking? Ban of exploratory fracking in the UK has been introduced after two small seismic tremors, reported in May 2011. According to The Royal Academy of Engineering report there is no connection between hydraulic fracturing and those seismic activities. You can find a whole report here.

UK Energy and Climate Change Secretary, Ed Davey highlighted, that resuming that process will be connected with new controls aimed in reducing risks of seismic activity. Shale gas in UK is a promising potential energy resource for UK. It could reduce United Kingdom reliance on imported gas. But advantages related with shale gas production couldn’t overshadow environmental and safety issues.

UK Lifts Shale Gas Fracking Ban | RIGZONE

So, if you could decide about direction of energy policy in UK, what would be your approach to unconventional reserves? Share your ideas with us!

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