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March 2012


2012 Fracturing Technology




CONTENTS

  • Can hydraulic fracturing cause earthquakes? (March-2012)

    Author Ali Daneshy

    During the last several years, there has been media speculation about the connection between earthquakes and oil and gas operations in general, and hydraulic fracturing in particular. For people who live near oil and gas producing areas, this can cause understandable anxiety and discomfort.

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  • Technology is key enabler of shale production while minimizing environmental impact (March-2012)

    Author Erle C. Donaldson, Waqi M. Alam and Nasrin Begum

    The single greatest technological development that has made the production of oil and gas from shale economically feasible is the ability to deviate vertical boreholes into horizontal laterals, extending 10,000 ft or more. Numerous problems were overcome to allow cementing, perforating and radial distribution of multiple horizontal laterals from a single vertical well.

    North America, Shale   ReadMore

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