Meaning of hydraulic fracturing in English:

hydraulic fracturing


mass noun
  • another term for fracking

    ‘This process, which is analogous to hydraulic fracturing, causes the rock mass to dilate.’
    • ‘Progressive intrusion and hydraulic fracturing gave rise to local brecciation of the banded rocks.’
    • ‘The technique involves drilling several metres below the casing shoe, and then pumping drilling mud into the well while monitoring the surface pump pressure for indications of hydraulic fracturing.’
    • ‘They are the leading practitioner of a process used in extracting oil and gas known as hydraulic fracturing, in which benzene is injected into underground formations.’
    • ‘This in some condition may lead to excess pore pressure in the core, resulting in hydraulic fracturing of the dam.’