Special Section: Energy - Shale Gas [Full Supplement]


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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Author Bios: 

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

Mary Ellen Ternes

Mary Ellen Ternes is a shareholder at Crowe & Dunlevy’s Oklahoma City office. She is a member of the Environmental, Energy & Natural Resources, Administrative & Regulatory and Litigation & Trial practice groups.

Ternes’ expertise includes advising clients on matters of environmental permitting, compliance strategies, enforcement defense, environmental assessments, transactions and due diligence, voluntary clean-up practices, environmental impact statements and federal and state administrative proceedings and litigation. Her chemical engineering experience includes...Read more

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