frac flowback water Articles

  • Oil in frac water testing

    The amount of water used in and produced by hydraulic fracturing of shale gas wells is in the millions of gallons per well. Whether the water is going to be taken off site for disposal or reused for re-injection, the flowback or produced water needs pretreatment to remove any residual oil from the wa-ter. Waiting for remote laboratory results can take several days to a week. The InfraCal TOG/TPH ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Falling Oil Price Forces Operators to Find Cost Savings in Water Management

    When oil prices were 80 to 100 dollars per barrel, water management costs were high, but they were tolerable when money was flowing profitably. However, as today’s falling price nears 40 dollars, water related costs are still high and only exacerbate widespread industry losses. The 150 US-based companies tracked by Oil & Gas Journal and Oil & Gas Financial Journal reported that ...


    By Biolargo, Inc.

  • Research Institute uses GE InnovOx TOC analyzer to evaluate hydraulic fracturing and oil exploration produced water

    Background The Global Petroleum Research Institute (GPRI) at Texas A&M University-College Station regularly conducts laboratory research studies on various oil and gas produced wastewaters with varying sample matrices. The GPRI tests samples at different shale and oil producing formations using a mobile laboratory, which houses a pilot-scale treatment system for identifying the ...


    By GE Analytical Instruments

  • Are Fines Reducing Your Hydrocarbon Production?

    Although choosing frac sand can reduce completions design cost initially, there can be short-term and long-term issues: Proppant flowback, proppant embedment, and decreased fracture conductivity, in addition to fines, can negatively affect hydrocarbon production. What are fines? Fines are generated by crushing of proppant, by erosion of sand on the fracture face during treatment, ...


    By Fairmount Santrol

  • When Was the Last Time You Saw a Cabin Built Out of Concrete and Rebar?

    Probably never.  A log cabin might be an optimal shape and size for wood, but the qualities of reinforced concrete allow builders to push building designs far beyond the limitations of wood. Rather than merely replicating the strategies of the past, architects found ways to capitalize on the new strengths of concrete to create structures like the Burj Al-Arab, the Sears Tower, and the Sydney ...


    By Fairmount Santrol

  • Kroff Chemical Company Continues Growth with Two New Appointments

    Kroff, Inc., one of the fastest-growing water treatment companies in the United States, is pleased to announce the addition of two individuals to Kroff Chemical Company, Inc., a division of Kroff, Inc., that provides custom-blended ...


    By Kroff, Inc.

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