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Sustainable Development Seminar Series: Unconventional Hydrocarbon Extraction

Tuesday, May 7, 2013 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Columbia University Morningside Campus Alfred J. Lerner Hall Room 555

The Earth Institute presents the final of the 2012-2013 Sustainable Development Seminar Series:  Unconventional Hydrocarbon Extraction.

Panelists will focus attention on a wide variety of aspects of the 21st century hydrocarbon rush.  Issues to be addressed will include hydraulic fracture, fracking fluid additives, well bore integrity, and waste pond leakage.  Other topics to be touched on include likely well density in a fully developed field, likely well depletion rates, the viability and efficacy of various waste water treatment techniques, pros and cons of waste water injection (including induced earthquakes), global economic and strategic impacts of rapidly evolving reserve estimates, greenhouse gas implications, and the role of oil and gas (vs coal, for example) in the slow, ongoing transition to carbon-free energy.

Open to the public.

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 This event is free and open to the registered public.

Seating is available on a first-come first-serve basis.

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