With the advent of hydraulic fracturing – a procedure that releases gas and oil from tight rock formations – shale gas exploration has changed the face of global energy markets.
Access to new and abundant hydrocarbon resources has turned the USA from an importer to an exporter of fuels; a change so rapid that it is often referred to in the media as ‘a shale gas revolution’.
However, among the excitement about the newly accessible resources and concerns about the sustainability and the environmental impact of shale exploration, the actual differences between the conventional and unconventional gas exploration are often poorly understood.
Our new infographic demonstrates in a visual and easy-to-grasp way the differences between the traditional exploration techniques and new shale gas wells.
<a title="The Difference Between Conventional and Shale Gas Wells" href="http://www.shalegas.international/resources/downloads/infographics/Conventional-vs-Unconventional-Gas-Exploration.jpg"><img src="http://www.shalegas.international/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/Infographic-1-page-img.jpg" width="240" height="518" alt="The Difference Between Conventional and Shale Gas Wells" /></a>
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