Aapg Quiz: Shale Gas, Part 1 Of 5

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Natural gas is made up primarily of:
    • A. 

      Butane

    • B. 

      Methane

    • C. 

      Propane

    • D. 

      Hydrogen

  • 2. 
    Where are shale plays found?
    • A. 

      Sedimentary Basins

    • B. 

      Large Igneous Provinces

    • C. 

      Metamorphic Provinces

    • D. 

      All Of The Above

  • 3. 
    In what decade was hydraulic fracturing first used to stimulate oil and gas wells?
    • A. 

      1920s

    • B. 

      1930s

    • C. 

      1940s

    • D. 

      1950s

  • 4. 
    Gas shales, tight sandstones, and coal seams constitute sources of
    • A. 

      Conventional Oil

    • B. 

      Unconventional Oil

    • C. 

      Conventional Gas

    • D. 

      Unconventional Gas

  • 5. 
    Shown in the following graph, in 2009 volumes of gas from which shale has leveled off?
    • A. 

      Barnett

    • B. 

      Fayetteville

    • C. 

      Haynesville

    • D. 

      Marcellus

  • 6. 
    The EIA (2011) projects that the shale gas share of U.S. natural gas production will continue to grow, reaching what percent of the total volume of gas produced in the United States by 2035? 
    • A. 

      14%

    • B. 

      22%

    • C. 

      28%

    • D. 

      45%

  • 7. 
    When drilling for shale gas, what is the typical thickness of the shale formation?
    • A. 

      Tens of feet thick

    • B. 

      Hundreds of feet thick

    • C. 

      Thousands of feet thick

    • D. 

      Tens of thousands of feet thick

  • 8. 
    Shale wells have up to how many fracture stages?
    • A. 

      5

    • B. 

      10

    • C. 

      25

    • D. 

      50

  • 9. 
    Since the late 1970s-1990s, the U.S. Department of Energy and others made advances in:
    • A. 

      Multi-stage Fracturing

    • B. 

      Slick Water Fracturing

    • C. 

      Horizontal Wells

    • D. 

      All Of The Above

  • 10. 
    The following examples except one, are areas the U.S. Department of Energy in cooperation with others is investigating to help minimize the environmental impact of shale gas production.  Select the exception below that is “not” an example of minimizing environmental impact.
    • A. 

      Reduce greenhouse gas emissions

    • B. 

      Store fracture flowback water in unlined

    • C. 

      Treat fracture flowback water so that it can be reused or disposed of easily

    • D. 

      Identify “best practices” that can be used by both operators and regulatory agencies

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