• Service: Advisory
  • Industry: Energy & Natural Resources, Oil & Gas
  • Type: Business and industry issue
  • Date: 8/28/2012

Watered-Down: Minimizing Water Risks in Shale Gas and Oil Drilling: Exploring the environmental and regulatory challenges 

This white paper explores the environmental and regulatory challenges of shale drilling—and how to mitigate these challenges with practical and business-focused approaches and practices to help ensure compliance while enhancing profitability.

Minimizing Water Risks
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As oil and gas production from conventional sources continues to decline, companies are concentrating on unconventional sources such as shale formations which require the use of water. In particular, in the U.S., shale drilling companies are facing increased risk exposure to a range of water-related issues – from availability, quality and supply to treatment, disposal and distribution/transport. These issues can lead to financial, reputational and operational impacts and risks for business.

This KPMG paper explores the environmental and regulatory challenges of shale drilling, and explains there are a number of ways in which shale gas companies can mitigate water-related risks across each stage of the shale process.


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