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hydraulic fracturing

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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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ENPNewswire-August 16, 2019--TechnipFMC partners with YPF to set fracing record at Vaca Muerta
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Resolute assumed operations on the acquired properties on 1 May 2017, and commenced fracing operations on the first of six drilled but uncompleted wells on 4 May.
The relations of Western automakers fracing the "Japanese challenge" have not been homogeneous, neither in time nor in space, or on the form of the strategies implemented.
Figure 3 (available as Supplemental Digital Content 3 at http://links.lww.com/JNN/A25) illustrates graphic relationship between burst count obtained from BIS monitoring system and quantitative burst count from diagnostic EEG fracing. Figure 4 (available as Supplemental Digital Content 4 at http://links.lww.com/JNN/A26) illustrates graphic relationship between BIS value and quantitative burst count from diagnostic EEG tracing.
(3.) There is some dispute over whether the spelling should be "fracking" or "fracing." Thomas Kurth, American Law and Jurisprudence on Fracing, 58 Rocky Mtn.
This time we will be fracing the 32nodes of a 5-cube.
Many who express concern over the potential environmental impacts associated with hydraulic fracturing do not differentiate the well stimulation process of "fracing" or "fracking" from the full range of activities associated with unconventional oil and gas exploration and production.
Fracing operations are expected to commence in early August pending crew availability with production flow testing to occur immediately following fracing.
Many of these fields are quite remote with no established infrastructure and therefor require installation of pipeline systems to gather and transport gas and oil, distribute fresh water for the fracing drilling process and provide water supplies as well as transporting other products.
(60.) See Wiseman, supra note 11, at 117 (noting that "Congress' exemption of fracing from the Safe Drinking Water Act involved two types of regulatory failure"); see also Hannah Wiseman, Regulatory Adaptation in Fractured Appalachia, 21 VILL.