Toward better hydraulic fracturing fluids and their application in energy production

A review of sustainable technologies and reduction of potential environmental impacts

Lashun Thomas, Hansong Tang, Dilhan Kalyon, Seda Aktas, J. Daniel Arthur, Jens Blotevogel, J. William Carey, Archie Filshill, Pengcheng Fu, Grace Hsuan, Thomas Hu, Daniel Soeder, Subhash Shah, Radisav D. Vidic, Michael H. Young

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Abstract

Recent advances in hydraulic fracturing, in conjunction with horizontal drilling, have enabled large-scale extraction of natural gas and oil from shale formations. Despite its advances and enormous economic benefits, opportunities remain to increase hydraulic fracturing efficiency and minimize potential environmental impacts. This review specifically examines three key themes associated with development and utilization of hydraulic fracturing fluids: 1) characteristics and behavior of fracturing fluids, 2) understanding and predicting migration and fate of fracturing fluids, 3) technologies to reduce environmental impact of fracturing fluids. The paper discusses key and new techniques and findings on rheology of hydrogel-based fluids, high fidelity simulation of propagation transport, potential environmental impacts, geosynthetics in mitigating contamination, and greener fracturing fluids. It is indicated that future development relies on advances in understanding of physical processes, modeling capabilities, and monitoring techniques.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)793-803
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Petroleum Science and Engineering
Volume173
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2019

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Environmental impact
environmental impact
fluid
Horizontal drilling
horizontal drilling
Shale
Rheology
Hydrogels
geosynthetics
Natural gas
rheology
Contamination
hydraulic fracturing
energy production
natural gas
shale
Economics

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology
  • Fuel Technology

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Thomas, Lashun ; Tang, Hansong ; Kalyon, Dilhan ; Aktas, Seda ; Arthur, J. Daniel ; Blotevogel, Jens ; Carey, J. William ; Filshill, Archie ; Fu, Pengcheng ; Hsuan, Grace ; Hu, Thomas ; Soeder, Daniel ; Shah, Subhash ; Vidic, Radisav D. ; Young, Michael H. / Toward better hydraulic fracturing fluids and their application in energy production : A review of sustainable technologies and reduction of potential environmental impacts. In: Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering. 2019 ; Vol. 173. pp. 793-803.
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Toward better hydraulic fracturing fluids and their application in energy production : A review of sustainable technologies and reduction of potential environmental impacts. / Thomas, Lashun; Tang, Hansong; Kalyon, Dilhan; Aktas, Seda; Arthur, J. Daniel; Blotevogel, Jens; Carey, J. William; Filshill, Archie; Fu, Pengcheng; Hsuan, Grace; Hu, Thomas; Soeder, Daniel; Shah, Subhash; Vidic, Radisav D.; Young, Michael H.

In: Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, Vol. 173, 01.02.2019, p. 793-803.

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