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Title: An Independent Scientific Assessment of Well Stimulation in California Volume II

This study is issued in three volumes. Volume I, issued in January 2015, describes how well stimulation technologies work, how and where operators deploy these technologies for oil and gas production in California, and where they might enable production in the future. Volume II, the present volume, discusses how well stimulation could affect water, atmosphere, seismic activity, wildlife and vegetation, and human health. Volume II reviews available data, and identifies knowledge gaps and alternative practices that could avoid or mitigate these possible impacts. Volume III, also issued in July 2015, presents case studies that assess environmental issues and qualitative risks for specific geographic regions. A final Summary Report summarizes key findings, conclusions and recommendations of all three volumes.
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  1. Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
  2. Pacific Inst., Oakland, CA (United States)
  3. PSE Healthy Energy, Berkeley, CA (United States)
  4. Stanford Univ., CA (United States)
  5. Univ. of California of San Diego, La Jolla, CA (United States)
  6. California State Univ. Stanislaus, Turlock, CA (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1236176
Report Number(s):
LBNL--189356
ir:189356
DOE Contract Number:
AC02-05CH11231
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Publisher:
California Council on Science and Technology
Research Org:
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Environment, Health, Safety and Security (AU)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
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