Temple University held a Marcellus Shale Symposium, November 2011, with more than 300 attendees. My presentation was titled, “Proposed Time-Lapse Resistivity Monitoring of Brine Migration.”
Here are the details of the symposium:
Extraction of Natural Gas from the Marcellus Shale: Between Art and Science
A one-day symposium on Friday November 4th, 2011; 9AM – 5PM
Temple Gallery, Tyler School of Art
Norris Street between 12th and 13th Streets, 19122
The Marcellus Shale formation is located approximately 8000 feet deep and contains large quantities of natural gas. The extraction of the gas occurs through a procedure known as hydrofracking, whereby large volumes of water, sand, and chemicals are injected into the Marcellus Shaleformation to fracture the rock and release the gas. The large quantity of the potentially recoverable natural gas could make Pennsylvania the Saudi Arabia of natural gas. Hydrofracking for natural gas is a relatively new practice, with few studies documenting the economic benefit and the environmental impact.
Please join us for a one-day summit on the issues related to the production, utilization, and future management of this natural resource. Thesymposium will include lectures, posters, artworks and artifacts, and thus, represents a unique venue where artists, engineers, and scientists contribute to provide an integrated view of the Marcellus Shale.
More information on the event, including the schedule, may be found at:
The Center for Natural Resources Development
and Protection (NRDP), College of Engineering
The Temple Gallery, Tyler School of Art
The Information Technology and Society Research Group (ITSRG)
The Office of Sustainability