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Halliburton Cut Fracking Water Costs by $400,000 a Bakken Well

Halliburton Co., the world’s largest provider of hydraulic-fracturing services, boosted savings from the use of recycled water in the drilling technique to as much as $400,000 a well last year.

Halliburton changed the chemistry of the water, chemical and sand combination blasted underground to free trapped hydrocarbons, increasing savings from about $6,000 a well in 2011 to as much as $400,000 in 2012 for some wells in North Dakota’s Bakken field, said Walter Dale, head of water management for the Houston-based company.