shallow well News

  • Shallow well installation and monitoring solutions

    Solinst Drive-Point Piezometers are excellent permanent or temporary wells used to monitor shallow groundwater, soil and gas up to 25 ft below surface. These well points are ideal for initial site investigations, for long or short-term applications, and can also be used for profiling. Installation using a Manual Slide Hammer, with tubing bypass and the correct drive-point for your application, ...


    By Solinst Canada Ltd.

  • CGG Launches TopSeis - The Solution for Imaging Shallow Reservoirs

    CGG announced today at ONS 2016 the launch of TopSeis™, the latest evolution in offshore broadband seismic, specifically designed to overcome the intrinsic lack of near offsets inherent in 3D towed-streamer seismic. Exacerbated by the use of progressively wider spreads to meet the industry’s quest for greater efficiency, the lack of near offsets leads to an inability to image shallow ...


    By CGG

  • Drinking water wells vulnerable to contamination

    New USGS groundwater studies explain what, when, and how contaminants may reach public-supply wells. All wells are not equally vulnerable to contamination because of differences in three factors: the general chemistry of the aquifer, groundwater age, and direct paths within aquifer systems that allow water and contaminants to reach a well. More than 100 million people in the United States ...

  • Scientists collect water near site of blown well

    Scientists from several universities are working to learn whether a gas well that blew wild last week off the Louisiana coast is polluting the Gulf of Mexico. Joseph Montoya, a biology professor with Georgia Tech, was performing tests aboard a vessel near the site of the 2010 BP oil spill when the Hercules 265 well blew Tuesday and caught fire. All 44 people on the rig were evacuated and not ...


    By Associated Press

  • Abandoned water wells can present risks

    Household water well owners should act to address any improperly abandoned wells on their property as they can present threats to both people and animals, the National Ground Water Association said today. “Abandoned wells can be a physical danger to people and animals who may fall into them, but an even greater threat may be the pathway that an abandoned well provides for surface ...

  • Fire out on Gulf well that `snuffed itself out`

    A drilling rig that caught fire after a natural gas blowout in the Gulf of Mexico appears stable now that the fire is out, and there was no sign of any oil sheen on a fly-over Thursday morning, a rig company executive said. "The well essentially snuffed itself out," said Jim Noe, a vice president with the rig owner Hercules Offshore Inc., ...


    By Associated Press

  • Island Offshore Aims for Riserless Heavy Well Intervention

    Following a successful deployment of its riserless coil tubing (CT) technology in the offshore petroleum industry, Island Offshore is said to be taking it to the next level by performing heavy well intervention with coil tubing in producing subsea wells. In 2015 Island Offshore made history when drilling a pilot hole for Centrica by means of riserless coil tubing, in order to check for ...


    By Teledyne Webb Research (TWR)

  • Lynden Energy Corp.: First Mitchell Ranch Well Spudded, 5th Wolfberry Well Awaiting Completion

    VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwire) -- 06/15/10 -- Lynden Energy Corp. (TSX VENTURE: LVL) reports that the first well on the Company's recently acquired Mitchell Ranch Project has been spudded. The Mitchell Ranch Project, acquired in early June, provides Lynden with the option to acquire a 50% working interest in 101,495 gross and net acres located in Coke, Mitchell and Sterling counties ...


    By Marketwire

  • Lynden Energy Corp.: First Mitchell Ranch Well Drilled and Awaiting Completion, 5th Wolfberry Well Completed

    VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwire) -- 07/13/10 -- Lynden Energy Corp. (TSX VENTURE: LVL) reports that the first well on the Company's recently acquired Mitchell Ranch Project, the Spade 17 #1, has been drilled to its target depth of 7,844 feet and is scheduled for completion operations over a two day period later this week. The Mitchell Ranch Project, acquired in early June, provides ...


    By Marketwire

  • Featured Product: Evaluating the Source of Water to Wells Using Metamodeling

    Numerical groundwater modeling is a strength of the USGS, from software development (likeMODFLOW) to applications, such as the regional groundwater availability studies highlighted in the December 2015 News and Highlights. Numerical models ...

  • EPA releases results of Pavillion, Wyo. water well testing

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released the latest data from sampling conducted at Pavillion-area water wells yesterday at a public meeting at the Pavillion Recreation Center. Sample results indicate that the presence of petroleum hydrocarbons and other chemical compounds in groundwater represents a drinking water concern. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ ...

