Thursday, November 24 2016 at 7:30PM
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35 Rosemount Viaduct
City Centre, Aberdeen AB25 1NE
What's the talk about?
“Fracking” the hydraulic fracturing of rock by injecting fluid at high pressure into the Earth’s crust is a controversial technology. Fuelled by sensational media reporting; such as FracLands and poor environmental management and regulation in the USA “fracking” has become one of todays environmental issues.
Facts around fracking appear to be poorly understood and/or communicated and misinformation is abound. But is to Frack or not really the question? Scotland currently has a morataurim on “fracking” and a government with a no nuclear policy; so where is our increasing demand for energy going to come from?
Clare is a structural geologist with broad interests from CO2 storage to using virtual outcrops to understand the sub-surface. Clare was the lead author on a life cycle analysis of green house gas for unconventional gas development in Scotland for ClimateXChange, and represented the UK at a joint UK/US workshop on shale gas exploration in Washington DC in November 2015, to share scientific learnings.