open borehole News

  • World first for co2balance opens the door for micro projects globally.

    UK based carbon management company co2balance are very proud to announce a groundbreaking achievement in the development of international aid projects supported by carbon finance. Already an established project developer with a strong track record of working in communities in East Africa, co2balance have pushed the development of project methodologies and standards for more than ten years. Their ...


    By co2balance UK Ltd

  • ENER-G super-sizes low carbon heat pumps at The Open University

    The UK’s largest closed loop ground source gas absorption heat pump installation is providing low carbon heat to The Open University in Milton Keynes. The heat pumps have been supplied by ENER-G, which worked in partnership with mechanical and electrical contractor Rushmoor Mechanical Services to install the technology at Building 12, a 2000 sq metre sustainable new-build development that ...


    By ENER-G

  • Purchase a new Hawk RT and receive one year`s FREE subscription to www.timeview.net*

    For a limited time Hydro-Logic is offering one year's free data posting to timeview.net when you purchase a Hawk RT* data logger. The Hawk RT is the latest addition to our Isodaq Hawk range and with an IP67 rating, it ensures maximum protection against hostile environments such as water, dirt, dust and moisture. Typical applications include: - Boreholes - Low-cost riverside ...


    By Hydro-Logic Services

  • This World Water Day atg UV Technology are proud to be able to support Myra’s Wells

    With our passion and expertise in water treatment, the atg UV Team are continually looking for ways to support water projects and disadvantaged communities across the globe. This World Water Day, atg UV Technology are proud to be able to support Myra’s Wells and their water projects in Burkino Faso, West Africa. Burkina is the World’s 4th poorest country. Outside of the ...


    By atg UV Technology

  • USACE integrates fracturing and iron/carbon injections at Colorado site

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) performed a large-scale pilot test in 2009 for remediating TCE-contaminated groundwater at the "Atlas 12" formerly used defense site. Hydraulic fracturing was conducted to optimize emplacement of a zero-valent micro-iron/complex carbon amendment that chemically and biologically reduces contaminants in bedrock. Three-dimensional (3-D) mapping was used to ...


  • Silixa to attend the European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2014 in Vienna, Austria

    The EGU General Assembly 2014 will bring together geoscientists from all over the world to discuss their ideas with experts in all fields of geosciences. The event will take place between 27 April – 02 May, 2014. Silixa will present on “Monitoring borehole flow dynamics using heated fibre optic DTS in a fractured rock aquifer” on Tuesday, 29 April 2014, at 17:30, in board room ...


    By Silixa Ltd

  • Hands on FEFLOW training 26th 27th October 2011

    ESI has announced a 2 day training event structured to give both insight and training into the effective utilisation of FEFLOW simulation modelling software. FEFLOW is a finite element software package for modelling fluid flow and transport of dissolved constituents and/or heat transport processes in the ground. The finite element discretisation enables the user to build complex unstructured ...

  • Improperly abandoned wells can present danger to animals, people

    The dramatic rescue of a horse named Buddy from a large-diameter dug well in California underscores the importance of properly securing or decommissioning dug wells because of the danger they present to animals and humans, the National Ground Water Association said today. ...

  • New Generation of Geophone Array Technology from SR2020, Inc. Promises to Transform Oil and Gas Exploration and Production

    SR2020, Inc., established in 1998 and headquartered in Brea, California, is an independent services and technology company dedicated to answering difficult reservoir management questions through the application of advanced borehole seismic methods. They have offices in Houston, and Dubai. SR2020, Inc. has ...


  • PA DEP Fines Atlas Resources for Drilling Wastewater Spill in Washington County

    PITTSBURGH, PA - The Department of Environmental Protection has fined Atlas Resources LLC $97,350 for allowing used hydraulic fracturing fluids to overfill a wastewater pit and contaminate a high-quality watershed in Hopewell Township, Washington County. The violations were ...

  • Consultation underway for second Cuadrilla permit at Balcombe

    The Environment Agency is seeking further views from the local community and interested groups following the application for a second environmental permit from energy company Cuadrilla Balcombe Ltd (Cuadrilla). The company is not proposing to carry out any hydraulic fracturing (fracking) as part of this activity. The company has already applied to the Environment Agency for a mining waste permit ...

  • Kenya fights climate change with Danish water technology

    On February 23 the Danish Minister of Environment, Miss Ida Auken opened an innovative solar powered water project in Manyatta together with high level representatives from the Kenyan Ministry of Water. The official opening of the water project in Manyatta marks the final implementation of 13 water projects by the private company Grundfos LIFELINK with funding from the Danida REACT Fast ...


    By Grundfos

  • High resolution multi-level monitoring for bedrock aquifers

    This presentation describes a comprehensive approach for determining the nature, extent, transport and fate of contaminants at industrial sites on fractured rock, with emphasis on sedimentary rock, referred to as the Discrete Fracture Network (DFN) approach. Development of this DFN approach began at a sandstone site in California in 1997, where the initial version of a method for measuring ...


    By Solinst Canada Ltd.

  • ENER-G helps Vaillant pump up its low carbon performance

    ENER-G Sustainable Technologies has helped to install a Vaillant geoTHERM ground source heat pump system at Vaillant Group's new Northern Region headquarters in Belper - supplying the majority of the building's heat needs and contributing to its outstanding sustainability performance.  The 30kW Vaillant ground source heat pump system draws energy from the ground using eleven 70 metre ...


    By ENER-G

  • Top of the class for renewable energy performance

    Two educational establishments have reached the top of the class for energy performance by using renewable ground source energy.   St John’s College, Oxford, and the new Ynysowen Community Primary School in South Wales, will reap major financial and environmental benefits from ground source heat pump technology from ENER-G. The 280-pupil school, near Aberfan, and 500-student College ...


    By ENER-G

  • Geotech launches new portable landfill gas analyser

    The new Geotech GA5000 portable landfill gas analyser arrives in Jan 2012 with a colour-screen and a 3-year warranty. Up-to-the-minute as a new-generation analyser, the ...


    By Geotech

  • Preview bauma China 2012

    Bauma China has not only become the most important trade fair for the Chinese market, but has also established itself as a major showroom and meeting place for the international construction machinery community. At this major international trade fair, BAUER Maschinen GmbH will again be showcasing new and innovative plant and equipment and is looking forward to welcoming large numbers of visitors ...


    By BAUER Resources GmbH

  • Boart Longyear Team Uses Dual-Tube Flooded Reverse Circulation Technique to Drill 60-inch Shaft through Loss Circulation Zones at Wyoming Coal Mine

    A Boart Longyear (www.BoartLongyear.com) drilling team rose to the challenge as it bore down into the earth to create a ventilation shaft for an underground longwall coal mine in Southwest Wyoming. The task? Guide a 60-inch bit to a depth of 550 feet through a challenging geological formation that included two aquifers – all in just over four weeks. Not ...


    By Boart Longyear Inc.

  • Withdrawn Standard: ASTM D420-98(2003) Standard Guide to Site Characterization for Engineering Design and Construction Purposes (Withdrawn 2012)

    This guide refers to ASTM methods by which soil, rock, and ground water conditions may be determined. The objective of the investigation should be to identify and locate, both horizontally and vertically, significant soil and rock types and ground water ...


    By ASTM International

  • Zimbabwe water in short supply despite rain

    A young woman stoops by the roadside in one of Bulawayo’s poor, high density townships where a huge water-filled crater extends into the road. The sight of this woman scooping water into a pail highlights the plight of many in this city of more two million, where mains water cuts have continued this year despite the heavy rains that have been pounding Zimbabwe since last year. 'I use the water ...

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