Saturday, August 11, 2012

Great Animated Video of Hydraulic Fracturing

Here's the technology driving our energy bonanza.

From Marathon Oil --"Safe, cost-effective refinements in hydraulic fracturing (also known as fracking), horizontal drilling and other innovations now allow for the production of oil and natural gas from tight shale formations that previously were inaccessible. This animated video introduces you to the proven techniques used to extract resources from these shale formations in a safe, environmentally responsible manner."

Great animation of the drilling technology that is responsible for America's revolutionary, game-changing, shale-based energy bonanza, the "energy equivalent of the Berlin Wall coming down."  

12 Comments:

At 8/11/2012 8:21 PM, Blogger Jamie Waller said...

Did he really say, "To keep bacteria from forming?" I am huge fan of Fracking and the resultant product, but bacteria?

 
At 8/12/2012 3:39 PM, Blogger arbitrage789 said...

Nothing will satisfy the "tree-huggers" except perhaps economic stagnation.

 
At 8/12/2012 7:00 PM, Blogger Hell_Is_Like_Newark said...

Jamie:

Bacteria that lives off of hydrocarbons are a bane of the drilling industry. If the bacteria builds up enough, they can impede the flow of oil and / or gas. The bacteria also cause oil to become viscous and acidic.

 
At 8/12/2012 8:36 PM, Blogger Hydra said...

Surely you do not expect FACTS to make any difference in this argument.

 
At 8/12/2012 8:38 PM, Blogger Hydra said...

We commonly use commercially available bacteriacides in diesel fuel tanks to keep bacteria from growing and clogging the fuel filters.

We have also produced genetically engineered bacteria that are voracious consumers of petroleum to help in spill clean ups.

 
At 8/12/2012 8:39 PM, Blogger Hydra said...

Nothing will satisfy the "tree-huggers" except perhaps economic stagnation.

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I think that is what they call a sustainable economy.

 
At 8/13/2012 11:59 AM, Blogger givemefreedom said...

Hydra said...
Nothing will satisfy the "tree-huggers" except perhaps economic stagnation.
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I think that is what they call a sustainable economy.



So in your mind, a sustainable economy is economic stagnation? No growth, no change, no advancement?

You would condemn future generations to decreasing living standards. Unless of course, a sustainable economy in your mind means no increase in population. I don't care to know how you would mandate a constant population.

What is it about human advancement Hydra that scares you so much?

 
At 8/13/2012 9:46 PM, Blogger JohnnyL said...

GasFrac has the only safe system to do this work. JFL

 
At 8/15/2012 3:07 PM, Blogger Joe2.0 said...

I am in favor in new and long term energy research and development and I am a firm believer in reducing our dependency on the use of foreign oil and or gas. However I do have reservations when it comes to hydraulic fracturing, and that is what specific chemicals are being pumped into the wells and whether there has been any studies done on their short and long term effects to the surrounding underground aquifer?

 
At 8/15/2012 8:18 PM, Blogger Unknown said...

Wow, a PR film by a company trying to sell their product shows it to be completely safe...... well, that's all the proof I need to pick my side of this debate.
How about the very revealing documentary "gas lands"? Maybe look at both sides of the debate, before making your judgement on those "tree huggers". There is something more going on with the hydraulic fracturing process than the gas companies want us to know, and it's really no surprise that they are trying to calm the concerns with their propaganda; they have billions of dollars at stake.....but you're right, trust blindly in the multi billion dollar corporations, they are really here just to look out for our well being, not their own.

 
At 8/15/2012 8:19 PM, Blogger Unknown said...

Wow, a PR film by a company trying to sell their product shows it to be completely safe...... well, that's all the proof I need to pick my side of this debate.
How about the very revealing documentary "gas lands"? Maybe look at both sides of the debate, before making your judgement on those "tree huggers". There is something more going on with the hydraulic fracturing process than the gas companies want us to know, and it's really no surprise that they are trying to calm the concerns with their propaganda; they have billions of dollars at stake.....but you're right, trust blindly in the multi billion dollar corporations, they are really here just to look out for our well being, not their own.

 
At 9/02/2012 11:29 PM, Blogger liberal_slayer said...

Unknown, why are you so jaded and narrow minded to say things like "but you're right, trust blindly in the multi billion dollar corporations, they are really here just to look out for our well being, not their own." Do you not know that for any corp to make money it must provide a valuable product to its customers, which in terms of energy is all of us? You are like Obama and see anyone who makes a profit (fundamental purpose of a business) as somehow being wrong and wanting to do us harm just so they can grab more dollars. Did you ever take an economics course or work for a business? We know Obama never did or at least not a non-Marxist one.

Companies can only make money when they supply customers with products they want or need. They can not force us to buy their products. Note: There is an exception to this general rule thats been heavily pushed under the Obama Admin in that if you are politically connected (aka gave him campaign money) then you are in for some big free gov't money and can join the ranks of Crony Capitalism Inc. in which delivering goods and services to the end customer is not important.

BTW, in case you haven't noticed there is a huge demand for energy and if its domestic source then thats great.

DYK, "Gaslands" is a fraud. Read about it here. http://ncwatch.typepad.com/media/2011/05/scamed-by-the-envrios-again-public-duped-by-gasland.html

 

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