Potential Release into the Atmosphere of Additives used in the Hydraulic Fracturing Process

Jason Olfert, University of Alberta
GL 15-ARPC-02

The proposed research project will investigate the effects of fracturing fluid and flowback fluids on flares.  

Policy Issue
Emissions associated with hydraulic fracturing flowback operations are not well understood.

Knowledge Gap

Are fracturing fluid additives being released in the atmosphere during flowback operations?