Energy companies are putting in place new methods to reduce the cost and increase production...

|By:, SA News Editor

Energy companies are putting in place new methods to reduce the cost and increase production from fracking, which hasn't advanced beyond "brute force and ignorance," says former Schlumberger (SLB) CEO Andrew Gould. Halliburton (HAL) is offering a "frack of the future," and Baker Hughes (BHI) has developed disintegrating frack balls.