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  • Availability, price of silica sand challenges water well contractors in the Southwest

    A wide range of quality exists from available sand sources used for water well filter packs in the United States. In the Southwest, there is a noticeable difference from the top-quality sand to the next one down. The reliability of quality silica sand has been in decline in recent years in the Southwest, according to Marvin Glotfelty, RG, principal hydrogeologist for Clear Creek Associates LLC in ...

  • 2015 McEllhiney Distinguished Lecturer to focus on use of drilling fluids in well construction

    Ronald B. Peterson, Baroid Industrial Drilling Products senior account executive, will present the 2015 McEllhiney Distinguished Lecture in Water Well Technology “Drilling Fluids: A Common Sense Approach,” the National Ground Water Research and Educational Foundation announced today. Peterson, of South Jordan, Utah, has been involved in the drilling industry for more than 36 years. ...

  • ProWater Expands Into Bakken Shale, Drills State of the Art Saltwater Disposal Well

    Sustainable Environmental Technologies Corp.'s ("SET Corp") (OTCQB: SETS) (PINKSHEETS: SETS) wholly owned ProWater subsidiary has begun drilling saltwater disposal well (SWD) CL 11-2 in the midst of one of the Bakken Shale's hotbeds for new shale oil wells. CL 11-2 is the first in a ...


  • EPA begins drilling relief well to remove contaminated groundwater

    The US Environmental Protection Agency began drilling a relief well into the Leadville Mine Drainage Tunnel this week, an important step towards the removal and treatment of large volumes of metals-contaminated water that have accumulated in Leadville's historic mining district in Lake County, Colo. An EPA contractor, the Layne Christensen Company, began drilling the well this morning with a ...

  • Leaky wells, not fracking, taint water

    The drilling procedure called fracking didn't cause much-publicized cases of tainted groundwater in areas of Pennsylvania and Texas, a new study finds. Instead, it blames the contamination on problems in pipes and seals in natural gas wells. After looking at dozens of cases of suspected contamination, the scientists focused on eight hydraulically fractured wells in those states, where they ...


    By Associated Press

  • McEllhiney Lecturer says proper water well development critical to well performance

    NEW ORLEANS — The process of “well development” is critical to optimizing well performance, yet too often it is not given proper priority in the overall well construction, said the 2010 NGWREF McEllhiney Distinguished Lecturer Mike H. Mehmert in his inaugural lecture at the 2009 NGWA Ground Water Expo and Annual Meeting. Well development is the procedure used to facilitate the removal of fine ...

  • Schramm Inc. Awarded Multi-Million Dollar Contract for U.S. Navy Water Well Drilling Requirements

    12 Custom T450 Drilling Rigs to be used for Water Well Applications. Schramm, Inc., a leading manufacturer and global supplier of mobile hydraulic drill rigs, today announced it was awarded a multi-million dollar contract with the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Troop Support, America’s combat logistics support agency. Schramm will design and build 12 T450MIIA Top Head Drive, truck mounted ...


    By Schramm, Inc.

  • 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 ...

  • Well Stimulation Materials

    Bharatbook added a new report on "Well Stimulation Materials" which gives the demand and growth for well Stimulation Materials. Well Stimulation Materials Rebounding oilfield activity to fuel US well stimulation materials demand US demand for oil and gas well stimulation materials is projected to post doubledigit gains and exceed $7 billion in 2014, buoyed by renewed efforts to reduce ...


  • Tiger Oil and Energy Receives Kansas Corporation Commission Permits to Drill and Return Wells to Production

    Tiger Oil and Energy (OTCBB: TGRO), a diversified energy exploration company, is pleased to announce approval of its Notice of Intent to Drill by the Kansas Corporation Commission, Oil and Gas Conservation Division. A drill program and a Slick Water Frac are scheduled for the Adams #1 well located on its newly acquired oil and gas holdings in Cowley County, Kansas. The projected total depth of ...


  • Mogul Energy Successfully Completes the Drilling of the Stafford Well #1, Jackson County, Texas

    Mogul Energy International, Inc. ("Mogul") (OTCBB: MGUY) (FRANKFURT: BKX) announces today an offsetting discovery at the La Ward NE Field area in Jackson County, Texas. Mogul successfully completed the drilling of the Stafford Well #1 on March 6th and has been running tests over the weekend. The well, located just approximately 10 miles south of Ganado, was drilled to a total depth of 7,400 ...


  • Texas: Can`t Tie Water Contamination to Drilling

    The amount of explosive gas tainting a North Texas neighborhood's water supply has increased in recent years, but the state's oil and gas regulator says it can't link the methane to drilling activity nearby, according to a report it released Wednesday. The state Railroad Commission has found that the contamination has gotten worse in most of the private water wells it tested in September 2013 ...


    By Associated Press

  • Some states confirm water pollution from drilling

    In at least four states that have nurtured the nation's energy boom, hundreds of complaints have been made about well-water contamination from oil or gas drilling, and pollution was confirmed in a number of them, according to a review that casts doubt on industry suggestions that such problems rarely happen. The Associated Press requested data on drilling-related complaints in Pennsylvania, Ohio, ...


    By Associated Press

  • Drilling Update in Syria

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    By Thomson Reuters

  • Drilling into the Albermarle sound

    The bore into the Albemarle Sound was part of the Currituck County Mainland Water Treatment Plant Reverse Osmosis Expansion project. The concentrate water (or reject water) from the reverse osmosis process is brackish and must be discharged into a receiving water of similar quality. The County was forced to discharge the concentrate water at the mouth of the North River and Albemarle Sound, 21 ...


    By Universal HDD

  • North Uist well given consent

    Energy Minister Charles Hendry has given BP consent to drill the deepwater North Uist well, northwest of the Shetland Islands. The Department of Energy and Climate Change has subjected BP’s application, including the environmental impact and emergency response plans, to detailed and extensive scrutiny, and the Health and Safety Executive has undertaken a thorough examination of the well ...

  • Horizontal Directional Wells for Dewatering Operations

    During 2010 DTD completed two projects requiring horizontal dewatering wells. Both projects were designed to lower the water table for excavation purposes. One project dewatered for a source-removal excavation at an Air Force Base,  while the other dewatered contaminated groundwater prior to a construction excavation. The first project included a series of six horizontal wells set beneath an ...

  • Water law attorney sees exempt well issues on the rise

    Issues with water quantity and land use will become more common throughout the United States, possibly impacting the construction of new water wells, according to a veteran water law attorney. Most exempt well cases are limited to western states, but Jesse Richardson Jr., lead land use attorney at the Land Use and Sustainable Development Law Clinic and associate professor of law at the West ...

  • Structure and Applications of Drilling Mud Desander

    The desander is the two-level solids control equipment used for drilling fluids treatment. As one of the indispensable and important devices for stabilizing and regulating those technical indicators of the drilling fluids, the drilling mud desander has also been extensively used in the purification of the ...


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