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Paper presented at the SPE Health, Safety, Security, Environment, & Social Responsibility Conference - North America, April 18–20, 2017
Paper Number: SPE-184448-MS
... Abstract Hydraulic fracturing is extensively used in the petroleum industry to enhance well productivity. However, the discharge of flowback fracturing fluids after fracturing brings out significant environmental challenges. Flowback fluids usually contain poisonous additives, which may cause...
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Paper presented at the SPE E&P Health, Safety, Security and Environmental Conference-Americas, March 16–18, 2015
Paper Number: SPE-173514-MS
... Abstract With the widely application of hydraulic fracturing in unconventional resources, there is growing public concern over potential risk induced by hydraulic fracturing, such as trigged seismic events. Although, microseismicity is proven to be a successful fracture diagnostic method...
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Paper presented at the SPE E&P Health, Safety, Security and Environmental Conference-Americas, March 16–18, 2015
Paper Number: SPE-173515-MS
... with Bifuel Pumps In the Marcellus shale play, an operator wanted to improve the overall efficiency of its hydraulic fracturing operations while minimizing air emissions; reducing road traffic and lowering health, safety, and environmental (HSE) risks. A solution to meet operation efficiencies while...
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Paper presented at the SPE E&P Health, Safety, Security and Environmental Conference-Americas, March 16–18, 2015
Paper Number: SPE-173491-MS
... of approximately 266 MMscf/D. The Bakken area is one of the most productive shale oil and condensate formations in the US. Reported volumes for this formation suggest that the amount of associated gas flared is more than enough to power drilling and hydraulic fracturing operations. This research shows...
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Paper presented at the SPE Americas E&P Health, Safety, Security and Environmental Conference, March 18–20, 2013
Paper Number: SPE-163769-MS
.... However, the availability of this data will still vary between geographic areas. Abstract An important aspect of the hydraulic fracturing process is identifying and securing sufficient water resources. With the ever increasing demands for higher quality water resources for domestic and agricultural...
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Paper presented at the SPE Americas E&P Health, Safety, Security and Environmental Conference, March 18–20, 2013
Paper Number: SPE-163803-MS
... hydraulic fracturing filtration test Upstream Oil & Gas produced water discharge iron content hollow fiber microfiltration water management ceramic filter particle unconventional gas well submicron filter total iron filtration total hardness stainless steel reduction...
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Paper presented at the SPE Americas E&P Health, Safety, Security and Environmental Conference, March 18–20, 2013
Paper Number: SPE-163808-MS
... RBDM application GWPC data mining operation Upstream Oil & Gas inspector drinking water well operator society of petroleum engineers Ground Water Protection Council Colorado management system new feature hydraulic fracturing state agency unique system conservation commission spe...
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Paper presented at the SPE Americas E&P Health, Safety, Security, and Environmental Conference, March 21–23, 2011
Paper Number: SPE-141448-MS
... Abstract Recycling produced water and fracture flow back water for hydraulic fracturing can contribute significantly to water supplies for unconventional gas field development. Waste water may also be cleaned to supplement fresh water supplies for drilling and cementing surface pipe, surface...
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Paper presented at the SPE Americas E&P Health, Safety, Security, and Environmental Conference, March 21–23, 2011
Paper Number: SPE-142217-MS
... be persistent in treatment liquids flowed back from wells. To address the issues associated with the chemical biocides, disinfection via ultraviolet (UV) light has been introduced into hydraulic fracturing operations. The use of UV light can greatly reduce the volume of chemical biocides used and also decreases...
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Paper presented at the SPE Americas E&P Environmental and Safety Conference, March 23–25, 2009
Paper Number: SPE-120570-MS
... posts or mooring cleats using chains. offshore frac hose rig hookup anchor frame outboard side Exhibition stimulation vessel application frac hose hydraulic fracturing landing plate pressure treatment line spool treatment line end fitting personnel society of petroleum engineers...
