Could this be the saviour of fracking?

By Emma Hughes
Published: Wednesday, 27 May 2015

A relatively unheard of technique is driving change in North America’s fracking market at a time when some had begun to lose hope. Re-fracking, which allows E&Ps to revisit production sites, could boost natural oil and gas production, in turn increasing the demand for oilfield minerals.

A small but growing revolution is taking place in North America’s oil and gas market, one that could put a stop to the drastic impact fluctuating oil prices have had on hydraulic fracturing (fracking) operations. This revolution is re-fracking.

While re-fracking is relatively unheard of, the way it works...

This is a preview of the full article

  • 2 years pricing data on all minerals
  • The latest global news and features
  • Print magazine
  • Article archive ranging from 1988
  • Access on the move with IM Insight mobile app

Take a Trial or Subscription today. Start below: