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  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • Beneath the surface: a survey of environmental risks from shale gas development

    Improved drilling techniques have unlocked vast new reserves of shale gas, a resource that could be large enough to displace significant amounts of coal, and an energy source that emits less than half the carbon dioxide. But growing shale gas development has raised both environmental questions and public controversy. A new independent assessment by the Worldwatch Institute concludes that improved ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...


  • Sercel Launches Sentinel HR High-Resolution Seismic Streamer

    CGG announced today that Sercel has launched Sentinel® HR, a high-resolution solid streamer designed to meet the specific imaging needs of shallow-target applications, such as oceanology, civil engineering and reservoir characterization, as well as high-resolution 3D (HR3D) seismic surveys for detailed mapping of geological features. The latest member of the ...


    By CGG

  • EPA outlines next steps at the capital city plume site in Montgomery, AL

    EPA will communicate to building owners and the general public the results of indoor air quality and outside soil vapor sampling that took place in mid-August 2011 as soon as those results are available. If warranted by the results of the sampling data, EPA may undertake additional sampling and/or mitigate exposure to contaminants through indoor air utilizing its emergency response ...

  • Oklahoma earthquake rattles major oil hub

    A magnitude 5.0 earthquake rattled a major oil trading hub in Oklahoma earlier this week, damaging several buildings and forcing officials to rethink policy regarding oil and gas wastewater disposal wells, which have been blamed for a significant rise in earthquakes in Oklahoma over the past several years. The quake epicenter was about a mile west of Cushing, which is home to the largest ...

  • The New Dual Frequency Utility Detector (GPR)

    Geomorph Instruments announces the availability of the new Dual Frequency by GSSI for the markets of Greece, Cyprus and the Balkans. The DF is a premium GPR unit for utility locating. It incorporates our innovative digital dual-frequency antenna (300 and 800 MHz) and an easy-to-use touchscreen interface to view shallow and deep targets simultaneously in a single scan. With an operation life of up ...


    By Geomorph Instruments

  • SeaBird Exploration Plc: Letter of Award for Aquila Explorer

    SeaBird Exploration Plc ("SeaBird") is pleased to announce that Aquila Explorer has received a letter of award for a 2D seismic survey in Australasia. The survey will cover a minimum of 10,000 km and will have an estimated value of approximately USD 11 million. The project is expected to start in Q4 2014 and will have an estimated duration of 90 days based on the minimum survey size.  ...


    By SeaBird Exploration

  • Early tests don`t find tainted water from oil boom in the Northern Plains oil patch

    Random testing of shallow groundwater in the Northern Plains oil patch found no early evidence of contamination from an energy boom that's already seen more than 8,500 wells drilled, federal scientists said Monday. However, the U.S. Geological Survey cautioned that the tests could have missed contamination from surface spills or leaking well casings. That's because water can take many hundreds of ...


    By Associated Press

  • Pesticides persist in groundwater, say SSSA

    Numerous studies over the past four decades have established that pesticides, which are typically applied at the land surface, can move downward through the unsaturated zone to reach the water table at detectable concentrations. The downward movement of pesticide degradation products, formed in situ, can also contribute to the contamination of ground water. Once in ground water, pesticides and ...

  • Unconventional Oil and Gas Production Not Currently Affecting Drinking Water Quality

    A new U.S. Geological Survey study shows that unconventional oil and gas production in some areas of Arkansas, Louisiana, and Texas is not currently a significant source of methane or benzene to drinking water wells. These production areas include the Eagle Ford, Fayetteville, and Haynesville shale formations, which are some of the largest sources ...

  • Canadian Hydrographic Conference 2016

    This week the Canadian Hydrographic Conference takes place in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, from May 16th - 19th at the Westin Nova Scotian Hotel. This major Hydrographic Industry event is a great combination of Keynote Speeches from Industry Leaders, Technical Sessions, Demos and Exhibition & Trade Shows. The conference lasts for 4 days and has something for everyone involved in the ...


    By Valeport Ltd

  • Global advances in nutrient pollution

    The UK’s Thames Water and Canada-based Ostara Nutrient Recovery Technologies are to form a partnership to build and operate Europe’s first wastewater treatment facility that removes phosphorus and converts it into commercial fertilizer. However, the USGS reports that phosphorus levels in US fresh water remain high and progress is absent. American environmentalist Robert F. Kennedy, ...

  • Natural processes can limit spread of arsenic in water, says study

    Many people in Bangladesh and other parts of Asia have been poisoned by drinking groundwater laced with arsenic—not introduced by humans, but leached naturally from sediments, and now being tapped by shallow drinking wells. In recent years, to avoid the problem, deeper wells have been sunk 500 feet or more to purer waters—but fears have remained that when deep water is pumped out, ...

  • Future groundwater supplies are a concern for growing Illinois communities

    Population growth may be an economic boon for communities and counties, but the subsequent increased water demand could threaten the amount and quality of public water supplies available within the next few decades, according to Scott Meyer, hydrogeologist at the Illinois State Water Survey, a division of the Institute of Natural Resource Sustainability at the University of Illinois. In fact, the ...

  • Balaton Increases Land Position at Voisey's Bay West Property

    BALATON POWER INC. (OTCBB: BPWRF) (the "Company") announced today that it has acquired from JAL Exploration Inc. ("JAL") an additional licence comprising of 188 mineral claims (the "Additional Licence") adjacent to the Company's Voisey's Bay West Property located on the east coast of North Labrador, Canada (the " ...


  • Sensors in Space Allow Daily Coastal Water Quality Monitoring

    ST. PETERSBURG, Florida, August 31, 2007 (ENS) - Using data from instruments aboard two NASA satellites, Florida researchers have created a way to map the fleeting changes in coastal water quality from space - something that has long evaded researchers and coastal managers relying only on ground-based measurements. This information has direct application for resource managers working on ...

  • Sensing Success

    The Australian Deep Exploration Technologies Co-operative Research Centre has signed a commercialisation agreement with Boart Longyear for its downhole sensing tool The Deep Exploration Tech- nologies CRC (DET CRC) has been established to address the most significant chal- lenge to the future of the miner- als industry, i.e. the reduction in the mineral-resources inventory due to high production ...


    By Boart Longyear Inc.

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