Hydraulic Fracturing: Breaking Rocks to Unlock Energy


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Hydraulic Fracturing: Breaking Rocks
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Not long ago, the United States was facing a future where the demand for oil and natural gas was being met by ever-dwindling domestic supplies -- and ever-growing imports. But thanks to the new use of some clever technology, including horizontal drilling and the hydraulic fracturing of deep shale rocks, U.S. production of oil is growing and natural gas has become both cheap and plentiful. To find out how this technology works and just how much oil and gas it might uncover, join Steve Mathis from Chevron and Philip Budzik from the U.S. Energy Information Administration for a live webinar as part of the ASME Energy Forum series.


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Featured Presentations:

Recent Developments Help Reduce Impact of Hydraulic Fracturing
Presenter: Steve Mathis
Senior Completions Advisor
Chevron Energy Technology Company

The Application of Hydraulic Fracturing to U.S. & World Shale Gas & Tight Oil Deposits
Presenter: Philip Budzik,
Exploration & Production Team
Office of Petroleum, Natural Gas & Biofuels Analysis
U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Moderator
Jeffrey Winters
Senior Editor, Mechanical Engineering
ASME

Jeffrey Winters is Senior Editor at ASME's magazine, Mechanical Engineering, where he has focused on energy and related issues. Mr. Winters has written about a wide variety of science and technology topics since the early 1990s, with his work appearing in magazines such as Discover, The Sciences, Popular Science, and Psychology Today.


About the Presenters

Steve Mathis is a Sr. Completions Advisor for Chevron Energy Technology Co in Houston Texas. He is responsible for providing the Chevron Operating Companies with up-to-date information concerning technology advances and best practices related to completing wells for shale resources.

Prior to joining Chevron in 2011, Steve spent the first 11 years of his career with the Drilling and Completions Division of Exxon Production Research Company, where he worked in the area of Drilling Mechanics and Hydraulic Fracture modeling. Following that, he has worked the past 18 years with Baker Hughes in all areas related to Sand Control Systems. In this role, he developed best practices and provided technical support to field operations related to standalone screen installations, as well as horizontal gravel pack, cased hole gravel pack and frac pack completions.

Steve has a BSc and MSc in Geotechnical Engineering from the University of Arizona. He has worked in the oil industry for 31 years.

Steve Mathis

Steve Mathis

Senior Completions Advisor
Chevron Energy Technology Company


Mr. Budzik has been with the Energy Information Administration (EIA) since 2001. He currently works in EIA's Office of Petroleum, Natural Gas & Biofuels Analysis. Prior to joining EIA, Mr. Budzik worked for 15 years at the Natural Gas Supply Association (NGSA); leaving the NGSA as its Vice President for Regulatory Affairs and Technical Analysis. Mr. Budzik has also worked for the National Coal Association (now known as the National Mining Association), Energy and Environmental Analysis Inc., and the Mitre Corporation. Mr. Budzik received a Bachelor of Science in Physics at the University of Illinois (Urbana, Illinois) with High Honors in 1973, and a Master of Science in Engineering from Thayer School of Engineering, Dartmouth College in 1976.

Philip Budzik

Philip Budzik

Research Analyst
Exploration & Production Team
Office of Petroleum, Natural Gas & Biofuels Analysis
U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)



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