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  • Baker Hughes introduces the next generation of fluids separation technologies

    Baker Hughes announced today the commercial release of its TRETOLITE™ SNAP fluids separation technologies, designed to help oil and gas operators maintain dry oil and good water quality, while also stabilizing operations and reducing costs—without limiting production—to improve overall ...


    By Baker Hughes, a GE company

  • Drilling boom brings rising number of harmful waste spills

    Carl Johnson and son Justin, who have complained for years about spills of oilfield wastewater where they raise cattle in the high plains of New Mexico, stroll across a 1 1/2-acre patch of sandy soil - lifeless, save for a scattering of stunted weeds. Five years ago, a broken pipe soaked the land with as much as 420,000 gallons of wastewater, a salty drilling byproduct that killed the shrubs and ...


    By Associated Press

  • Chemical Makers, Energy Companies Tell EPA Not to Mandate Fracking Fluid Disclosure

    Chemical makers and energy companies have told the Environmental Protection Agency there is no need for it to require them to report information about the chemicals used for hydraulic fracturing fluids. “The American Petroleum Institute does not think that this Toxic Substances Control Act rulemaking is necessary in light of the extensive information already ...


    By Bloomberg BNA

  • Kroff, Inc. to Present Advantages of Frac Fluid Reuse During Pittsburgh Chemical Day

    Kroff, Inc., one of the fastest-growing water treatment companies in the United States, is pleased to announce that David Grottenthaler, general manager of Kroff Well Services (KWS), Inc., will serve as a conference speaker during the 44th Annual Pittsburgh Chemical Day on May 10, 2011 ...


    By Kroff, Inc.

  • R360 Environmental Solutions Enters North Dakota’s Williston Basin with the Acquisition of Prairie Disposal, Inc.

    R360 Environmental Solutions®, Inc. announced today the acquisition of Prairie Disposal, Inc. making the company’s entry in to North Dakota’s Williston Basin, one of the fastest growing oilfields in the United States. The Williston Basin is home to over 220 active drilling rigs, and North Dakota is now the second largest state in oil production. ...

  • Aquatech Acquires Fluid Recovery Services, Creates Leading Water Management Services Network for Oil & Gas Producers in the Marcellus and Utica Shale Region

    Aquatech, a global leader in water treatment technology and service solutions, announces the acquisition of Fluid Recovery Services (FRS). Based in Creekside, PA, FRS operates a network of central, satellite and mobile facilities that deliver a menu of environmentally compliant and economically viable water management services. In addition to treatment, FRS offers numerous water management ...

  • New Vermeer reclaimer meets the challenges of urban pipeline work

    Vermeer has introduced a new product to its pipeline installation equipment line. The R400T joins the R9x12T reclaimer — introduced in 2010 — as a self-contained drilling fluid reclaiming system. The R400T was designed for the growing demands of underground projects — whether in congested, urban utility work or large pipeline installation — while minimizing the impact on ...


    By Vermeer

  • New partner for Pieralisi Group

    The Pieralisi Group is proud to present their new partner in Australia: Scottech Oilfield Services (SOS). SOS is a recent acquisition by Norwegian owned Offshore Technical Services (OTS), a company that Pieralisi has been working with for many years in drilling fluid handling and slop oil treatment. Pieralisi will be working together with SOS to support and service both existing and potential ...


    By Pieralisi Group

  • Oil Production and Oil Refinery Waste Treatment Workshop

    25-26 of February IPEC held two-day event included a workshop and equipment presentation at company’s’ production site. The educational workshop was attended by representatives of international oil and gas industry companies from South Africa, Turkey, Latvia, Estonia, Finland and Russia. The first day of presentation was devoted to drilling mud treatment. The presentation of ...


    By IPEC

  • PA DEP Releases Sampling, Quality Assurance Plans for Oil and Gas Development Radiation Study

    The Department of Environmental Protection today released detailed sampling and quality assurance plans for its ongoing comprehensive radiation study of oil and gas development. The agency will sample and analyze radioactivity levels of flowback waters, treatment solids, drill cuttings and drilling equipment, along with the transportation, storage and disposal of drilling wastes. Based on current ...

  • Oklahoma geology group links earthquakes to oil waste wells

    The Oklahoma Geological Survey said Tuesday it is "very likely" that most of the state's recent earthquakes were triggered by the subsurface injection of wastewater from oil and natural gas drilling operations. Geologists have been studying the cause of hundreds of earthquakes that have shaken the homes and the nerves of residents in central and north-central Oklahoma, where the pace of oil and ...


    By Associated Press

  • R3 Fusion Selected to Demonstrate Frac Water Treatment Technology

    R3 Fusion, Inc., a clean technology company based in Rensselaer Technology Park, announced that it has executed a contract to demonstrate its patented SPaCeR™ technology on the treatment of flowback water generated in hydraulic fracking operations. Unconventional gas reserves in shale deposits have greatly extended the fossil fuel reserves available to the ...


    By R3 Fusion

  • 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

  • Hydraulic Fracturing Companies Using Oil Skimmers to Clean Flowback

    Hydraulic fracturing (fracking) is a process that recovers natural gas and oil from deep shale formations that contain large amounts of the fuels. Fracking requires the drilling of a well vertically underground, past the deepest aquifer containing fresh groundwater. Steel surface casing is inserted down the well ...


    By Oil Skimmers, Inc.

  • Laboratory study cuts fracking waste`s radioactivity

    Researchers believe they have found an unlikely way to decrease the radioactivity of some hydraulic fracturing wastewater: Mix it with the hazardous drainage from mining operations. The wastewater is created when some of the chemical-laced water used to fracture thick underground rocks flows back out of the wellbore. The water is tainted with chemicals, toxins and in some parts of the country - ...


    By Associated Press

  • Halliburton’s CleanWave™ Water Treatment Technology Takes Spotlight Award at Offshore Technology Conference

    Halliburton’s (NYSE: HAL) CleanWave™ water treatment technology was recognized at the 2011 Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) today as an innovative solution leading the industry into the future. Each year, the OTC recognizes innovative technologies with the Spotlight on New Technology Award. The awards program is designed to showcase the latest ...


    By Halliburton

  • McEllhiney Lecturer says proper water well development critical to well performance

    NEW ORLEANS — The process of “well development” is critical to optimizing well performance, yet too often it is not given proper priority in the overall well construction, said the 2010 NGWREF McEllhiney Distinguished Lecturer Mike H. Mehmert in his inaugural lecture at the 2009 NGWA Ground Water Expo and Annual Meeting. Well development is the procedure used to facilitate the removal of fine ...

  • Pennsylvania DEP Approves Waste Volume Increase for Cumberland County Landfill

    The Department of Environmental Protection today issued a permit to Community Refuse Services Inc. for an increase in average and maximum daily volume at its Cumberland County Landfill in Hopewell and North Newton townships. The company's application, submitted to DEP in March 2010, proposed a 1,000-ton increase in the average daily volume ...

  • 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

  • EPA: No Widespread Harm to drinking Water from Fracking

    Hydraulic fracturing to drill for oil and natural gas has not caused widespread harm to drinking water in the United States, the Environmental Protection Agency said Thursday in a report that also warned of potential contamination of water supplies if safeguards are not maintained. A draft study issued by the agency found specific instances where poorly constructed drilling wells or improper ...


    By Associated Press

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