Hydraulic Fracturing Considerations for Natural Gas Wells of the Marcellus

ALL Consulting has put together a good piece on fracturing.

"The issue of hydraulic fracturing has raised many concerns from the public as well as government officials. This paper will review the history and evolution of hydraulic fracturing, including environmental and regulatory considerations. Additionally, technical and environmental considerations will be presented applicable to hydraulic fracturing in the unconventional arena of gas shales with an emphasis on the Marcellus Shale of the Appalachians. Topics addressed in the paper will include discussion on why hydraulic fracturing is performed; the hydraulic fracturing process; applicable design and engineering aspects of well completions; geological considerations such as confinement of the fracturing process; potential risks to groundwater and underground sources of drinking water; and the use of hydraulic fracturing fluids and associated technical considerations."

To read the entire document go HERE.

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Comment by Mike on May 18, 2009 at 8:43pm
Hey thanks Kieth, I'll read this tomorrow and get back with comments.
Comment by Brian Day on May 18, 2009 at 7:50pm
If you have documents/ articles about these events, Carolyn, please provide access information for your claims so that others may read both sides.

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