Marcellus Issues in West Virginia: An Introduction

Hydraulic Fracturing, a specific well in Wetzel county

This is a collection of Material Safety Data Sheets for the fracturing of a Chesapeake Appalachia well (47-103-02565) in Wetzel county in February 2011. The FracFocus disclosure sheet is here. The completion report filed with the Office of Oil and Gas is here.

Products were provided by two companies, Weatherford and BJ Services, so it is hard to tell which firm actually conducted the fracturing for Chesapeake. The FracFocus disclosure shows that about 15% of the water used for fracturing was recycled.

Hydrochloric acid, 15% (this is the BJ Services rather than Weatherford product)

Iron control agent

Corrosion inhibitor


Scale inhibitor



Friction reducer


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