Denver Commodore Classroom on Hydraulic Fracturing
May 1, 2014 6:00 PM
Location: The Denver Athletic Club, Centennial Room, 1325 Glenarm Place, Denver, CO 80204 (Discounted parking available on-site)
The Denver Vanderbilt Chapter invites alumni, family and friends to a Lecture and Conversation with George M. Hornberger, University Distinguished Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Earth and Environmental Science
"Issues Related to Development of Natural Gas Using Hydraulic Fracturing"
Development of shale gas resources in many parts of the U.S. is the subject of great interest on the part of the scientific community; the general public; state, federal and local governments and regulatory agencies; non-profit organizations; and industry.
There are many scientific uncertainties regarding the full implications of extraction of natural gas from shale formations using technologies that involve horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing. The required volumes of water to support this process, the potential effects on surface and groundwater quality, and the treatment of water that returns to the surface after completion of the hydraulic fracture process are issues of particular interest to hydrologists and will be the topic of the presentation.
6 p.m. Socializing and Networking
7 p.m. Lecture