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Shale gas

Shale gas is natural gas produced from shale which has become an increasingly important source of energy due to recent development with drilling technology that makes the extraction of shale gas economically viable.

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Oil War of 2014

Energy; Shale gas

The Oil War of 2014 was a global competition for oil market share between traditional oil producing countries led by the OPEC and the surging US shale producers. Starting in June 2014, oil prices on ...

Mechanical integrity

Energy; Shale gas

An injection well has mechanical integrity if: (1) there is no significant leak in the casing, tubing, or packer (internal mechanical integrity) and (2) there is no significant fluid movement into an ...

Produced water

Energy; Shale gas

After the drilling and fracturing of the well are completed, water is produced along with the natural gas. Some of this water is returned fracturing fluid and some is natural formation water. These ...

Natural gas

Energy; Shale gas

A naturally occurring mixture of hydrocarbon and non-hydrocarbon gases in porous formations beneath the Earth's surface, often in association with petroleum. The principal constituent is methane.

Hydraulic fracturing water lifecycle

Energy; Shale gas

The lifecycle of water in the hydraulic fracturing process, encompassing the acquisition of water, chemical mixing of the fracturing fluid, injection of the fluid into the formation, the production ...

Naturally occurring radioactive materials

Energy; Shale gas

All radioactive elements found in the environment, including long-lived radioactive elements such as uranium, thorium, and potassium and any of their decay products, such as radium and radon.

Hydraulic fracturing

Energy; Shale gas

The process of using high pressure to pump sand-laden gelled fluid into subsurface rock formations in order to improve flow into a wellbore.

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