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Baker Hughes is offering a three-day course “GMI Principles of Hydraulic Fracturing” Learn the fundamental principles of hydraulic fracturing GMI Principles of Hydraulic Fracturing July 9-11, 2013 Houston, Texas This three-day course introduces participants to the design of hydraulic fractures. Through lecture combined with practical exercise, this course presents the fundamental principles of hydraulic fracturing. […]

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For this blog entry I continue to quote from a White Paper prepared by Baker Hughes and available on our website. The complete paper can be obtained here. I will present it here in three parts. Manmade barriers isolate and protect To supplement the natural barriers to fluid migration and further protect underground drinking water […]

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My first blog entry was “What’s a shale anyway?” and since then I have had a lot of interest from readers about a variety of shale topics. For this blog entry I have the interview I gave to AAPG Explorer that appeared in December 2010 issue. The article also quotes Scott Stockton. While the author […]

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The majority of current activity in shale reservoirs involves the use of horizontal wells and most reservoirs are also hydraulically fractured in the completion process. The hydraulic fracturing process has evolved rapidly in the last decade and techniques most common in the early days of hydraulic fracturing have largely been replaced by several new concepts. […]

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