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How should fracking research be funded? (2015)
Journal Article
Davies, R. J., & Herringshaw, L. G. (2016). How should fracking research be funded?. Research Ethics, 12(2), 116-118. doi:10.1177/1747016115605871

The use of hydraulic fracturing (‘fracking’) to extract oil or gas from shales is a subject of controversy. There are many scientific questions about the risks associated with the technique, and much research remains to be done. ReFINE (Researching F... Read More about How should fracking research be funded?.

Oil and gas wells and their integrity: implications for shale and unconventional resource exploitation (2014)
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Davies, R. J., Almond, S., Ward, R. S., Jackson, R. B., Adams, C., Worrall, F., …Whitehead, M. A. (2014). Oil and gas wells and their integrity: implications for shale and unconventional resource exploitation. Marine and Petroleum Geology, 56, 239-254. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpetgeo.2014.03.001

Data from around the world (Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Brazil, Canada, the Netherlands, Poland, the UK and the USA) show that more than four million onshore hydrocarbon wells have been drilled globally. Here we assess all the reliable datasets (25)... Read More about Oil and gas wells and their integrity: implications for shale and unconventional resource exploitation.


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