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Data Series 868

Data Regarding Hydraulic Fracturing Distributions and Treatment Fluids, Additives, Proppants, and Water Volumes Applied to Wells Drilled in the United States from 1947 through 2010

By Tanya J. Gallegos and Brian A. Varela

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Comprehensive, published, and publicly available data regarding the extent, location, and character of hydraulic fracturing in the United States are scarce. The objective of this data series is to publish data related to hydraulic fracturing in the public domain. The spreadsheets released with this data series contain derivative datasets aggregated temporally and spatially from the commercial and proprietary IHS database of U.S. oil and gas production and well data (IHS Energy, 2011). These datasets, served in 21 spreadsheets in Microsoft Excel (.xlsx) format, outline the geographical distributions of hydraulic fracturing treatments and associated wells (including well drill-hole directions) as well as water volumes, proppants, treatment fluids, and additives used in hydraulic fracturing treatments in the United States from 1947 through 2010. This report also describes the data—extraction/aggregation processing steps, field names and descriptions, field types and sources. An associated scientific investigation report (Gallegos and Varela, 2014) provides a detailed analysis of the data presented in this data series and comparisons of the data and trends to the literature.

First posted January 12, 2015

Revised June 1, 2015

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    Contains: spreadsheets in Microsoft Excel format for Volumes, Distributions, Wells, Treatments, and Keys.

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Suggested citation:

Gallegos, T.J., and Varela, B.A., 2015, Data regarding hydraulic fracturing distributions and treatment fluids, additives, proppants, and water volumes applied to wells drilled in the United States from 1947 through 2010: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 868, 11 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ds868.

ISSN 2327-638x (online)



Contents

Abstract

Overview

Original Data Sources and Processing Steps

Data Series Spreadsheets—Definitions and Attributes

Field Names—Definitions, Data Types, and Descriptions

Links to Spatial Files Used

Disclaimers and Limitations

Acknowledgments

References Cited

Appendix 1. Manufacturers of Products and Services Mentioned


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