Fracking and shale gas development is going global: Everyone is learning about fracking and horizontal drilling from the US. China may soon become the third largest shale gas producer.
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These were just some of the exciting observations provided by Aloulou Fawzi, Senior Analyst at the US Energy Information Administration in his well received keynote paper Shale gas development & outlook: a game changer for global gas markets.
Fawzi opened the inaugural IM Roundtable: Oilfield Minerals Outlook in Houston, US, in June 2012, which saw over 200 delegates from all aspects of the oilfield minerals supply chain come together to meet and listen to a panel of industry experts discussing the latest oilfield trends in frac sand, barytes, bentonite, hectorite, gilsonite, Chinese proppants, logistics, and processing.Shale galeFawzi offered a comprehensive review of the development of...