The production of natural gas from shale formations is one of the fastest-growing segments of the U.S. oil and gas industry today. The U.S. Energy Information Administration’s Annual Energy Outlook 2012 reference- case scenario has shale gas production increasing from 5.0 trillion ft3/yr (23% of total U.S. dry gas production) in 2010 to 13.6 trillion ft3/yr (49% of the total) in 2035.
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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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