(context oil drilling English) Relating to or denoting hydraulic fracturing v
(context oil drilling English) To use hydraulic fracturing (''fraccing'') Etymology 2
n. (context oil industry English) frac job. Etymology 3
n. 1 fracture. 2 fracturing. Etymology 4
n. 1 fraction 2 fractioning
Frac may refer to:
- In geology, a frac refers to fractures in a rock formation; see Fracture (geology) for natural fractures
- Hydraulic fracturing (also called "fracking"), a method for artificially creating fractures in order to extracting oil, natural gas, and other liquids or gasses
- FRAC Act, proposed United States legislation (2009) related to hydraulic fracturing
- Frac trailer, a type of tank semi-trailer typically used during hydraulic fracturing
- Fractional part, a mathematical function
- Frente Revolucionario de los Aprendices y Caloiros, a Venezuelan guerrilla group in the late eighties
- Fungicide Resistance Action Committee, a committee for fungicide management
- Frac Press, an imprint of VDM Publishing devoted to the reproduction of Wikipedia content
- Fluorescence recovery after photoconversion, microscopy technique similar to fluorescence recovery after photobleaching
Usage examples of "frac".
A guy in one of my classes joked that a thermonuclear frac job would penetrate so well they could suck out every drop of oil there was in a five-mile radius.
One map of trails in the Mammoth Lakes area showed a similar crev- ice, caused by an earthquake that had frac- tured the ground.