18 Apr '12, 4pm

Fracking and the Natural Gas “Shale Gale”: In the real world, outside the echo chamber of Silicon Valley's cle...

Fracking and the Natural Gas “Shale Gale”: In the real world, outside the echo chamber of Silicon Valley's cle...

Jason Bryant, the Environment Solutions Tenet Manager at Halliburton spoke on the topic of hydraulic fracking fluid. Halliburton is a service provider to the hydraulic fracking industry and made the case that the fluid injected into these reservoirs is safe for the environment and peoples' health -- despite the claims of the media and Hollywood. Bryant said, "There are a couple of reasons why we are able to produce from these reservoirs: directional drilling and multiple zones of hydraulic fracturing to supply more flow paths to the well." The other enabler of the fracking process is the fluid itself, which Bryant claimed was made up of 99 percent water and sand. The remaining one percent can include a gelling agent, a breaker, a crosslinker, a surfactant, and a biocide. The biocide is used to inhibit microbial growth at the gelling agent and is considered safe for contact...

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grist.org 07 Apr '12, 12pm

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