Fracking: The Operations and Environmental Consequences of Hydraulic Fracturing

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Overview

This book presents both sides of a very controversial subject in today’s media: induced hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking.” It covers the technology and methods used in hydraulic fracturing in easy-to-understand language, for the engineer and layperson alike, presenting the environmental effects of hydraulic fracturing.

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Overview

This book presents both sides of a very controversial subject in today’s media: induced hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking.” It covers the technology and methods used in hydraulic fracturing in easy-to-understand language, for the engineer and layperson alike, presenting the environmental effects of hydraulic fracturing.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118496329
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 6/4/2013
  • Series: Energy Sustainability Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 392
  • Product dimensions: 14.80 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael D. Holloway's background includes organic and polymer synthesis as well as lab to pilot scale material manufacturing for Olin Chemical, military and aerospace product development for Parker-Hannifin, product engineering for Rohm & Haas / Dow Electronic Chemicals, technical marketing and application engineering for GE Plastics, product management for Graco, and most currently as director of reliability and technical development for NCH Corporation. He has served as a contributing writer for Manufacturing.net, Assembly magazine, Plant Services magazine, and Lubrication and Fluid Power magazine. He holds a BA in philosophy and a BS in chemistry from Salve Regina University and an MS in polymer engineering from the University of Massachusetts. He is a master black belt trained in Six Sigma, served as an adjunct professor at the University of North Texas, and was managing editor for Porsche Club of America's magazine, Slipstream.

Oliver Rudd has twenty years of environmental experience centered on the petroleum industry. He graduated from the University of Houston with degrees in environmental science and English and is known in the environmental sector of the petroleum industry for his level-headed guidance in providing logically sound, honest feedback in tough situations. Rudd began his career working as a fluid engineer in international drilling operations, and his environmental experience continued in the petroleum industry with positions ranging from environmental field technician to senior project manager overseeing all levels of comprehensive site investigations.

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Table of Contents

Preface xi

Introduction xiii

1 Environmental Impact – Reality and Myth and Nero Did Not Fiddle While Rome Burned 1

2 Production Development 5

3 Fractures: Their Orientation and Length 11

4 Casing and Cementing 15

5 Pre-Drill Assessments 19

6 Well Construction 23

7 Well Operations 29

8 Failure and Contamination Reduction 43

9 Frack Fluids and Composition 49

10 So Where Do the Frack Fluids Go? 61

11 Common Objections to Drilling Operations 63

12 Air Emissions Controls 87

Review Permits 99

13 Chemicals and Products on Locations 101

14 Public Perception, the Media, and the Facts 125

14.1 Regulation or Policy Topics: Media Coverage and Public Perception 131

15 Notes from the Field 139

Appendix A 157

Appendix B 353

References 354

Bibliography 357

Index 359

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 7, 2014

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    Amazin fanfic i write fanfics on the beta of archive of our own and i never woyld have thought up this idea. Keep writing.

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    Greatest fanfic ive read

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    Posted December 6, 2014

    Scarlet☼

    I lurv it! Plz continue! Already hooked! And if you need characters, ask me. I have plenty. :3

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    Lin ☼

    Hmmm. Very good start. And I agree, it's nice to see a new fanfiction in this genre.

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    Horsegirl

    Interesting. I haven't found another Percy Jackson fanfic ither than Calm Before the Storm in a long time. I can't wait to see what happens next.

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    Excellent! I haven't seen a good fanfic in this genre for a while! Can't wait for more!!

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    Kenny

    It's a good start! Continue!!

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    &Omega The Age of Hyperion &Omega [Book One]

    Leave an honest review at the next result. Please don't post here after the story is posted. Thank you. <p> Book One <p> It was a normal night in Tartarus. Monsters were fighting, old evils were stirring, and Titans were strolling. But tonight, one Titan in particular was planning. The Titan's name was Hyperion. <p> "Alright! Time to get up!" Dylan Jackson went to the bunk of his other two cabin mates and shook it violently, causing Holly Loper, a daughter of Poseidon, to roll off the top bed and fall to the hard floor. "Oh my gods Dylan, I am so going to kill you," She says, stretching out on the floor before picking herself up and standing. "Yeah dude," the other guy remarks as he sits up in the bottom bed. "Next time just tap my shoulder or somethin'." Dylan chuckles quietly to himself as he looks between the two. "Whatever Mark, just get dressed. Chiron just announced an early game of Capture the Flag!" <p> After the three Poseidon campers got dressed, they joined the other campers in the Mess Hall. Chiron had already begun. "Campers! In five minutes, we will play Capture the Flag!" A roar of cheering went up throughout the crowd of campers. "Quiet down please," asked Chiron as the Hall grew silent once more. "Thank you. As I was saying, Capture the Flag will be played after breakfast. The teams are as followed, Red will be the Ares, Aphrodite, Hermes, Hypnos, and Hephaestus cabins. Blue will be the Apollo, Athena, Demeter, Dionysus, and Poseidon cabins. May the gods watch over you all." With that, the campers rang out in applause. Dylan smiled back at Holly and Mark. He says to them, "We are so going to win this." They nod in agreement. <p> As soon as breakfast is eaten, all the campers do everything they can to prepare for the battle. Some sharpen their weapons, some tighten their armor, and some just sit in their cabins, mentally preparing. But Dylan? He fills up his canteen in the lake as he stands in the neck deep water, drawing its energy. If he could, he would probably stay there forever. But just then, Chiron blew into his horn. "Campers! Gather around!" The Centaur waited as campers suddenly stopped what they were doing and made their way towards him. "It's time for Capture the Flag! If you haven't already, please seperate into-" Chiron gags. His hands immediately fly up to his throat where an arrow hadd found its mark. An Aphrodite girl screams. Then two, then four, until everyone is panicking. "Chiron!" Dylan cries out as the tall figure slumps to the ground. Behind him at the top of Half-Blood Hill, a bowman sat there. As his job was done, he stood quickly and scurried away. Dylan, enraged, reached into his pocket and pulled out his father's gift, Riptide. He looked around. "Someone go get my dad and tell him what has happened!" After he days that, he uncaps Riptide and does what any normal person would do. He runs after the bowman. <p> Thank you for reading! Leave your reviews at the next result. If I get at least three positive reviews, I will continue! <p> Cy&#1103u&#349 &#9788

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