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The Stanford Natural Gas Initiative is a collaboration of more than 40 research groups at Stanford University drawn from engineering, science, policy, geopolitical, and business disciplines that works with a consortium of industry partners and other external stakeholders to generate the knowledge needed to use natural gas to its greatest social, economic, and environmental benefit. 

 

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“Why Stanford has a Natural Gas Initiative”, Mark Zoback, NGI Director.

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As the world continues to burn 100 million barrels of oil a day – a rate that is expected to continue for the next 50 years – Stanford Earth researchers are developing greener ways of extracting the oil and mitigating the resulting greenhouse gases.

The number of small-to-moderate sized earthquakes in large areas of the central and eastern U.S. began to increase dramatically in 2005. The occurrence of many of these earthquakes correlates with the increased use of horizontal drilling and multi-stage hydraulic fracturing by the oil and gas industry. In this talk, Dr. Zoback explains how and why these earthquakes occurred and the steps that can be taken to reduce their occurrence, and what this may mean for oil and gas production in New Zealand.

Mark C. Thurber of Stanford University on developed nations’ struggle to dump coal.

Members

Sustaining Members
ExxonMobil
Schlumberger
Shell

Corporate and Contributing Members
American Petroleum Institute
Aramco Services
Azimuth Capital Management
Baker Hughes, a GE Company
Gas Technology Institute
IHS Markit
NW Innovation Works
Pacific Gas & Electric
Seven Generations Energy
Southern California Gas Co.
Total
Zorlu Energy Group

Basic Members
Gulfport Energy
Leede Operating

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The Stanford Natural Gas Initiative (NGI)
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Stanford, CA 94305-2215
 
Claudia Baroni
Program Manager
650 723 5002
cbaroni@stanford.edu