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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gas development, thanks to fracing, have generally left the
Methane is indeed found in water supplies from both natural and man-made causes, such as abandoned, unplugged oil and gas wells, but there has not been a single case where fracing fluid was a contaminant.
As a consequence, biocides which inhibit bacterial growth are also mixed with the fracing fluid.
Over that more than half century of hydraulic fracing experience, there has not been a single documented instance of contamination to groundwater or drinking water as result of hydraulic fracturing," he said.
In terms of disclosing use of fracing chemicals, Sen.
But horizontal drilling improvements and new fracing technologies have started to crack--sometimes literally--the secrets of the Barnett Shale.
President of AES Water Solutions, Brent Mulliniks, stated : "The Resource West alliance is strategic for our firm, enabling us to expand our service offering by immediately providing assembled above ground tanks in a few hours set up time for our customers with the necessary storage facilities for fresh and recycled water used during fracing.
Multi-stage hydraulic fracing and horizontal drilling techniques are anticipated to drive strong oil and gas production in the Bakken and Three Forks shale plays in the Williston Basin for the next 20-30 years.
The fracing disclosure provision in the Senate bill differs from a House bill - which has not been approved by any committee, much less the full House - called the Fracturing Responsibility and Awareness of Chemicals Act (FRAC ACT).