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A framework for assessing water and proppant use and flowback water extraction associated with development of continuous petroleum resources

Fact Sheet 2014-3010

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DOI: 10.3133/fs20143010

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Abstract

The U.S. Geological Survey is developing approaches for the quantitative assessment of water and proppant involved with possible future production of continuous petroleum deposits. The assessment approach is an extension of existing U.S. Geological Survey petroleum-assessment methods, and it aims to provide objective information that helps decision makers understand the tradeoffs inherent in resource-development decisions. This fact sheet provides an overview of U.S. Geological Survey assessments for quantities of water and proppant required for drilling and hydraulic fracturing and for flowback water extracted with petroleum; the report also presents the form of the intended assessment output information.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
A framework for assessing water and proppant use and flowback water extraction associated with development of continuous petroleum resources
Series title:
Fact Sheet
Series number:
2014-3010
DOI:
10.3133/fs20143010
Year Published:
2014
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location:
Reston, VA
Contributing office(s):
Central Energy Resources Science Center
Description:
Report: 5 p.; Printed version
Number of Pages:
5
Online Only (Y/N):
N