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Protecting ground water

We take great care in properly designing and constructing oil and gas wells to prevent potential risks to groundwater. Additionally, unconventional resources are typically located several thousand feet below groundwater aquifers, and are separated by multiple layers of impermeable rock creating a natural barrier between the producing formation and groundwater supplies.

For many people, the most pressing question concerning nearby unconventional resources development is: “Will my drinking water be safe?”

We take protective measures to properly design and construct oil and gas wells. Multiple layers of steel casing and cement are used in well construction.

We test the casing and cement jobs to ensure they do not create a pathway for oil and gas to enter the water table. In addition, hydraulic fracturing completions are closely monitored and managed to ensure that the pressures involved do not exceed well design parameters.