FRACKING


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FRACKING
FRACKINGby Julio C. GuerreroFracking, which is also called hydraulic fracking, fractures the underground formation apart with a fracking fluid at very high pressure and flow rate. This process stimulates the formation, so it allows producing more hydrocarbons from the underground. It stimulates the formation by increasing its porosity and permeability—interconnectedness of the pore space of the formation, so that the hydrocarbon—gas—can flow through the rock mass into the production well. The fracking fluid must be pumped into the formation through a cased drilled well that has perforations facing the formation. Once the formation is fracked, the fracking fluid is kept inside the fracked formation for about 1 hour, so the fracking fluid can mi…
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Ali M. Sadegh, Ph.D.; William M. Worek, Ph.D.: Marks' Standard Handbook for Mechanical Engineers, 12th Edition. FRACKING, Chapter (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2018), AccessEngineering Export