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Hydraulic fracturing or, as it is commonly called, fracking, is a technique used for accessing natural gas and oil in tight geologic formations. It is done by pumping liquids down a well into subsurface rock units under pressures that are high enough to fracture the rock. The goal is to create a network of interconnected fractures that will serve as pore spaces for the movement of oil and natural gas to the well bore. The process involves: a well is drilled vertically to the desired depth, then is turned at an angle and continues horizontally for several thousand feet into the formation believed to contain the trapped natural gas or oil. A mixture of water, sand, and chemicals is pumped into the well at high pressure in order to create fissures in the shale rock, which increases permeability and allows the hydrocarbons to escape; natural gas or oil is released through the fissures and is drawn back up the well to the surface; wastewater (also called "flowback water" or "produced water") returns to the surface after the fracking process is completed; the natural gas or oil is collected at the surface and processed, refined, and shipped to the market. Natural gas or oil is released through the fissures and is drawn back up the well to the surface.
With advanced instruments and excellent technical teams, we can provide a full range of services to the hydraulic fracturing industry. We offer support for oil & gas exploration companies, water treatment companies, and wastewater treatment facilities.
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