Hydrofracking

Serving the Bucks County PA Area

We provide Hydrofracking (Hydrofracturing) in Bucks County PA, Northampton County, Montgomery County, and parts of Lehigh County PA. We are one of the oldest Hydrofracking Contractors in the Bucks County PA area!

Hydrofracking is a process by which water is injected, under extreme pressure, into the well to improve its production capabilities. First developed in oil fields, hydrofracking was primarily designed to increase oil production. The process has been modified to accommodate the domestic water well need. The process begins by inserting an inflatable "packer," similar to a giant balloon, down into the well. At the point, water is forced below the packer at extreme pressure (3000 PSI) into the cavity of the well, cleaning out the fractures and allowing the water in the perimeter to flow freely into the well. The success rate using this technique is very high, often transforming a nearly dry well into a usable one. F.E. Buehler and Son Inc. has been recommending the use of hydrofracking for over 20 years in Bucks County PA and surrounding areas.

The Hydrofracking Process

There are two ways to perform the hydrofracking process: the single packer set and the straddle or "zone" setup. Below is a brief description of both.

The single packer set is the most common method used. It is designed to be used in circumstances where a minimal improvement is needed. After a well has been drilled, silt and deposits may start to build up in the water, producing fractures that can cause a decrease in overall well yield.
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A packer is lowered down the well to a pre-determined depth, and water is injected into the well at a high rate of volume and pressure. This will remove obstructions and open up the water producing fractures.
Bucks County PA Hydrofracking

Now that the obstructions have been forced out of the water producing fractures, more water is able to flow into the well, increasing the overall yield of the well.
Bucks County PA Hydrofracking

When maximum yield is needed, "zone" or straddle fracking is utilized. Two packers are lowered down the well, isolating a specific "zone" to be hydro-fracked.
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Once that zone has been freed of its obstructions, the process is repeated at even intervals until the entire well has been hydro-fracked.
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By concentrating the injection to where it is most needed, zone-fracturing insures optimum yield.
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Contact Us

Contact F.E. Buehler & Son, Inc. for all your Bucks County PA and surrounding area hydrofracking needs. Call us at 215-343-0550 or email us.

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