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Updated October 2016

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Introduction to Fracing

Introduction to FracingHydraulic fracturing, as the name implies, is the process of breaking something with a hydraulic force. In terms of oil and gas, hydraulic fracturing, commonly known as ‘fracing’, is the process of pumping special fluids at very high flow rates and pressures into a well, in order to fracture and prop open the rock formation. From the first fracing jobs in the 1860s to modern operations, this course covers why and how we frac and explains what a typical fracing operation entails.

Approximate duration: 30 minutes.

By the end of this course, you should be able to:

  • Define the process of fracing
  • Explain why fracturing operations are carried out
  • Describe a typical fracing operation
  • Identify the hazards, risks and controls that apply to fracing

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