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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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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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