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Ivey-Sol 103 successfully treats free-phase impacted shale via on-slte washing

by Ivey International Inc.  (Jul. 10, 2014)

Undisclosed Site, Ontario, 2008 Environmental investigation of a grass-covered area uncovered free phase petroleum in fractured, weathered shale. A pilot project was undertaken by Terratechnik Ltd. to excavate the shale and treat it by washing with a non-ionic surfactant, Ivey-Sol® 103. Ivey-Sol Benefits Operates below the critical micelle ...

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 ...

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 ...

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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

Estonia eager to teach world about oil shale

by Associated Press  (May 30, 2013)

AUVERE, Estonia (AP) — Home to the creators of Skype and the first country to use online voting, Estonia relishes its image as a technological pioneer. But the tiny East European country's most far-reaching economic achievement could come from how it has learned to squeeze oil from a rock. About 200 feet (60 meters) below ground in ...

Poland to accelerate shale gas exploration and extraction – read our article on O&G Eurasia

by Enhesa - Global EHS & Product Compliance Assurance  (Apr. 10, 2013)

Companies interested in exploration and extraction of shale gas in Poland should know that the Environmental Ministry is working on a proposal for an amendment to the Geological and Mining Act (the Proposal) that aims to facilitate permit procedures as well as create less demanding environmental standards for exploration and extraction of ...

A shale gas revolution?

by MIT - Massachusetts Institute of Technology  (Jan. 3, 2012)

MIT report shows prosperous shale gas market could hurt future R&D, if we let it. By Vicki Ekstrom, Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change, MIT Shale gas - a resource that has grown significantly in just the last few years to one-quarter of the domestic gas supply - is cheaper and involves fewer emissions than ...

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