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Oil Fracking is a process that results in the creation of fractures in Onshore Shale and Tight Rock formations from Fracking (Hydraulic Fracturing) and Horizontal Drilling (Directional Drilling).

Fracking enables the recovery of Oil from rock formations deep below the earth's surface.
The technique of Fracking is used to increase or restore the rate at which Shale Oil or Light Tight Oil can be captured from a reservoir, including unconventional reservoirs such as shale rock or tight rock formations.

High-pressure Fracking is done from a wellbore drilled into reservoir rock formations to increase the rate and ultimate recovery of Shale Oil and Light Tight Oil.
Most times a Shale Oil formation only needs to be Fracked once, where as a Natural Gas formation usually needs to be Fracked multiple times.
Some different types of Oil that can be extracted by Fracking are: Shale Oil and Light Tight Oil. Shale Oil is recovered from Shale rock itself, while Light Tight Oil is recovered from denser Shale Tight Rock formations.

Fracking may be natural or man-made and are extended by internal fluid pressure which opens the fracture and causes it to extend through the rock.
Fracking fluid (Slurry) usually includes water, sand, ceramic and sometimes chemicals.

Natural hydraulic fractures include volcanic dikes, sills and fracturing by ice as in frost weathering. 
Man-made fluid-driven fractures are formed at depth in a borehole and extend into targeted formations.
The fracture width is typically maintained after the injection by introducing a proppant into the injected fluid. Proppant is a material, such as grains of sand, ceramic, or other particulates, that prevent the fractures from closing when the injection is stopped.