Barclay R. Nicholson, a partner in the Houston office of Norton Rose Fulbright, was chosen to co-author the US and Canada chapter in Global Law and Business’ book entitled “Shale Gas: A Practitioner’s Guide to Shale Gas & Other Unconventional Resources.”

The book provides a timely analysis of the development and regulation of shale gas extraction and the technical and commercial considerations applicable to shale gas production around the world. Specifically, Nicholson co-authored the chapter comparing shale gas development and hydraulic fracturing regulations in the United States and Canada.

The chapter provides practical insight on unconventional gas and oil resources and regulations in both countries. Additional topics that are covered in this book include gas sales agreements, shale gas disputes, water use and disposal, joint venture agreements, and public policy and opinion on shale gas.

Shale Gas: A Practitioner’s Guide to Shale Gas & Other Unconventional Resources” is intended to be a reference guide for natural gas producers, lawyers in private practice and in-house, and energy industry advisers.

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