Innovation and Networks Executive Agency

ShaleXenvironmenT

Maximizing the EU shale gas potential by minimizing its environmental footprint

The ShaleXenvironmenT project is assessing the environmental footprint (water usage and contamination, induced seismicity and emissions) of shale gas exploitation in Europe. It is carrying out laboratory-based experiments and modelling activities to better understand rock-fluid interactions, fluid transport, fracture initiation and propagation.

ShaleXenvironmenT holds a transparent discussion with all stakeholders, including the public, and will suggest ideas for approaches on managing shale gas exploitation, impacts and risks in Europe, and eventually worldwide.

The proposed research will bring economic benefits for consultancy companies, service industry, and oil and gas conglomerates.

Project reference: 
640979
Topic: 
LCE-16-2014
Call for proposals: 
H2020-LCE-2014-1
Duration: 
01/09/2015 to 31/08/2018
Funding scheme: 
RIA
Total cost: 
€3,399,202
EU contribution: 
€2,999,201
Coordinator: 
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON