GIS based location optimization for mobile produced water treatment facilities in shale gas operations
Over 60% of the nation's total energy is supplied by oil and natural gas together and this demand for energy will continue to grow in the future (Radler et al. 2012). The growing demand is pushing the exploration and exploitation of onshore oil and natural gas reservoirs. Hydraulic fracturing has proven to not only create jobs and achieve economic growth, but also has proven to exert a lot of stress on natural resources--such as water. As water is one of the most important factors in the world of hydraulic fracturing, proper fluids management during the development of a field of operation is ...
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