WEBINAR: Shale Gas: Lessons and Implications of the American Experience for Europe

12:00 AM - 12:00 AM (CST)
8:30 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. CDT
9:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. EDT
14:30 to 15:45 London

This webinar draws on the joint resources of Lawrence Graham, London, and Haynes and Boone, U.S., to present a combined American and European perspective on Europe's emerging shale gas industry, featuring insights from lawyers with extensive involvement and experience in the American shale boom to date.


  • The basics of shale geology and the mechanics of hydraulic fracturing or "fracing"
  • The U.S. experience with horizontal well drilling and hydraulic fracturing completion technology
  • The U.S. regulation of environmental aspects of hydraulic fracturing
  • Europe's nascent response - UK, France and Poland as exemplar countries
  • U.S. lessons for Europe? U.S. insights and perspectives for a European audience
  • Q&A

This webinar will provide an overview of the origins and history of fracing in the U.S. and why it is done, as well as the mechanics and the technology of the process. It then will identify perceived environmental concerns associated with the fracing process and will discuss how U.S. federal, state, and local regulatory agencies have responded to those concerns. Within that context, we will consider the current regulatory position in various countries across Europe and then review how the fracing industry in Europe is likely to further develop its position based on insights and lessons learned from the U.S. experience.


Jeff Civins, Partner, Environmental Practice Group, Haynes and Boone, Austin

Louise Gowman, Partner, Infrastructure & Projects, Lawrence Graham, London

Chris Kulander, Assistant Professor of Law (Property, Mining, and Oil & Gas Law), Texas Tech University and Consultant, Haynes and Boone, Houston

David Ponsford, Partner, Natural Resources, Lawrence Graham, London

Jonathan Riley, Partner, Commerce & Technology, Lawrence Graham, London

To access a recording of the webinar and the presentation, click here.

For more information contact Cari Peretzman at 214.651.5965 or cari.peretzman@haynesboone.com

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