Fracking - An engineers view

Wed, Aug 9th 2017 at 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

At the Downe Arms. Speaker John Dewar, Operations Director at Third Energy


We will be welcoming Mr John Dewar, Operations Director at Third Energy.  He will be giving an illustrated talk on the local natural gas industry, including the technique of hydraulic fracturing.

We should here both sides of the argument of “fracking". You will remember that when we were meeting in the Palm Court Hotel we had a well presented talk by a gentleman from Harrogate who presented the case against “fracking". Today we should hear the argument for the use of hydraulic fracturing, hence our speaker on this evening.

John Dewar is Operations Director at Third Energy which includes natural gas exploration and production and electricity generation in North Yorkshire.  Mr Dewar has a degree in Mining Engineering from Strathclyde University and Petroleum Engineering from Imperial College.  Over the past 40 years he has worked almost exclusively in the oil and gas industry around the world - including the rough waters of the North Sea, the humid jungles of Borneo, the deserts of Oman and most recently, the lovely pastures and rolling hills of North Yorkshire. Throughout his career he has followed the simple dictum: if something cannot be done safely, it doesn’t get done. 

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