Hydraulic fracturing: the design & testing of a method for fracking under laboratory conditions

Roper, Samuel (2014) Hydraulic fracturing: the design & testing of a method for fracking under laboratory conditions. BEng dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    This project looks at replicating hydraulic fracturing under laboratory conditions. The goal was to design and test a method that can be repeated by following the steps designed and will allow the user to conduct their own controlled fracking experiments. Initially commercial fracking was studied in detail and a methodology was outlined which was thought to best replicate the conditions. Testing of the experiment showed that adaptations were needed to keep the experiment as accurate as possible and the original methodology evolved into the step by step guide for conducting hydraulic fracturing under laboratory condition that the testing proved to be repeatable and accurate.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Technology > School of Civil Engineering and Surveying
    Depositing User: Beth Atkins
    Date Deposited: 16 Jan 2015 14:57
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 12:47
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/16461

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