Saturday, November 13, 2010
Lets Frac That Oil Well
Its going to be a short version, too much for me to remember but I promised. There are two ways to frac an oil well. They can use oil or water. Water is easier and cheaper but oil does a better job. They order sand in amounts of 60,000 to 100,000 pounds and wash the dirt out of it. Not sure how they do that. They pressure the sand and water or oil into the formation and it makes little tunnels so the oil can come out to where the pump is set. It takes about four or five hours to do a well and there may be three or four trucks and crews. Sorry if this doesn't make sense. The men who do this job are frac techs. We have a large bill board here in our town advertising for men to apply for this job. They have an engineer on duty to tell them what to do.