I recently blogged about an industry presentation where they brag about–among other horrors–a new 12 stage frack that uses 18,000 barrels of water per stage for a total of 9,072,000 gallons for all 12 stages.
Now they have a new 40 stage frack.
“The industry continues to push the limits of total frac stages in horizontal completions in the Bakken Shale and other unconventional reservoirs, and Baker Hughes is supporting this effort with consistent technology advancements,” said Paul Butero, president of the US Land region for Baker Hughes. “We are excited about the potential of FracPoint EX-C—the latest in our completion systems specifically designed for horizontal shale completions—to push the production boundaries from unconventional reservoirs.”
“Disposing used water into deep injection wells essentially removes it from the active hydrologic cycle. Conceivably, it could return to the active cycle at some very distant point in the future (speaking in geologic terms, well beyond human time frames.)” Paul Hudak, Ph.D. Hydrologist