Shale Gas: Development of the Most Active Plays in the United States

Course Number: O-1006
Credit: 1 PDH
Subject Matter Expert: Edward P. Brunet, Jr., P.E.
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Overview

In Shale Gas: Development of the Most Active Plays in the United States , you'll learn ...

  • The geology of shale formations
  • Differences between tight gas, coal bed natural gas (CBNG) and shale gas reservoirs
  • How new technologies are enabling development of shale gas plays that were previously believed to have limited viability
  • Characteristics and comparisons of seven of the most active gas shale basins in the nation

Overview

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Length: 15 pages

Shale gas is natural gas that is found trapped within shale formations. Shale gas has become an increasingly important source of natural gas in the United States since the start of this century, and interest has spread to potential gas shales in the rest of the world.

In 2000 shale gas provided only 1% of U.S. natural gas production; by 2010 it was over 20% and it is predicted that by 2035, 46% of the United States' natural gas supply will come from shale gas.

In this course, you’ll learn the basic geology behind how shale gas is formed. You’ll discover how new technologies are enabling production of shales that was previously not feasible. Finally, the course provides data and comparisons of the seven most active gas shale basins in the U.S.

Specific Knowledge or Skill Obtained

This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Brief history of shale gas development in the 20th century
  • How shale gas is formed
  • The preferred stimulation method for gas shales
  • Key characteristics of the most active shale gas plays across the U.S.

Certificate of Completion

You will be able to immediately print a certificate of completion after passing a multiple-choice quiz consisting of 10 questions. PDH credits are not awarded until the course is completed and quiz is passed.

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