article The US has long been a pioneer of the development of new technologies to exploit unconventional gas deposits.
But as fracking technology has gained momentum, it has been increasingly evident that new drilling techniques require drilling into the Earth’s mantle, potentially affecting the geology of the mantle.
These geological processes have caused a major debate over the impacts of shale production on the Earth.
A study in Science published in August 2017 found that mantle exploration is associated with significant seismic changes.
However, the findings do not directly link the seismic shifts to the production of shale, as such seismic changes may be unrelated to the drilling technique itself.
In other words, seismic changes are not directly linked to the seismic activities of exploration activities.
In this article, we discuss how seismic changes in the mantle may affect the geochemistry of the Earth, and the role of unconventional energy in that process.