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  • 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

  • RO Plant for Petroleum Development of Oman

    Petroleum Development of Oman (PDO) awarded us a prestigious Build-Own-Operate (BOO) contract for four containerised reverse osmosis plants, which have been installed at four remote oil drilling sites in Oman. Manufactured at our Hamriya facility in UAE in a record time of 12 weeks, the plants will be operated & maintained by Ion Exchange for seven years, and thereafter purchased by the ...


    By Ion Exchange (India) Ltd.

  • Arizonan Steven Maslansky receives NGWA’s Life Member Award

    Steven P. Maslansky, PG, CPG, of Maslansky GeoEnvironmental in Prescott, Arizona, has received a Life Member Award from the National Ground Water Association for his special service in the furtherance of the groundwater industry. The award will be presented in December at the 2014 NGWA Groundwater Expo and Annual Meeting in Las Vegas. Maslansky has been a pioneer in the area of health and safety ...

  • EPA fines Shell for Clean Air Act permit violations during offshore oil exploration in Alaska

    Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced settlements with Shell Gulf of Mexico, Inc. and Shell Offshore, Inc. for violations of their Clean Air Act permits for arctic oil and gas exploration drilling in the Chukchi and Beaufort Seas, off the North Slope of Alaska. Based on EPA’s inspections and Shell’s excess emission reports, EPA documented numerous air permit ...

  • NGWA offers “ground water technology field experience”

    The National Ground Water Association will offer a new training experience for environmental field personnel, drilling contractors, and water well inspectors October 26-28 at Southwest Mississippi Community College in Summit, Mississippi.The “Ground Water Technology Field Experience” features a combination of classroom instruction and field exercises to provide those entering the industry, or ...

  • Transocean Ltd. Announces Vice Chairman, Senior Management Changes

    ZUG, SWITZERLAND -- (Marketwire) -- 08/16/10 -- Transocean Ltd. (NYSE: RIG) (SIX: RIGN) announced today that the Board of Directors has named J. Michael Talbert as non-executive Vice Chairman of the Board, Arnaud A.Y. Bobillier as Executive Vice President, Asset and Performance, and Ihab Toma as Executive Vice President, Global Business, effective immediately. As non-executive Vice Chairman, ...


  • California American Water Selects Boart Longyear Company to Construct Desalination Source Water Slant Wells

    After a comprehensive procurement process, California American Water has selected Boart Longyear Company to construct seven to nine source water slant wells that would draw ocean water for the desalination facility proposed as part of California American Water’s $320 million Monterey Peninsula Water Supply Project. Boart Longyear ranked highest and provided the lowest cost among the three ...


  • 2016 Specialty Oilfield Chemicals Market by Types, Applications, Trends

    Global Specialty Oilfield Chemicals Market worth $10.9 Billion by 2016 The industry is expected to grow from $7,329.2 million in 2011 to $10.9 Billion by 2016, at a CAGR of 8.3% from 2011 to 2016. North America holds the largest share; i.e. 61% in the global market for specialty oilfield chemicals in 2011 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 7.8% to reach $6,523.2 million in 2016. This results ...


  • 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

  • Oil and Gas Field Services in Canada Industry Market Research Report Now Available from IBISWorld

    The Oil and Gas Field Services industry has experienced volatile market conditions over the past five years. World commodity prices took a significant hit in 2009 due to the recession. Over the year, crude oil prices fell 36.3% while natural gas prices fell 39.9%. As a result, downstream oil and gas extractors experienced a ...


    By IBISWorld

  • Hydraulic fracturing consumes the largest share of water in shale gas production

    An average shale gas well in the Marcellus formation will use around 20 000 m3 of freshwater over its life cycle, new research suggests. In total, 65% of this is directly consumed at the well site and 35% is consumed further along the supply chain The extent of shale gas developments is expected to increase across the globe in the coming decades. In the US alone, the shale share of dry gas ...

  • Administrator Lisa P. Jackson, testimony before the U.S. house oversight and government reform committee

    Thank you for inviting me to testify. Americans are again suffering at the pump. Gasoline and diesel cost more today than they did a year ago. As ExxonMobil’s CEO recently testified, the prices of those fuels are a function of crude oil prices, which are set by global supply and demand. As a matter of geology, America will never control more than a tiny fraction of the world’s oil ...

  • Recovery boost for North Sea oil and gas through the 28th licensing round

    Companies can now apply for new licences to drill for offshore oil and gas in the North Sea. Increasing recovery of UK oil and gas will enhance energy security, support thousands of jobs and provide billions in increased tax revenues. The UK oil and gas sector already supports around 350,000 jobs, and last year attracted a record £14 billion of capital expenditure as well as supplying ...

  • UK Government defines Protected Areas for shale developments

    Areas to be excluded from underground fracking activities have been set out by the Government today, through draft regulations that define the protected areas in which fracking will be prohibited. The draft regulations set out further protections for groundwater and National Parks, Areas of Outstanding National Beauty, the Broads and World Heritage Sites, ensuring the process of hydraulic ...

  • Exploration Mining and Quebec's New Water Law

    A group of citizen of the North Shore of Quebec has made an official complaint to the Ministry of Environment of Quebec for the non-respect of the new water law No 27. The government of Quebec and the exploration projects of the Company URACAN Inc. in Baie Johan-Beetz, Quebec are pointed out for the drilling of hundreds of holes within a few kilometers of the town's ...


  • Leaky wells, not fracking, taint water

    The drilling procedure called fracking didn't cause much-publicized cases of tainted groundwater in areas of Pennsylvania and Texas, a new study finds. Instead, it blames the contamination on problems in pipes and seals in natural gas wells. After looking at dozens of cases of suspected contamination, the scientists focused on eight hydraulically fractured wells in those states, where they ...


    By Associated Press

  • Energy & Technology, Corp., PKA Technical Industries & Energy, Corp., Begins Operations of New Threading Facility at Houston Plant

    LAFAYETTE, LA -- (Marketwire) -- 06/23/10 -- Energy & Technology, Corp. ("Energy & Technology" or "the Company") (OTCBB: ENGT), a provider of equipment and services for the oil and gas industry, announced today that Energy Technology Manufacturing and Threading started operations. This facility is capable of threading, bucking, and repair of drill pipe, casing, and tubing up to 11 7/8" ...


  • US natural gas finds growing numbers of buyers

    Countries all over the world have been signing deals to import natural gas from the US, which could be seen as revealing a growing appetite for the fuel overseas. Should the US government approve the international exports, a wide range of liquefied natural gas (LNG) projects could be launched, the Economic Times of India reports. The deals would amount to approximately 2% of the daily US supply ...


    By Energy Institute (EI)

  • Pennsylvania DEP Fines Chesapeake Energy More Than $1 Million

    The Department of Environmental Protection today fined Chesapeake Energy $1,088,000 for violations related to natural gas drilling activities.Under a Consent Order and Agreement, or COA, Chesapeake will pay DEP $900,000 for contaminating private water supplies in Bradford County, of which ...

  • 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 ...

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