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ReFINE makes all publications available to the public free of charge. Papers are peer reviewed scientific literature as published in academic journals. Research Briefs are 2-page summaries of ReFINE's research aimed at non-scientists, public and the media.

Papers

Assessing the fugitive emission of CH4 via migration along fault zones

Research paper by Ian Boothroyd, Sam Almond, Fred Worrall and Richard Davies. Published in Science of the Total Environment, 2016. 


Investigating the Traffic Related Impacts of Hydraulic Fracturing (Fracking) Operations

Research paper by Paul Goodman, Fabio Galatioto, Neil Thorpe, Anil Namdeo, Richard Davies, Roger Bird. Published in Environment International, 2016. 


Fugitive emissions of methane from abandoned, decommissioned oil and gas wells

Research paper by Ian Boothroyd, Sam Almond, Suzane Qassim, Fred Worrall and Richard Davies. Published in Science of the Total Environment, 2016.


Anthropogenic earthquakes in the UK: A national baseline prior to shale exploitation

Research paper by Miles Wilson, Richard J. Davies, Gillian Foulger, Bruce Julian, Peter Styles, Jon Gluyas and Sam Almond. Published in Marine and Petroleum Geology, 2015. 


Framing Fracking: Exploring public perceptions of hydraulic fracturing in the United Kingdom

Research paper by Laurence Williams, Phil Macnaghten, Richard Davies and Sarah Curtis. Journal article published in Public Understanding of Science, 2015. 


The flux of radionuclides in flowback fluid from shale gas exploitation

Research paper by Sam Almond, Sarah Clancy, Richard Davies, Fred Worrall. Published in Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 2014.  


Oil and gas wells and their integrity: Implications for shale and unconventional resource exploitation

Review paper by Richard Davies, Sam Almond, Rob Ward, Rob Jackson, Charlotte Adams, Fred Worrall, Liam Herringshaw, John Gluyas, Mark Whitehead. Published in Marine and Petroleum Geology, 2014. 


Induced Seismicity and Hydraulic Fracturing for the Recovery of Hydrocarbons

Review paper by Richard J. Davies, Gillian Foulger, Annette Bindley, and Peter Styles. Published in Marine and Petroleum Geology, 2013. 


‌Hydraulic Fractures: How Far Can They Go?‌‌

Review paper by Richard J. Davies, Simon Mathias, Jennifer Moss, Steinar Hustoft, and Leo Newport. Published in Marine and Petroleum Geology, 2012. 


How should fracking research be funded?

Case study by Richard J. Davies and Liam G. Herringshaw. Published in Research Ethics, 2015.

 

 

Research Briefs

Are Geological Faults a Source of Methane?

Summary of the research paper "Assessing the fugitive emission of CH4 via migration along fault zones" by Boothroyd et al., 2016, led by Prof. Fred Worrall. 


What is the impact of road traffic generated by fracking?

Summary of the research paper "Investigating the Traffic-related Environmental Impacts of Hydraulic-fracturing (Fracking) Operations" by Goodman et al. 2016.

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 Abandoned UK wells: Do they leak?

Summary of the research paper "Fugitive emissions of methane from abandoned, decommissioned oil and gas wells" by Boothroyd et al., 2016, led by Prof. Fred Worrall.

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An introduction to shales and fracking

Fractured Shale DiagramA brief introduction to the geology of shales and the reasons for hydraulic fracturing. By Dr. Liam Herringshaw, 2013.

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How many man-made earthquakes pre-fracking?

Summary of the research paper "Anthropogenic earthquakes in the UK: A national baseline prior to shale exploitation" by Wilson et al., 2015.

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 What could be done to improve the UK fracking debate?

Summary of the research paper "Framing Fracking: Exploring public perceptions of hydraulic fracturing in the United Kingdom" by Williams et al., 2015.

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How radioactive is fracking flowback water?

Summary of the research paper "The flux of radionuclides in flowback fluid from shale gas exploitation" by Almond et al., 2014, led by Prof. Fred Worrall.

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 Well integrity and drilling for shale gas: Is the UK well prepared?

 Summary of the research paper "Oil and Gas Wells and Their Integrity: Implications for Shale and Unconventional Resource Exploitation" by Davies et al., 2014.

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 What size of earthquakes can be caused by fracking?

Summary of the research paper "Induced Seismicity and Hydraulic Fracturing for the Recovery of Hydrocarbons" by Davies et al., 2013.

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How does fracking interact with natural fractures?

An explanation of how fracking may interact with natural fractures. By Dr. Liam Herringshaw, 2014.

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Fracking & Aquifers: How far up can a frack go?

Hydraulic Fractures DiagramSummary of the research paper "Hydraulic Fractures: How Far Can They Go?" by Davies et al., 2012.

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