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Environmental Impacts from the Development of Unconventional Oil and Gas Reserves

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John F. Stolz, Cassandra Ziegler, W. Michael Griffin, Geralyn McCarron, Shay Dougall, Albert A. Presto, Xiang Li, Robert Howarth, Jessica M. Wilson, Jeanne M. VanBriesen, David Eaton, Nathan Warner, Moses A. Ajemigbitse, Katarina Pankratz, Bonnie McDevit, Brian W. Stewart, Rosemary C. Capo, Amy Townsend-Small, Sophie Nixon, Daniel J. Bain, Tetiana Cantlay, Rebecca Tisherman, Brady Porter, Elizabeth Dakin, Sarah Woodley, Margaret C. Brittingham, Patrick J. Drohan, Paul Ziemkiewicz, Melissa O'Neal, Tamara Vandivort, Joseph Kingsbury, Rachel Pell
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  • Publication planned for: November 2022
  • availability: Not yet published - available from November 2022
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781108489195

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  • The development of unconventional oil and gas shales using hydraulic fracturing and directional drilling is currently a focal point of energy and climate change discussions. While this technology has provided access to substantial reserves of oil and gas, the need for large quantities of water, emissions, and infrastructure raises concerns over the environmental impacts. Written by an international consortium of experts, this book provides a comprehensive overview of the extraction from unconventional reservoirs, providing clear explanations of the technology and processes involved. Each chapter is devoted to different aspects including global reserves, the status of their development and regulatory framework, water management and contamination, air quality, earthquakes, radioactivity, isotope geochemistry, microbiology, and climate change. Case studies present baseline studies, water monitoring efforts and habitat destruction. This book is accessible to a wide audience, from academics to industry professionals and policy makers interested in environmental pollution and petroleum exploration.

    • Provides a comprehensive, multidisciplinary overview, covering global reserves, processes involved in extraction and the regulatory framework in different countries
    • Includes in-depth case studies and emphasis on specific impacts from water management to radioactivity to seismicity
    • Written in accessible language for non-experts, the book also includes technical details for those already familiar with the field making it useful to a wide readership
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    • Publication planned for: November 2022
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781108489195
    • length: 444 pages
    • dimensions: 250 x 175 x 26 mm
    • weight: 1.04kg
    • availability: Not yet published - available from November 2022
  • Table of Contents

    1. Global unconventional oil and gas reserves and their development John F. Stolz, Cassandra Ziegler and W. Michael Griffin
    2. Unconventional shale gas and oil extraction in the Appalachian Basin John F. Stolz and W. Michael Griffin
    3. An overview of unconventional gas extraction in Australia – the first decade Geralyn McCarron and Shay Dougall
    4. Governance of fracking: history, differences and trends John Graham and John Rupp
    5. Air quality Albert A. Presto and Xiang Li
    6. Methane and climate change Robert Howarth
    7. Water usage and management Jessica M. Wilson and Jeanne M. VanBriesen
    8. Seismicity induced by the development of unconventional oil and gas resources David Eaton
    9. Naturally Occurring Radioactive Materials (NORMS) Nathan Warner, Moses A. Ajemigbitse, Katarina Pankratz and Bonnie McDevit
    10. Metal isotope signatures as tracers for unconventional oil and gas fluids Brian W. Stewart and Rosemary C. Capo
    11. Isotopes as tracers of atmospheric and groundwater methane sources Amy Townsend-Small
    12. The microbiology of shale gas extraction Sophie Nixon
    13. Evaluation of potential water quality impacts in unconventional oil and gas extraction: the application of elemental ratio approaches to Pennsylvania pre-drill data Daniel J. Bain, Tetiana Cantlay, Rebecca Tisherman and John F Stolz
    14. A baseline ecological study of the Tenmile Creek Watershed in Southwest Pennsylvania Brady Porter, Elizabeth Dakin, Sarah Woodley and John Stolz
    15. The effects of shale gas development on forest landscapes and ecosystems in the Appalachian Basin Margaret C. Brittingham and Patrick J. Drohan
    16. The Three Rivers QUEST Project: long-term monitoring of water quality in the Allegheny, Monongahela, and upper Ohio Rivers Paul Ziemkiewicz, Melissa O'neal, Tamara Vandivort, Joseph Kingsbury and Rachel Pell.

  • Editors

    John Stolz, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh
    John Stolz is a Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences and Director of the Center for Environmental Research and Education at Duquesne University, Pittsburgh. He is a geomicrobiologist best known for his research on the biogeochemical cycles of arsenic and selenium, and the biogenesis of microbiolites. He has published ninety-six journal articles, forty book chapters, and edited two books. He received the Clean Water Action Dewey Award for environmental stewardship in 2020.

    Daniel Bain, University of Pittsburgh
    Daniel Bain is an Associate Professor of Geology and Environmental Science at the University of Pittsburgh. His main research interests are urban systems, energy production landscapes, and trace metals in environmental systems. He has authored fifty-one peer-reviewed papers and two book chapters.

    Michael Griffin, Carnegie Mellon University, Pennsylvania
    Michael Griffin is an Emeritus Professor in Engineering and Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University. Previously, he was Executive Director of the Green Design Institute at CMU, President of GMS Technologies, Vice President for Research and Development Applied CarboChemicals Inc, Research Director at CHMR and NETAC, and research scientist at BP America. His publications include work on energy and environmental policy, and systems analysis of energy production.

    Contributors

    John F. Stolz, Cassandra Ziegler, W. Michael Griffin, Geralyn McCarron, Shay Dougall, Albert A. Presto, Xiang Li, Robert Howarth, Jessica M. Wilson, Jeanne M. VanBriesen, David Eaton, Nathan Warner, Moses A. Ajemigbitse, Katarina Pankratz, Bonnie McDevit, Brian W. Stewart, Rosemary C. Capo, Amy Townsend-Small, Sophie Nixon, Daniel J. Bain, Tetiana Cantlay, Rebecca Tisherman, Brady Porter, Elizabeth Dakin, Sarah Woodley, Margaret C. Brittingham, Patrick J. Drohan, Paul Ziemkiewicz, Melissa O'Neal, Tamara Vandivort, Joseph Kingsbury, Rachel Pell

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