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API HF1, Hydraulic Fracturing Operations-Well Construction and Integrity Guidelines, First Edition/October 2009

The purpose of this document is to provide guidance and highlight industry recommended practices for well construction and integrity for those wells that will be hydraulically fractured. The guidance provided here will help to ensure that shallow groundwater aquifers and the environment will be protected, while also enabling economically viable development of oil and natural gas resources.


  • Hydraulic Fracturing