RedVector RVI-10974

Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG): The Role of Shale Gas in the Golden Age of Gas

Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG): The Role of Shale Gas in the Golden Age of Gas

1 hr. Online Course

Level: Intermediate

Item#: RVI-10974

SME: Susan Sakmar

This course has been discontinued.

How much do you know about shale gas? Since the development of unconventional gas resources is different and more challenging than conventional resource development, a basic understanding of the different types of gas reservoirs is helpful in order to appreciate the difficulties involved in extracting natural gas from certain types of reservoirs. In this interactive online course we will discuss the shale gas revolution, it's production, and the technologies used to unlock it from shale.
Course Objectives

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Discuss the shale gas revolution and the potential for worldwide shale gas production
  • Describe the technologies used to unlock gas from shale, such as horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing
  • Describe the challenges to developing global unconventional gas
  • Discuss the environmental issues associated with shale gas development in the United States
  • Review the regulatory framework for shale gas development in the United States
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Susan L. Sakmar is licensed to practice law in California and has over 20 years experience working in a variety of legal, corporate, nonprofit, and academic environments. She began her professional career as an accountant for Chevron Corporation in San Francisco, California and left Chevron to pursue a law career. Prior to teaching, she was an attorney in the commercial litigation department of a major San Francisco firm where she represented clients in a variety of complex litigation cases. She has also served on a number of nonprofit environmental boards including Board Chair for the Jane Goodall Institute, founded by world-renowned chimpanzee expert Dr. Jane Goodall.
She is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Houston Law Center where she teaches a course on Shale Gas & LNG. She also consults on various aspects of global gas markets and is working on a number of training projects related to LNG as well as several projects focused on the environmental and regulatory issues for global shale gas development. She holds an LL.M. from Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, DC, a J.D., cum laude, from the University of San Francisco School of Law, San Francisco, CA., and a business degree (B.Sc.) from the University of Colorado, Boulder, CO.
Her recent book, Energy for the 21st Century: Opportunities and Challenges for Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG), was chosen as an Outstanding Academic Title for 2014 by Choice Magazine, a widely read publication by academic librarians. The book provides a comprehensive overview of the entire LNG value chain and analyzes the critical role LNG will play in the 21st century as the "glue" linking global gas markets.
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