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PSPE Bucks Chapter | Fracking – Hydraulic Fracturing

October 16, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Fracking – Hydraulic Fracturing
Dr. Craig Calabria, P.E.
Visiting Professor – Salford University, Manchester, UK.

Hydraulic fracturing is a well stimulation technique in which rock is fractured by a pressurized liquid. The process involves the high-pressure injection of ‘fracking fluid’ (primarily water, containing sand or other
proppants suspended with the aid of thickening agents into a wellbore to create cracks in the deep-rock formations through which natural gas, petroleum, and brine will flow more freely. Proppants (either sand, treated sand, or man-made ceramic material) hold the fractures open.

Hydraulic fracturing began as an experiment in 1947, and the first commercially successful application followed in 1950. As of 2012, over one million projects were performed within the U.S. By 2015, the number of hydraulically fractured wells was estimated to be 300,000, and production from those wells was more than 53 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d), making up about 67% of the total natural gas output of the United States. 

Continuing Education Credits: 1.0 PDH, a certificate will be issued at the conclusion of the presentation. The PDH is good for PA continuing
education requirements and may be approved for NJ continuing education requirements. NY approval is pending.

Wednesday, October 16th, 2019
5:30-6:30 pm – Social hour (cash bar)
6:30 pm – Dinner and 60-minute Presentation
Water Wheel Tavern
4424 Old Easton Road – Doylestown, PA

Cost: $35 for PSPE members, $45 for non-members.
Members can bring cash or a check payable to the PSPE Bucks County Chapter.

Dinner Choices:
Chicken Parmesan Pasta Primavera
BBQ Ribs Parmesan Encrusted Cod
All dinners served with salad, soft beverages, coffee, tea and dessert.

Please select your dinner choice when responding to Mr. Ludwig:

RSVP by Tuesday, October 15th, 2019 – Include your Dinner Choice!
Respond to our Chapter Secretary, Dick Ludwig at dick.le@comcast.net or 215-368-3434.

Oct 16th 2019 Meeting Flyer – Bucks County Chapter


October 16, 2019
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm


Water Wheel Tavern
4424 Old Easton Road
Doylestown, PA

Sustaining Associates

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