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Myles Kitcher looks at the huge supply chain opportunities the emerging shale gas sector could bring to the UK

2015-02-09


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Rob Ward is our newly appointed honorary Professor and Science Director for Groundwater. On the 20th January he presented ‘Potential impacts of shale gas exploitation on groundwater’at a seminar hosted by the University of Nottingham and BGS.

2015-01-31


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A new fund to ensure safety and sustainability are at the forefront of any drilling for shale gas and oil in the UK has been announced today by UK minister for business, enterprise & energy, Matthew Hancock.

2015-01-15


John Ludden
BGS is about to begin an enhanced baseline monitoring programme across the UK at locations with a potential for shale gas and oil. This will take place at sites where an operator's licence is held and planning permission has been approved for testing shale gas extraction.

2015-01-15


Monitoring of methane in groundwater
The British Geological Survey (BGS) plans to expand its existing national environmental monitoring programmes by carrying out independent detailed research in areas of the UK that may see shale gas exploration and production. In a UK first, this will include independent monitoring during hydraulic fracturing ('fracking') subject to planning approvals at two proposed shale gas exploration sites in Lancashire. All results of this research will be open and made freely available to the public.

2015-01-15


BGS staff member Mike Stephenson
Mike Stephenson will give a lecture on shale gas at SCI in London. This is one of the few SCI Public Evening Lectures per year and previous lecturers have included Lord Krebs, Lord Lawson and John Beddington…

2015-01-05


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The first national UK shale colleges are getting the go-ahead today from Business, Enterprise & Energy Minister Matthew Hancock MP.

2014-11-12


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Leaks from faulty shale gas and oil wells have contaminated water supplies, but fracking itself is not to blame, scientists say

2014-09-15


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The British Geological Survey (BGS) in partnership with The Environment Agency (EA) have published a series of maps which show the depth to each shale gas and oil source rock below principal groundwater aquifers in England and Wales.

2014-07-08


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The British Geological Survey (BGS) in partnership with The Environment Agency (EA) have today, for the first time, published a series of maps which show the depth to each shale gas and oil source rock below principal groundwater aquifers in England and Wales. Understanding the distance between the two is important when assessing the environmental risks of shale gas and oil exploitation.

2014-07-03


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The British Geological Survey (BGS) in association with the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has completed an estimate for the amount of shale gas and oil in the Midland Valley of Scotland.

2014-06-30


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THE study from the British Geological Survey says Scotland has only a modest amount of shale gas and oil.

2014-06-30


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Government hopes that Britain can emulate the US by starting a shale-gas revolution have been knocked back after a long-awaited report unexpectedly concluded there was no potential in fracking for gas in the Weald region of southern England.

2014-05-23


Weald Basin Study Area
The British Geological Survey (BGS) in association with the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has completed an estimate for the amount of shale oil and shale gas in the Weald Basin in south-east England. The estimate is in the form of a range to reflect geological uncertainty. The range of shale oil in place is estimated to be between 2.20 and 8.57 billion barrels (bbl) or 293 and 1,143 million tonnes, but the central estimate for the resource is 4.4 billion bbl...

2014-05-23


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Blow to Government attempts to increase public support for fracking as report by academics from British Geological Survey and Durham University warns that wells could leak.

2014-03-25


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UK SHALE GAS OVERVIEW - THE BGS AND DECC REPORT

2014-03-06


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According to a government-commissioned report, more than half of the UK could be suitable for shale gas fracking... BBC reporter John Moylan visited the British Geological Survey to find out which areas of the UK offer the best potential for fracking.

2013-12-17


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Oil and gas experts have been meeting in Edinburgh to debate whether Scotland could benefit from a shale gas revolution. Ineos-owned Grangemouth looks set to become the first chemical plant in the UK to receive shale gas from the United States. A British geological survey will look at the potential of fracking for shale gas in the central lowlands of Scotland, but environmentalists are concerned.

2013-12-11


Sven Könitzer
In early December 2013, Sven Könitzer was granted a doctorate for his PhD research, jointly funded by the British Geological Survey and the University of Leicester, Primary biological controls on UK Lower Namurian shale gas prospectivity: A step towards understanding a major potential UK unconventional gas resource.

2013-12-10


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The British Geological Survey (BGS) is to begin work next year on estimating the size of shale gas deposits between Edinburgh and Glasgow. The move was confirmed by BGS's director of science and technology during an appearance before the House of Lords Economic Affairs Committee. Prof Mike Stephenson said BGS planned to start work after a study in south east England is completed in March.

2013-10-16

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