Saturday, October 2, 2010
GE Working on Water Solution for Fracking
TREVOSE, Pa., Sep 30, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Further advancing a solution for unconventional gas production, GE today introduced a mobile evaporator, specifically designed to help natural gas producers recycle untreated waters that result from the hydraulic fracturing process at the well site. GE's new, completely mobilized evaporator is energy efficient, fully transportable, cost effective and will enable onsite frac water recycling, reducing the volume of wastewater and fresh water that needs to be hauled to and from the site.There are massive amounts of natural gas and oil buried deep below the earth's surface in shale reservoirs, which lack the natural permeability to flow to the surface for recovery. The process of hydraulic fracturing, which involves creating small fractures in the rock surrounding the reservoirs in order to create a path through which the natural gas and oil can flow, has enabled production from oil and gas resources that were otherwise thought unrecoverable.
Posted by Larry at 12:01 AM