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“Conservation in Drilling: Devon Reuses Water in Gas Production Process”

Filed by KOSU News in State Impact.
January 30, 2013

Three consecutive years of drought, and a look at Oklahoma’s largest water recycling facility for oil and gas production.

The massive lined pit can hold up to 21 million gallons of water and is designed to be used for 10 years. In theory, the water can be recycled indefinitely, in the drilling process known as hydraulic fracturing. But at some point, experts said, the company will have to inject that water thousands of feet below the surface.

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