Research Frontiers in the Science of Unconventional Energy Resources
Yale Climate & Energy Institute (YCEI) and the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) recognize the need for sound earth and environmental science in development of energy resources. This joint symposium will feature a broad mix of talks on research frontiers in the interdisciplinary science of unconventional hydrocarbon resources.
The symposium will take place March 5, 2013, 8:30 AM—5:30 PM, Greenberg Conference Center, New Haven, CT.
Mark Pearson, SPE Distinguished Lecturer, will give the introductory keynote address, “Hydraulic Fracturing of Horizontal Wells – Realizing the Paradigm Shift that has been 30 Years in Development.“
John M. Deutch, Institute Professor, MIT, and chair of the Secretary of Energy Advisory Board 2011 Subcommittee on Hydraulic Fracturing, will moderate a panel discussion by industry, academic and government experts on best practices in development of unconventional resources.
FEATURED TALKS INCLUDE:
Quinn R. Passey, ExxonMobil: The spectrum of ﬁne-grained reservoirs from shale gas to shale oil/tight oil: Geological and petrophysical attributes,
Carl Regone, BP: Geophysical models of unconventional reservoirs for seismic exploration and microseismic monitoring,
Emmanuel Detournay, U Minnesota: Is toughness needed to predict the propagation of a hydraulic fracture?
Franz-Josef Ulm, MIT: The unconventional science and engineering of gas shale
Ridvan Akkurt, Schlumberger: Unconventionals research: The search for simple answers to a complex problem
Avner Vengosh, Duke U: Shale-gas development and impacts on water resources
Tad Fox, Battelle: Lessons learned in baseline water characterization for monitoring unconventional resource recovery
Tarek Saba, Exponent Environmental: Environmental science of hydraulic fracturing: Separating the realities from the myths