Virtual Tour of Fracking Operations from FracTracker Alliance

by Duane Nichols on April 16, 2016

FracTracker Alliance staff meeting

Explore a Fracking Operation — Virtually (like being there)!

From a Video Program by Samantha Malone, et al, FracTraker Alliance

FracTracker Mission –

The FracTracker Alliance shares maps, data, and analyses to communicate impacts of the global oil and gas industry and informs actions that positively shape our energy future.

FracTracker Vision –

FracTracker is a leading resource on oil and gas issues and a trusted asset to the concerned public.

Read our Data Statement below for more information.

FracTracker Data Statement —

How We Use Date — A fundamental emphasis of is to increase transparency of and access to data and information relating to unconventional oil and natural gas development. Toward this end, we adhere to the following principles:

We respect data privacy; We acknowledge a variety of goals by end users; We collect, share, and utilize a continuum of data – from agency data sets to crowd-sourced data; We strive to make the data we use in mapping and analysis easily available to our users via the data downloads section of our website.

On Meta Data –

To help our users understand and evaluate the data on our site we provide open forums for comment and provide metadata – a systematic description of the dataset when used in our maps or analyses. Metadata addresses:

Who is responsible for the original content; What is included in the dataset and what abbreviations stand for; When the events in the data took place; Where the data features are located; How the data may have been altered from the original, if at all.

On Open Data –

Finally, we believe in the concept of open data – that certain data should be freely available to everyone to use and republish as they wish, with as few restrictions as possible.

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From Samantha Malone, et al, FracTracker Alliance, 2016

Modern oil and gas extraction no longer involves just a well, pump, and tank. The process can be so overwhelmingly complex that in lieu of taking a tour in person, it helps to explore each stage through photos. On this page you will find a virtual guide to the process of unconventional oil and gas extraction, as shown through the eyes of our Community Liaison, Bill Hughes. Eventually we will add a section on frac sand mining and transport, as well as other ancillary sectors.

Scroll down this page to explore the 14 key processes by section. Use the right & left arrows in each section to advance the images.

1.  Introduction

2.  Site Prep

3.  Drilling overview

4.  Well Casing & Cementing

5.  Completions & Hydraulic Fracturing

6.  Storage & Impoundments

7.  Hydraulic Fracturing Pumps & Mixers

8.  Sand Cans, Kings, & Castles

9.  Fracturing Chemicals, Trucks, & Totes

10. After Production: Flaring, Well Heads, Storage Tanks

11. Production Separators

12. Multipurpose Equipment

13. Pipelines & Compressors

14. Waste Disposal

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