Fracking, also referred to as hydraulic fracturing, is a method of extracting oil or natural gas out of the earth. This is done by drilling a well into the earth through which a fluid, made up of water, chemicals, and sand, is pumped into the ground with enough pressure to fracture the underground rocks, which then release natural gas and oil. These elements can then be extracted via a pipeline for various uses, but is considered a very controversial method of acquiring natural gas and oil, the consequences of which, as well as opposing arguments, may become the subject of a potential lawsuit.
Fracking expert witnesses will have a background in the oil and gas industry, petroleum engineering, drilling, pipeline construction and operation, frac water, groundwater, oil field systems, gas piping, gas engineering, propane, corrosion engineering, drainage, turbomachinery, hazardous materials, environmental assessment, shale, and other areas related to both the industry and the surrounding environment. Those within the fracking industry may also be experienced with the design and construction of drilling rigs, plant construction and operation, and the financial and business aspects of the oil industry.
Environmental assessment and environmental science are also very important within the fracking industry, as the process is known for having an impact on the environment, which is usually the basis of lawsuits related to the field. Fracking expert witnesses may be licensed or certified in various areas, such as geology, hydrology, engineering, toxicology, and other related disciplines.
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