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SHEER 2nd Annual Meeting & Stakeholders Conference
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.
Talks included keynote speakers from Stanford University, Water UK, Environment Agency and RSKW Ltd. There were also talks about the results from the SHEER project, including one by Dr Rachel Westwood highlighting the results of Keele’s contribution to project, which investigates the safe distance that hydraulic fracturing should occur from pre-existing faults to minimise the risk of earthquakes. The work has recently been published in FUEL*.
The conference was held as part of the Horizon 2020 SHEER Project (www.sheerproject.eu) second annual meeting.
* Westwood, R. F, Toon, S. M. & Cassidy, N. J. A sensitivity analysis of the effect of pumping parameters on hydraulic fracture networks and local stresses during shale gas operations, Fuel, Volume 203, Pages 843-852. Free downloads until 6 July 2017.