Hydraulic fracturing definition

Hydraulic fracturing means the fracturing of underground rock formations, including shale and non-shale formations, by manmade fluid-driven techniques for the purpose of stimulating oil, natural gas, or other subsurface hydrocarbon production.
Hydraulic fracturing means a well stimulation treatment that, in whole or in part, includes the pressurized injection of hydraulic fracturing fluid into an underground geologic formation in order to fracture the formation, thereby causing or enhancing, for the purposes of this division, the production of oil or gas from a well.
Hydraulic fracturing means the process of pumping a fluid into or under the surface of the ground in order to create fractures in rock for the purpose of the production or recovery of oil or gas.

Examples of Hydraulic fracturing in a sentence

Hydraulic fracturing for oil and gas: impacts from the hydraulic fracturing water cycle on drinking water resources in the United States.

Hydraulic fracturing treatment--A completion process involving treatment of a well by the application of hydraulic fracturing fluid under pressure for the express purpose of initiating or propagating fractures in a target geologic formation to enhance production of oil and/or natural gas.

Hydraulic fracturing fluid--The fluid, including the applicable base fluid and all additives, used to perform a particular hydraulic fracturing treatment.

Hydraulic fracturing treatment--The treatment of a well by the application of hydraulic fracturing fluid under pressure for the express purpose of initiating or propagating fractures in a target geologic formation to enhance production of oil and/or natural gas.

Hydraulic fracturing, also known as fraccing or hydraulic stimulation, is the process of injecting fluid under high pressure into a coal seam to widen existing fractures and create new ones.


More Definitions of Hydraulic fracturing

Hydraulic fracturing or hydrofracking means the process by which water, “proppants,” chemicals and/or other fluid additives are injected at high pressure into underground geologic formations to create fractures, to facilitate the extraction of any hydrocarbons including but not limited to natural gas and/or oil.
Hydraulic fracturing means the pressurized application of hydraulic fracturing fluid to initiate or propagate fractures in a geologic formation to enhance extraction or production of oil or gas.
Hydraulic fracturing means an activity in which water, propane, diesel, chemicals and a solid proppant or any other agent are pumped into a wellbore at a rate sufficient to increase the pressure downhole to a value in excess of the fracture gradient of the formation rock, causing the formation to crack, thus allowing the fracturing fluid to enter and extend the crack farther into the formation, forming passages through which hydrocarbons can flow.
Hydraulic fracturing means a drilling operation into an underground geologic formation and the injection of fluids, gases, chemicals, sand or any other substance with the intention to cause or enhance fractures in the geologic formation for the purpose of instigating or increasing the porosity or permeability of the geologic formation to initiate or increase the production of a desired commodity from a well. Hydraulic fracturing is also known as “fracking,” “hydro-fracking,” “hydro-fracturing,” “hydro- shearing,” “hydraulic shearing,” “hydro-stimulation,” or “enhanced geothermal drilling.” (2013, ord 13-115, sec 2.)
Hydraulic fracturing means a stimulation treatment performed on oil and gas wells in low-permeability oil or gas reservoirs whereby specially engineered fluids are pumped at high pressure and rate into the reservoir interval to be treated, causing fractures to open.
Hydraulic fracturing means a technique used to create cracks in underground coal seams to increase the flow and recovery of gas or oil out of a well. It involves pumping a fluid, comprised largely of water and sand, under pressure, into a coal seam. This action fractures the coal seam which provides a pathway that increases the ability for gas to flow through the coal.