Hydraulic fracturing

What is Hydraulic fracturing?

Hydraulic fracturing meaning Fracturing of rock at depth with fluid pressure. Hydraulic fracturing at depth may be accomplished by pumping water into a well at very high pressures. Under natural conditions, vapor pressure may rise high enough to cause fracturing in a process known as hydrothermal brecciation.


reference: Glossary – U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

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