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Researchers develop guidelines to reduce the risk of minor earthquakes during hydraulic fracturing

Posted on 28 June 2017 Keele University researchers are advising on new safety guidelines for hydraulic fracturing to help prevent minor earthquakes.

SHEER 2nd Annual Meeting & Stakeholders Conference

Posted on 13 June 2017 Stakeholders from industry, regulators and academia attended the “SHEER: Shale Oil & Gas – Risk Management & Mitigation” conference in Blackpool on 7th June, organised by Rachel Westwood, Sam Toon and Glenda Jones from the School of Geography, Geology and the Environment.

Shale Gas: The Climate and Environmental Issues

Posted on 14 December 2016 Rachel Westwood gave a talk to the Stoke on Trent Association of Engineers on Risks from Shale Gas
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Visit to Nevada National Security Site

Posted on 23 May 2016 Sam Toon visited the Nevada National Security Site for an activity to look at the surface observables of legacy nuclear explosion, and to explore the opportunities for further use of the site.
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Good Vibrations?

Posted on 14 April 2016 Rachel Westwood gave a talk to the Stoke on Trent Association of Engineers on vibrations from wind turbines.

RAS Service Award for Peter Styles

Posted on 15 January 2016 The 2016 Royal Astronomical Society Service Award for Geophysics has been awarded to Professor Peter Styles.
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Medal of Merit for Peter Styles

Posted on 19 June 2015 Professor Peter Styles has been presented with the Medal of Merit for contributions to European Geoscience.

Keele in Euro/US consortium that wins 2.3 million euros for shale gas research

Posted on 17 April 2015 The Applied and Environmental Geophysics Group has been successful in being part of a European and US consortium which has won 2.7 million Euros (Keele component c. 300,000 Euros) in a very competitive call for research into the environmental aspects of Shale Gas operations to be called SHEER from the HORIZON 2020 programme.
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Peter Styles is lead at UK/ Brazil workshop

Posted on 13 March 2015 Prof Peter Styles was the UK Academic Lead for a joint Workshop on Sustainable Gas Futures in Sao Paolo.
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Peter Styles keynote speaker at international conference on fracking

Posted on 30 January 2015 Professor Peter Styles was a keynote speaker at an international conference in Blackpool .
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