Shale Gas Impacts on Groundwater Resources: Understanding the Behavior of a Shallow Aquifer Around a Fracking Site in Poland

Montcoudiol, N., Isherwood, C., Gunning, A., Kelly, T. and Younger, P. L. (2017) Shale Gas Impacts on Groundwater Resources: Understanding the Behavior of a Shallow Aquifer Around a Fracking Site in Poland. In: EGU General Assembly 2017, Vienna, Austria, 24-28 Apr 2017, pp. 106-115. (doi:10.1016/j.egypro.2017.08.083)

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Abstract

Exploitation of shale gas by hydraulic fracturing (fracking) is highly controversial and concerns have been raised regarding induced risks from this technique. As part of the EU-funded SHEER Project, a shallow aquifer used for drinking water, overlying a zone of active shale-gas fracking, has been monitored for more than a year. Early results reveal the functioning of the shallow aquifer and hydrochemistry, focusing on the identification of potential impacts from the shale gas operation. This stage is an essential precursor to modeling impact scenarios of contamination and to predict changes in the aquifer.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Younger, Professor Paul and Montcoudiol, Dr Nelly
Authors: Montcoudiol, N., Isherwood, C., Gunning, A., Kelly, T., and Younger, P. L.
Subjects:Q Science > QE Geology
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering
College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Systems Power and Energy
Journal Name:Energy Procedia
ISSN:1876-6102
Published Online:14 September 2017
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2017 The Authors
First Published:First published in Energy Procedia 125: 106-115
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons license

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Project CodeAward NoProject NamePrincipal InvestigatorFunder's NameFunder RefLead Dept
684991SHEERNeil BurnsideEuropean Commission (EC)640896ENG - ENGINEERING SYSTEMS POWER & ENERGY