BGS capability ranges across a wide area of shale gas research, from prospectivity assessment and shale fracture analysis to materials-testing and hydrological impact assessment.
The two central questions are:
Watch our scientists speak on the basics of what we do at the BGS and learn more about the location of shale gas resources in the UK.
Where is the shale gas in the UK?
How do we know if shale gas is leaking?
Health and environmental concerns. Seismic study and monitoring
Basin analysis; seismic interpretation; sequence stratigraphy; organic & stable isotope geochemistry; mineralogy & petrology; and palynology
Guidelines about licenses, regulatory requirements and permissions of shale gas operations
Basin analysis; organic geochemistry; palynology & palynofacies; and mineralogy & petrology
Fracture mapping; rock physics modelling; and anisotropic processing
Mass transport, fluid movement and rock deformation; behaviour of low permeability geological materials, including shales
Groundwater monitoring, protection and processes. Lab facilities, field surveys, 3D and groundwater modelling
Maturity indices, TOC, shale formation crops and thickness data; seismic and well data; digitising existing subsurface maps; and 3D modelling
Recent publications, conferences and seminars.
Contact Prof. Mike Stephenson for further information or enquiries about BGS shale gas consultancy services