S4CE stores North American shale rock samples

These particular cores are stored in North Wales by a service company (CGG-Robertson) and originated mostly from major USA gas producing shale fields from depths of around 12,000 feet obtained originally by Exxon Oil Company, via a research consortium funded by British Gas Group (“Shale Gas Hub”). These cores add up to about 1200 feet in length, from half a dozen different borehole locations, and are owned by UCL and managed for research between UCL (Adrian Jones) and Manchester (Kevin Taylor).

Contact Adrian Jones for access the samples.