Department Seminars
Tight Shale Gas - Hydraulic Fracturing Seminar Series

The paradigm shift in petroleum production generated by unconventional reservoir development in tight shale offers opportunities for research on critical issues and education of specialists necessary to continue environmentally sustainable production. This seminar series addresses these issues and opportunities.


Dr. Robert Langan

Bob Langan has worked in geophysical research at Chevron for over 31 years. He founded Chevron’s microseismic R&D program in 2002, was geophysical coordinator for shale gas R&D from 2010 to 2012, and is currently working on issues associated with induced seismicity.

General Lecture- Short History of Shale Gas Phenomenon

Research Lecture- Uncertainty in Micro Seismic Event locations with Fracture in Tight Sand

  • April 5, 2013
  • 12:00 p.m. in room F285

Professor Arthur Rose

Arthur W. Rose is Professor Emeritus of Geochemistry at Pennsylvania State University.

General Lecture- Fracking the Marcellus in Pennsylvania

Research Lecture- Flow-back Water of Marcellus Shale in Pennsylvania

Professor Anthony Ingraffea

Dr. Ingraffea is the Dwight C. Baum Professor of Engineering and Weiss Presidential Teaching Fellow at Cornell University. His research concentrates on computer simulation and physical testing of complex fracturing processes, including hydraulic fracturing, and fatigue and fracture of high pressure gas pipelines.

General Lecture- Shale Gas Development: Industrialization of the Operation

Research Lecture- Shale Gas Development: Leaks and Emissions

Professor Sidney Green

Sidney Green is Schlumberger Senior Advisor, and a founder and former President / Chief Executive Officer of TerraTek in Salt Lake City, Utah.

General Lecture- Where are we Today: Reservoir Quality and Completion Quality

Research Lecture- How can we Greatly Improve Hydraulic Fracturing Efficiency

Mr. Michael Ratner

Michael Ratner is a specialist in energy policy at Congressional Research Service (CRS), focusing on natural gas and oil markets.

General Lecture- Current Economic and Policy Impacts

  • April 30, 2013
  • 4:30 p.m. in LR5

Research Lecture- Future Economic and Policy Expectations

  • May 1, 2013
  • 12:00 p.m. in M345