Hydraulic Fracturing Model

Explore how hydraulic fracturing is used to extract oil and natural gas and how the process may affect local aquifers.

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Hydraulic fracturing is used to produce oil and natural gas from non-porous rock formations. Use this model to explore how such wells are drilled and fractured to release methane from a layer of shale. Like every energy-extraction process, there is the potential for contamination. Use the model to explore how contamination of aquifers might happen during the hydraulic fracturing process.

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© Copyright The Concord Consortium

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<a href="">The Concord Consortium. Hydraulic Fracturing Model. Concord: The Concord Consortium, 2016, June 10.</a>

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Hydraulic Fracturing Model (The Concord Consortium, Concord, 2016, June 10), WWW Document, (https://concord.org/).

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Hydraulic Fracturing Model (The Concord Consortium, Concord, 2016, June 10), WWW Document, (https://concord.org/).

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Hydraulic Fracturing Model. (2016, June 10). Retrieved 2017, June 25, from The Concord Consortium: https://concord.org/

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This activity runs entirely in a Web browser. Preferred browsers are: Google Chrome (versions 30 and above), Safari (versions 7 and above), Firefox (version 30 and above), Internet Explorer (version 10 or higher), and Microsoft's Edge.

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Grade Level
Middle School, High School, Higher Education
Subject
Earth and Space Science
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Modeling and Simulation
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