Senior Decision Makers From:

  • Department of Energy and Climate Change
  • The Top UK Shale E&P Companies
  • Local Councils Actively Involved With Shale
  • Companies Considering Shale UK Investment
  • Regulators
  • European Oil and Gas Companies

With The Following Job Titles:

CEOs, Presidents and COOs as well as:

VP's, Directors, Managers, Team Leads & Chiefs Of...

  • Exploration
  • Subsurface Access
  • Production
  • Geology
  • Geophysics
  • Geochemists
  • Health and Safety
  • Completions
  • Environmental Performance
  • New Ventures
  • Government Affairs


  • Horizontal Drilling Companies
  • Drilling Fluids Suppliers
  • Downhole Tools Suppliers
  • Reservoir Engineering Companies
  • Seismic and Core Analysis Companies
  • Mineral Services Companies
  • Gas Compressing Companies
  • Waste Management and Disposal Companies
  • Water-less Fracking Equipment Companies
  • Legal Consultants
  • Environmental Consultants
  • Gas Storage Companies
  • Hydraulic Fracturing Technology Companies

UK SHALE 2014: Making It Happen

While it is useful to question if UK shale is going to be viable, examining how to make it happen is what matters. The upcoming licence round, increasing support from the UK Government, growing investment from overseas investors and strengthening resource estimates, mean UK shale is closer than ever to being fully explored and validated. However, the general election next year, rising public opposition and limited domestic fracturing expertise, mean there are still significant barriers that need overcome; all of which operators are rapidly and energetically addressing to make sure the UK can fully exploit its wealth of onshore unconventional resources.



Being the UK's most action-focused conference and the first of it's kind in 2012, the UK Shale Congress: Making It Happen has been working with operators, government and suppliers to help drive forward progress from the very beginning. The 2014 event was re-researched to reflect the rapidly changing industry dynamics and deliver insights on the most current and urgent issues facing operators.

No one expects a silver bullet to make shale gas happen in the UK, but there are a number of critical barriers that need to be practically addressed to ensure the next steps are taken towards commerciality. The UK Shale Congress 2014: Making It Happen was designed to address these factors in detail, one by one, to find solutions at each stage:

  • PROGRESS FACTOR 1 - ATTAINING GOVERNMENTAL SUPPORT: Understanding the practicalities of both immediate and post-election governmental shale support to assess the sustainability of regulatory backing for UK shale and how it will materialize over the next 4 years
  • PROGRESS FACTOR 2 - GAINING LAND ACCESS: How to build relationships with local councils and landowners to achieve planning permission for key exploration sites
  • PROGRESS FACTOR 3 - WINNING PUBLIC ACCEPTANCE : How to get it and keep it- bringing the public on board by creating factual solutions for dismissing myths, educating the public and gaining mission-critical support
  • PROGRESS FACTOR 4 - CREATING A SUPPLY CHAIN NETWORK:  Developing an unconventional supply chain network to support shale development in the UK to ensure that once commercial shale is proven, there will be no delay in extraction
  • PROGRESS FACTOR 5 - VALIDATING THE RESOURCE: Assessing the latest depositional, seismicity and flow data to validate the resource and developing fracking and environmental operational plans for fully exploiting the resource
  • PROGRESS FACTOR 6 - ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNING: Examining cost effective strategies for commercial-scale water and waste management in UK shale plays to maintain environmentally acceptable operations throughout development
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