Fracking - Price of oil US Oil production US Oil exports...

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Price of oil
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US Oil production US Oil exports
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Hydraulic Fracturing Horizontal drilling
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Conventional Natural Gas and Oil
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Unconventional Natural Gas and Oil oil and gas are held in impermeable shale Horizontal Drilling: creates a long distance in reservoir rock Hydraulic Fracturing: fractures the impermeable shale, allowing free-flowing gas
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Shale - Able to hold oil, natural gas Tiny and poorly connected porous spaces traps natural gas Low permeability prevents gas from escaping
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Horizontal turn allows extraction from sections that extends for miles or more Low permeable rocks move slowly through rock oil can’t travel long distances to well Productivity increased by bringing well closer to source of fluid Horizontal drilling
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Hydraulic Fracturing A well stimulation technique mainly used to extract shale gas or shale oil Uses large amounts of fluid mixed with additives to create fractures in geologic formations
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