Lower than expected pollution seen at Marcellus drilling sites, methane higher: Study

An article in the journal Environmental Science and Technology reports measurements of air pollution from Marcellus drilling and transportation sites in Bradford and Sullivan counties were lower than the researchers expected. The study, “Atmosphere Emission Characterization of Marcellus Shale Natural Gas Development Sites,” also reports levels of methane emissions were higher than those indicated in previous…

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Australian coalbed methane fields have lessons for US shale producers – Accenture

The rapid growth in unconventional fuels–ranging from shale oil and gas to coalbed methane–has dramatically increased the complexity of field development and production management. Instead of placing a few large bets on a few wells and drilling rigs–and watching those bets very closely–operators now must deal with multiple wells, conflicting equipment priorities, and capacity limits…

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