aquifer drilling News

  • California authorizes oilfield dumping into protected aquifers

    Regulators in California, the country's third-largest oil-producing state, have authorized oil companies to inject production fluids and waste into what are now federally protected aquifers more than 2,500 times, risking contamination of underground water supplies that could be used for drinking water or irrigation, state records show. While some of the permits go back decades, an Associated ...


    By Associated Press

  • Advances in aquifer testing and data collection subject of NGWA Webinar

    As part of the 2009 Webinar series offered by the National Ground Water Association, In-Situ Inc.’s Shao-Chih “Ted” Way will present “Pump/Yield Testing Design and Transducer Data Collection” at 11 a.m. ET on April 7.With advances in sensor and software technology, aquifer tests can now be conducted with greater speed and accuracy, and provide more reliable data—all at a lower cost. These ...

  • NGWA publishes best practices for groundwater professionals on aquifer storage and recovery

    A new set of best suggested practices (BSPs) for groundwater professionals involved in aquifer storage and recovery (ASR) projects has been approved by the National Ground Water Association (NGWA). First conceptualized in 2010, NGWA’s Best Suggested Practices for Aquifer Storage and Recovery has been developed through consensus of industry professionals with day-to-day experience in ASR ...

  • Los Alamos Drills to Record-breaking Depths

    The EM-supported Environmental Programs at Los Alamos National Laboratory is pushing the limits of drilling technology with the use of a sonic drill rig to drill coreholes more than 1,100 feet deep in support of a chromium remediation project. The project is an initiative to remediate a chromium plume in the ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Texas: Can`t Tie Water Contamination to Drilling

    The amount of explosive gas tainting a North Texas neighborhood's water supply has increased in recent years, but the state's oil and gas regulator says it can't link the methane to drilling activity nearby, according to a report it released Wednesday. The state Railroad Commission has found that the contamination has gotten worse in most of the private water wells it tested in September 2013 ...


    By Associated Press

  • Ron Peterson of Baroid Industrial Drilling Products receives top National Ground Water Association award

    Ron B. Peterson of Baroid Industrial Drilling Products, South Jordan, Utah, has received the National Ground Water Association’s top award — the Ross L. Oliver Award for outstanding contributions to the groundwater industry. The award will be presented at NGWA’s 2013 Groundwater Expo and Annual Meeting taking place this December in Nashville, Tennessee. Peterson, a senior ...

  • Boart Longyear Team Uses Dual-Tube Flooded Reverse Circulation Technique to Drill 60-inch Shaft through Loss Circulation Zones at Wyoming Coal Mine

    A Boart Longyear (www.BoartLongyear.com) drilling team rose to the challenge as it bore down into the earth to create a ventilation shaft for an underground longwall coal mine in Southwest Wyoming. The task? Guide a 60-inch bit to a depth of 550 feet through a challenging geological formation that included two aquifers – all in just over four weeks. Not ...


    By Boart Longyear Inc.

  • Our World’s Water is Diminishing, But How Fast?

    The University of California, Irvine (UCI) recently released two studies (here and here) using data from NASA’s Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE) satellites showing that the earth’s biggest groundwater basins are being ...


    By Earth Day Network

  • Too soon to tap Namibia`s groundwater find, experts say

    The extraction of the much needed water from a large underground aquifer in northern Namibia may need to wait for further studies, officials have warned at a water investment conference. The aquifer, discovered in July, may contain enough water to sustain about one million people living in the area for 400 years at ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • ACT leads the way on stormwater capture

    Yarram and Stratford farmers affected by falling groundwater levels in Victoria's Latrobe Aquifer will receive payments as part of a $5 million assistance package. The Latrobe Aquifer Financial Assistance Package includes $3.6 million from the Australian Government's Water for the Future plan and $1.4 million from the Victorian Government. Australian Government Parliamentary Secretary for Water ...


    By Australian Government

  • Henry ‘Hank’ Baski receives NGWA’s Life Member Award

    Henry “Hank” Baski, president of Baski Inc., Englewood, Colorado, has received a Life Member Award from the National Ground Water Association for his special service in the furtherance of the groundwater industry and NGWA. The award will be presented in December at the 2014 NGWA Groundwater Expo and Annual Meeting in Las Vegas. Baski holds seven patents and continues to develop new ...

  • Scientists suggest alternative source of arsenic contamination

    New research contradicts previous findings that arsenic contamination — an environmental crisis that affects more than 60 million people in the Bengal Basin — in groundwater may result from arsenic coming from man-made ponds, suggesting instead that it originates in sediments in aquifers. Groundwater ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • FCI Environmental, Inc. announces the introduction of their real time TPH (and BTEX in particular) monitors

    FCI Environmental, Inc., the manufacturer of the PetroSense line of revolutionary optical hydrocarbon sensors, announced the introduction of their real time TPH (and BTEX in particular) monitors. The PetroSentry system offers both a portable spot-check and a continuous monitoring solutions for detecting and monitoring the presence of BTEX in water. With the increase in oil and gas drilling, and ...


    By PetroSense, Inc

  • Stress on water resources threatens lives and livelihoods

    The planet’s great subterranean stores of water are running out – and nobody can be sure how much remains to supply billions of people in the future. Satellite instruments used to measure the flow from 37 underground aquifers between 2003 and 2013 have revealed that at least one-third of them were seriously stressed – with little or almost no natural replenishment. The ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • AquaLuxus WC Selected as a Featured Technology in Advances In Groundwater Science and Practice at the Groundwater Expo

    Planet Resource Recovery, Inc. is pleased to announce that its premier water product, AquaLuxus WC, has been selected as a featured technology in this year's "Advances in Groundwater Science and Practice," at the Groundwater Expo 2015 in Las Vegas, NV. Every year at the National Ground Water Association's Groundwater Expo, the latest groundwater technologies are presented and featured. The ...

  • U.S. Groundwater Reserves More Limited Than Assumed

    Deep ‘fossil aquifers’ are more likely than expected to be brackish or contaminated As groundwater depletion accelerates in the United States, civilization has responded by unsustainably drilling deeper wells. Tapping deep “fossil aquifers” does offer a ...


    By Fluence Corporation

  • PetroSense line of revolutionary optical hydrocarbon sensors

    FCI Environmental, Inc., the manufacturer of the PetroSense line of revolutionary optical hydrocarbon sensors, announced the introduction of their real time TPH (and BTEX in particular) monitors. The PetroSentry system offers both a portable spot-check and a continuous monitoring solutions for detecting and monitoring the presence of BTEX in water. ...


    By PetroSense, Inc

  • Abandoned water wells can present risks

    Household water well owners should act to address any improperly abandoned wells on their property as they can present threats to both people and animals, the National Ground Water Association said today. “Abandoned wells can be a physical danger to people and animals who may fall into them, but an even greater threat may be the pathway that an abandoned well provides for surface ...

  • DOE study: Fracking chemicals didn`t taint water

    A landmark federal study on hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, shows no evidence that chemicals from the natural gas drilling process moved up to contaminate drinking water aquifers at a western Pennsylvania drilling site, the Department of Energy told The Associated Press. After a year of monitoring, the researchers found that the chemical-laced fluids used to free gas trapped deep below the ...


    By Associated Press

  • Increasing water supplies - reuse of treated wastewater

    Reusing wastewater, particularly for agricultural purposes, plays an increasingly important part in water management, particularly in areas of low rainfall. A recent study of the Apulia region in southern Italy shows that wastewater can be used to meet agricultural water needs. The Apulian water agency (AQP) runs the largest aqueduct system in Europe, importing water from neighbouring regions and ...

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