H003:
Addressing environmental concerns of hydraulic fracturing focusing on water quantity and quality





Session ID#: 29378

Session Description:
Unconventional energy development using hydraulic fracturing to extract oil and gas from low-permeability shales, has played a critical role in enhancing national energy security. However, this development has been accompanied by environmental concerns, particularly impacts on water resources. This session will discuss and enhance understanding of water quantity and quality issues in unconventional energy development. We invite talks on a variety of topics, including, but not limited to, potential impacts of water withdrawal and source water identification, water reuse and alternative water sources, impact of produced water injection (seismicity), risk assessment and studies of groundwater contamination, such as origin (anthropogenic vs. natural) and sources of stray gas and brine migration, using both traditional (stable and radiogenic isotopes) and emerging (e.g., noble gases, clumped isotopes) analytical and modeling geochemical techniques. Presentations of case studies are welcome.
Primary Convener:  Bridget R Scanlon, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, United States
Conveners:  Kyle Edward Murray, University of Oklahoma Norman Campus, Norman, OK, United States, Jean-Philippe Nicot, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, United States and Clara Castro, University of Michigan Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor, MI, United States

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Christopher Ward, Durham, United Kingdom and Fred Worrall, University of Durham, Durham, United Kingdom
Peter H Barry1, Justin T Kulongoski2, Rebecca L Tyne1, Darren Hillegonds1, David J Byrne1, Matthew K Landon2 and Chris J. Ballentine1, (1)University of Oxford, Department of Earth Sciences, Oxford, United Kingdom, (2)U.S. Geological Survey, San Diego, CA, United States
Lorenzo Rosa1, Maria Cristina Rulli2, Kyle Frankel Davis3 and Paolo D'Odorico1, (1)University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, United States, (2)Politecnico di Milano, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Milano, Italy, (3)Columbia University of New York, The Earth Institute, Palisades, NY, United States
Dirk Mallants, Glen Osmond, SA, Australia, Jiri Simunek, Department of Environmental Sciences, University of California Riverside, Riverside, CA, United States, Diederik Jacques, Belgian Nuclear Research Center, Mol, Belgium and Martinus Van Genuchten, Federal Univ. of Rio de Janeiro, Mechanical Engineering, COPPE/LTTC, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Amanda Campbell1, Laura Lautz1 and Gregory D Hoke2, (1)Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, United States, (2)Syracuse University, Earth Sciences, Syracuse, NY, United States
Tao Wen1, Matthew S Gonzales1, Xianzeng Niu1, Zhenhui (Jessie) Li2 and Susan Brantley1, (1)Pennsylvania State University, Earth and Environmental Systems Institute and Department of Geosciences, University Park, PA, United States, (2)Pennsylvania State University, College of Information Science and Technology, University Park, PA, United States
Luk JM Peeters, CSIRO Land and Water Canberra, Canberra, Australia, David Andrew Post, CSIRO Land and Water, Canberra, ACT, Australia, Russell Crosbie, CSIRO Land and Water, Canberra, Australia and Kate Holland, CSIRO, Land and Water, Adelaide, Australia
Tingyu Fan, Huainan, China, Shun Wang, Anhui University of Science & Technology, Earth and Environment, Huainan, China and Hongbin Zhan, China University of Geosciences, Wuhan, China
Clara Castro1, Tao Wen2, Jean-Philippe Nicot3, Chris M Hall2, Daniele Luigi Pinti4, Patrick John Mickler5, Roxana Darvari3 and Toti E Larson6, (1)University of Michigan Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor, MI, United States, (2)University of Michigan, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Ann Arbor, MI, United States, (3)University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, United States, (4)GEOTOP Research Network for Geochemistry and Geodynamics, Montreal, QC, Canada, (5)University of Texas, Austin, TX, United States, (6)The University of Texas at Austin, Jackson School of Geosciences, Austin, TX, United States
Robert C Reedy1, Bridget R Scanlon2, Frank Male1 and Mark Walsh3, (1)University of Texas at Austin, Jackson School of Geosciences, Bureau of Economic Geology, Austin, TX, United States, (2)Univ Texas Austin, Austin, TX, United States, (3)University of Texas at Austin, Bureau of Economic Geology, Jackson School of Geosciences, Austin, TX, United States
