What is fracturing or completing with hydraulic horsepower?

Fracturing is a means of opening the Barnett Shale formation up by the use of hydraulic horse power and fresh water. The fresh water stored in frac pits is typically pumped in stages into the Barnett Shale formation. Once the fracture (opening of rock) has been created by this force then sand is mixed with the fresh water and other ingredients and pumped into these fractures to help prevent the fracture from closing back once the hydraulic force is reduced. By packing or filling of these fractures with sand, this will allow the natural formation to produce into the new drilled well bore (hole) and bring gas to surface.

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1. Can someone else own the minerals underneath my property? How can I tell if I own my minerals?
2. Does the City offer assistance or advice to property owners regarding mineral leases?
3. How can I find out if a natural gas well permit has been obtained near my property?
4. How can I register a complaint or contact an inspector?
5. How is gas well drilling and production regulated in Texas?
6. What role does the City of Denton have in gas well permitting and regulation?
7. What are the stormwater requirements for gas wells?
8. How many wells are located in Denton?
9. How long is the gas well active or producing?
10. What is the oil and gas drilling disclaimer?
11. What can I expect when a company is going perform activities in my area?
12. What can I expect when a company is going to drill in my area?
13. What emergency plans are in place in case of an accident?
14. What happens to the well after production?
15. What is a blow out and what is a blow out preventer (BOP)?
16. What is a mineral lease?
17. How is natural gas transported?
18. What is fracturing or completing with hydraulic horsepower?
19. What is seismic exploration, and what will I notice when it is performed?
20. What is the Barnett Shale?