How Fracturing Works
Produced by Earthworks. February 2009.
How a gas well is drilled down into the ground, and what can go wrong
The purpose of this “slide show” is to illustrate how a gas (or oil) well is drilled down into the ground. Prepared by the West Virginia Surface Rights Owner’s Organization. October 2007.
Hydraulic Fracturing 101
An introduction to hydaulic fracturing from Earthworks.
Drilling for gas: How ‘fracking’ works
Six slides detailing the fracking process by CNN. September 13, 2010.
Marcellus Shale Photos of Drilling Pads, Wast Pits, Compressor Stations and More
Aerial photos of fracking, wastewater impoundments, compressor stations, and active drilling operations, as well as newly excavated drilling pads and recently completed Marcellus Shale gas wells.
Hyrofracking: The Pressure To Drill
In this half-hour special, NY1 examines the issues behind the controversial natural gas drilling process known as hydrofracking. (Video) December 15, 2010.
Horizontal Hydrofracking of Shale Gas in New York
Slide and audio presentation by James “Chip” Northrup. (Forty-two minutes) October 20, 2010.
Horizontal Hydrofracking of Shale In New York
A fifty-four minute presentation by former oil and gas executive James “Chip” Northrup. April 11, 2011.
Dr. Anthony Ingraffea on hydrofracking the Marcellus shale (Part 1)
Video, Seven minutes. March 2, 2010.
Dr. Anthony Ingraffea on fracking
Cornell Professr Dr. Anthony Ingraffea discusses the engineering challenges and the regulatory structure that governs hydraulic fracturing. Video of a presentation given in Pulteney, New York, February 11, 2010.
Animation of Hydraulic fracturing explained by children
Created by artist Brigitta Varadi in collaboration with Abbi (9) and Leah (12) Sweeney, Dr. Aidin McLoughlin and Janice Daly and uploaded 12/3/2011
Hydraulic Fracturing 101 Sept 24th, 2011
United States Geological Survey hydrologist Bill Kappel, coauthor the USGS report Marcellus Shale Water Resources and Natural Gas Production from the Marcellus Shale. Kappel addresses the mechanics of the drilling and hydrofracking in the Marcellus and Utica Shale formations in New York.