George P. Mitchell “the Father of Shale” passes on aged 94

George P. Mitchell “the Father of Shale” passes on aged 94

Unlocked shale gas revolution
He was a pioneer in hydraulic fracturing and transformed the natural gas industry. He spent more than 20 years of his life, investing millions of dollars, trying to find the key to unlocking the natural gas and oil that he and many others knew were contained in the very dense shale formations thousands of feet below the earth’s surface.
When he finally succeeded in the Barnett Shale in the mid-1990s, he started an industry revolution that has transformed the global supply picture for oil and natural gas, and will enhance the energy security of North America for decades to come.
Oil and Gas Press

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