UK Shale 2014: Making It Happen

Venue: Hotel Russell

Location: London, United Kingdom

Event Date/Time: Jun 24, 2014 / 8:50 am - (GMT) End Date/Time: Jun 25, 2014 / 5:00 pm - (GMT)
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Being the UK's most action-focused conference and the first of it's kind in 2012, the UK Shale Congress: Making It Happen has been working with operators, government and suppliers to help drive forward progress from the very beginning. This year's congress has been yet again re-researched to reflect the rapidly changing industry dynamics and deliver insights on the most current and urgent issues facing operators today.

No one expects a silver bullet to make shale gas happen in the UK, but there are a number of critical barriers that need to be practically addressed to ensure the next steps are taken towards commerciality. The UK Shale Congress 2014: Making It Happen has been designed to address these factors in detail, one by one, to find solutions at each stage:

  • PROGRESS FACTOR 1 - ATTAINING GOVERNMENTAL SUPPORT: Understanding the practicalities of both immediate and post-election governmental shale support to assess the sustainability of regulatory backing for UK shale and how it will materialize over the next 4 years
  • PROGRESS FACTOR 2 - GAINING LAND ACCESS: How to build relationships with local councils and landowners to achieve planning permission for key exploration sites
  • PROGRESS FACTOR 3 - WINNING PUBLIC ACCEPTANCE : How to get it and keep it- bringing the public on board by creating factual solutions for dismissing myths, educating the public and gaining mission-critical support
  • PROGRESS FACTOR 4 - CREATING A SUPPLY CHAIN NETWORK:  Developing an unconventional supply chain network to support shale development in the UK to ensure that once commercial shale is proven, there will be no delay in extraction
  • PROGRESS FACTOR 5 - VALIDATING THE RESOURCE: Assessing the latest depositional, seismicity and flow data to validate the resource and developing fracking and environmental operational plans for fully exploiting the resource
  • PROGRESS FACTOR 6 - ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNING: Examining cost effective strategies for commercial-scale water and waste management in UK shale plays to maintain environmentally acceptable operations throughout development


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