FracFocus is continuing to evolve and expand its performance and versatility by providing more than a dozen enhancements including:
• Expand the public’s ability to search records
• Improve data accuracy
• Provide extraction of data in a “machine readable” format
• Update educational information on chemical use, oil & gas production and potential environmental impacts
These upgrades will be designed to dramatically enhance the site’s functionality for the public, state regulatory agencies and industry users.
Adding more participating companies and reported wells from across the country, FracFocus’ continued success is the result of state and federal government agencies and the oil and natural gas industry to provide public transparency.
This technique uses a specially blended liquid which is pumped into a well under extreme pressure causing cracks in rock formations underground. These cracks in the rock then allow oil and natural gas to flow, increasing resource production.
Casing is the multiple layers of steel and cement inside the drilled hole used to protect water aquifers. The specific length, thickness, strength and composition of casing is regulated at the state level.
Illustration Courtesy of the Texas Oil & Gas Association.
Use the interactive map to find regulations per state as well as contact information for groundwater protection and oil and natural gas production.
Groundwater Protection: Priority Number One
Oil and natural gas producers have stringent requirements for how wells must be completed. The genesis of these requirements is water safety.
Casing is the first line of defense used to protect freshwater aquifers.More About Groundwater Protection »