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Hydraulic Fracturing in Michigan

Get the Facts on Fracking 
Hydraulic fracturing has been in the news, but this process for enhancing gas and oil production is far from new. To reveal some facts about what fracking is, how it works, and insights on some common fracking myths select the link below:
Michigan Fracking Q&A is a straight forward discussion of the what, how and why of fracking.

Hydraulic Fracturing in Michigan

High Volume Hydraulic Fracturing Activity Map

Additional Well Specific Information:
 

Permit   

Well Name and Link to MSDS     

County name   

Township name   

54696

 State Garfield & Tiger 1-14

 Kalkaska

 Garfield

59112

Schultz 1-36

Sanilac

Bridgehampton

60041

Hubell 2-22 HD1 

Montmorency

Albert

60212

Kelly et al 1-26 HD1 

Hillsdale

Adams

60305

State Wilmot 1-21

Cheboygan

Wilmot

60360

State Excelsior 1-13 HD1 

Kalkaska

Excelsior

60380

Cronk 1-24 HD1

Gladwin

Gladwin

60389

State Excelsior 1-25 HD1 

Kalkaska

Oliver

60452

Wiley 1-18 HD1

Gladwin

Grout

60537

McNair et al 1-26 HD1

Hillsdale

Adams

60545

State_Excelsior_2-25_HD-1

Kalkaska

Oliver 

60546

State_Excelsior_3-25_HD-1

Kalkaska

Oliver 

60560

State Richfield 1-34 HD1 

Roscommon

Richfield

60575

Riley 1-22 HD1

Oceana

Golden

60579

State_Garfield_1-25_HD-1

Kalkaska

Garfield

60601

Westerman 1-32 HD1

Kalkaska

Rapid River


Information about testing water well quality:
Due to the special interest in this topic the following resources are collected here for easy reference.  Hydraulic fracturing is also referred to as hydrofracking, hydrofracturing, or simply "fracking." Oil & Gas Pre-Drill Water Well Testing   Created by the DEQ.Water Well Supervisor of Wells Instruction 1-2013 Water Well RequirementsWater Wells in Proximity to Oil and Gas Development: What You Need to Know - Created and distributed by the National Ground Water Association (NGWA) and the Ground Water Protection Council (GWPC).  Information you can use to protect your water supply.  


 

 For more information about hydrofracking and related considerations please consider the following sites:

click here to go to the FracFocus site

Frac Focus

click here to go to the Ground Water Protection Council site

Ground Water Protection Council - GWPC

click here to go to the Interstate Oil Compact Commission site

Interstate Oil & Gas Compact Commission - IOGCC

     


- - Also found on the Office of Oil, Gas and Minerals web pages  - -

 

Bulletin 08: Stratigraphic Lexicon for Michigan ; P. A. Catacosinos, 2001; A comprehensive compilation of stratigraphic terms with accompanying stratigraphic chart All counties, Nomenclature, Stratigraphy
   http://www.michigan.gov/documents/deq/GIMDL-BU08_216121_7.pdf  

Bulletin 08: Chart of the Stratigraphic Nomenclature for Michigan ; P. A. Catacosinos, 2001; 1 colored sheet 17" by 22" folded to 8.5" by 11", included as part  of Bulletin 8 All counties, Nomenclature, Stratigraphy
   http://www.michigan.gov/documents/deq/2000CHRT_301468_7.PDF  

The references listed above are only two of the over 1,500+ digital files about Geology in Michigan.  To access the full catalog go to the Digital Geology Catalog
   http://www.michigan.gov/documents/deq/GIMDL-Catalog-2010-01-20_307979_7.pdf  .  

 

Michigan Geologic Maps 

 

Nothing is better for helping to explain geology than geologic maps.  Select from the links below to see a variety of Michigan geologic maps.

 

The GeoWebFace application make your own geologic maps with over ninety map themes to choose from:

   http://www.michigan.gov/deqgeowebface 

 

Quaternary Geology of Michigan , W. R. Farrand, 1982.  Also call "Glacial' or "Surficial" by some geologists.  This map shows what is fond at the surface.  
   http://www.michigan.gov/documents/deq/1982_Quaternary_Geology_Map_301467_7.pdf  

 

Bedrock Geology Map , Colored map of the aerial extent of geologic formations.  This shows the patter of the bedrock that is under the glacial sands, gravels and clays that blanket Michigan.

   http://www.michigan.gov/documents/deq/1987_Bedrock_Geology_Map_301466_7.pdf  

 

Oil and Gas Map , A map showing the distribution of Oil & Gas wells in the state.  

   http://www.michigan.gov/documents/deq/deq-ogs-gimdl-GGMOG05_310107_7.PDF   


Oil & Gas Drilling Unit Maps by County
The Office of Geological Survey has an on-going project making maps showing oil and gas drilling units. 
   http://www.michigan.gov/deq/0,4561,7-135-3311_4111_4231-210711--,00.html      


Oil & Gas web pages
 
- indexed at:
   http://www.michigan.gov/deq/0,1607,7-135-3311_4111_4231---,00.html     

 

 

Online Michigan Oil & Gas database 
   http://ww2.deq.state.mi.us/mir/  

 

Background and help for using the Online Michigan Oil & Gas database     http://www.michigan.gov/deq/0,1607,7-135-3311_4111_4231-98518--,00.html  

 

 

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