hydraulic fracturing News

  • Hydraulic Fracturing

    A new standards initiative in Subcommittee D18.26 on hydraulic fracturing will drive best practices for this energy-producing process. A newly formed ASTM International subcommittee is tackling the topic of hydraulic fracturing, addressing the need for consensus standards in this rapidly growing area of the energy field. Subcommittee D18.26 on Hydraulic Fracturing, part of ASTM Committee ...


    By ASTM International

  • Hydraulic Fracturing Data Management

    A proposed new ASTM International data management and reporting standard for shale oil and gas operations, including hydraulic fracturing, is under development. ASTM WK42803, Practice for Data Management and Reporting Associated with Shale Oil and Gas Hydraulic Fracturing Operations, is under the jurisdiction of Subcommittee D18.26 on Hydraulic ...


    By ASTM International

  • Hydraulic Fracturing Fluids

    A new ASTM International subcommittee will develop standards that will be used by contract laboratories, water utilities and others requiring or developing methods used for hydraulic fracturing. Subcommittee D19.09 on Water – Hydraulic Fracturing Fluids is under the jurisdiction of ASTM International Committee D19 on Water. Standards developed by D19.09 ...


    By ASTM International

  • NETL Releases Hydraulic Fracturing Study

    The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) has released a technical report on the results of a limited field study that monitored a hydraulic fracturing operation in Greene County, PA for upward fracture growth out of the target ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • France upholds ban on hydraulic fracturing

    France's constitutional council upheld a ban on the energy extraction process known as fracking on Friday, two days after the European Parliament voted to require full environmental reports from companies that want to establish hydraulic fracturing sites. The decision comes the same day the International Energy Agency predicted the United States ...


    By Associated Press

  • EPA initiates hydraulic fracturing study

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that it will conduct a comprehensive research study to investigate the potential adverse impact that hydraulic fracturing may have on water quality and public health. Natural gas plays a key role in our nation’s clean energy future and the process known as hydraulic fracturing is one way of accessing that vital resource. There are concerns ...

  • Shale Gas and Hydraulic Fracturing – Framing the Water Issue

    SIWI Report no. 24 “Shale Gas and Hydraulic Fracturing – Framing the Water Issue” by Andreas Lindström, SIWI, Prof. Allan Hoffman, US Department of Energy, and Prof. Gustaf Olsson, Lund University. The emergence of shale gas and shale oil has quickly changed the landscape ...

  • US Hydraulic Fracturing (Fracking) Regulations Handbook2012

    This is the latest report from GlobalData, the industry analysis specialists, and offers comprehensive information on hydraulic fracturing regulations applicable in the US both at the federal and state level. The report provides information on the regulatory bodies supervising hydraulic fracturing operations and laws and acts enacted for the regulation of fracking operations. The report also ...


  • Modern practices of hydraulic fracturing: a focus on Canadian resources

    A new report, "The Modern Practices of Hydraulic Fracturing: A Focus on Canadian Resources", provides a comprehensive overview of hydraulic fracturing in Canada. The culmination of a year-long research project, the report provides a review of factual and objective information on the practice of hydraulic fracturing and its importance to the development of Canadian shale oil and natural gas ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • EPA Releases Update on Ongoing Hydraulic Fracturing Study

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today provided an update on its ongoing national study currently underway to better understand any potential impacts of hydraulic fracturing on drinking water resources. Results of the study, which Congress requested EPA to complete, are expected to be released in a draft for public and peer review in 2014. The update provided today outlines work ...

  • AMG Lowers Environmental Impact of Hydraulic Fracturing

    Apex Management Group, LLC (AMG), an oil field services management company, announced today its game-changing solution that dramatically reduces the cost and environmental impact of hydraulic fracturing. Working with ALCOR Energy Solutions, LLC (Alcor/AES), AMG has the exclusive technology to "treat" and recycle frac water flow back in an environmentally friendly way, thus eliminating the need to ...

  • USGS Census, EPA Strategy, ASME Hydraulic Fracturing

    The Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009 (Public Law 111-11) was passed into law on March 30, 2009. Sub¬title F, also known as the SECURE Water Act, calls for the establishment of a “national water availability and use assessment program” within the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). A major driver for this recommendation was that national water availabil¬ity and use have ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Halliburton Introduces CleanStim™ Fracture Formulation Launches New Microsite on Hydraulic Fracturing Fluids Disclosure

    HOUSTON - Long recognized as the industry leader in advancing the science and engineering of the production enhancement technology known as hydraulic fracturing, Halliburton (NYSE:HAL) today announced the introduction of a first-of-its-kind fracture fluid system comprised of materials sourced entirely from the food industry. The solution, which will be marketed under the trade ...


    By Halliburton

  • 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 ...

  • EPA releases long-awaited final report on hydraulic fracturing

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in December its long-awaited final report on the effects of hydraulic fracturing on drinking water resources in the United States. The report provides a synthesis of information on impacts of ...

  • EPA announces a schedule of public meetings on hydraulic fracturing research study (HQ)

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is hosting four public information meetings on the proposed study of the relationship between hydraulic fracturing and its potential impacts on drinking water. Hydraulic fracturing is a process that helps production of natural gas or oil from shale and other geological formations. By pumping fracturing fluids (water and chemical additives) and sand ...

  • Investors challenge nine oil and gas companies on hydraulic fracturing practices

    Leading U.S. investors today announced they have filed shareholder resolutions with nine oil and gas companies, pressing them to disclose their plans for managing water pollution, litigation and regulatory risks that are increasingly associated with ever-expanding natural gas hydraulic fracturing operations (also known as “fracking”) in the United States. Resolutions were filed with ...


    By 3BL Media

  • Free Webinars for Water Well Owners on Well Construction and Hydraulic Fracturing

    Registration is open for two free webinars on water well construction and water testing in proximity to hydraulic fracturing being offered by the National Ground Water Association. Persons can register for the webinars, which are supported by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, via NGWA’s website, www.WellOwner.org. In the “Water Well ...

  • EPA Publishes ANPR on Hydraulic Fracturing Chemical Substances and Mixtures

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published in the May 19, 2014, Federal Register an advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPR) to seek comment on the information that should be reported or disclosed for hydraulic fracturing chemical substances and mixtures and the mechanism for obtaining this information. According to EPA, this mechanism could be regulatory (under Sections 8(a) ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • EPA Subpoenas Halliburton for Data on Chemicals Used in Hydraulic Fracturing

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) subpoenaed Halliburton Co. on November 10, 2010, for hydraulic fracturing data citing, among others, authority under Section 11(c) of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). In response to a request from Congress to study hydraulic fracturing's potential impact on drinking water, human health, and the environment, on September 9, 2010, EPA issued ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

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