Industry can’t keep their story straight. They get things all mixed up when talking about hydraulic fracturing. The questions are simple:
- Hydraulic fracturing: Precise or imprecise?
- Horizontal hydraulic fracturing: oil technology or new technology?
On slide #6 they clear up one of the frequent lies industry and our regulators like to tell us: They have been hydraulic fracturing gas wells for 60 years. That’s only partially true.
Initially, the Barnett Shale was developed with vertical wells.
Horizontal wells were introduced in 2002 and have become the dominant well design choice.
There’s more at the link above that shows just how new this technology is.
Well now they’re starting to drill in Tennessee in the Chattanooga Shale. They have a brand new shiny website singing the praises of the “new stimulation techniques like fracturing and horizontal drilling.”