Hydraulic Fracturing & Shale Gas Production: Issues, Proposals & Recommendations. Spencer Ferguson


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Hydraulic fracturing is a technique used to free oil and natural gas trapped underground in low-permeability rock formations by injecting a fluid under high pressure in order to crack the formations. The composition of a fracturing fluid varies with the nature of the formation, but typically contains mostly water; a proppant to keep the fractures open, such as sand; and a small percentage of chemical additives. Some of these additives may be hazardous to health and the environment. The Shale Gas Production Subcommittee of ...

Hydraulic Fracturing and Shale Gas Production: Issues, Proposals and Recommendations 2013, Nova Science Publishers Inc, New York

ISBN-13: 9781622576722