By Eric SharpeThe process of hydraulic fracturing is tremendously misunderstood. Fracking itself is not a drilling process, nor does it take place in conjunction with the drilling process. Nearly every layman’s guide to fracking includes incorrect cartoon drawn images of a drilling rig hovering over a drill site as the fracking process takes place. As stated prior, once the vertical well is drilled, the rig is removed, then the horizontal is drilled. Once completed, the well pad then becomes transformed by an array of frack pumping trucks, hoses and connecting pipes, sand storage units, fluid storage tanks, and other material. All of it surrounds the well head which is also referred to as a production tree due to its appearance and multiple connections.