Do you understand how fracking really works? If you are investing in the oil sector it's important to know how the technology that is driving the boom we are experiencing works. Marathon Oil [ticker $MRO] has put together this great animation on the basics of hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking."
This video is intended for novices, it explains how horizontal drilling works and explains the roles of water and sand.
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Safe, cost effective refinements in hydraulic fracturing (also known as fracking), horizontal drilling and other innovations now allow for the production of oil and natural gas from tight shale formations that previously were inaccessible. This video introduces the proven techniques used to extract resources from shale formations in a safe, environmentally responsible manner. Includes Spanish subtitles.