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Published on Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Historical Hydraulic Fracturing Trends and Data Unveiled in New USGS Publications

Historical Hydraulic Fracturing Trends and Data Unveiled in New USGS Publications

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Two new USGS publications that highlight historical hydraulic fracturing trends and data from 1947 to 2010 are now available. This national analysis of data on nearly 1 million hydraulically fractured wells and 1.8 million fracturing treatment records from 1947 through 2010 is used to identify hydraulic fracturing trends in drilling methods and use of proppants (sand or similar material suspended in water or other fluid to keep fissures open), treatment fluids, additives, and water in the United States.

USGS News Release (1/27/2015)

USGS Scientific Investigations Report 2014–5131
Trends in Hydraulic Fracturing Distributions and Treatment Fluids, Additives, Proppants, and Water Volumes Applied to Wells Drilled in the United States from 1947 through 2010—Data Analysis and Comparison to the Literature

USGS Data Series 868
Data Regarding Hydraulic Fracturing Distributions and Treatment Fluids, Additives, Proppants, and Water Volumes Applied to Wells Drilled in the United States from 1947 through 2010

Project Website: Hydraulic Fracturing

 

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