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Always Read the comments; that’s where the patents are.
You might have read last week that Schlumberger has patented a new fiber propant for fracking that will eliminate “allow for improved proppant suspension” and reduce the amount of sand and water needed.
Reduce Footprint Without Sacrificing Production
HiWAY flow-channel hydraulic fracturing significantly increases fracture conductivity while reducing water and proppant consumption. This means higher short- and long-term production, simpler logistics, and a smaller operational footprint.
In a joint law enforcement effort with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the District Attorney’s Highway Interdiction Officer, and Live Oak County Sheriff’s Office, they were able to confiscate 2,036 pounds of marijuana hidden in two pickups with “Schlumberger” marked on their doors, said Live Oak Sheriff Larry Busby.
Busby said an officer from Jim Wells County called to alert Live Oak County officers that they had stopped a truck marked with Schlumberger on the doors that was carrying hundreds of pounds of marijuana in the bed and truck box. The officers believed another similarly marked truck was heading north and could possibly be on FM 3162.