environmental drilling News

  • 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 ...


    By econ industries GmbH

  • Underground Drilling Access: Consultation

    The government published a consultation on proposals to reform the procedure for securing underground access to oil or gas deposits and geothermal energy on the 23 May. This consultation will run for 12 weeks and close on 15 August. This consultation concerns two fledgling industries, shale gas and geothermal energy, which may hold significant potential for adding to the UK’s domestic ...

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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

  • Crosshair Commences Drilling at Juniper Ridge

    Crosshair Exploration & Mining Corp. (NYSE Amex: CXZ)(TSX: CXX) is pleased to announce that drilling has commenced at the Juniper Ridge Uranium Project in southwest Wyoming. The 2011 program will consist of 400 holes drilled to an average depth of 200 feet for a total of 80,000 feet (24,400 metres) of drilling in order to confirm historical results. The drill program will be complimented by a ...


    By Marketwire

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Nationally-Recognized Environmental Investigator Launches Independent Investigation of Northeast Pennsylvania's Marcellus Shale Drilling Effects

    Theodore O. Meiggs, Ph.D. of Golden, Colorado, the former Assistant Director of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s National Enforcement Investigations Center and current President and Senior Consultant at Meiggs Environmental Consultants, Inc., spent the greater part of last week touring oil and gas drilling areas in Northeast Pennsylvania as part of his own private investigation into ...


    By PRWeb

  • 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

  • Radiation Safety & Control Services Helps Oil and Gas Drilling Companies Balance Production and Environmental Protection

    Radiation Safety & Control Services (RSCS) now provides consulting services to the oil and natural gas industry on the safe handling and disposal of radioactive materials brought to the surface during drilling and fracking activities. RSCS helps energy companies ensure these radioactive materials do not contaminate the environment, and comply with regulations for managing and transporting ...


    By PRWeb

  • 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

  • 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

  • IADC Criticizes BSEE Policy for Citing Drilling Contractors

    The International Association of Drilling Contractors (IADC) is gravely concerned with the Interim Policy Document issued this week by the U.S. Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE). By affirming that BSEE inspectors can issue Incidents of Noncompliance (INCs) to drilling contractors as well as oil companies, this unprecedented policy ...

  • Shell files revised Arctic offshore drilling plan

    Royal Dutch Shell PLC has filed a revised Arctic offshore drilling plan with federal regulators but says the company hasn't decided whether to return to waters off the coast of northwest Alaska in 2015. The revised exploration plan submitted to the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management in Anchorage calls for two drilling vessels to operate simultaneously in the Chukchi Sea rather than one in the ...


    By Associated Press

  • Some states confirm water pollution from drilling

    In at least four states that have nurtured the nation's energy boom, hundreds of complaints have been made about well-water contamination from oil or gas drilling, and pollution was confirmed in a number of them, according to a review that casts doubt on industry suggestions that such problems rarely happen. The Associated Press requested data on drilling-related complaints in Pennsylvania, Ohio, ...


    By Associated Press

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