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By Robert Rapier on Dec 9, 2013 with 19 responses Today’s article continues the series covering my recent trip to the Athabasca oil sands around Fort McMurray, Alberta. Other formations, such as coalbed methane formations and tight sandstone formations,12 may also require stimulation to allow oil or gas to be extracted.13… The process to develop shale oil and gas is similar to the process for conventional onshore oil and gas, but shale formations may rely on the use of horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing—which may or may not be used on conventional wells. 12Conventional sandstone has well-connected pores, but tight sandstone has irregularly distributed and poorly connected pores.

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Publisher: Springer; 1st ed. 2016 edition (December 9, 2015)


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