Evaluation of Environmental Hazard During Shale Gas Exploration Process in Poland in the Years 2012-2014

Monika Konieczyńska, Jan Macuda, Stanisław Nagy, Jakub Siemek
2016 Ecological Chemistry and Engineering S-Chemia I Inzynieria Ekologiczna S  
This paper is a summary of results of environmental analysis conducted by PGI-NRI, AGH-UST within the monitoring of natural gas prospecting in unconventional deposits. All elements of natural environment were analyzed and on this basis the qualitative and quantitative impact of drilling and hydraulic fracturing of shales could be assessed. Special attention was drawn to the analysis of the physicochemical condition of post-reaction fluids, soil gas in the well pad area and drilling fluids. The
more » ... illing fluids. The results of analysis reveal that prospecting works do not create a significant environmental hazard. Some indices connected, e.g. with the noise climate lightly exceeded permissible values. Nonetheless, if extensive prospecting and production of shale gas are involved, the environmental studies need to be broadened to supplement this report.
doi:10.1515/eces-2016-0040 fatcat:bdisumf6xfgvxiazikz4vc3pxq