One of the most important resources that are usually mined is the natural gases and oil, this is due to their importance in making our lives easy day by day such as in transport and production of commodities therefore the importance of hydraulic fracturing cannot be estimated.
The process by which a liquid in a high pressure is directed underground to break rocks in order to release oil is called hydraulic fracturing.
The term hydraulic fracturing was derived from the way the machine or the systems works which is by forming fractures on the rocks.
In breaking the rock so as to mine the oil, the liquid that is used by the mining company is the combination of a lot of water, different chemicals and sand, this easily breaks the rock and thus the oil is able to be pumped up for collection.
Due to the investments that have to be done; which includes a lot of resources such as huge and developed machines and a lot of chemicals only the companies are able to conduct the process of hydraulic fracturing.
It is also important to note that the process of mining oil and gases works on the principal of volume, this is the reason why a lot of materials have to be pumped so as to replace the volume of the oil or gas hat individuals want below the surface area.
A lot of research has to be undertaken so as to improve the machines used in the mining of the oil and the natural gases using the hydraulic fracturing the more improved the machines are the faster the process easy and minimal wastage of the resources therefore technology is the key to the success of hydraulic fracturing.
There are a lot of advantages that the mining companies get from the use of the hydraulic fracturing, this advantages have been the root to the high use of the method in the modern world the following are some of the advantages.
another advantages of using the hydraulic fracturing is the ability it gives to the mining company to be able to do more mining in a specific area the extended period is usually provided due to the materials powered in the hole which is usually a high percentage of sand and water which allows more production of the oil by the rocks.
Another advantages of using the hydraulic fracturing is the fact that then mining can be done where the mines were left by other drillers who were using the traditional method to get the oil, the traditional methods are not able to mine all he oil and natural gases from the mine and thus the importance of the hydraulic fracturing which is able to do so.