Is Acoustic Energy Fracking The End of Frack Pumps?


A team of researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory are using a combination of neutron and x-ray scattering to make hydraulic fracturing safer and more efficient. They want to improve fracking, by blasting well surfaces, or bores, with acoustic energy, which would enhance the ability of fracking to penetrate fractures in wells and drastically reduce the amounts of water and chemicals needed. –

This is not the first time we have heard of a game changing idea, RocketFrac Services Ltd a highly-driven Canadian company focused on the development of innovative well stimulation tools. RocketFrac has designed a break-through fracing technology allowing for economically efficient and environmentally friendly oil and gas recovery without the need for water or proppant. –

Are the Days of large footprint frac fleets numbered? Currently fracking is the highest cost of oil recovery , higher than drilling. It makes sense that big oil is looking for cost cuts in the frac stimulation, aka completions. Time to look for another job?

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