hydraulic fracturing


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hydraulic fracturing

n.
The process of extracting oil or natural gas by injecting a mixture of water, sand or gravel, and certain chemicals under high pressure into well holes in dense rock to create fractures that the sand or gravel holds open, allowing the oil or gas to escape. Also called fracking.
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The announcement represents an important step in increasing the public's access to information on chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing activities," said James Jones, EPA's assistant administrator for the Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention.
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Geologists in Ohio have for the first time linked earthquakes in a geologic formation deep under the Appalachians to hydraulic fracturing, leading the state to issue new permit conditions Friday in certain areas that are among the nation's strictest.
Critics of hydraulic fracturing like to point to the amount of waiter it requires, typically millions of gallons per well.
State laws and regulations governing unconventional oil and natural gas development have been evolving across the states in response to changes in production practices, largely in response to the use of high-volume hydraulic fracturing in combination with directional drilling.
WASHINGTON -- On the last business day of the year, the Interior Department rescinded a 2015 Obama administration rule that would have set new environmental limitations on hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, on public lands.
Reveal Energy Services announced today the company has produced and delivered the first near real-time DiverterSCANSM technology results, which allowed an operator to identify a diversion design that enhances hydraulic fracturing fluid distribution.
He pointed out that the process of hydraulic fracturing could lead to top notch crude oil products that would have positive ripple effects across the global market.
International Resource News-September 8, 2017--NSI Technologies launching Version 8 of StimPlan Hydraulic Fracturing Software
This study is a case study of a downhole monitoring of the hydraulic fracturing in a lateral well in Northern Poland.
Under a two- to three-week pilot at Sinopec's FuLing shale gas site in Chongqing in Southwest China, the company is expected to test its Electro Water Separation (EWS) technology for integration into a multi-stage process that is designed to process hydraulic fracturing and flowback water for on-site reuse.

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