Talk in Radstock about Fracking

Science in Radstock: Wednesday 19th September 2012, 7.30pm

Radstock Methodist Chapel

“Fracking for Gas in the Mendips”

by Tom Preece

The British government is presently considering the granting of exploration licences to allow for shale gas drilling in the Mendips. Recent media attention has drawn attention to potential risks which are, or might be, associated with such operations. This presentation, hosted by Radstock Museum, introduces a petroleum engineer of 45 years’ experience in these types of operation. The speaker will discuss the relevant local geology, required drilling and completion activities, but most particularly the hydraulic fracturing operation. Risks associated with these operations will be addressed, with details of how these may be mitigated. The speaker will be pleased to answer any relevant questions at the end of the presentation.

Members of Frack Free Somerset will also be present to raise awareness of the data and evidence highlighting the dangers of fracking.

Posted on: September 14, 2012