Hydraulic fracturing, also known as fraccing, has revolutionized the oil and gas industry. The process consists of freeing oil and gas from shale rock deposits by injecting water combined with additives under high pressure into the ground. A horizontal well is basically drilled into a geological formation and completed by multi-stage fracturing (fracking) in order to crack open the shale rocks.
This revolution gave birth to a multi-billion dollar market segment in oilfield services for fluid handling and treatment.
Fracking a well involves anywhere from 2 to 6 million gallons water. Prior to completing a well you need to transport … Continue Reading