May 14, 2011
Exponent is pleased to feature the newest edition of the Environmental Perspectives Newsletter - Navigating the Regulatory and Management Uncertainty Underlying Hydraulic Fracturing.
Hydraulic fracturing (often called “fracking”) of oil and gas wells has been understood and used for more
than 60 years. Fracking is a stimulation operation in which fluids are pumped at sufficiently high pressure
through a well casing to create new fractures in rock or to open existing natural fractures in low permeability
formations, so that greater volumes of oil or natural gas can be produced. This technique has led to the
development of unconventional gas reservoirs and reassessment of the recoverable reserves of natural gas
in the U.S.
Read more about hydraulic fracturing.