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Review of assessment procedures for shale gas well casing installation

This report presents information on the assessment procedures for well casing installations used in the exploration and development particularly in regard to shale gas.

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This report presents information on the assessment procedures for well casing installations used in the exploration and development particularly in regard to shale gas. This information was obtained by reviewing practices for protecting groundwater when installing, developing, maintaining and decommissioning onshore shale gas exploration and production wells. The aim of the project was to inform Environment Agency staff of current practices in this field.