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Shale UK 2015

04 - 05 March 2015
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Milton Court,The Barbican, London
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Following the undoubted success of the inaugural event organised on behalf of The Geological Society, the second Shale UK Conference took place on 4-5 March 2015 at the state-of-the-art facilities of Milton Court in London's Barbican.

The Programme

Shale UK combines expert analysis and views from industry, government and academia. The 2015 programme featured the latest research findings and technical developments, drawing on lessons from the US on how geoscience can enable better understanding of the challenges and empower better decision making.


An impressive line-up of speakers gave their insight on the most pertinent questions facing the development of shale oil and gas, including:

  • Duarte Figueira, Head of Office of Unconventional Gas and Oil, Department of Energy and Climate Change
  • John Ludden, Executive Director, British Geological Survey
  • Terry Engelder, Professor of Geosciences, The Pennsylvania State University
  • Al Fraser, Imperial College (formerly at BP)
  • John Blaymires, Chief Operating Officer, IGas Energy
  • Piotr Krzywiec, Institute of Geological Sciences of the Polish Academy of Science
  • Jeremy Lockett, Subsurface Manager, Business Development, Centrica
  • Christopher Laughrey, Senior Geoscience Advisor, Weatherford Laboratories
  • James Dodds, Director, Envireau Water
  • Gareth Digges La Touche, Geoscientist, Golder Associates


Year of Mud

Find out about the Year of Mud, and other themed events in 2015

Geolsoc Contact

Conference Office

The Geological Society
Burlington House

Convenor Contact

Rob Percival

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