Hydraulic Fracturing Impacts and Technologies: A Multidisciplinary Perspective serves as an introduction to hydraulic fracturing and provides balanced coverage of its benefits and potential negative effects. Presenting a holistic assessment of hydraulic fracturing and its environmental impacts, this book chronicles the history and development of unconventional oil and gas production and describes the risks associated with the use of these technologies. More specifically, it addresses hydraulic fracturing’s use and dependence on large amounts of water as a fracturing medium. It examines the limits of reusing flowback and produced water, explores cost-effective ways to clean or effectively dispose of water used in fracturing, and provides suggestions for the efficient use, discovery, and recycle potential of non-potable water. Utilizing a team of experts from industry and academia, the text provides readers with a multiple lens approach—incorporating various perspectives and solutions surrounding this evolving technology.
Hydraulic Fracturing Impacts and Technologies: A Multidisciplinary Perspective brings together experts from disciplines that include petroleum, civil, and environmental engineering; environmental sciences chemistry toxicology; law; media; and communications; and provides readers with a multidisciplinary outlook and unbiased, scientifically credible solutions to issues surrounding hydraulic fracturing operations.
"… this book highlights the need to integrate analysis of technologies with environmental and societal impact considerations… for the professionals working within the industry, it also emphasizes what issues need to be addressed, and how those issues should be addressed, in order to potentially convince the public and policy makers that fracture stimulation can be used safely without risking environmental damage, public health issues and overuse/contamination of precious water resources."
—Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering, 2016
Overview of Hydraulic Fracturing Operations and Technologies; George E. King
Economic Impact of the Permian Basin’s Oil and Gas Industry;Bradley T. Ewing, Marshall C. Watson, Terry McInturff, and Russell N. McInturff
From Property Rights to Endangered Species: Legal Issues Surrounding Hydraulic Fracturing;William R. Keffer, J. Randall Miller, J. Berton Fisher, Taylor Stevenson, Jeff Garrett, Adrianne Waddell, and Kyle Cook
Looking into the Crystal Ball: Potential New EPA Hydraulic Fracturing Rules Impacting Unconventional Oil and Gas Production from Shale Plays;Ron Truelove
Commentary on Health and Environmental Risks from Hydraulic Fracturing;David Klein, Jennifer Knaack, and Audra Morse
Health and Environment Risks from Oil and Gas Development;Anne C. Epstein
Addressing Concerns about Impacts from Unconventional Drilling Using Advanced Analytical Chemistry;Doug D. Carlton Jr., Zacariah L. Hildenbrand, Brian E. Fontenot, and Kevin A. Schug
Water Availability in the Permian Basin Region of West Texas;Venkatesh Uddameri, and Danny Reible,
Reuse and Recycling of Flowback and Produced Waters;John H. Williams, Danny Reible, Roxana Darvari, Tony Vercellino, and Audra Morse
Impact of Hydraulic Fracturing on Transportation Infrastructure;Sanjaya Senadheera
GIS-Based Assessment of Wastewater Disposal Impacts in Permian Basin, Texas;Elma Annette Hernandez, Sreeram Singaraju, Abdullah Karim, Jorge Ruiz de Viñaspre, and Venkatesh Uddameri
Challenges and Opportunities for Increasing Guar Production in the United States to Support Unconventional Oil and Gas Production;Noureddine Abidi, Sumedha Liyanage, Dick Auld, Robert K. Imel, Lewis Norman, Kulbhushan Grover, Sangu Angadi, Sudhir Singla, and Calvin Trostle
Characterization of the Properties of Guar Gum to Improve Hydraulic Fracturing Efficiencies;Noureddine Abidi and Sumedha Liyanage
Communicating Fracturing Impacts and Technologies: Assessment, Public Understanding, and Theoretical Linkages;Shawna White, Glenn Cummins, Melanie Sarge, and Erik P. Bucy
Multidisciplinary Teams as Mechanisms of Accountability: Neutralizing the Emotions and Politics of Hydraulic Fracturing Research;Kay J. Tindle, Daniel Marangoni, and Anna Thomas Young