Explore a Fracking Operation – Virtually
Modern oil and gas extraction no longer involves just a well, pump, and tank. The process can be so overwhelmingly complex that in lieu of taking a tour in person, it helps to explore each stage through photos. On this page you will find a virtual guide to the process of unconventional oil and gas extraction, as shown through the eyes of our Community Liaison, Bill Hughes. Eventually we will add a section on frac sand mining and transport, as well as other ancillary sectors.
Scroll down this page to explore the 14 key processes by section. Use the right & left arrows in each section to advance the images.
- Site Prep
- Drilling overview
- Well Casing & Cementing
- Completions & Hydraulic Fracturing
- Storage & Impoundments
- Hydraulic Fracturing Pumps & Mixers
- Sand Cans, Kings, & Castles
- Fracturing Chemicals, Trucks, & Totes
- After Production: Flaring, Well Heads, Storage Tanks
- Production Separators
- Multipurpose Equipment
- Pipelines & Compressors
- Waste Disposal