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December 31, 2008

Finding Huge Potential in Rocks’ Tiniest Cracks

Kristen Hays

The oil industry has long studied cracks and pores in rock in the painstaking quest to exploit the best underground highways from which to squeeze energy. A little Houston company has found a way to analyze holes and crevices so tiny they’re dwarfed by a single human hair. Scaled up to the field, such technology can help companies steer clear of dry holes and go where the flow is.

Full story at Houston Chronicle