March 5, 2014 · 5:45 PM
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Tim Bechtel : Enviroscan Inc. & Univ. of Pennsylvania will give a talk on science behind fracking.
This talk will summarize the lifecycle of an unconventional natural gas extraction well (fracking), and pause to explain in detail the rock mechanics and process of hydraulically fracturing rocks (fracing or frac'ing) to allow hydrocarbons to flow. And it is almost certainly not what you think.
This is not an advocacy talk for any side in current geo-enviro-political debates, but a factual explanation of the process that will allow the listener to monitor or engage in debates armed with good information.
So if you are coming armed with swords to battle fracking, find another target.
If you want to understand what really goes on, please do come.
Talk starts at 6, but lets meet early to grab good seats and get a bit to eat/drink from the HH menu.