Hydraulic Fracking Overview (Video)

Hydraulic Fracking Overview (Video)

Hydraulic fracturing is the propagation of fractures in a rock layer caused by the presence of a pressurized fluid.

 

Hydraulic fracturing is the propagation of fractures in a rock layer caused by the presence of a pressurized fluid. Hydraulic fractures may form naturally, as in the case of veins or dikes, or may be man-made in order to release petroleum, natural gas, coal seam gas, or other substances for extraction, where the technique is often called fracking or hydrofracking.