ONSHORE – ENVIRONMENTAL LEGACY ISSUES
December 1-2, 2016
Workshop Planning Committee:
The oil and gas industry has been transformed in recent years by the development of new technologies that allow access to shale oil and shale gas. The subsequent rapid expansion of oil and gas infrastructure has sparked public concern over potential impacts to surface- and groundwater, air, and land where the resources are extracted. At a December 2016 workshop, representatives of federal and state government, industry, non-governmental organizations, and academia gathered at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine to discuss opportunities and challenges to ensure the successful management of oil and gas fields throughout their lifecycle—from initial development through decommissioning and reclamation—in ways that minimize risk to the environment.