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  • AKCP to Announce LoRaWAN Products at Intelligent Building Systems Show

    AKCP in collaboration with GMI Databox will announce a family of LoRaWAN products at the upcoming Intelligent Building Systems show in Paris Porte de Versailles, France. AKCP, established in the USA in 1981, has 37 years of experience in professional sensor management solutions. AKCP is partnering with GMI Databox at the ...


    By AKCP

  • Drilling Update in Syria

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    By Thomson Reuters

  • International Association of Drilling Contractors to Host Conference Addressing Environmental Impact

    Improving environmental performance and the impact of shale gas exploration, along with other environmentally relevant topics to the oil and gas industry, will be discussed at IADC’s annual Environmental Conference and Exhibition, 8-9 April in New York City. A lineup of industry speakers will address new technologies and advances in emissions controls, water recycling and drilling waste ...

  • Drill cuttings treatment in Azerbaijan

    Drill cuttings containing hydrocarbon contaminants from the Oil & Gas industry are generally considered to be special waste. They are the broken bits from boreholes mixed with water and drilling fluids. Fluids released during the drilling process comprise of water, diesel or other hydrocarbons used for lubrication. There are various different ways to handle drill cuttings. To this ...

  • Africa to Capitalize on Deepwater Drilling

    In the aftermath of the Gulf of Mexico disaster, offshore deepwater drilling is now being questioned as too risky a venture. However the domino effect of how this will impact other regions is a far less damaging then initially expected.    Africa has always had a strong market for offshore exploratory drilling projects and with Anadarko Petroleum Corp. saying on Monday that they struck ...


    By GDS International

  • Opposition to offshore drilling may fade

    One January morning in 1969, a drilling accident at an offshore oil rig led to the leakage of 11 million liters of oil in the nearby Santa Barbara channel. Thousands of seabirds, fish, and marine mammals were killed.  As clean-up volunteers rushed to the beach, the day's events led to the start of a new environmental movement in the United States. The nation's first Earth Day was ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • Gas Drilling-Reluctant Embrace story

    For years, activists have warned that fracking can have disastrous consequences - ruined water and air, sickened people and animals, a ceaseless parade of truck traffic. Now some critics are doing what was once unthinkable: working with the industry. Some are even signing lucrative gas leases and speaking about the environmental benefits of gas. In one northeastern Pennsylvania village that ...


    By Associated Press

  • Wyden: FracFocus a `constructive` tool on drilling

    A website partially funded by the oil and gas industry could be a "constructive" tool for federal regulators as they consider requiring public disclosure of chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing operations, Senate Energy Committee Chairman Ron Wyden said Thursday. Wyden, D-Ore., stopped short of endorsing the website, FracFocus.org, but said it could be helpful as lawmakers and federal agencies ...


    By Associated Press

  • Offshore Oil Drilling Stopped in Belize

    Yesterday, Belize's Supreme Court declared offshore drilling contracts issued by the Government of Belize (in 2004 and 2007) null and void, providing a dramatic and potentially definitive setback to The Government of Belize and the petroleum prospecting companies issued the contracts. The ruling, handed down by Justice Oswell Legall, was in response to a ...


    By Oceana

  • Environmental Impact Assessment: Commission refers POLAND to the Court of Justice of the EU over inadequate assessment of exploratory mining drillings

    Poland in Court over Environment Impact Assessment of drilling. The European Commission is referring Poland to the Court of Justice of the EU for failing to ensure that the environmental impacts of exploratory mining drillings are properly assessed. Under Polish law, it is possible to drill down to depths of 5 000 metres without assessing the potential impact on the environment ...


    By European Commission

  • Environmental Management Strategies

    Environmental Enginuity Welcomes Environmental Management Strategies - Environmental Enginuity Group announced today that it has completed the transaction to incorporate Environmental Management Strategies (EMS) as its first company in Southern California. EMS, founded in 2001 by Anthony (Tony) Severini, is one of the country's premiere environmental service firms specializing in vapor ...

  • Backyard oil drilling affects thousands in LA

    Thousands of residents living near Baldwin Hills may soon be exposed to serious health risks if Texas-based oil company, Plains Exploration and Production Company (PXP) is allowed to expand their drilling projects, according to a lawsuit filed by Community Health Councils, Inc. (CHC) and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). The lawsuit against the County of Los Angeles challenges the ...

  • Cleaning of thread lubricant from drill pipes

    Inland Technology Incorporated's Houston sales engineers have discovered a new use for an old product. Designed as a replacement for Freon 113, for the cleaning of electronic components, Iso PrepTM has been used for years for that purpose. In fact, its most visible use has been for the demanding cleaning applications involving the U.S. Navy's phased array radars associated with the U.S. Navy's ...


    By Inland Technology

  • 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

  • Agreement Reached to Prevent Drilling in Hoback Basin

     The Trust for Public Land announced today that it has entered into an agreement with Plains Exploration & Production Company (NYSE: PXP) to purchase oil and gas leases on 58,000 acres of environmentally sensitive land located in the Hoback Basin of the Wyoming Range. Once the transaction is completed, the leases will be retired, protecting the land from oil and natural gas drilling. The ...


    By The Trust for Public Land

  • Drilling not earthquake caused Java mud volcano

    A mud volcano which has caused millions of dollars worth of damage in East Java, Indonesia was caused by the drilling of a gas exploration well, an international team of scientists has concluded. The two-year old mud volcano, known as Lusi, is still spewing huge volumes of mud and has displaced more than 30,000 people from their homes and businesses in Sidoarjo, East Java. The most detailed ...

  • Torque Test Ensures Reliability of Steerable Drills

    Hydrocarbon drilling accuracy has been increased tenfold by using adapted advanced aerospace guidance systems. And an equally innovative torque sensor ensures efficiency during the equipment's regular programmed maintenance. ...


    By Sensor Technology Ltd

  • Chevron meets new, voluntary shale drilling rules

    Chevron has become the first energy company to meet a new set of voluntary shale gas drilling standards that aim to go beyond existing state laws in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia, the Pittsburgh-based Center for Sustainable Shale announced Thursday. The center is a partnership between major energy companies, environmental groups and charitable foundations. Its certification process ...


    By Associated Press

  • Range Resources to pay $4M drilling waste fine

    Energy company Range Resources said Thursday it has agreed to pay a $4.15 million fine for environmental violations at a western Pennsylvania site that handled natural gas drilling waste. The penalty is the largest the state has ever imposed on the shale gas industry. Range, based in Fort Worth, Texas, said in a statement that it accepts the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection ...


    By Associated Press

  • CEC issues determination in the drilling waste in cunduacan submission

    On 8 April 2009, the Secretariat of the Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) determined that, due to the existence of pending proceedings initiated by Mexico pursuant to Article 14(3)(a) of the North American Agreement on Environmental ...

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