Cementing: Seal for Safety
Oil and natural gas well construction relies on multiple layers of steel and cement barriers to isolate energy production from groundwater.
A Few Weeks Work - Decades of Energy
The drilling and hydraulic fracturing techniques used to access oil and natural gas trapped in shale rock only account for a tiny fraction of the lifespan of a typical well.
Going a Mile Below
Natural gas wells go thousands of feet below the earth's surface and groundwater supplies to free trapped natura gas in shale rock.
Government Policies are Stopping or Delaying Development
Government policies are stopping or delaying development of domestic oil and natural gas resources necessary to power our nation’s economy, create jobs and enhance America’s energy security.
Improving Hydraulic Fracturing with Reusing Produced Water
In the Marcellus, about 10% to 30% of the fluid used to fracture a well returns to the surface and is captured with produced gas. This fluid is called produced water.
Powering a Manufacturing Renaissance
U.S. oil and gas companies are using innovative production techniques to unlock natural gas trapped deep below the surface in shale rock.
Protecting Groundwater during Hydraulic Fracturing
Explore the many ways the oil and natural gas industry use the latest technologies to help protect groundwater during the hydraulic fracturing process.
Reducing Surface Footprint with Horizontal Drilling
American oil and gas producers have deployed new technologies to provide access to trapped oil and gas once thought inaccessible. The combination of horizontal drilling with hydraulic fracturing has provided the country with a vast new supply of natural gas and increased domestic oil production.
Shale Story: Arkansas
Development of the Fayetteville Shale in Arkansas has been an economic boon for the state. Production of natural gas from the Fayetteville has pumped billions of dollars into the state’s economy and generated tens of thousands of jobs.
Shale Story: Barnett
Texas' Barnett Shale is the birthplace of America's shale revolution.