Energy firm successfully taps shale gas using pure liquid propane

01/9/2013 |

Houston-based eCorp Stimulation Technologies was able to extract shale resources from the Eagle Ford play in Frio County, Texas, using pure liquid propane during a field demonstration. The operation did not use any other chemicals aside from liquid propane. "This represents [the company's] first step in demonstrating that there are non-aqueous alternatives to stimulating a shale reservoir. By utilizing propane, a fluid that originates in oil and gas reservoirs, we are minimizing damage in the reservoir while eliminating the need for any water usage and handling of water waste streams," said Johnny Kopecky, eCorp's vice president of international operations.

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