• 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

    Learn More About Casing
    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.

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FracFocus machine-readable data now available!

FracFocus is pleased to announce the release of disclosure data to the public in machine-readable (SQL) format.

By clicking the button below you may download a ZIP file that contains a copy of the disclosure database.

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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.

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Find Well

Search for nearby well sites that have been hydraulically fractured to see what chemicals were used in the process.

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FAQs
  • How can my company become a FracFocus participating company and begin entering records?

    To become a “FracFocus” participating company please follow the instructions below:

     •     Open the website www.hydraulicfracturingdisclosure.org 

         Click on Register in the menu on the right hand side of the home page

         Complete the form and submit

         Wait for a confirmation e-mail

         Establish yourself as a Supervisor and a Data Submitter

         Assign other Supervisors and Data Submitters (as necessary)

         Download the Excel template

         Begin entering and submitting records

    Please note that only 1 representative per company is allowed but any number of supervisors and data submitters can be approved.  At present, representatives must work for the company that is to be registered.  For security reasons, the system cannot accommodate third party agents.

    You can obtain further information about registration and system usage from the Quick How To Guide

  • Do states conduct ongoing testing of water wells and oil and gas well construction?

    It depends on the state. When it comes to water wells, many states have water well construction standards but not routine testing requirements. As regards the construction of oil and gas wells, all states have well construction requirements.  These can be reviewed by going to the Regulations by State page, selecting the state in question and then selecting View Regulations.

  • How much water is used in hydraulic fracturing?

    This varies from well to well and depends upon the well configuration (vertical or horizontal), the number of stages fractured, and the specific characteristics of the formation being fractured.  In vertical wells with a single fractured stage it is not uncommon to use less than 50,000 gallons of water during a fracture job, while a multi interval fracture job in a horizontal well can use several million gallons of water.  Read more...

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4/12/2016 FracFocus Celebrates Its 5th Anniversary

Oklahoma City, OK - Five years ago, the Ground Water Protection Council and Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission partnered with a vision to provide the public a one-stop site to access information on chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing operations by location. The partners launched FracFocus.org, the national hydraulic fracturing chemical disclosure registry on April 11, 2011.

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