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Reducing Energy`s Water Footprint, Driving a Sustainable Energy Future

by IWA Publishing  (Jun. 16, 2014)

Water is an essential natural resource that impacts all aspects of life: Clean and abundant supplies of water are vital for supporting the production of food, public health, industrial and energy development, and a healthy environment. Water is an integral part of energy extraction, production, and generation. It is used directly in hydroelectric ...

Digital Technologies & Current Uses in Environmental Geology - A Marcellus Shale Example

by EarthSoft, Inc  (Apr. 1, 2014)

The Marcellus Shale play has been of significant importance in the development of oil and gas resources and providing regulatory framework for natural resource protection. Pennsylvania has led in updating oil and gas regulations to manage these unconventional resources. The use of digital technologies now underlies effective collection, storage, ...

Advanced Water Treatment and Evaporation Systems Produce High Efficiency

by Aquatech International Corporation  (Jun. 11, 2014)

AQUATECH IS CHANGING THE GAME in the water recycling industry through its SmartMOD Modular Evaporator System and HEVAP High Efficiency Evaporation Process for SAGD Water Treatment. For over 30 years, the company has focused exclusively on desalination, water reuse, and zero liquid discharge with water purification technologies ...

Centrifuge Technology in Drilling Fluid Recycling

by KEMTRON Technologies, Inc.  (Jun. 1, 2014)

Drilling fluid additives and the water that contains them are an essential part and expense of successfully completing a horizontal directional drilling (HDD) installation, and the longer the bore and larger the product being installed, the more drilling fluids cost. Therefore, it makes economic sense to recycle drilling fluids by removing ...

Hydraulic “Fracking”: Are surface water impacts an ecological concern?

by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.  (Jul. 17, 2014)

Use of high‐volume hydraulic fracturing (HVHF) in unconventional reservoirs to recover previously inaccessible oil and natural gas is rapidly expanding in North America and elsewhere. Although hydraulic fracturing has been practiced for decades, the advent of more technologically advanced horizontal drilling coupled with improved slickwater ...

The Future For Fracking

by Biolargo, Inc.  (Apr. 10, 2014)

Summary -Fracking is an essential technology to meet growing global demand for oil and gas. -Fracking has become the "F" word, because it is very water-intensive, and has potential negative impacts on the environment. -The future of fracking will be constrained if adequate water is not available and if solutions for decontaminating wastewaters are ...

Global Shale Gas Market is Expected to Grow at a CAGR of 8.3% from 2014 to 2020 : Grand View Research, Inc

by Grand View Research  (Mar. 18, 2014)

The global market for shale gas is expected to reach USD 67.02 billion by 2020, according to a new study by Grand View Research, Inc. Depleting conventional energy reserves across the globe has prompted the industry to shift focus towards developing alternative energy sources which is expected to remain a key driving factor for shale gas demand ...

Sub-metering of natural gas-flexible flow measurement delivers improved accuracy and substantial savings

by Sierra Instruments, Inc.  (Jun. 9, 2014)

Introduction Unlike oil, natural gas exists in abundance in the United States. Of the natural gas consumed in the United States in 2011,95% was produced domestically. The U.S. Energy Information Administration projects U.S. natural gas production to increase from 23.0 trillion cubic feet in 2011 to 33.1 trillion cubic feet in 2040, a 44% ...

Water reclamation from shale gas drilling flow-back fluid using a novel forward osmosis–vacuum membrane distillation hybrid system

by IWA Publishing  (Mar. 13, 2014)

This study examined the performance of a novel hybrid system of forward osmosis (FO) combined with vacuum membrane distillation (VMD) for reclaiming water from shale gas drilling flow-back fluid (SGDF). In the hybrid FO-VMD system, water permeated through the FO membrane into a draw solution reservoir, and the VMD process was used for draw solute ...

Enhancing Your Shale Oil & Gas Strategies

by Marcus Evans  (Aug. 25, 2011)

Five Minutes With Tisha Conoly Schuller, President & Chief Executive Officer of the Colorado Oil & Gas Association Name: Tisha Conoly Schuller Job Title: President & Chief Executive Officer Company: Colorado Oil & Gas Association Background: As President, Ms. Schuller is responsible for leading ...

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