Frack it harder!
Frack it deeper!
Frack it faster!
Frack it cheaper!
Totally frack it up!
Baker Hughes has set its sights on creating “super cracks,” a method of blasting deeper into dense rock to create wider channels. The aim of the technology, branded as DirectConnect, is to better concentrate the pressure of fracking fluids to reach oil or gas farther from the well bore, which existing methods fail to do as effectively.
Like Fracking? You’ll Love ‘Super Fracking’
Oil service companies roll out new technologies to break up more earth more cheaply
By David Wethe
This is my favorite quote from an industry shill in forever. Read it once, then turn it upside down and read it again.
…the wider or deeper fractures that result from super fracking won’t create bigger environmental problems. “No change in fracturing technology would change that,” he says.
David B. Burnett, director of technology at Texas A&M University’s Energy Institute
How do you think we should take that claim, Dear Readers?
- There is no technology that can make a bigger fracking mess than they are already making.
- I am such a shill that even if they go back to fracking with nuclear bombs, I won’t acknowledge any environmental problems.
- You tell me. What does that mean?