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Hydraulic Fracturing
What Does Efrac Need to Flourish?
Halliburton (NYSE: HAL) reported what it contends is the industry’s first successful electric grid-powered hydraulic fracturing operation. Rigzone’s article on the Efrac development generated considerable interest from
CSIRO study finds little to no environmental impact from fracing in Queensland
A comprehensive three-year scientific study into the air, water and soil impacts of hydraulic fracturing (HF) in coal seam gas (CSG) in Queensland, Australia has found little to no impacts on air quality, soils, .....
Why frackers are using sewage to collect oil and gas
America's oil industry faces a number of challenges, including low oil prices, the rise of electric vehicles and proposals to limit fracking. But one of its biggest problems: The industry is running out of water. The US
Devon Energy works to recycle fracking waste water in the Permian Basin
As oil and gas boomed in the Permian Basin, a dilemma around the millions of gallons of water needed every day for hydraulic fracturing — or fracking — emerged alongside what many called unprecedented economic growth....
Permian Fracking Continues to Break Records
The prolific Permian Basin continues to break records. Hydraulic fracturing (fracking) in the Permian broke old records in June, according to energy research firm Rystad Energy, who estimates there were as many as 18...
Permian Needs $9 Billion Worth of New Wells—But Not for Crude
As much as $9 billion will be needed over the next decade just to throw away dirty water in the world’s busiest shale field, according to Raymond James & Associates Inc. The scale of the challenge is mind-boggling.....
Permian oil and gas companies look to mitigate water waste from fracking
Southeast New Mexico’s oil boom was credited by many to increased use of hydraulic fracturing – or fracking – and horizontal drilling allowing producers more breadth to go deep underground to access previously.......
Frac Water Demand in US Skyrockets
The demand for frac water in the United States is about to skyrocket, according to new research by Rystad Energy. While U.S. shale oil production is hitting record levels, Rystad has found that frac water demand has more
Three disposal wells shut in following Edmond earthquakes
Operators of three disposal wells near Edmond have agreed to stop disposing into the Arbuckle formation after last week's magnitude 4.2 earthquake in the area, the Oklahoma Corporation Commission said after meeting with