Valentina Prigiobbe, Stevens Institute of Technology, Civil, Environmental, and Ocean Engineering, Union City, NJ, United States and Zi Ye, Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, United States
Mario Soriano Jr1, Nicole C Deziel2 and James E Saiers1, (1)Yale University, School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, New Haven, CT, United States, (2)Yale University, School of Public Health, New Haven, CT, United States
Jean-Philippe Nicot, Rebecca Shuang Gao, Robin D. Dommisse and Peter Hennings, The University of Texas at Austin, Bureau of Economic Geology, Jackson School of Geosciences, Austin, TX, United States
Seth S Haines1, Joanna Thamke2, Brian A. Varela3, Sarah J. Hawkins3, Nicholas J. Gianoutsos3 and Marilyn E. Tennyson3, (1)US Geological Survey, Denver, CO, United States, (2)U.S. Geological Suvery,, Helena, MT, United States, (3)USGS Central Energy Resources Science Center, Denver, CO, United States
Zhang Cai, Pennsylvania State University Main Campus, John and Willie Leone Family Department of Energy and Mineral Engineering, University Park, PA, United States, Hang Wen, Pennsylvania State University Main Campus, University Park, PA, United States and Li Li, Pennsylvania State University Main Campus, State College, PA, United States
Gilian Schout1, Jasper Griffioen1,2, S. Majid Hassanizadeh1 and Niels Hartog1,3, (1)Utrecht University, Utrecht, Netherlands, (2)TNO Geological Survey of the Netherlands, Utrecht, Netherlands, (3)KWR Water Cycle Research Institute, Nieuwegein, Netherlands
William James Blanford, CUNY Queens College, Flushing, NY, United States and Layton Neil, CUNY Queens College, School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Flushing, NY, United States
James E Saiers, Yale University, School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, New Haven, CT, United States and Erica Barth-Naftilan, Yale University, New Haven, CT, United States
Jennifer Harkness1, Thomas Darrah2, Nathaniel R Warner3, Colin James Whyte2, Myles Thomas Moore2, Romain Millot4, Wolfram Kloppmann5, Robert B Jackson6 and Avner Vengosh1, (1)Duke University, Durham, NC, United States, (2)Ohio State University Main Campus, Earth Science, Columbus, OH, United States, (3)Pennsylvania State University Main Campus, Civil and Environmental Engineering, University Park, PA, United States, (4)BRGM, French Geological Survey, Orleans, France, (5)BRGM, Cedex, France, (6)Stanford University, Stanford, CA, United States
Hanz Gunter Unruh Sr, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Department of Civil Engineering, Lafayette, LA, United States, Emad H Habib, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette, LA, United States and David M Borrok, Missouri University of Science and Technology, Geosciences and Geological and Petroleum Engineering, Rolla, MO, United States
Thomas S Lowry1, Michael D Schuhen2, Owen W Lofton3, La Tonya N Walker1, Patricia B Johnson4, Lewis A Land5 and Dave Herrell6, (1)Sandia National Laboratories, Energy Water Systems Integration, Albuquerque, NM, United States, (2)Sandia National Laboratories, Carlsbad, NM, United States, (3)RESPEC Engineering, Carlsbad, NM, United States, (4)Intera Inc. Austin, Austin, TX, United States, (5)New Mexico Tech, National Cave and Karst Research Institute, Carlsbad, NM, United States, (6)Bureau of Land Management, Soil and Water Program, Santa Fe, NM, United States
Sian Loveless1, Melinda Lewis2, John Bloomfield2, Robert Ward3, Ian Davey4 and Alwyn Hart5, (1)Wallingford, United Kingdom, (2)British Geological Survey, Wallingford, United Kingdom, (3)British Geological Survey, Keyworth, United Kingdom, (4)Environment Agency (England), Reading, United Kingdom, (5)Environment Agency (England), Sollihull, United Kingdom
Amy L Wolfe, Miami University, Department of Geology & Environmental Earth Science, Oxford, OH, United States and Richard T. Wikin, Environmental Protection Agency, National Risk Management Research Laboratory, Ground Water and Ecosystems Restoration Division, Ada, OK, United States
Saul Arciniega1, Jose A Breña-Naranjo2, Antonio Hernaández Espriú3 and Adrián Pedrozo-Acuña2, (1)National Autonomous University of Mexico, Ciudad DE Armería, Mexico, (2)National Autonomous University of Mexico, Institute of Engineering, Mexico City, Mexico, (3)UNAM National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico

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