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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. Minimizing risks with responsible fluids No regulatory body has documented a single case of fracturing fluid contaminating fresh water […]

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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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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. Executive Brief Since the late 1940s, hydraulic fracturing technology has been used in more than a million U.S. wells to […]

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I collect knives. Custom made knives, hand crafted out of exotic materials by some amazing artists. One of my knives has a bolster made of superconducting[1] materials including such unusual elements as yttrium, bismuth, thallium and strontium. Young professionals may not remember the buzz in the industry when scientists discovered superconducting properties in materials at […]

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The oil and gas industry has invested billions of dollars in finding, discovering, developing, producing, transporting and refining hydrocarbons for more than a century and has long been an enormous source of wealth creation.  In countries such as the United States where a great deal of the ownership of subsurface mineral rights are privately owned, […]

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Hydraulic fracturing using conventional slick water or gelled water jobs requires large volumes of water. Historically it has required relatively fresh water. In modern horizontal wells with scores of individual stages it may not be economically attractive to use portable frac tanks.  Operators may dig frac pits that may or may not be lined and […]

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