Industrialized Cyclist Notepad


North American Shale Plays

Via EIA.


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This WSJ chart casts doubt on the TRC’s Eagle Ford ruling

via http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970204528204577009930222847246.html



Texas Railroad Commission says there’s enough water for Eagle Ford fracking
January 28, 2012, 05:00
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According to http://www.rigzone.com/news/article.asp?a_id=114624&hmpn=1

But check the math. The figures below come from the article.

— 540,000 acre feet in the aquifer when the fracking began.

— 30,000 acre feet per year used by fracking at peak demand.

— fracking supposedly accounts for only 6% of total aquifer usage. Agriculture takes 65%.

This implies that the entire aquifer would be consumed within a few years.

Even if the frack water amounted to 25% of water usage, the aquifer would be gone in under five years. I have seen claims of up to 40% frack water usage in S. Texas — if that’s true, and the other figures are true, the aquifer would be gone in seven or eight years.

In any case, something’s not adding up here.



Shortage of fracking sand

…a.k.a. proppant. Didn’t see that one coming, Baker Hughes didn’t either apparently.

http://www.businessweek.com/news/2012-01-24/baker-hughes-says-fracking-shortages-hurt-profit-margin.html



Shale gas drilling

From a detailed article at Rigzone. http://www.rigzone.com/news/article.asp?a_id=113890&hmpn=1