Fracked or Fiction (via Zoom)


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Title:  Fracked or Fiction  Speaker:  Martin Carruthers, Shropshire Geological Society Date:  Wed. 13 May at 19.30  Event: Evening Lecture  Location: Zoom – For details, please scroll to foot of this screen page

Fracked or Fiction? Hydraulic Fracturing Energy Saviour / Environmental Nightmare? Will our water be poisoned and the ground subside? What about earthquakes? Is the dawn of a new and prosperous hydrocarbon age? A comprehensive and balanced presentation. A talk illustrated with images  Martin Curruthers B.Sc. (Hons) FGS Martin graduated as a geologist from the Victoria University of Manchester in 1982 and entered the oil and gas industry two years later. In a career spanning three decades, Martin worked in both onshore and offshore drilling and production sites in the UK, Europe and the Middle East. He has extensive knowledge and hands-on experience of drilling for and producing hydrocarbons Particular areas of expertise include geology, rock pressure and fracture evaluation, drilling engineering, safe working practices, oilfield software development and administration.


Fracked or Fiction?
Hydraulic Fracturing
Energy Saviour / Environmental Nightmare?
Will our water be poisoned and the ground subside? What about earthquakes?
Is the dawn of a new and prosperous hydrocarbon age?
A comprehensive and balanced presentation. A talk illustrated with images


Martin Curruthers B.Sc. (Hons) FGS
Martin graduated as a geologist from the Victoria University of Manchester in 1982 and entered the oil and gas industry two years later.
In a career spanning three decades, Martin worked in both onshore and offshore drilling and production sites in the UK, Europe and the Middle East.
He has extensive knowledge and hands-on experience of drilling for and producing hydrocarbons
Particular areas of expertise include geology, rock pressure and fracture evaluation, drilling engineering, safe working practices, oilfield software development and administration.


ZOOM participation details

In order to participate members will need to have a free programme called Zoom on a computer / tablet. Then prior to the lecture, we will email a pass code that will allow members to join the meeting on the night.

As Zoom may be new to some of some, it is proposed that a practice session to allow members to check that they have Zoom set up and a familiarisation tutorial to help members understand the controls in Zoom (e.g. how to type comments or adjust the speaker or camera settings) will take place some days prior to the lecture.

All that we need to know from you now, is whether you would like to participate in all of this – so that we can send you the invitation and pass code (called a Meeting ID) for the practice and actual sessions.

Members are asked to reply to Julie, WGCG admin assistant, by SUNDAY 3rd MAY if they would like to participate.

A date for the practice session/s (which will be led by Ray Pratt and/or Ian Fenwick) will then be set and the participation details sent.

If members want to get ahead of the curve and have a go with Zoom sooner, it can be downloaded here: https://zoom.us/download