BAKKEN OIL BUSINESS JOURNAL

Feb/March15

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Read online @ B A K K E N O I L B I Z . C O M / d i g i t a l - j o u r n a l 23 Providing cultural resource inventories and GPR services throughout the Great Plains, our services include: • NEPA & NHPA compliance assistance • Archaeological inventories • Native American consultation • Architectural history • Preservation compliance • Interpretive planning • Interdisciplinary GIS mapping and geoprocessing analysis Have a project? Contact us. 1632 Capitol Way, Bismarck 58501 701-663-5521 | info@bcarch.org WHERE PROGRESS MEETS PRESERVATION after the pressure is released. In some res- ervoirs, sand may not be strong enough to hold the fractures open, and more durable synthetic proppants can be used instead. Once propped open, the fracture allows oil and gas that would otherwise be trapped in the rock to flow to the wellbore and then to the surface. The fluids injected during the fracking pro- cess have generated considerable contro- versy. While water and proppant are the main ingredients, other additives are usually included to improve the performance of the well. These additives sometimes include toxic chemicals, albeit in dilute solution. More con- troversially, some oil and gas companies do not want to divulge the exact ingredients in their fluids, deeming the recipes to be trade secrets. Many states have maintained trade ➤ continued pg 24 Photo by Travis Dewitz - travisdewitz.com/crude-oil ➤ continued from pg 22

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