International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 2, Issue 2, Part H (2016)
Statistical study of natural gas reserves and exploration of shale gas in India
PV Ubale, Divyesh Ubale
Growing population in India suggest that demand for energy in this region is likely to increase in the coming years and this situation ultimately means that more natural resources will be utilised to meet growing energy demand. Hence there is need to search for alternative sources of energy. This paper explains the nature of shale gas, the technology for its extraction from underground sources, and its potential for India. Recent shale gas wells are primarily horizontal while older shale gas wells were vertical. Shale gas is produced by hydraulic fracturing and its process and impacts on environment such as methane emissions, groundwater pollution, and increased seismic activities will be studied in this paper. Also focus is on statistical data & figures for use of shale gas.
How to cite this article:
PV Ubale, Divyesh Ubale. Statistical study of natural gas reserves and exploration of shale gas in India. International Journal of Applied Research. 2016; 2(2): 491-493.