Geo Lectures / 23:33 / POSTED 30.04.15

Professor John Ludden – Independent survey on fracking

British Geological Survey (BGS) works with area universities to survey fracking operations in UK’s first independent research.

In this lecture Professor John Ludden, Executive Director of the BGS, explains the thoughts behind the project, and how the research will provide new scientific insight in monitoring the environment impact of shale gas development.
BGS estimates shale basins in the country may hold more than 1.3 quadrillion cubic feet of natural gas. However, hydraulic fracturing or fracking is a technique that has been largely debated controversial.

A consortium led by BGS and university partners will carry out groundwater, regional air quality and seismic activity research at two proposed fracking sites in Lancashire.