Definitions

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  • v. To use hydraulic fracturing (fraccing)
  • adj. Relating to or denoting hydraulic fracturing
  • n. Frac job.
  • n. Fracture.
  • n. Fracturing.
  • n. Fraction
  • n. Fractioning

Etymologies

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From English hydrofracking.

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Abbreviation of frac job.

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Abbreviation of fracture.

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Abbreviation of fraction.

Examples

  • In regard to “Toxic Chemicals” in frac fluids – plain old water and sand comprise over 99.5% of the frac fluids.

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  • Some of the things we have done to maintain competitive advantage and cope with the current cycle include: negotiate a better pricing for material and transportation, mobilized equipment from service centers with declining demand to areas where demand is stronger to optimize utilization and retain our best people, committed to a long-term frac sand supply agreement providing us with substantial cost savings for this important material, established four specialized sales teams, each with specific expertise, and developing completion solutions for some of the most attractive plays in the country.

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  • Hydraulic fracturing, known as frac'ing, of oil and gas wells has been a common practice for decades yet little is understood about this complex, and potentially very dangerous well treating practice.

    Robert L. Cavnar: The Hydraulic Fracturing Dilemma, and Danger

  • If inhaled, crystalline silica, a building block in so-called frac sand, is a potential carcinogen and can cause lung and other diseases, according to the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

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  • According to news reports, three oil and gas firms are lobbying to have language inserted into the bill that would reinforce states 'authority over the technique known as frac'ing.

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  • With a slick water frac you always like to have what you call a complex frac, which is just a lot of micro fractures and not necessarily a lot of wing length.

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  • Hydraulic Fracturing, also known as frac'ing, is the process of using high pressure fluids to crack rock formations thousands of feet below the surface in order to retrieve a today announced its preliminary capital expenditure budget for 2010, a significant acreage development.

    WN.com - Articles related to Exxon can void deal to buy XTO Energy if drilling method is restricted

  • Hydraulic Fracturing, also known as frac'ing, is the process of using high pressure fluids to crack rock formations thousands of feet below the surface in order to retrieve a today announced its preliminary capital expenditure budget for 2010, a significant acreage Bhopal have held a vigil to mark 25 years since a deadly chemical leak in the city caused the world's worst industrial

    WN.com - Business News

  • Hydraulic Fracturing, also known as frac'ing, is the process of using high pressure fluids to crack rock formations thousands of feet below the surface in order to retrieve a greater amount of oil and gas resources than would otherwise be recovered.

    Denver Post: News: Breaking: Local

  • Proponents of the FRAC Act say the industry must be forced to disclose exactly what chemicals it uses in the "hydraulic fracturing" process, also known as frac'ing.

    Aspen Times - Top Stories

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