School of GeoSciences

School of GeoSciences

Water Quality associated with hydraulic fracturing

The development of unique experimental investigations into water quality associated with hydraulic fracturing. Looking in detail at how the inherent properties of shale such as mineralogy, kerogen type, thermal maturity and formation fluids influence the anions, cations, metals, NORMS, CO2, H2S and hydrocarbon within the well clean-up, fracturing, flowback and production fluids generated during fracturing operations. This research informs the produced water wastewater management strategy.

[Shale gas waster water management poster]