What the Frack??
Stephen Miller (Neuchâtel)
Fracking of tight shales to extract gas/oil has increased dramatically over the last five years because of the technological breakthroughs associated with targeted and horizontal drilling. Although there is considerable societal concern about its safety, the vast global deposits of this resource means that fracking will continue and likely accelerate in the coming years.
This talk focusses on the physics of fracking, the state of the art in terms of understanding these systems, and modeling strategies for quantifying resource potential and mitigating environmental and seismic hazards.