Abstract

The drive to implement unconventional gas drilling by means of hydraulic fracturing in United Kingdom (UK) has been a major issue of concern due to the potential environmental and health impacts. This paper is aimed at examining the following: what triggers the need for the unconventional gas; the process of unconventional gas through hydraulic fracturing method; the potential risks of hydraulic fracturing to the environment and to human health; key success factors for implementing hydraulic fracturing; possible options in fluids to go greener from the traditional approach; pros and cons of the various fluid options to ascertain their sustainability. It also presents a project methodology for hydraulic fracturing and discusses what needs to be determined before it is implemented in the UK.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2015
EventQUALITA 2015 - 11th International Pluridisciplinary Congress on Quality, Dependability and Sustainability - Nancy, France
Duration: 17 Mar 201519 Mar 2015

Conference

ConferenceQUALITA 2015 - 11th International Pluridisciplinary Congress on Quality, Dependability and Sustainability
CountryFrance
CityNancy
Period17/03/1519/03/15

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    Cano-Kourouklis, M., Matthew, A., & Quinn, B. (2015). Implementing a Greener Hydraulic Fracturing in Scotland. Paper presented at QUALITA 2015 - 11th International Pluridisciplinary Congress on Quality, Dependability and Sustainability, Nancy, France. https://hal.archives-ouvertes.fr/hal-01149782/document