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  • Lab Impex confirms CAM performance under seismic conditions

    Laboratory Impex Systems in alliance with qualification test experts Trac ,recently performed a further qualification procedure on their SmartCAM AB+ (Continuous Air Monitor) to demonstrate its physical integrity and functionality when subjected to simulated Seismic conditions. The Testing was carried out at the highly regarded Earthquake Engineering Laboratory, Bristol University. The ...

  • Update from the Field: Early Summer Activities

    AltaRock staff have been busy planning and organizing for the summer field season, testing field equipment and getting the Newberry EGS Demonstration site ready to roll. Welcome to new staff: AltaRock Energy recently welcomed Todd Kjellesvik, Project Facilitator, to the Newberry EGS Demonstration. Todd will be working in the field and from the Bend office to keep the Newberry field activities ...


    By AltaRock Energy, Inc.

  • Screening tool developed to assess seismic risks from geothermal energy projects

    A new screening tool to assess the potential seismic risks (earthquake activity) from deep geothermal energy projects has been outlined in a recent study. The tool provides categories of seismicity risk for projects, which are dependent on factors including geological aspects, as well as social concern and location in relation to urban areas. The development of a range of low-carbon technologies ...

  • Interior secretary Jewell Rules out Atlantic offshore leasing until 2017; seismic protections needed

    Interior Secretary Sally Jewell today ruled out any Atlantic Ocean oil and gas lease sales before 2017, effectively rejecting calls for new Outer Continental Shelf leasing in the region. Following is a statement from Sarah Chasis, director of NRDC’s Oceans Program: “Secretary Jewell today reaffirmed the Obama Administration’s position not to open the Atlantic ...

  • ASTM D5777 - 00(2011)e1 standard guide for using the seismic refraction method for subsurface investigation

    This guide summarizes the equipment, field procedures, and interpretation methods used for the determination of the depth, thickness and the seismic velocity of subsurface soil and rock or engineered materials, using the seismic refraction method. Measurement of subsurface conditions by the seismic refraction method requires a seismic energy source, trigger cable (or radio link), geophones, ...


    By ASTM International

  • Monitoring Gas Emissions from Volcanoes to Predict Volcanic Activity

    To understand and predict the behaviour of volcanoes an increasing number of scientists are combining geological monitoring and geochemical models. By measuring and monitoring the prevalence of gases like CO2, scientists hope to be able to better predict the likelihood of volcanic eruptions. ...


    By Edinburgh Sensors Ltd

  • Feds seek borehole test for potential hot nuke waste burial

    The federal government plans to spend $80 million assessing whether its hottest nuclear waste can be stored in 3-mile-deep holes, a project that could provide an alternative strategy to a Nevada repository plan that was halted in 2010. The five-year borehole project was tentatively slated to start later this year on state-owned land in rural North Dakota, but it has already been met with ...


    By Associated Press

  • EUAB Meeting for EPISECC

    The End Users Advisory Board (EUAB) meeting of the European FP7 Project EPISECC, has been held from the 28th to the 30th of November, 2016, in Vienna (Austria). For the EUAB meeting, the consortium prepared and run a demonstration to show the Syntactical and Semantic Interoperability between emergency management systems of cooperating organisations. Also, the partners ...


    By IES Solutions. S.r.l.

  • Update from the Field: Well Logging Completed!

    It’s been a busy few weeks at the Newberry EGS Demonstration field site, and we’re happy to report that we’ve completed both the injectivity test and well logging activities. Over the next few weeks we’ll be carrying out an additional seismic study, continuing our groundwater monitoring program and buttoning up the site for the winter months ahead. While we’re still ...


    By AltaRock Energy, Inc.

  • Summer field work set to begin!

    We’ve been busy here at AltaRock preparing for additional testing of the EGS well, which is scheduled to begin the last week of August. We’ve been lining up contractors, cranes, well-bore evaluation equipment, and crew for the operations. Compared to our field activities last summer and fall, the field work planned for 2013 is short and sweet, but it is critical to keep the Newberry ...


    By AltaRock Energy, Inc.

