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Certificate in Shale Gas

An online course offering an understanding of the shale gas proposition, from the drilling techniques used, to production examples, and operational/environmental concerns.

Starts 26 February 2020

Delivered by tutored distance learning

Brand new course for 2020!

Shale gas is a very hot topic right now; the global shale gas market production is expected to grow from 5,563 billion cubic feet in 2016 to 8,000 billion cubic feet in 2024 at CAGR of 4.7% for the same period.

Natural gas production, already at new highs thanks to shale gas, is expected to grow 44% in the U.S. between 2011 and 2044. (EIA)

Now countries around the world, including China and South Africa, are eyeing shale development as a new way to tap into their resources. However, this comes at a cost – and some countries are looking at not developing shale gas. This course looks at the market, how it’s developed, as well as the environmental concerns.

When: 26 February 2020
Where: Delivered online with the support of leading industry experts
Duration: 12 weeks, part-time

Ideal for:

Those who wish to understand their own part of the gas supply chain better, as well as their own internal supply chain and benchmark against competitors.

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What topics are covered? 

  1. Introduction to shale gas
  2. Drilling techniques for shale gas recovery
  3. Shale gases
  4. Shale gas production examples
  5. Other unconventional gas sources and new opportunities for gas as a transport fuel
  6. Shale gases operational and environmental issues

Course Director

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John Preedy PhD
Associate, Azur Offshore


Since leaving BP in 1992 John has continued working in the offshore oil industry through Azur Offshore Ltd, including activities in the assessment of emerging novel technologies, technical and economics audits, deepwater studies, production sharing agreement evaluations, safety and environmental issues. Clients have included Chevron UK, BP Exploration, British Gas, Technomare, Trident Consultants, Fina UK and Cameron France.

Find out more about John here


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