  • Vanguard Energy Corporation Completes Two More Wells at Batson Dome

    Vanguard Energy Corporation (OTCBB: VNGE), an oil drilling and production company, today announced the completion of two additional wells in the Batson Dome Oil Field of Southeast Texas where it controls 500 strategically located acres. These wells, plus one completed in January, total three new wells financed by proceeds from the Company's November 2011 IPO so far, and brings the total number ...


    By Marketwire

  • Studies reveal why drinking water wells are vulnerable to contamination

    New USGS groundwater studies explain what, when, and how contaminants may reach public-supply wells. All wells are not equally vulnerable to contamination because of differences in three factors: the general chemistry of the aquifer, groundwater age, and direct paths within aquifer systems that allow water and contaminants to reach a well. More than 100 million people in the United States receive ...

  • Force Fuels Begins Producing Natural Gas From Their Wells in Kansas

    Force Fuels, Inc. (OTCBB: FOFU) -- With the completion of our financing and the beginning of Phase II of its drilling plan completed by Carroll Energy, Force Fuels has finished the reports needed to drill 15 new wells on the Kansas property Force Fuels acquired in 2010. Force Fuels plans to start producing with all of the gas wells in the southeastern tip of Kansas. The Company plans to ...


    By Marketwire

  • Vast Exploration Inc.-Drilling Update on Exploration Well in Kurdistan Region-Iraq

    CALGARY, ALBERTA -- (Marketwire) -- 06/14/10 -- Vast Exploration Inc. ("Vast" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE: VST) is pleased to provide the following progress update on the Qara Dagh - 1 Exploration Well, Qara Dagh Block, in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. The Qara Dagh Well was spudded on 12 May 2010 with a planned TD of 3600-4000 meters. Following the setting of 20" surface casing at 686 ...


    By Marketwire

  • LNG Energy Polish Well Reaches TD With Gas Shows

    LNG Energy Ltd. ("LNG") (TSX VENTURE: LNG) is pleased to announce that the Wytowno S-1 well has been drilled to its total depth of 3,580 meters and is currently being prepared to have casing run and cemented. While drilling, significant natural gas shows were recorded in over 221 meters of the Lower Silurian, Ordovician and Cambrian shales. In addition, another 450 meters of gas shows were ...


    By Marketwire

  • Caza Oil & Gas, Inc.: Bongo Prospect/O.B. Ranch #1 Well Update

    HOUSTON, TEXAS -- (Marketwire) -- 07/28/10 -- Caza Oil & Gas, Inc. ("Caza" or the "Company") (TSX: CAZ)(AIM: CAZA) is pleased to announce that the Bongo, O.B. Ranch #1 Well has reached a depth of 12,964 feet, and intermediate casing has been installed, cemented and formation integrity tested. Drilling has recommenced to the target depth of 16,000 feet, which should take approximately fifteen ...


    By Marketwire

  • Caza Oil & Gas, Inc.: Bongo Prospect/O.B. Ranch #1 Well Update, Hydrocarbon Discovery (Cook Mountain Sands)

    HOUSTON, TEXAS -- (Marketwire) -- 08/13/10 -- Caza Oil & Gas, Inc. ("Caza" or the "Company") (TSX: CAZ)(AIM: CAZA) is pleased to provide an update on the O.B. Ranch #1 well (the "Well") on the Bongo prospect in Wharton County, Texas. The Well reached total depth of 16,280 feet on August 10, 2010 having encountered Yegua, Cook Mountain and Wilcox sands. As announced on July 27, 2010, ...


    By Marketwire

  • IC Potash Completes Two Deep Groundwater Wells and Initiates Hydraulic Optimization Studies at Ochoa Sulphate of Potash Mine and Processing Sites

    IC Potash Corp. ("ICP" or the "Company") (TSX: ICP) (OTCQX: ICPTF) (PINKSHEETS: ICPTF) today announced that the Company has completed its two deep groundwater production wells which will be used to supply water to its Ochoa Sulphate of Potash Project in Lea County of southeast New Mexico. The Company has also commenced pumping tests at full planned capacity to demonstrate to the ...


    By Marketwire

  • NEW Peristaltic Pump Released

    The NEW Solinst Peristaltic Pump is compact and lightweight, ideal for field use, sampling from shallow wells and surface water, or vapor sampling. The variable speed, reversible pump has alligator clips for use with a 12V DC battery. It has one simple control to give flow rates as low as 40 ml/min and up to 3.5 ...


    By Solinst Canada Ltd.

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