July 31, 2013
Energy History – Inventions are born but the founder is not often known. The technology of delivered and derived by the “Texas oilman Mitchell, father of fracking, dies at 94” to realize the boom in his life time.
The innovations discovered and delivered no matter our value on the discovery adds a new dimension to the world. It was reported George P. Mitchell, the billionaire Texas oilman and philanthropist died Friday at the age 94.
“As Mitchell was doggedly pursuing the natural gas he and others knew was trapped in thin layers of sedimentary rock under several U.S. states, it appeared to most that the world was running out of oil and gas and what was left was found mostly in the Middle East,” states the Auburn Citizen.”
“After 20 years of trying, Mitchell finally learned how to combine horizontal drilling with hydraulic fracturing, a process together known now generally as fracking, to release natural gas at a rate fast enough to turn a profit.”
Since, his discovery their have been proponents and detractors of the process based on environmental implications to the ground and wastewater. Fracking remains a controversy within the oil and gas sector.