Fracking well heads

Fracking well heads

C016/8132 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 50.1MB

Downloadable file size: 3.5MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Credit: BILL CUNNINGHAM/US GEOLOGICAL SURVEY/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Fracking well heads. Four well heads at a drill pad being used in a hydraulic fracturing operation. Fracking or hydraulic fracturing is a drilling technique used to extract gas from shale deposits. A mixture of sand, chemicals and water is pumped under high pressure from the surface to underground horizontal wells. The pressure forms fissures (fractures) in the shale. The sand keeps the fissures open, allowing gas to flow into the well and rise to the surface. This is part of exploratory drilling being carried out to assess the potential of the Fayetteville Shale in Arkansas, USA.

Release details: Model release not required. Property release not required.

Keywords: 21st century, adult, american, arkansas, caucasian, drilling, engineer, engineering, engineers, equipment, extracting, fayetteville shale, fracking, gas industry, geological, geology, human, hydraulic fracturing, industrial, industry, machine, male, man, men, north america, north american, oil and gas, oil industry, people, person, prospecting, pumping, united states, us, usa, well head, white, worker, workers

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.