Recent shale news


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Images: Mike Wilkins, Ohio State University

Top:  Bacterial culture isolated from shale wells, incubated in a titanium cell under high pressures and temperatures.

Bottom: Cross section of hydraulic fracturing process.

New Life for Fracturing Wells – asme.org

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Some of the natural gas produced by shale wells may actually be produced by microbial life introduced during the fracturing process.


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