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Hydraulic Fracturing

Hydraulic Fracturing Constituent for a Typical Montney Gas Well

Constituent Volume Percent Fracturing Fluid Examples of Constiuents
Water 20,000 - 50,000 m3 80-88% Fresh, brackish, saline water
Sand 1,500 - 7,500 tonnes 10-16% Crystalline silica, ceramic materials
Chemicials 100 - 400 m3 2-4% Friction reducer, surfactant, gelling agents

NuVista is proud of its hydraulic fracturing record

NuVista’s hydraulic fracturing operations have never had an incident or suspected case of affected groundwater. Many of NuVista’s employees live directly in our areas of operation and we pride ourselves on developing natural gas resources in a safe and responsible manner for all of our neighbors and employees.

How hydraulic fracturing works—deep below freshwater aquifers

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