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Paper presented at the SPE Americas E&P Environmental and Safety Conference, March 23–25, 2009
Paper Number: SPE-121038-MS
... hydraulic fracturing shale gas concentration Upstream Oil & Gas gas well hydraulic fracture treatment proppant gas shale gas resource fracture treatment permeability wellbore complex reservoir Arthur shale corrosion inhibitor Chesapeake fracture stimulation shale gas play...
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Paper presented at the SPE Americas E&P Environmental and Safety Conference, March 23–25, 2009
Paper Number: SPE-118706-MS
... is a safer position ( Fig. 1 ). completion equipment wellhead valve Wellhead Valve Actuator master valve hydraulic fracturing engine truck equipment safety hose valve valve actuation personnel injury operation actuator hydraulic system Upstream Oil & Gas truck engine diesel...
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Paper presented at the SPE Americas E&P Environmental and Safety Conference, March 23–25, 2009
Paper Number: SPE-121002-MS
... Abstract This paper presents methods, materials, and equipment that can be used to mix and apply viscous proppant-carrying fluids, on-the-fly, to support hydraulic fracturing processes using a dry-polymer blender. This dry-polymer blending system (DPBS) replaces the liquid-gel concentrate (LGC...
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Paper presented at the SPE Americas E&P Environmental and Safety Conference, March 23–25, 2009
Paper Number: SPE-120980-MS
... hydraulic fracturing Reservoir Characterization structural geology soil amendment pinedale anticline natural gas field habitat seed mix native plant indian ricegrass sandberg bluegrass Pinedale anticline amendment shrub Pinedale Anticline Field seed mix topsoil stockpile sage grouse shrub...
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Paper presented at the E&P Environmental and Safety Conference, March 5–7, 2007
Paper Number: SPE-105555-MS
... management drillstem/well testing Drillstem Testing assurance uniform disposal domain operation assessment pressure response waste subsurface pressure injection wellbore hydraulic fracturing pressure signature injection operation identification CRI operation pressure analysis Upstream Oil...
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Paper presented at the SPE/EPA/DOE Exploration and Production Environmental Conference, March 7–9, 2005
Paper Number: SPE-94236-MS
... manufactures and pumps large volumes of stimulation fluids from the fracturing stimulation vessel into the well. Most operations require at least two work string volumes of fracturing fluid to be reversed out and disposed of. This paper presents the development of a hydraulic fracturing fluid that not only met...
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Paper presented at the SPE/EPA/DOE Exploration and Production Environmental Conference, March 10–12, 2003
Paper Number: SPE-80579-MS
... characteristic hydraulic fracturing petroleum engineer quantity casing and cementing compound enhanced recovery mercury sulfide completion installation and operations dolomitic breccia coarse tank Introduction The exploration of hydrocarbons in the Republic of Croatia started some hundred years...
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Paper presented at the SPE/EPA/DOE Exploration and Production Environmental Conference, March 10–12, 2003
Paper Number: SPE-80587-MS
... Measurement of Hydraulic Fracture Growth ", presented at the 37th U.S. Rock Mechanics Symposium , Vail, CO , 1999 . Keck , R.G. : " Drill Cuttings Injection: A Review of Major Operations and Technical Issues ," paper SPE 77553 presented at the Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition , San...
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Paper presented at the SPE/EPA/DOE Exploration and Production Environmental Conference, March 10–12, 2003
Paper Number: SPE-80590-MS
... Abstract Hydraulic fracturing fluid systems are used to create the required fracture geometry and transport proppant into the fracture with a distribution that allows for the optimum performance of the well. Most systems currently use water-soluble polymers composed of guar or guar derivatives...
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Paper presented at the SPE/EPA/DOE Exploration and Production Environmental Conference, February 26–28, 2001
Paper Number: SPE-66534-MS
... Abstract A fracturing fluid system concentrate has been developed for hydraulic fracturing operations. The concentrate contains a hydrated polymer, a clay-control additive, a surfactant, and buffers. It can be combined readily with water to provide the proper base gel viscosity for the desired...

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