Document Type

Book Section

Publication Year

2016

ISBN

978-1-943497-03-4

Abstract

Chapter Extract:

Advancements in drilling techniques have broadened possibilities for producing hydrocarbons; but the innovations of unconventional drilling have exacerbated existing threats that the oil and gas industry have posed to water resources while creating new challenges. In today's industry, conventional methods of drilling for free-flowing crude oil are playing a secondary role to unconventional oil and gas production capable of bringing hydrocarbons trapped in tight or previously inaccessible geologic formations. Compared to conventional production, unconventional methods use much greater amounts of water in chemical-laden processes that can impact the availability and purity of freshwater resources in concentrated localities where those mineral reserves are clustered.

First Page

4B-1

Last Page

4B-21

Num Pages

21

Issue Number

3

Series

Mineral Law Series

Series Title

Water Acquisition and Management for Oil & Gas Development: Legal and Regulatory Requirements

Publisher

Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation

Notes

Permission to post this chapter on our institutional repository was obtained from the publisher. To access the entire book, visit Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation Digital Library.

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