Dr. Drohan Presents to Committee on Earth Resources, Board on Earth Sciences and Resources National Research Council of the National Academies.

Posted: November 1, 2012

Presentation on "Shale-Gas Development Effects on North-Central Appalachian Landscapes"

Unconventional Oil and Gas: Geoscience and Engineering for a Global Resource Meeting

Held October 30-31 in Washington D.C.

Unconventional oil and gas resources, such as heavy oil, shale gas, coalbed methane, and ultradeep offshore resources, have taken on new significance as technological advances have enhanced their recovery. In response, policy decisions have evolved at the interfaces among domestic energy security, global energy demand, environmental responsibilities, regional economic development, and workforce health and safety. The exploration and development of these globally important unconventional oil and gas fields have a range of effects at regional, national and international levels in both on- and offshore realms that are worthy of additional discussion.

The Committee on Earth Resources’ October 30, 2012 public meeting will address the theme “Unconventional Oil and Gas: Geoscience and Engineering for a Global Resource” and will explore, through a series of presentations and discussion, the context and content of some of the fundamental scientific, technologic, environmental, economic, regulatory, and workforce questions currently in the public sphere related to the development of these resources.