The use of hydraulic fracturing in unconventional gas production has raised environmental concerns over air, groundwater, and soil contamination. This has prompted environmental groups and government regulators to demand further inspection. Though there are inherent risks to consider in the pursuit of all energy sources, the natural gas industry has natural incentives to mitigate the risk of […]
Texas is in the enviable position of having two of the largest shale fields in north america—the eagle ford and the permian basin—both of which are driving jobs growth. The lone star state, with 8 percent of the U.S. Population, added nearly one-third of the country’s highest paying positions. Five Areas of Impact: 1. Jobs […]
Globally, the energy sector has transformed itself in the last ten years, developing unconventional oil and gas resources through two technologies: horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing. Water is integral to development, from sourcing and transportation to treatment and reuse to disposal. Thus, a water-management plan that optimizes each use of water is important and significantly […]
Dr. William Fleckenstein, adjunct professor at the Colorado School of Mines, knows fracture stimulation or “fracking,” like the back of his hand. As a former scientific advisory board member with the National Science Foundation, he often inquires into fracking, and how it is changing the shape of energy conversations worldwide. “This is a transformational moment for the world-energy situation,” […]
Multi-Stage Fracturing (MSF) is a proven technological advancement which allows producers to recover oil and gas safely from shale/tight-rock oil formations. MSF is used not only to jump start the production process in unconventional formations and in unfavorable locations, but to stimulate production in older wells and formations. Experts have known for years that oil […]
In order to maximize the production potential for a natural gas well, the shale formation must be hydraulically fractured. This video outlines and demonstrates the hydraulic fracturing process in Chesapeake Energy natural gas operations. For more information on fracking, visit www.hydraulicfracturing.com.
For decades, the North Sea has been Europe’s gas reservoir, providing a welcome alternative to Russian gas. Now North Sea gas is running out, but an alternative gas future beckons which is not under the water, but deep under the ground – shale gas
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