hydraulic fracturing(redirected from Reservoir fracturing)
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hydraulic fracturing[hī′drȯ·lik ′frak·chə·riŋ]
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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