Holistic Fracking Is Here and It's A Nightmare for Fractivists

Holistic fracking, oil and gas well stimulation using a fracking gel made from ingredients available at your local grocery story, is already here.

A couple of decades ago, the term “holistic” became very trendy. We heard a lot about things such as “holistic medicine” and “whole farming,” both of which emphasized treating the whole rather than the parts. It seems somewhat less in vogue today, now doubt due to overuse, but the idea, which certainly has some validity, persists. We’re now seeing something similar, in fact, with hydraulic fracturing. The mechanism for delivering proppants to keep rock fractures open to flow gas is becoming ever more benign, more holistic. Holistic fracking is here.

A reasonable definition of holistic fracking is a process of hydraulic fracturing where the ingredients used are no different from those you would put in your own body. An article published recently in Rigzone by Liberty Oilfield Services tells the story. Here are some excerpts, which include a certain amount of levity:

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