hydraulic fracturing


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hydraulic fracturing

[hī′drȯ·lik ′frak·chə·riŋ]
(petroleum engineering)
A method in which sand-water mixtures are forced into underground wells under pressure; the pressure splits the petroleum-bearing sandstone, thereby allowing the oil to move toward the wells more freely.
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A state investigation of five small tremors last month in the Youngstown area, in the Appalachian foothills, found the injection of sand and water that accompanies hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, in the Utica Shale may have increased pressure on a small, unknown fault.
who is used to fielding questions about water use and the benefits of hydraulic fracturing.
The federal role in regulating oil and gas extraction activities--and hydraulic fracturing, in particular--has been the subject of considerable debate and legislative proposals for several years, but legislation has not been enacted.
It also noted that because of state, tribal and existing federal regulations, the move "would not leave hydraulic fracturing operations unregulated.
An operator asked Reveal Energy Services to determine if the diverter was successful in stopping one cluster from taking most of the hydraulic fracturing fluid and causing one dominant fracture.
NSI Technologies, a Premier Oilfield Laboratories Company, is launching Version 8 of its StimPlan Hydraulic Fracturing Software at the 2017 Society of Petroleum Engineers Annual Technology Conference and Exposition in San Antonio this October.
Low permeability of these formations requires hydraulic fracturing stimulations to allow the oil or the gas flow through the reservoir into production wells.
Upon confirmation of EWS performance and successful removal of contaminants, the water will be deemed suitable for reuse on this site's hydraulic fracturing process.
Hydraulic fracturing, more commonly known as fracking, has the potential to affect drinking water sources in the U.
This evaluation is a first step to prioritize the vast array of potential environmental contaminants from hydraulic fracturing for future exposure and health studies," says Nicole Deziel, senior author and assistant professor of public health.

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