What is Hydro Fracturing?

If you have a dry or low producing well, hydro-fracturing is your answer! With an existing well or when drilling a new one, Pura Vida Drilling can increase your water flow by expanding natural-occurring cracks in the rock with high pressure water. These cracks, which many times are in abundance around the well bore, can show a significant increase in well output after the hydro fracturing process has been applied.

This technology was developed by the oil and gas industry to obtain higher production from their wells and offers a proven and cost-effective alternative to deepening or drilling a new well.

Our success speaks for itself with a time-proven increase 96% of the time and an overall average water flow increase of 574%!

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Hydrofracturing – The Procedure

After initial testing to determine the pre-fracture yield, all pump equipment and liner are removed and the well is examined and measured. Then, utilizing a 2-packer system (packers are plugs 5 feet in length and made of rubber and steel) we isolate zones in the well which have been identified from the well report. These isolated zones between the packers are then subjected to high pressure water which opens and flushes out new and existing cracks and fissures in the surrounding rock formation, allowing increased water flow into the well.

The results realized depends on the type of rock and occurrence of good water bearing formations but when zones are isolated and fractured, 96% of the time there is improvement in water production with an average increase of 574%!

After the fracturing, we reinstall the liner and your pump contractor reinstalls the pump the next day to prevent pump damage from debris suspended in the water. Within two weeks of the procedure a flow test should be performed to determine the post-fracture yield.

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