University of Durham
- Professor Richard Davies, head of the Durham Energy Institute (DEI), partners include BP, Chevron and Shell and UK fracking company IGas. Davies previously spent seven years in the petroleum industry in Aberdeen, London and Houston with ExxonMobil, working on development and exploration projects. Has reportedly received over a million pounds in grants directly from oil and gas companies in recent years.
- "Oil and gas wells and their integrity: Implications for shale and unconventional resource exploitation", Marine and Petroleum Geology, 25 March 2014, ReFINE ( a review of global well integrity)
- Researching Fracking in Europe (ReFINE) - Professor Davies is head of its Executive Steering Committee.