Homeowners, researchers and corporations alike are beginning to take a serious look at preventing fracking accidents in America. Depending who you ask, who they work for, and what time of the day it is, you may be met with a large amount of corporate rhetoric when the topic of fracking safety is raised.
Who has the Facts About Fracking Accidents in America?
Alternatively, ask any home owner or concerned individual and they will tell you stories of mysterious illnesses, foul tastes and smells in their tap water… or most shocking of all, they will lead you right into the kitchen and demonstrate how they are able to set the water flowing out of their faucets on fire!
What’s the truth? Is fracking totally safe or is it dangerous? This informational video will explain:
As you can see, not enough information has been made public to make a factual determination on fracking safety.
Despite this, one thing is certain – nobody benefits from contaminated land and water. One of the best ways to prevent fracking accidents due to negligence is to have a properly trained workforce functioning as an organized, streamlined machine.
That is where Business Intuition comes in.
Business Intuition – Preventing Fracking Accidents in America
Keeping the workforce on your fracking job site organized and working uniformly, you need top-tier management software to help streamline operations. With Business Intuition’s fast, easy and efficient Well Management Software, you can better keep track of the small details that can lead to a big fracking mess!
Business Intuiton’s Well Management Software contains tools for managing:
Daily drilling reports
Well cost accounting
Well completion report
Bit tally records
Hosted data solutions
Master data management
A disorganized job site is an easy hurdle to overcome when you use Business Intuition’s Well Management Software! Track multiple statistics across multiple modules on multiple job sites and have instant access to these statistics with a click of your mouse!
You can Count on Business Intuition
Business Intuition is a Dallas / Fort Worth based company, owned by our parent company, Business Intuition. Here at Business Intuition, the focus of our company is geared towards providing oil and gas companies with effective solutions for drilling cost problems!
Our software engineers have a working understanding of the constraints of the oil industry. Our software is designed to help you cut costs at every point during the drilling process.
If you want better control over your drilling costs, and a better understanding of the drilling data, then our software is just the thing you need!
America’s booming shale gas industry has created headlines around the world! We are seeing emerging markets in a growing number of countries centered around hydraulic fracturing for shale gas. As a matter of fact, many experts believe China specifically has immense potential over the next two decades to become an even larger producer of shale gas than the United States of America.
The Chinese are well aware of their positioning, but they have unique obstacles to overcome that we do not in the USA.
BBC News reporting…
Chinese Shale Gas Facts
Before American workers become concerned about a Chinese Shale Gas Revolution, they should remember that the Chinese are new to the process of hydraulic fracturing. Chinese companies have already begun making contact with American workers and are paying top dollar for their expertise… in other words, a Chinese shale gas boom could equal more job opportunities for Americans who would be interested in living abroad on assignment!
Some important facts about the emerging shale gas industry in China:
Chinese shale gas basins are far richer than the USA’s basins
Chinese shale gas is harder to produce than in the USA
China has immense manpower, but lacks experience
China can reduce it’s dependency on high-polluting coal energy
A Chinese Shale Gas boom could create new jobs abroad for Americans
Business Intuition is the Key
It doesn’t matter where you work in the shale gas industry, you can keep your hydraulic fracturing drill site running like clockwork with Business Intuition’s Well Management Software – AFE Management, Bit Records, Daily Drilling Reports, Mud Properties, Wellbore Schematic, Well Completion Report, Well Cost Accounting, Workover Report and a load off of your mind!
Our software is designed to help you cut costs at every point during the drilling process. If you want better control over your drilling costs, and a better understanding of the drilling data, then our software is just the thing you need.
Fracking. A loaded word that has come to carry many, often negative, connotations with it. Most everyone at this point in time has heard of fracking and has a rough idea of what fracking is. Fracking technically speaking is a technique that extracts things like oil and gas from underground rock formations (shale). Fracking has been a huge part of the oil and gas boom in the U.S. and is helping the country come closer to achieving energy independence.
Although there are a myriad of opinions out there about the dangers of fracking, here are four facts you may not have known about fracking:
1. Fracking employs water and sand
Fracking is often presented as being a largely chemical based process. While there are chemicals involved, it is actually almost entirely water and sand being employed. The water and sand are pumped into the ground and constitute of about 99 percent of what is being pumped into the ground.
2. Fracking is useful for more than oil and gas
Fracking can be used in more ways than one. Though oil and gas are the ones that get the most air time, fracking is also used in geothermal energy production and for stimulating the production of water wells.
3. Fracking is old technology
The patent for fracking was issued all the way back in 1949. It has simply gained in momentum in more recent years. However, there has been commercial use of fracking since the early 1950’s and since its start approximately 90 percent of U.S. wells were fracked.
4. Fracking raises the price of certain foods
Although fracking mostly employs sand and water, it also uses guar gum. Guar gum is a product used in many common foods such as baked goods, dairy products, meat condiments, canned soup, instant oatmeal, animal feed and more. With the rise in fracking, there has also been a rise in the cost of guar gum which has caused a rise in the prices of certain foods that use guar gum as an ingredient.
Although fracking will continue to be a controversial topic to be debated politically, these four fracking facts are lesser known, but interesting tidbits in the conversation of fracking.
There are a lot of precautions companies must take when it comes to drilling for oil or gas. Well management involves the monitoring and reduction of harmful effects associated with oil drilling rigs, such as the release of formation fluid into the atmosphere. Formation fluids are gases or liquids that naturally occur in the earth. Natural gas and crude oil are examples of formation fluids.
Why is Well Management Necessary?
One of the biggest goals of well management is to prevent formation fluid from entering into the wellbore. The wellbore is a hole drilled for the purpose of exploring or unearthing natural resources such as gas, oil, or water.
When formation fluid enters into the wellbore, this is known as a kick. A kick occurs when there is not enough pressure in the column of drilling fluid to overcome the pressure of the fluids being exerted by the formation that is being drilled. If a kick cannot be controlled, a blowout can occur. A blowout causes oil or gas to gush uncontrollably out of the well. During a blowout, an accidental spark can ignite the blowout, causing a catastrophic fire.
Blowouts commonly occur when the right equipment isn’t properly deployed, rig crews are poorly trained, or just from using poor practices. Well management is designed to prevent the occurrence of kicks or to prevent blowouts in the event that a kick does occur.
Well Management Software
Well management software is often used to collect and analyze data related to the drilling process such as mud properties, bit tally, and drilling depth per day. Software is also used to create wellbore schematics in order to better plan the well and to get a more accurate picture of the well once it is completed. By having a concise image of the wellbore, companies are able to make more sound judgments about the well’s future.