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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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We observe horizontal growth of the hydraulic fracture of approximately 150 m in east-west direction similar to distances observed in the North American datasets.
According to ESG, quickly and accurately detecting seismicity near to, or associated with, hydraulic fracture operations is key to avoiding costly shutdowns and wellbore damage.
A successful hydraulic fracture treatment was performed on delineation well in the Lisburne naturally fractured reservoir, North Slope, Alaska (Schumacher and Dickerman 1986).
Hydraulic fracture modeling was validated by both mini- and post-fracture measurements to establish a scientific basis for hydraulic fracturing, which until that time was more an art than a science.
There are no confirmed cases of groundwater contamination caused by hydraulic fracture stimulation.
Emerald Energy PLC (Emerald Energy) (LSE: EEN), an oil and gas company, has started hydraulic fracture stimulation operations on the Caballos formation in the Gigante No.
IPT specializes in the integration of modern oil and natural gas reservoir engineering, hydraulic fracture stimulation and well completion technologies to optimize the production of wells for its customers.
The Flow Dynamics Suite uses a statistical approach to understanding seismicity and reservoir processes for improved hydraulic fracture efficiencies, and demonstrates a unique potential for outlining production from hydraulic fracturing.
Under the agreement Shell businesses can contract with OptaSense directly to use its unique Distributed Acoustic Sensing (DAS) system, with a commercial hydraulic fracture monitoring service to be initially be provided.
These include the horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracture reservoir stimulation technologies used to obtain gas from shale, the environmental concerns that have been raised about these technologies, and possible future restrictions on production.
a company on the forefront of surface-based seismic technology in Hydraulic Fracture Monitoring and Induced Seismicity Monitoring (ISM).
The first project will utilize technology developed by GE Water & Process Technologies to reclaim approximately 70% of the fresh water from highly contaminated oil and natural gas hydraulic fracture flow-back water and salt water that is produced in conjunction with the production of oil and natural gas.

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