Treatment is key to effective shale water management ///

Hydraulic fracturing has been a significant part of part of oil and gas development for nearly 60 years. An estimated 35,000 wells have been hydraulically fractured annually in the U.S., with some one million wells having received the treatment since its first implementation, according to the American Petroleum Institute. With production from unconventional oil and gas fields escalating, hydraulic fracturing will continue to rise, as will the need for water. The management of water resources—including acquisition, use, treatment and disposal—is increasingly a significant facet of shale oil and gas development.

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