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Oil & Gas Boom 2014: Happy 65th, Hydraulic Fracturing

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March 18, 2014 AT 12:11 PM
This week, many people within and outside of the oil and gas industry are celebrating the 65th birthday of hydraulic fracturing. We’ll join them, but this celebration is really technically coming two years late. It is true that 65 years ago this week, Halliburton conducted the first commercially successful application of “Fracking”, as it has come to be known, in Stephens County, Oklahoma. But the process itself was actually invented and experimented with two years earlier by Stanolind Oil and Gas Company, in the Hugoton gas field in Kansas.