Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Oil & Gas Boom 2014: Happy 65th, Hydraulic Fracturing
It is true that 65 years ago this week, Halliburton conducted the first commercially successful application of “Fracking”, as it has come to be known, in Stephens County, Oklahoma. But the process itself was actually invented and experimented with two years earlier by Stanolind Oil and Gas Company, in the Hugoton gas field in Kansas. While those experiments did not appreciably stimulate the wells to which the technique was applied, this was the real birth of hydraulic fracturing, and since that time, the process has been safely and effectively applied to well more than a million oil and gas wells in the United States alone.
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Source: David Blackmon (www.forbes.com)
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