Over the past number of years, the most common and well- known method used to drill wells was the Overbalance Drilling method (OVD). Overbalance Drilling is a technique where the bottom hole pressure of the wellbore is kept higher than the formation pressure while performing the drilling process. To maintain an overbalance atmosphere, the mud weight in the drilling fluid needs to be heavier and denser. It is designed to just be above the formation fluid pressure but lower compare to the formation fracture pressure (Akdeniz, 2012). However, everything has its cons.
Hydraulic fracturing, otherwise known as “fracking,” by definition, means the process of drilling and injecting fluid into the ground thousands of feet deep, at a high pressure; in order to fracture shale rocks to release the natural gases inside (Schrope n.d.). A more adequate explanation on to why we perform the method of “fracking” is that it is an easier process to obtain the natural gases inside the rocks. These natural gases are used for many sources of energy throughout the world. Natural gases have also been proven to be more cleaner and more efficient source than coal. The process of fracking involves drilling through deep wells into the shale rocks which breaks up the rock shales releasing these natural gases.
Fracking is a method of getting natural gas out of the ground. The way fracking is done is by drilling down into the earth vertically until getting into the layer with gas in it where there you drill horizontally. Once at the location of the rock with gas inside it from there a water mixture is directed at the porous rock to release the gas inside. The water mixture contains water, sand , and a mixture of over 700 chemicals. The mixture is injected at the rock at high pressure it fractures the rock so the gas is released.
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1. Introduction 1.1 What is hydraulic fracturing? Hydraulic fracturing (fracking) is the process of drilling down into the earth’s surface, followed by a high-pressure water mixture, which is directed at the rocks to release the gas and oil that is inside of them. Furthermore water, sand, chemicals and other substances are injected into the rock at a high pressure, in order to allow the gas in the rock to flow out and up to the top of the fracking wells. The process of fracking allows humans to extract the colorless, shapeless and odorless gas and oil when it is in its original form, which is later on used for electric power, in industries, in vehicles and in other important worldwide makings.
Introduction- Hydraulic fracturing or as we know it, fracking Is natural gas that trapped in tiny pockets in shale rock formation. Fracking involves injection of large amounts of water, sand and chemicals underground at high pressure to extract fuel. Environmental groups and some neighbors of oil and gas wells have linked fracking to water pollution and some have linked it to increased earthquake activity. Fracking is Regional and a old problem- When fracking started- Fracking began on June 1998 Pro- Some people think that it 's a good thing because we get natural gas that way. natural gas can be used a lot without affecting the environment.
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Many believe that this is the causation of many earthquakes that have occurred in the last years. Water contaminations are a possible risk of fracking. With all the chemicals used for oil fracking, it could cause harm the human body. Although it provides many jobs and gives us oil and natural gas, there are many factors of fracking that has harmed the environment. Oil fracking, also known as hydraulic fracking or hydrofracking, has been used for roughly 65 years to get natural gas.
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Analysis The Beginning In 1949, fracking was introduced to oil companies as a way to use hydraulic fracturing by creating vertical wells. Fracking is the use of pumping water, proppant, and chemicals down a well that is either gas or oil in order to break channels into rocks that contain these oils or gas. In order to properly obtain these pressure oils, we have to create holes in the thousands of miles of rocks below
The hospitals and clinics reported that over 1,000 documented cases of water contamination surround the areas of gas drilling involving sensory, respiratory, and neurological damage due to ingested contaminated water. The amount of water used in these processes and the amount of waste produced are also major issues. To start the oil fracking process, a massive amount of water is used. This means, a huge amount of water being transported to the fracking site, at significant environmental cost. It takes 1 to 8 million gallons of water to complete each fracturing job.
More than ninety percent of natural gas wells in the U.S. rely on fracking (Howarth, Ingraffea, and Engelder). The hydraulic pressure that sends the chemicals into the wells are supposed to make sure that the chemicals stay far underground, but the fluids are still being found very near the surface (Lustgarten and
David Morris, PhD, Vice President of the institute for Local Self-Reliance states that the expenditures for our transportation fleets are about hundreds of billions of dollars. Since hydraulic fracturing companies pump up more than enough natural gas from the shale rocks underground, the shift in demand for foreign supplies declines. Using natural gas from fracking is a better and safer alternative than using coal because natural gas does not emit as much carbon dioxide into our atmosphere. The graphs presented on natfuel.com shows that the amount of carbon dioxide