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Hydraulic Fracturing

TestAmerica Solutions to Chemical Testing Challenges in Hydraulic Fracturing

In 2008, TestAmerica began providing extensive support to oil and gas exploration and production in the Marcellus Shale Play. Since that time, we have expanded our support to the industry in all of the unconventional regions of activity in the U.S.  TestAmerica's Shale Sustainability Program is a turnkey solution providing environmental testing and associated tools to manage environmental risks throughout the life cycle of a well.

Pre-Drill Water

Drilling and stimulation of oil or gas wells carries the risk of a potential claim of impact to groundwater. TestAmerica develops programs for operations that can ensure adherence to required protocols.

Gas Migration

Light hydrocarbon and dissolved gas testing is of particular importance both in ambient air monitoring and in water testing. TestAmerica supports the analysis through comparison of results to background or pre-drill levels.

Produced and Flowback Water

The composition of produced and flowback waters can lead to analytical challenges due to the nature of the water. TestAmerica leverages its years of experience working with these samples, and tests for a variety of solids, salts, heavy metals, hydrocarbons and other compounds.

Drilling Residuals/Drill Cutting Disposal

Solid residuals from drilling operations must often be disposed of at an off-site approved disposal facility.  Prior to disposal, the characterization of the residuals must be conducted, including testing for the potential presence of naturally occurring radioactive materials (NORM).  TestAmerica provides testing for the determination of NORM in a variety of sample types, including complex matrices.

Emergency Testing

TestAmerica addresses concerns related to surface spills, well control, and lost containment of production and flowback water on the surface by providing emergency response services to any incident 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  To learn more about TestAmerica's emergency testing services, visit our Incident Response page. 

Ambient Air Emissions

TestAmerica has the capability to analyze samples containing a variety of Hazardous Air Pollutants.  To learn more about TestAmerica's ambient and source air emissions offerings, visit our Air section.

To learn more about TestAmerica's support of Hydraulic Fracturing operations, please click here to download our brochure.