  • Grand Challenges: Request for Information on the Subsurface

    Subsurface reservoirs account for more than 80% of U.S. primary energy, and they offer vast potential for the storage of energy, CO2, and nuclear waste. Despite decades of development, current technologies do not allow full utilization of subsurface energy resources. Major advances in our understanding of the subsurface environment coupled with the identification and development of potential ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Distant quakes can affect oil, gas fields

    The powerful earthquake that rocked Japan in 2011 set off tremors around a West Texas oil field, according to new research that suggests oil and gas drilling operations may make fault zones sensitive to shock waves from distant big quakes. It's long been known that large quakes can trigger minor jolts thousands of miles from the epicenter. Volcanically active spots like Yellowstone National Park ...


    By Associated Press

  • New ocean threats underline need for urgent action to protect the high seas

    Gland, Switzerland, October 24, 2007 (IUCN) – New threats to the marine environment are arising from unregulated activities in areas beyond national jurisdiction such as ocean iron fertilization, seismic testing and bioprospecting, experts have warned. International marine policy experts convening in New York warned that, in conjunction with the predicted effects of climate change, these ...

  • Spring Cleaning at the Newberry EGS Demonstration

    Welcome back! After a long winter of snowcapped peaks, the Newberry EGS Demonstration site is just about ready to be prepped for this year’s field work. We have a full season of field activities planned this year, beginning in the next few weeks with cleaning up a few downed trees along the roads, making a few road repairs and getting the site ready for contractors and site visitors to ...


    By AltaRock Energy, Inc.

  • Preliminary Stimulation Results

    Stimulation at the Newberry EGS injection well began on September 23, and continued for just over three weeks, wrapping up on October 15. We began stimulation with a step-rate injectivity test, reaching pressures as high as 2,800 psi at the wellhead. We continued to run the pumps at high pressures over most of the stimulation period, reducing the pressure when needed to replace leaky gaskets and ...


    By AltaRock Energy, Inc.

  • SPP Pumps - manufacturer of the year 2008

    SPP Pumps are delighted to have been recognised by their industry peers by taking the coveted Manufacturer of the Year Award at the 2008 Pump Industry Awards - held in association with the BPMA (British Pump Manufacturers Association) and World Pumps magazine. The accolade is awarded to the pump manufacturer who achieves recognition from contractors or final end users of pump products for their ...


    By SPP Pumps Limited

  • Chelsea`s hydrophone arrays are being used by the NTNU to study the reactions of fish to sound

    “Chelsea has been working with the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) for a number of years”, said Chelsea’s acoustics specialist Paul Bolton,  “they initially commissioned us to custom design a 6m vertical acoustic hydrophone array  in order to conduct novel underwater acoustic experiments.  This was followed by the design of three 8m ...


    By Chelsea Technologies Group

  • Bertin launches the latest AlphaGUARD radon measurement solution

    Bertin, an entity of CNIM group, is pleased to present the latest version of its AlphaGUARD radon measurement solution (developed with Saphymo’s expertise). A portable equipment re-designed for instantaneous or continuous measurement of radon gas activity (Rn-222/Rn-220 and progenies). AlphaGUARD is used as a reference by many scientists and service providers worldwide for programs on radon ...


    By Bertin Instruments

  • New Field Laboratories and Related Research To Help Promote Environmentally Prudent Development of Unconventional Resources

    Today (Nov 6, 2014), the Department of Energy announced the selection of three multiyear, field laboratories and six other multiyear research projects for continued research to promote environmentally prudent development of unconventional oil and natural gas (UOG) resources. As part of a July, 2014 Executive Order and a multiagency effort involving the Energy Department, the Environmental ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Energy Secretary Moniz`s Remarks at the U.S. Institute of Peace Conference -- As Prepared for Delivery

    The Secretary's remarks, as prepared for delivery, at the U.S. Institute of Peace Conference "Nuclear Weapons Testing: History, Progress and Challenges" in Washington, D.C. on September 15, 2014. Good afternoon, I want to thank Ambassador Umarov for inviting me to participate. I also want to thank the U.S. Institute of Peace, the Embassy of Kazakhstan and the other partners for hosting this ...


    By US Department of Energy

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