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Café Scientifique - What the Frac...?!

18th April 2017

Café Scientifique - What the Frac...?!

Café Scientifique - 'What the Frac...?!' a talk by Alun Griffin, a Petroleum Engineer

Hydraulic fracturing (fracking) is a hot topic, especially with Government approval of Cuadrilla's plans for fracking at a site in Lancashire last October.  But what exactly does fracking involve? 

This talk describes the technical aspects of the fracking process, the risks associated with it and the implications for supplying energy to Didcot from shale gas wells.

Alun Griffin studied Chemical Engineering at Imperial College and has a long career in petroleum engineering which as taken him all over the world.


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