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  • Fracking & Shale Gas

    Unconventional natural gas production (shale gas) by hydraulic fracturing - Quantification of the Environmental Footprint Due to the global decline of fossil energy reserves and resources, unconventional natural gas production has become increasingly important in the last decade. In this context, unconventional natural gas production means the production of shale gas, tight ...


    By thinkstep

  • Cracking down on Fracking: The US Regulatory Trend and what that means for Oil Companies

    In June 2011 Enhesa is focusing on an emerging Oil & Gas issue, which has recently become a major concern for Oil Companies in the United States. Hydraulic fracturing or “fracking” has long been used for natural gas and oil production in the United States. However, due to growing concern on its environmental impacts, the US Federal Government and various states are assessing the ...

  • WaterMiner and Fracing Make-up water

    Using the WaterMiner sewage cleaning and disinfection capabilities to create clean fracking make-up water for gas companies, and to provide a new source of revenue for municipalities. Stage, a near instant on, WaterMiner behind the exisiting trash screen of your municipal WWTP or at your lagoon.  The WaterMiner will scalp off the gas companies required flows, for a fee due to the ...

  • Electrical control valve actuators on oil and gas production separators

    Overview Wherever there are oil and gas production facilities there is one specific piece of equipment that is almost always present, the separator. Depending on the nature of the reservoir, oil, gas and water are present in varying proportions. The first stage of any hydrocarbon production process once the product has started to flow from the well is to separate the gas from the liquids and ...


    By Rotork plc

  • Health, safety and environmental risks of shale gas extraction is given the all clear by the UK government in the Autumn 2012 Statement

    December 2012 saw the final ruling and approval of the fracking industry within George Osborne's Autumn Statement 2012. The released news now means that the temporary ban on fracking has been lifted. Fracking work carried out by UK companies with a license can now continue as planned. It is the company's responsibility to monitor the effects of the fracking process that is being carried out ...


    By Shawcity Limited

  • Case Study - Groundwater: 125 GPM Water Well

    Groundwater Well Locating for West Texas Fracking Operation Date:  June 20, 2014 Site:  West-Texas – undisclosed oil and gas field Equipment:  SuperStingR8 WiFi with SwitchBox112 with passive cables spaced at 6m.  Dipole-dipole and strong gradient array Software:  EarthImager2D with a finite element inversion model ...


    By Advanced Geosciences, Inc.

  • The value of fracking wastewater treatment and recycling technologies in North Dakota

    The oil boom in North Dakota is aided by hydraulic fracturing, often referred to as fracking. Fracking uses a pressurized water, sand, and chemical mixture to break through layers of rock and release oil and gas. This procedure produces hundreds of truckloads of wastewater for each fracked well. In this study, we analyze the financial feasibility of a system of wastewater recycling and reuse to ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Effect of shear rate on the activity of enzymes used in hydraulic fracture cleanup of tight unconventional reservoirs

    Injection of polymeric solutions in order to propagate a fracture and carry proppants to keep the fracture open is a common practice in hydraulic fracturing of ultra–tight formations. Polymeric fluids open and extend the already existing network of fractures. Considering the low permeability of the formation, small width of the micro–fractures, and the importance of fracture cleanup during the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Shale gas - Information on hydraulic fracturing (`fracking`)

    Shale gas is natural gas – mainly methane – trapped within the micropores of shale formations or adsorbed onto the shale (sedimentary rock). In Europe, known deposits exist in the UK, France, the Netherlands, Germany, Poland, the Baltic States and Scandinavia. In Switzerland, deposits are suspected to lie in the Permo-Carboniferous trough of Northeastern Switzerland, below Lake ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • State of Oil and Gas Production & Methods for Produced and Flowback Water Treatment - White Paper

    FRACTURING MEANS CLEAN ENERGY AND ECONOMIC GROWTH For over 60 years, hydraulic fracturing (fracking) operations have safely and successfully delivered the oil and natural gas needed to answer our nation's demand. In 2011, the US House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce reported that, "Hydraulic fracturing has opened access to vast domestic reserves of natural gas that ...

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

    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 power generation and is used extensively for ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • High Efficiency Softening Process (HESP) for Frack Flowback - produced water treatment study for City of Grand Prairie, TX

    Barnett Shale play in Texas, the natural gas economy According to Potter, the 5,500 wells currently pumping gas in the Barnett Shale play will ultimately generate on the order of $35 billion for their owners. As those companies pay taxes and wages, and as their employees and contractors in turn spend their money, there is an economic ripple effect, creating an overall value of ...

  • Frac Water Recycling White Paper

    Balancing the risk of well damage with the economic benefits of frac wastewater reuse can be difficult.  In conjunction with Environmental Daily Advisor, Anguil Aqua Systems has sponsored a detailed report which answers some of the tough questions about fracking and water use.   ...

  • Ethylene Production – A Tale of Explosive Growth and Air Quality Compliance

    ALL4’s Oil and Gas Sector Initiative was conceived in response to the renewal of the domestic oil and gas industry, associated primarily with the use of hydraulic fracturing (or fracking) and horizontal drilling in shale formations (e.g., Marcellus, Haynesville, Bakken, Eagle Ford) and the impact of greatly expanded oil and gas production on ...


    By All4 Inc.

  • Hydraulic Fracturing and the Environment Whitepaper - Analytical and Measuring Instruments

    The recovery of natural gas and oil from untraditional wells is necessary for the economic stability of the United States. Shale gas deposits are deep below the earth’s surface and recovery of gas is expensive and requires millions of gallons of water mixed with chemicals, known as "fracking solution". Most fracking solution stays underground or returns to the surface mixed with formation ...

  • Taking the pressure off desalination

    California-based PAX Pure hopes to offer a new solution to water scarcity with its groundbreaking water purification tool. Developed by Jay Harman and Tom Gielda, PAX Pure technology desalinates and demineralizes water without membranes, moving parts or chemicals. Instead, the technology simply mimics high-altitude conditions. The big challenge with conventional ...


    By Ensia

  • New catalytic filter technology provides important added flexibility in controlling PM, NOX, SOX and O-HAPS - Case study

    Catalyst-embedded ceramic filters offer a new technological capability of removing NOX at lower temperatures, while simul-taneously removing PM, SOX and HCl. The technology also removes organic hazardous air pollutants (O-HAPS) THC, dioxins and mercury, all in a single compact system. Applications for the technology include: the Cement NESHAP; Boiler MACT for coal; incinerator CISWI MACT; ...

  • Questions And Answers About Saltwater Spills

    An estimated 1 million gallons of saltwater generated by oil drilling has leaked from a North Dakota pipeline, company and tribal officials say, and federal authorities are investigating whether any of the liquid reached Lake Sakakawea, one of the nation's largest man-made lakes. Here are some questions and answers about the spill and saltwater: Q: How does oil drilling produce ...


    By Associated Press

  • Revolutionary Filtration Put To The Test

    There are many cool aspects of my job, not the least of which is learning — and sometimes even breaking news — about the latest technologies in oil and gas. When I heard from Mike Dejak, executive VP of Eco-Tec, that the company's new technology could "revolutionize filtration" for the produced water market, I was anxious to learn more about it. However, I was also duty-bound to you, ...


    By Eco-Tec Inc.

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

    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 chemical formulations has allowed extensive natural ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

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