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GEO Physics Europe

Reflection or Refraction?

Taking advantage of joint acquisition and processing techniques: a case study in the Barents Sea Bjørnøya Basin.
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Simple Guides Collection

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A collection of articles, written by experienced practitioners, with the goal of providing concise and readable summaries of their specialist area of expertise.
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History of Oil Worldwide

Unlocking the Earth - A Short History of Hydraulic Fracturing

The recent shale gas boom is a reminder that the effective use of hydraulic fracturing in shale formations is a relatively new phenomenon. However, this ‘fracking’ (also called 'fracing’ or ‘fraccing’ in the technical literature) has been around for longer than many people realise, and the use of unconventional techniques to extract oil and gas from the ground has developed over more than 150 years.
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