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  • NGWA directors, officers set for 2015

    The National Ground Water Association’s 2015 national and divisional boards feature a number of new officers and directors. Heading the national board is Richard Thron, MGWC, of Mantyla Well Drilling Inc., in Lakeland, Minnesota. An NGWA member for 30 years, Thron has served on the boards of both NGWA and the Minnesota Water Well Association. He also has served on numerous committees for ...

  • Gas drillers draw less water, but concerns linger

    The gas drilling industry in Pennsylvania is recycling more and more water and one river basin commission now reports drillers there are drawing less freshwater than in the past. Water use by the natural gas industry in the Susquehanna River Basin peaked at about 3.8 billion gallons in 2011 and that figure declined to about 3.1 billion gallons in 2013, Andrew J. Gavin, deputy executive director ...


    By Associated Press

  • Sionix Announces Plans for Construction and Operation of Waste Water Treatment Facility in the Bakken Shale Formation of North Dakota

    Sionix Corporation (OTCBB: SINX), designer of innovative and patented advanced mobile water treatment systems (MWTS), announced today that it has executed an agreement with Dakota Solutions, Inc. (DSI) for the lease of property in Tioga, North Dakota for the construction and operation of a Waste Water Treatment Facility (WWTF) in the Bakken Shale Formation. Under the terms of the agreement Sionix ...


    By Sionix Corporation

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • Oklahoma is Latest State to prevent Local Fracking Bans

    Oklahoma cities and counties would no longer be able to ban hydraulic fracturing - a process commonly called fracking - or other oil and gas operations within their boundaries under a bill signed into law on Friday by Gov. Mary Fallin. Pushed hard by the oil and gas industry, but fiercely opposed by municipalities and environmental groups, the bill specifically prohibits cities or towns from ...


    By Associated Press

  • 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 ...

  • Early tests don`t find tainted water from oil boom in the Northern Plains oil patch

    Random testing of shallow groundwater in the Northern Plains oil patch found no early evidence of contamination from an energy boom that's already seen more than 8,500 wells drilled, federal scientists said Monday. However, the U.S. Geological Survey cautioned that the tests could have missed contamination from surface spills or leaking well casings. That's because water can take many hundreds of ...


    By Associated Press

  • Sandvik wins major order for a materials handling project in Vietnam

    Sandvik Mining has signed a Mining Systems contract with a customer in Vietnam, which will be accomplished and contribute to Sandvik Mining's business from 2012 through until 2015. The order comprises the supply of 14 units stackers, reclaimers and stacker/reclaimers for a steel plant in Vietnam. The materials handling machines will operate within a capacity range of 675 - 6000 mt/h (745 st/h - ...

  • Searching for the elements needed for low-carbon technology on the sea-floor

    Today the Royal Research ship (RRS) James Cook will embark on an expedition to discover new sources of the rare metals, critical for low carbon technologies. This forty day investigation will use robotic submarines, autonomous seafloor instruments and drilling to answer questions about what controls the formation of these marine mineral deposits on the floor of the North East Atlantic. Chief ...

  • New York to ban fracking; environmentalists cheer

    Handing environmentalists a breakthrough victory, New York plans to prohibit fracking for natural gas because of what regulators say are its unexplored health risks and dubious economic benefits. New York, which overlies part of the gas-rich Marcellus Shale formation that has led to a drilling boom in Pennsylvania and other nearby states, has banned shale gas development since 2008, when the ...


    By Associated Press

  • ASTM D6066 - 11 Standard Practice for Determining the Normalized Penetration Resistance of Sands for Evaluation of Liquefaction Potential

    Normalization of penetration resistance data is a frequently used method to evaluate the liquefaction susceptibility of sands. A large case history database from many countries has been accumulated to estimate instability of saturated sands during earthquakes (1,2,3,4). This test is used extensively for a great variety of geotechnical exploration programs where ...


    By ASTM International

  • ATEX UV disinfection for explosive atmospheres & hazardous areas

    From drilling decks and accommodation platforms, to upstream refineries, many oil, gas and petrochemical installations now require equipment to be installed in hazardous areas and ATEX classified zones.  Explosive atmospheres can be caused by any number of flammable gases, mists, vapours and combustible dusts.  When a sufficient quantity of hazardous material is mixed with air, all that ...


    By atg UV Technology

  • Pennsylvania DEP Awards Nearly $8 Million for Mine Reclamation Work

     The Department of Environmental Protection has awarded $7,983,107 for remediation projects at and near abandoned mine sites in Clearfield, Luzerne, Schuylkill and Somerset counties. "These projects will make one neighborhood safer from mine subsidence, provide water to another, and reclaim hundreds of acres of land that was mined and abandoned decades ago," DEP Deputy Secretary for Active ...

  • In drought, water war in California fought underground

    For decades, this city in California's agricultural heartland relied exclusively on cheap, plentiful groundwater and pumped increasingly larger amounts from an aquifer as its population grew. But eventually, the water table dropped by more than 100 feet, causing some of Fresno's wells to cave in and others to slow to a trickle. The cost of replacing those wells and extracting groundwater ...


    By Associated Press

  • Compact actuators for LNG cryogenic valves

    The use of LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas) as a cheaper and less polluting alternative to diesel for generators providing the power to remote sites is becoming increasingly widespread. With many thousands of sites throughout the world, oil and gas drilling industry companies are among the operators who have introduced the technique, which involves the use of specialised trailer-based plant to ...


    By Rotork plc

  • PHOENIX to announce partnership at WEFTEC 2013

    PHOENIX Process Equipment Co. has been appointed as the Exclusive North American Distributor for the SCI Horizontal Decanter Centrifuge. PHOENIX will unveil this new technology in booth 504 at WEFTEC 2013, October 7-9, in Chicago, IL. The Horizontal Decanter Centrifuge technology will expand PHOENIX's separation/dewatering technologies and process solutions in the municipal & industrial waste ...

  • Remedial Construction Services, LP Launches New Division

    Remedial Construction Services, LP (RECON), based in Houston, Texas, announced the launch of a new division, Recon Oil Field Services. This new division focuses on environmental remediation technologies to manage oilfield exploration and production wastes. The technologies treat the liquids produced during drilling, hydro-fracturing, and production as well as treatment of cuttings and drilling ...

  • BAUER Group contracted to execute part of the foundation works for the Hong Kong-Zuhai-Macau bridge

    In September BAUER Hong Kong Ltd., the local subsidiary of BAUER Spezialtiefbau GmbH, was contracted to execute part of the extensive foundation works for the Hong Kong-Zuhai-Macau bridge. The mega-project is divided into two segments: one on the Chinese side, the other on Hong Kong territory. BAUER Hong Kong Ltd. will be carrying out roughly half of the foundation works over the first 9.4 ...


    By BAUER Resources GmbH

  • Recent results in Mississippian oil play providing reason for optimism, says IHS

    Despite weaker well results than those in the prolific Bakken Shale play, shallower wells and cheaper drilling costs are boosting economics and driving increased industry interest in the Mississippian Oil Play, according to a new report from IHS (NYSE: IHS), the leading global source of information and analytics. The more than 17 million acre play spans Northern Oklahoma, through Western Kansas ...


    By IHS Markit

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