Frack TalkGAMBIER, Ohio (March 12, 2012)
Rhonda Reda will provide an industry perspective on oil and gas exploration and fracking in Ohio on Wednesday, March 21, at 7:00 p.m. in Rosse Hall.
Reda, executive director of the Ohio Oil and Gas Energy Education Program and Ohio Oil and Gas Energy Foundation, will discuss the exploration and drilling for natural gas and crude oil and production and well-completion procedures including hydraulic fracturing (fracking).
"More than 150 years after the start of the modern oil industry, Ohio finds itself poised on the brink of an unexpected oil and natural gas boom," said Eric Holdener, Kenyon assistant professor of physics and scientific computing. Questions about the origins and geology of oil and natural gas deposits, the nature of fracking, and the impact of drilling and extraction on the environment will be addressed, Holdener said. "Anyone curious for answers to these questions should attend this talk."
The Utica Shale lies about 8,000 feet under parts of Ohio, New York, Pennsylvania and West Virginia and has recently become the target of gas and oil exploration in eastern Ohio.
The Ohio Oil and Gas Energy Education Program (OOGEEP) and the foundation provide industry-supported, non-profit statewide education and public outreach programs. The talk is free and the public is invited. Contact Holdener at 740-427-5667 to learn more about this event.