A process called forward-osmosis is applied to clean water used in hydraulic fracturing.
Researchers estimate that for every gallon of water used to frac for natural gas, Texas saved 33 gallons of water by using that gas for electricity generation.
The industry is divided on hydraulic fracturing technology. An objective view is needed to sort out the confusion and decide on best processes.
Developers of a new technology say the process can remove nearly all organic materials from produced water.
A polymer, which replaces guar in fracing fluid, has been utilized by Halliburton in Magnum Hunter’s wells in the Eagle Ford, resulting in higher flow back and improved production.