Shale gas best practices

Det Norske Veritas AS has outlined a recommended practice (RP) for shale gas risk management. DNV executives note that no uniform approach exists for policymaking toward shale gas development worldwide although some organizations have proposed regional guidelines. The RP was developed during an 18-month period, and DNV seeks comments from industry, regulators, nongovernment organizations, and other interested parties. The document, entitled DNV-RP-U301, can be downloaded from An independent foundation, DNV wants the RP to promote dialogue and feedback toward development of a globally recognized standard for safe and sustainable shale gas development and produc...

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