Finding New Tools for Tracing Fracking Impacts

By LAURA LEGERE | May 29, 2013

  • May 29, 2013 at 3:28 pm
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    >>“Whether you are Matt Damon or the president of Halliburton, for different reasons you should be interested in this,”<<

    Why juxtapose Matt Damon and Haliburton?

    Are they somehow at odds?

    Matt's recent feature length tirade against fracking was paid for by the Saudis. Not because oil is bad, but in the Saudi view, US oil and gas are bad. In other words, they ahte competition.

    And of course, Haliburton pumps Saudi oil because they are too lazy and stupid to do it themselves.

    So your little make believe cause remains incoherent.

  • June 12, 2013 at 8:49 am
    KSUIE says:
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    I guess the developer of this nano particle tracer, and the writer of the article never considered the fact that an aquifer essentially has infinitely more fluid than a frac job, so the dilution of the tracer would be so dramatic that in order to run a detectable amount of tracer you would have to pump excessive amounts of material on the frac job to the detriment of the entire purpose of a frac job. Not to mention that unconventional reservoirs where the majority of development is currently underway are thousands of feet below any aquifers and completely impossible to communicate with barring a casing or cement failure.

  • June 12, 2013 at 11:06 am
    Chilly says:
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    True story.

    I was talking to a guy at the local college and fracking came up. He said it’s great if you like polluted aquifers. I asked him how many feet below the aquifer the oil is, and he had no clue. He didn’t even know how far down aquifers are. He didn’t know the average depth of an oil well, didn’t know that fracking had been going on for decades and had been used tens of thousands of times, and more.

    Then he said he had to go because he was conducting a seminar about the evils of fracking.

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