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

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...


  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • New report advances the discussion around hydraulic fracturing and water issues in Canada

    Central to the vast majority of conversations about hydraulic fracturing is the issue of water – its use, its management and protection, and its ecological, social and economic importance. There are many unknowns, but this is a fast-paced and important area in which decisions being made should hinge upon scientific knowledge. A new report, ...


    By Canadian Water Network

  • Baker Hughes Converts Fleet of Hydraulic Fracturing Units to Bifuel

    Baker Hughes Incorporated (NYSE: BHI), through its subsidiary Baker Hughes Oilfield Operations, has converted a fleet of its Rhino™ hydraulic fracturing units to bifuel pumps as a way to improve operational efficiency, lower costs, and reduce health, safety and environmental impacts. The new pumps use a mixture of natural gas and diesel, reducing diesel use by up to 65 percent with no loss ...


    By Baker Hughes

  • Pennsylvania DEP Secretary Defends States` Ability to Regulate Hydraulic Fracturing

    States where hydraulic fracturing is taking place are properly overseeing the activity and do not need federal interference, Department of Environmental Protection Secretary Mike Krancer told members of Congress on Nov. 16. Krancer testified yesterday before the U.S. House of Representatives' Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment, of ...

  • EPA selects sites in Louisiana and Texas for national study on hydraulic fracturing

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today, in keeping with the Administration’s focus on ensuring that domestic resources are leveraged safely and responsibly, announced the next steps in its congressionally mandated hydraulic fracturing study. EPA has identified seven case studies to help inform the assessment of potential impacts of hydraulic fracturing on drinking water ...

  • Ecologix Environmental Systems Introduces Sustainable Water Treatment Solution for Hydraulic Fracturing

    Ecologix Environmental Systems, an Atlanta-based wastewater treatment company specializing in oil and gas, has designed a mobile integrated treatment system (ITS) for hydraulic fracturing that will treat up to 900 gallons per minute of frac flowback water. “Efficient and affordable water treatment is one of the biggest operational challenges with hydro-fracking, ...

  • Hydraulic Fracturing Companies Using Oil Skimmers to Clean Flowback

    Hydraulic fracturing (fracking) is a process that recovers natural gas and oil from deep shale formations that contain large amounts of the fuels. Fracking requires the drilling of a well vertically underground, past the deepest aquifer containing fresh groundwater. Steel surface casing is inserted down the well ...


    By Oil Skimmers, Inc.

  • Potential of hydraulic fracturing fluids escaping to aquifers subject of new paper in Groundwater

    A recently published scientific paper offers a numerical study of the potential for fluids related to hydraulic fracturing to escape into usable aquifers via nearby abandoned wells. The article was published in National Ground Water Association’s flagship technical journal, Groundwater®. Titled “Influence of Hydraulic Fracturing on Overlying Aquifers in the Presence of Leaky ...

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