Texas Tech Experts Serve on Shale Oil and Gas Task Force


The Academy of Medicine, Engineering & Science of Texas (TAMEST) will release a review of scientific research on shale oil and gas development in Texas.

The report will be released at 8 a.m. Monday (June 19). A webinar discussing the report will be held at 10 a.m. Monday (June 19).

Those wishing to register to view the webinar may do so here.
Two members of the Edward E. Whitacre Jr. College of Engineering served on the Shale Task Force that produced the TAMEST report, Environmental and Community Impacts of Shale Development in Texas. Danny Reible, the Donovan Maddox Distinguished Engineering Chair and professor in the Department of Civil, Environmental and Construction Engineering, and Denny Bullard, an instructor in the Department of Petroleum Engineering, both served as subject matter experts on the task force that helped prepare the report.

The Shale Task Force examined the environmental and community impacts of shale oil and gas development in Texas. The task force is touted as a first-of-its-kind, comprehensive review mechanism of scientific research and related findings regarding impacts of shale and oil gas production in Texas, focusing on six areas - seismicity, land resources, water, air, transportation and community impacts.

Both Reible and Bullard have expertise in the area of water resources. Reible's research focuses on the transport and fate of contaminants in the environment, their assessment and remediation. Bullard's expertise is in production operations with oil and gas companies.

TAMEST brings together the state's best and brightest scientists and researchers. Membership includes all Texas-based members of the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine and the state's Nobel Laureates.

Danny Reible, Donovan Maddox Distinguished Engineering Chair, Department of Civil, Environmental and Construction Engineering, Whitacre College of Engineering, Texas Tech University, (806) 834-8050 or danny.reible@ttu.edu or Angela Martin-Barcelona, marketing and communications manager, The Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science of Texas, (512) 471-0575 or ambarcelona@utexas.edu

(News release from Texas Tech Univeristy)

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