Hydraulic Fracturing 101

In association with TOP Energy Training

Africa Oil Week is delighted to be working with TOP Energy Training on our “101” series to share instructive videos covering a multitude of technical areas across the upstream.

Their flagship programme, TOPCORP, is a comprehensive, practical training programme based on scientific principles. It’s designed for state and federal regulators, field inspectors and policy makers to better understand the technologies employed in conventional and shale oil and gas field operations.  There is no other forum or system which provides this information to oil and gas regulators and inspectors, enabling them to learn and connect with their peers. TOPCORP is designed and led by scientists from The University of Texas at Austin, Penn State University, and the Colorado School of Mines, and it is provided free of charge courtesy of funding from partners: ExxonMobil Foundation, BHGE, the Environmental Defense Fund, The Mitchell Foundation, Apache, Chevron, Noble, Encana, Oxy, Seneca, and the American Petroleum Institute.

Hydraulic Fracturing
First in our series, we look at the controversial topic of hydraulic fracturing: the process of using hydraulic pressure to crack rock commonly known as “fracking”.  We are delighted to share a webinar conducted by Dr Jennifer L. Miskimins, Head of the Petroleum Engineering Department at the Colorado School of Mines, who has 30 years of experience in the industry. Watch now to understand the history and process of hydraulic fracturing in greater detail.

This webinar was originally created and presented at the online TOPCORP “Hot Topics Symposium Series on May 28, 2020.

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