Shale Gas Fracking - Part 2 (Mark Boling, Executive VP & General Counsel, Southwestern Energy - 8 minutes)

This is Part 2 (Mark Boling, Executive VP & General Counsel, Southwestern Energy - 8 minutes) of the MIT Enterprise Forum of Texas (Houston) Flagship program on Shale Gas Fracking recorded at the Houston Public Media Channel 8 TV Studio on Sept 19, 2012.

Part 2 (Mark Boling, Executive VP & General Counsel, Southwestern Energy - 8 minutes) of the MIT Enterprise Forum of Texas (Houston) on Shale Gas Fracking recording at the Houston Public Media Channel 8 TV studio.

Shale gas formations have the potential to supply the US with cheap natural gas for the next 50-100 years. Labeled as a “game changer”, these deposits have the potential to transform US Energy Policy by reducing reliance on imported oil, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and creating jobs and economic prosperity across the country. Advances in technology, in particular hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) techniques, has allowed access to shale gas reserves that were not economically feasible until now. However, the exploitation of this new resource has created some possible environmental concerns. Come and join the conversation as we invite a panel of experts to discuss the history, technology, regulation, opportunity, and impact of shale gas development.

The distinguished panel of experts are:

David Blackmon, Managing Director, FTI Consulting -- Moderator

Mark Boling, Executive VP & General Counsel, Southwestern Energy

James Marston, VP, Energy Program, Environmental Defense Fund

Dan Hill, Noble Chair Professor, Interim Dept. Head, Petroleum Engineering Department, Texas A&M

Mike Watts, Director of Fracture Stimulation Affairs, Halliburton Energy Service, Halliburton

David Neslin, Former Director of the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, now Partner, Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP
Part 1 Introduction (20 minutes)
Part 2 Mark Boling (11 minutes)
Part3 Dan Hill (8 minutes)
Part 4 John Marston (14 minutes)
Part 5 Mike Watts (10 minutes)
Part 6 David Neslin (11 minutes)
Part 7 Question and Answers (38 minutes)

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