The Linde Group has announced it will give a presentation at the European Unconventional Gas Summit on how energised solutions are helping producers increase the productivity and decrease the environmental impact of hydraulic fracturing in the US.

Dr Art Shirley, head of Chemistry and Energy of Linde Gas, will discuss how Linde’s successful US experience in the implementation of energised solutions that incorporate carbon dioxide or nitrogen can be applied to hydraulic fracturing in Europe. The European Unconventional Gas Summit will be held in Vienna, Austria, from January 29 to 31, 2013.

Approaches using energised solutions can increase the overall productivity of wells over the entire lifecycle, while reducing the water needed for the fracturing process and minimising environmental effects. Using real-life examples, Dr Shirley identifies which wells may benefit from the use of energised fluids and key considerations guiding their use. Linde has decades of experience with the successful application of energised solutions in the production of hydrocarbons from unconventional sources such as shale.

“Many Europeans want to realise the benefits of the region’s rich deposits of cleaner, more economical natural gas,” noted Dr Shirley. “Linde’s extensive experience in the US using energised solutions for hydraulic fracturing highlights their potential to increase production, improve economics and enhance environmental outcomes. In upstream processing applications, energised solutions can displace water and enable the production of hydrocarbons from unconventional reservoirs. We welcome the opportunity to share lessons from our North American operations at this timely conference. ”