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  • Boart Longyear Wins Mining Magazine Award for Record-Setting Australian Sonic Bore Hole

    A Boart Longyear crew that successfully completed the deepest hole drilled in Australia using a sonic rig – 212.00m (695 feet) – has earned the company an award from Mining Magazine. Boart Longyear’s Eastern Australian Territory team set the new depth mark last June 17 with a LS600T sonic rig and using a 4.75-inch conventional coring system and overriding with 6-inch ...


    By Boart Longyear Inc.

  • ESdat Presents the Results of Inaugural ESDat Users Opinion Survey

    ESdat is proud to present the results of our Inaugural ESdat Users Opinion Survey. The top line result was that 98.8% of respondents to the survey said they would recommend ESdat to a colleague. The main reason was time-savings over previous environmental database management techniques. It was found that all respondents save at least 20% of their time analysing data with ESdat. ...

  • Specialist SV sensors

    OSIL/AML have supplied a set of specialist SV sensors, calibrated to 2000 m/s, as part of the instrumentation package for use in water-filled cavity survey and well logging applications. The vertical sonar instrument was designed around a standard 4\" bore to enable easy access to the majority of situations. The sonar is capable of surveying subterranean caverns, sub-sea caverns and wells. As ...

  • Beacon Environmental Services Introduces BESURE Sample Collection Kit™

    Bel Air, MD -- Beacon Environmental Services, the international leader in soil gas surveys and vapor intrusion monitoring, introduces their proprietary BESURE Sample Collection Kit™. Unrivalled in its ease-of-use and reliability, the kits are custom packaged for each project to include samplers and all the hand tools and materials a client needs to conduct on-site sampling – providing a fast, ...

  • Research into iron oxide clogging reveals startling interim results

    Interim results of ongoing research into combating iron oxide clogging in boreholes have recently been released with some startling findings. Ipswich based Geoquip Water Solutions, together with their Australian partners Aquabiotics Industrial, have been working in partnership with the Western Australian Water Corporation to identify ways of treating, maintaining and improving wells with iron ...


    By Geoquip Water Solutions

  • CDM Smith Inc. receives NGWA’s Groundwater Protection Award

    CDM Smith Inc., of Boston, Massachusetts, has received an Outstanding Groundwater Project Award from the National Ground Water Association for outstanding science, engineering, or innovation in the area of protecting groundwater. This award will be presented during the 2015 Groundwater Expo taking place December 15-17 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The CDM Smith project, which took place from April 2007 ...

  • BORESAVER ULTRA C LAUNCH AT NGWA GROUNDWATER EXPO

    Following NSF Approval earlier this year, the powerful well cleaner, Boresaver Ultra C, will be officially launched in America next week at the NGWA Groundwater Expo in Las Vegas on 8th and 9th December. Boresaver Ultra C is the ground-breaking cleaning treatment that ...


    By Geoquip Water Solutions

  • TPRF to Aid Installation of Water-Recovery System in India

    The Prem Rawat Foundation (TPRF) has donated US$5,000 to provide clean water and improve sanitation for an estimated 6,500 people who live in a village in one of India's most arid regions.The funds are being issued to the Society for Women Education & Economic Thrust (SWEET) to build a bore ...

  • Triad use at naval base San Diego saves an estimated six years and US$3m for site investigation

    The U.S. Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southwest (NAVFAC SW) used the Triad approach to collect an integrated hydrogeologic and chemical dataset for expediting and optimizing characterization of a volatile organic compound (VOC) plume at Naval Base San Diego (NBSD), CA. The 295-acre 'IR Site 22' was identified in 2003 when VOC concentrations reaching 100 mg/L were reported in an upgradient ...

  • ASTM D6429 - 99(2011)e1 standard guide for selecting surface geophysical methods

    This guide applies to commonly used surface geophysical methods for those applications listed in Table 1. The rating system used in Table 1 is based upon the ability of each method to produce results under average field conditions when compared to other methods applied to the same application. An “A” rating implies a preferred method and a “B” rating implies an alternate ...


    By ASTM International

  • Preliminary Stimulation Results

    Stimulation at the Newberry EGS injection well began on September 23, and continued for just over three weeks, wrapping up on October 15. We began stimulation with a step-rate injectivity test, reaching pressures as high as 2,800 psi at the wellhead. We continued to run the pumps at high pressures over most of the stimulation period, reducing the pressure when needed to replace leaky gaskets and ...


    By AltaRock Energy, Inc.

  • Oilfield Equipment Market is Expected to Reach USD 117.37 Billion in 2018: Transparency Market Research

    Market Research Reports : According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research "Oilfield Equipment Market (Drilling Equipments, Field Production Machinery, Pumps and Valves and Other) - Global and U.S. Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2012 - 2018," the global market for oilfield equipment was valued at USD 93.74 billion in 2012 and is expected ...


  • Fear at the tap: Uranium contaminates water in the West

    In a trailer park tucked among irrigated orchards that help make California's San Joaquin Valley the richest farm region in the world, 16-year-old Giselle Alvarez, one of the few English-speakers in the community of farmworkers, puzzles over the notices posted on front doors: There's a danger in their drinking water. Uranium, the notices warn, tests at a level considered unsafe by federal and ...


    By Associated Press

  • Work Hard, Play Hard!

    As Jack Nicholson knows, all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. It can also make you a little crazy, but that’s a post for another day. At Bowen EHS, we believe the learning experience is meant to be enjoyed. How does Bowen make learning fun? We thought you’d never ask! Flash cards are fine and dandy when you’re trying to memorize something, ...


    By Bowen EHS, LLC

  • 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

  • Happy 10th Birthday James Cook

    In August 2006 the Royal Research Ship (RRS) James Cook was delivered to the National Oceanography Centre ready to carry scientists and equipment to some of Earth's most challenging environments, from tropical oceans to the edge of the ice sheets. James Cook plays a significant role in delivering ...

  • Islip, N.Y., Declared Free of the Asian Longhorned Beetle

    The trees in Islip, N.Y., have been declared free of the destructive Asian longhorned beetle (ALB). The announcement was made Tuesday at a special event hosted by the United States Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) and the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets. It was welcome news in the fight against this beetle, which has the ...


    By Marketwire

  • Oil companies frack in coastal waters off Calif.

    Companies prospecting for oil off California's coast have used hydraulic fracturing on at least a dozen occasions to force open cracks beneath the seabed, and now regulators are investigating whether the practice should require a separate permit and be subject to stricter environmental review. While debate has raged over fracking on land, prompting efforts to ban or severely restrict it, offshore ...


    By Associated Press

  • ASTM A788 / A788M - 11 standard specification for steel forgings, general requirements

    This specification covers a group of common requirements that, unless covered by the individual product specification in another ASTM document, applies to steel forgings for general use. Materials shall be produced primarily by either electric-furnace, basic oxygen, vacuum-induction (VIM), or open-hearth melting process. The primary melting may incorporate separate degassing or ...


    By ASTM International

  • Written Ministerial Statement by Edward Davey: Exploration for shale gas

    Edward Davey, Secretary of State for energy and climate change Shale gas development has been of increasing importance in the US for some years, but exploration has only just begun in the UK. The potential of producing shale gas from a suitable formation can only be established by fracturing the rock, and it happens that the fracturing of the first shale gas well in the UK, at Preese Hall ...

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