Why use sand with fracking is a question some of the land owners are asking. This has become a topic amongst many land owners that are located on the Marcellus shale deposit in the northeastern portion of America.
The reason is rather simple. Frac sand is a very same but dense substance that is readily available. This makes this material rather inexpensive. It can be found in many deposits across the nation, including in the northeast part of the United States and in the Texas region.
The shape of this sand does vary from the different deposits from round to irregular. This does not matter or interfere with its use as frac sand. Sand or silica is not water soluble. This is a very important characteristic of frac sand and why it is the medium of choice for hydrofracking. Since it does not dissolve in any capacity, it is always suspended.
Since frac sand has this characteristic of always being suspended, it flows into the crevices and fractures that are created when the well is placed under pressure during the hydrofracking process. Once the pressure is relieved, the frac sand stays in place. This keeps the fractures open and allows the oil and natural gas to escape into the well’s main reservoir.
Once the oil and natural gas is in the main reservoir, it can be extracted by normal means and collected for processing.
The frac sand does come out during the pressure release of the fracking process, but not during the extraction of the oil and natural gas. This makes it ideal for fracking.
Why use sand with fracking is because it is the perfect medium in price and characteristic properties to perform the necessary job that is required.
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