If you’d look at the world’s economy, you will eventually see the huge increase in oil prices for the past decades. Spikes in prices is more than enough to trigger an economic recession not only in the US but worldwide. Just a minor disruption of oil supply abroad can increase the oil prices. In an effort to deal with this issue, the US has realized that they should diversify energy sources by way of buying crude oil from other countries while also advancing the use of local sources of coal, natural gas and oil. The promotion of natural gas is the result of oil scarcity problem.
Hydraulic fracturing is an advanced technology that’s necessary in extracting natural gas from shale. What is meant by this is, using various vacuum trucks to help in the proper removal, storage and transportation of waste material, both nonhazardous and hazardous. In the next lines, you’re going to learn a brief info about natural gas extraction.
Most of the oil wells located in the US are using hydraulic fracturing in extracting big quantities of natural gas, which is a process involving the introduction of billions of gallons of water, sand, propellants and proprietary chemicals. These substances are then injected by making use of high pressure to be able to stimulate and to crack the shale which will eventually open fissures that will allow natural gas to flow to the surface.
When the boring process is done, the well stimulation takes place almost immediately. The perforated steel pipes are then inserted to the drilled rig at the target zones. The sand, propellants and water will be injected next as soon as the pipes are positioned. After the stimulation process stops, the created pressure will use this process to cause cracks to shale that will make the fluid and the gas to flow back. The back flow of the fluids goes into the designated tanks which are transported to the right treatment facility for disposal.
In extracting trillions of cubic feet of natural gas and billions of oil barrels, hydraulic fracturing is one innovative technique used by the US. As a matter of fact, there are so many states that you can find in the US that are abundant in natural gas and this at the same time is in need of stimulation practice and proper transportation system to be able to correctly manage waste disposal, water hauling for drilling and cleanups of spills.
Hydraulic fracturing whether you believe it or not is performed best when you make use of vacuum trucks for its removal and at the same time, safe transportation of fluids going to the authorized facilities. So for proper operation of hydraulic fracturing, it’s tasked only to experienced people.