EP043:
Shale: From Fracking to Forest





Session ID#: 26088

Session Description:
Shale comprises 25% of earth's surface and yet its chemical, mechanical, physical, and transport properties are only poorly understood. A transformation in our understanding of this important lithology is ongoing, largely driven by the shale gas revolution and new critical zone science initiatives. This session will highlight presentations about all aspects of shale spanning from studies at depth related to fracking and horizontal drilling to studies at or near earth's surface related to shales as aquicludes, shales in the critical zone, and shales as hosts for microbiological ecosystems.
Primary Convener:  Susan L Brantley, Pennsylvania State University Main Campus, Department of Geosciences, University Park, PA, United States
Conveners:  Carl I Steefel, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA, United States, Xin Gu, Pennsylvania State University, Department of Geosciences, University Park, PA, United States and Qingyun Li, Stanford University, Department of Geological Sciences, Stanford, CA, United States

Cross-Listed:
  • B - Biogeosciences
  • H - Hydrology
  • MR - Mineral and Rock Physics
  • V - Volcanology, Geochemistry and Petrology
Index Terms:

0439 Ecosystems, structure and dynamics [BIOGEOSCIENCES]
1009 Geochemical modeling [GEOCHEMISTRY]
3675 Sedimentary petrology [MINERALOGY AND PETROLOGY]
5114 Permeability and porosity [PHYSICAL PROPERTIES OF ROCKS]

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Jennifer L Druhan, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Department of Geology, Urbana, IL, United States, Jia Wang, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign, Department of Geology, Champaign, IL, United States, Samantha Cargill, Oregon State University, Department of Forest Engineering, Resources and Management, Corvallis, OR, United States, Colleen Murphy, University of California Santa Cruz, Department of Earth and Planetary Science, Santa Cruz, CA, United States, Alison K. Tune, University of Texas at Austin, Jackson School of Geosciences, Austin, TX, United States, William E Dietrich, University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, United States and Daniella Rempe, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, United States
Li Li, Pennsylvania State University Main Campus, University Park, PA, United States, Peyman Heidari, Missouri University of Science and Technology,, Department of Geosciences and Geological and Petroleum Engineering,, Rolla, MO, United States, Lixin Jin, University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, TX, United States, Jennifer Williams, Pennsylvania State University, State College, United States and Susan Brantley, Pennsylvania State University, Earth and Environmental Systems Institute and Department of Geosciences, University Park, PA, United States
Jonny Rutqvist, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA, United States
Bonnie Colleen Sams, Colorado School of Mines, Geological Engineering, Golden, CO, United States, Alexis Navarre-Sitchler, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO, United States and Rania Eldam Pommer, Colorado School of Mines, Geology, Golden, CO, United States
Victoria Hart DiStefano1,2, Joanna McFarlane1, Andrew Gregory Stack1, Steve Chipera3, Michael Cheshire4, Markus Bleuel5, Grethe Jensen5, David F.R. Mildner5 and Lawrence M Anovitz6, (1)Oak Ridge National Lab, Oak Ridge, TN, United States, (2)University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, United States, (3)Chesapeake Energy, Oklahoma City, OK, United States, (4)Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN, United States, (5)NIST Center for Neutron Research, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, United States, (6)ORNL U Tennessee, Oak Ridge, TN, United States
Dacheng Xiao, Pennsylvania State University Main Campus, John and Willie Leone Family Department of Energy and Mineral Engineering, University Park, PA, United States, Susan Brantley, Pennsylvania State University, Earth and Environmental Systems Institute and Department of Geosciences, University Park, PA, United States and Li Li, Pennsylvania State University Main Campus, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, University Park, PA, United States
MD G Kibria, Qinhong Hu and Yuxiang Zhang, University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX, United States
Louise J Criscenti1, Jessica M Rimsza1, Edward N Matteo2 and Reese E Jones3, (1)Sandia National Laboratories, Geochemistry Department, Albuquerque, NM, United States, (2)Sandia National Laboratories, Nuclear Waste Disposal Research & Analysis Department, Albuquerque, NM, United States, (3)Sandia National Laboratories, Mechanics of Materials Department, Livermore, CA, United States
Tuan ANH HO1, Louise J Criscenti2 and Yifeng Wang1, (1)Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM, United States, (2)Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM, United States
Rebecca Tisherman and Daniel Bain, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, United States
Kristina M Gutchess, Wanyi Lu and Zunli Lu, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, United States
Allison Sharrar1, Sirine Fakra2, John Christensen3, Jillian Banfield1,3 and Benjamin Gilbert3, (1)University of California Berkeley, Earth and Planetary Science, Berkeley, United States, (2)Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Advanced Light Source, Berkeley, United States, (3)Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Energy Geosciences Division, Berkeley, United States
Tarik Saif1, Qingyang Lin1, Ying Gao1, Yousef Al-Khulaifi1, Martin Julian Blunt1 and Branko Bijeljic2, (1)Imperial College London, Earth Science & Engineering, London, United Kingdom, (2)Imperial College London, Earth Science & Engineering, London, SW7, United Kingdom
Junhyun Son1, Ilho Yang2, Hyunsuk Lee2 and Sanghoon Kwon1, (1)Yonsei University, Seoul, South Korea, (2)KIGAM Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources, Daejeon, South Korea
Josh Woda1, Tao Wen2, David O Oakley1 and Susan L Brantley3, (1)Pennsylvania State University Main Campus, University Park, PA, United States, (2)Pennsylvania State University, Earth and Environmental Systems Institute and Department of Geosciences, University Park, PA, United States, (3)Earth and Environmental Systems Institute, Penn State, Univ. Pk, PA, United States
Michael Neal Delaney1, Brian F. Platt1 and Brenda H. Prager2, (1)University of Mississippi Main Campus, University, MS, United States, (2)University of Mississippi Main Campus, Chemical Engineering, University, MS, United States
Hyojin Kim, Pennsylvania State University Main Campus, University Park, PA, United States, Xin Gu, Penn state university, State College, PA, United States and Susan Brantley, Pennsylvania State University, Earth and Environmental Systems Institute and Department of Geosciences, University Park, PA, United States
Martha Rebecca Stokes1, Timothy B. Fischer2 and Z. Elton Yang2, (1)Chevron Corporation Houston, Houston, TX, United States, (2)Chevron Corporation Houston, ETC, Houston, TX, United States
Danielle Niu, Devon J. Renock and Mukul Sharma, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH, United States
Qingyun Li1,2, Adam D Jew1,3, Arjun H Kohli1,4, Gader Alalli4, Andrew M Kiss1, Anthony R Kovscek5, Mark D Zoback4, Gordon E Brown1,3, Katharine Maher2 and John Bargar1, (1)SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource, Menlo Park, CA, United States, (2)Stanford University, Earth System Science, Stanford, CA, United States, (3)Stanford University, Geological Sciences, Stanford, CA, United States, (4)Stanford University, Geophysics, Stanford, CA, United States, (5)Stanford University, Energy Resources Engineering, Stanford, CA, United States
Ashlee Laura Denton Dere1, Talitha Santini2, Sara Parcher1, Salome Nyangari2 and Kimberley Warren2, (1)University of Nebraska at Omaha, Omaha, NE, United States, (2)University of Queensland, St Lucia, Australia
Wenjia Fan, Kim F Hayes and Brian R Ellis, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, United States