Gas from shale

Shale gas chemical disclosure site reaches 10-well milestone

NGSFacts.org, the website that voluntarily discloses the components of fracturing fluids used in European shale gas wells, has published its tenth fact sheet.  OGP launched the site in June, 2013.

“This milestone shows that the upstream industry continues to support our efforts to address public concerns about one of the most promising energy technologies,” says the Association’s Executive Director Michael Engell-Jensen.
“As the European industry develops, we are committed to developing the site into a major, centralised information source for anyone interested in shale gas exploration and production. This will mean disclosure sheets for all NGS wells in the European Economic Area (EEA).”
OGP is reaching out to increase operator participation on the website, which calls for timely submission of data for each of a company’s   EEA-located NGS-directed hydraulically fractured wells.
A similar website, FracFocus.org, provides information about the contents of the fracturing fluids being used in US and Canadian shale gas wells.
The ten well sites featured on NGSFacts.org are all in Poland. The data come from ConocoPhillips/Lane Energy Poland, ExxonMobil Exploration and Production Poland Sp. Z o o, Marathon Oil Polska and Chevron Polska Energy Resources.   Shale Gas Europe and Eurometaux have formally indicated their support for the initiative.
In addition to providing well disclosure information, NGSFacts answers frequently asked questions about the exploration and production of unconventional gas. Topics covered include water, chemicals, seismicity and greenhouse gases.

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