Fracking: The Hydraulic Fracturing of Shale

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Originally delivered Nov 15, 2011
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Led by experts from academia, government and industry, this interactive Web Forum presents an overview of the history, the current state of development and a look into the future of natural gas shale and its extraction, along with implications of the environmental and water impacts.


Stephen A. Holditch, P.E.

Dr. Stephen A. Holditch has been the Head of the Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering since January 2004. He joined the faculty at Texas A&M University in 1976 and has taught most of both the undergraduate and graduate courses. In supervising more than 100 MS and PhD students, Dr. Holditch has focused his research in areas involving gas reservoirs, well completions, and well stimulation.

Dr. Holditch was the Society of Petroleum Engineers, International (SPE) President 2002, SPE Vice President-Finance and a member of the Board of Directors for the SPE from 1998-2003...Read more



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