An overview of hydraulic fracturing and other formation stimulation technologies for shale gas production – Updated 2015
Report by European Commission’s Joint Research Center, 2015
This report presents an update of the original study carried out in 2013 (EUR 26347). It reviews the latest trends in hydraulic fracturing and alternative fracturing technologies. For each identified technique, an overview is given along with its rationale. Potential advantages and disadvantages are identified and the technological readiness status is identified for its application to shale gas production.