Greeley Tribute has a superb article explaining Fracking 101: Breaking down the most important part of today’s oil, gas drilling.
Excellent description of the multistage hydraulic fracturing process.
Describes some of the technology involved, the staffing needed, and the time for each stage of drilling. Lots of detail I didn’t know, like description of the ‘missile’ and mixing of the frack fluid components.
Ten good pictures and a handy glossary.
If you’ve been catching up on what’s going on with the astounding changes in energy, like I’ve doing, you’ll want to check out the article.
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