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  • Expert on Fracking and Drilling-Induced Seismicity to Speak in Salt Lake City
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    Published - 05/07/14 - 09:25 AM | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend | print
    Oil rig at dusk
    Oil rig at dusk
    (SALT LAKE CITY, Utah) - The hot topics of fracking and drilling-induced seismicity will be the focus of a keynote speech by Distinguished Lecturer Donald Clarke. Gas field fracking is the fracturing of deeply buried rocks under extremely high pressures to enhance oil and gas flow toward wells. Drilling-induced seismicity is the triggering of earthquakes through oil and gas production activities.

    Clarke is a Distinguished Lecturer from the American Association of Petroleum Geologists. He teaches petroleum geology at the University of Southern California and is a frequent consultant to both the petroleum industry and local and state government organizations. He has participated in several films and documentaries on the topics.

    “We are very lucky to hear from an expert on these topics that have been so controversial in Utah,” says Grant Willis, UGA President and Mapping Program Manager with the Utah Geological Survey.

    Clarke is the guest of the Utah Geological Association, the largest organization representing and serving professional geologists in Utah. The lecture is on Monday, May 12, 12:30 PM, at the Utah Department of Natural Resources auditorium (1594 W. North Temple, Salt Lake City, Utah. The lecture is open to the public, but seating is limited and is available on a first-come basis. There will be time for questions and discussion after the lecture.

    For more information, go to: Utah Geological Association website: www.utahgeology.org

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