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  • 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

  • Jean Case: doing well by doing good --celebrating international corporate philanthropy day

    CECP Blog I’ve long been a believer that the corporate sector has the potential to play a key—indeed, essential—role in addressing complex social problems. As creators of new products and markets, companies play a vital role in our nation’s success, creating ...


    By 3BL Media

  • DTD Pioneers New Horizontal Blind Well Technology

    DTD has pioneered the development of a new technology for completing blind wells of extended lengths, even in adverse drilling conditions. The technology retains all the benefits of real-time directional drilling while virtually guaranteeing that well screens and casing can be installed, even in wells several hundred feet long. Until now, single-ended, or "blind" well installations required that ...

  • Gastem Inc.: St. Hyacinthe HZ1A Well Underway

    MONTREAL, QUEBEC -- (Marketwire) -- 08/05/10 -- Gastem (TSX VENTURE: GMR) is pleased to announce that the St. Hyacinthe HZ1A well on the 37,247 hectare Canbriam Energy/Gastem St-Hyacinthe Property has been spud. Planned Measured Depth of the well is 3,360 meters, with a lateral section of 1,000 meters, and should be reached in approximately three weeks. The St. Hyacinthe ...


    By Marketwire

  • Occurrence of arsenic a reminder of the importance of testing well water

    The occurrence of arsenic in some well water in Pennsylvania is a reminder that private well owners should test their water regularly, the National Ground Water Association said today. “NGWA recommends that private well owners test their water annually for bacteria, nitrate, and anything of local concern, the latter of which could include arsenic for some Pennsylvanians,” said NGWA ...

  • Second well on the way to cap deepwater horizon

    If you think threading a needle is difficult, imagine drilling into an 18-centimetre-wide cylinder 5500 metres below the sea floor. That is the challenge facing BP engineers as they attempt to drill two relief wells in the Gulf of Mexico in a bid to stem the flow of oil from the stricken Deepwater Horizon. A relief well aims to bisect the original well casing, enabling engineers to pump in mud ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Workplace health promotion improves productivity and well-being

    Workplace Health Promotion (WHP) leads to better health, reduced absenteeism, enhanced motivation, and improved productivity: that is the message behind the Workplace Health Promotion project of the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA). Employers have an important role to play in encouraging workers to adopt healthy lifestyles. In addition to the health benefits for workers, ...

  • Water well maintenance important to water quality

    A poorly maintained water well system can lead to poor water quality, so household water well owners should inform themselves of good water well maintenance practices, the National Ground Water Association said today. “Neglecting a water well system’s maintenance can have a direct impact on one’s health, so it’s important to stay on top of a water well system’s ...

  • Fracking: leaking wells cause gas-contaminated groundwater

    Contamination of drinking water in areas close to several fracking sites in the Marcellus and Barnett Shales, USA, is caused by structural problems leading to wells leaking natural gas into aquifers, a new study suggests. The researchers measured trace amounts of chemicals, called noble gases, which formed signatures of the sources of gas contamination in over 130 samples. These findings suggest ...

  • Well rounded: lamella separator bears a beneficial solution

    At the IFAT Trade Fair for Water, Sewage, Waste, and Raw Materials Management, in Munich, GEA shows its lamella separator for round sedimentation tanks – an innovation GEA 2H Water Technologies, thanks to the special structural features of its successful TUBEdek parallel-plate separators, is moving the sewage-treatment market. At the IFAT ENTSORGA 2012, the company – the ...


    By Enexio Water Technologies

  • 100+ Wells Successfully Completed With Propel SSP

    Oil and gas operators have now completed more than 100 wells in the US and Canada using Propel SSP proppant transport technology. What have we learned? And why are these learnings important to the oilfield? This technology provides a more efficient approach to complete wells and the potential to unlock more reserves compared with slickwater, gel, and hybrid ...


    By Fairmount Santrol

  • Testing the water is important for household well owners

    The National Ground Water Association recommends household well owners test their water at least annually for bacteria, nitrate, and any contaminants of local concern. More frequent testing should be considered if: There is a change in the taste, odor, or appearance of the well water, or if a problem occurs such as a broken well cap, inundation by floodwaters, or a new contamination ...

  • Testing of private drinking water wells continues this week at compass plaza well trichloroethylene site near Rogersville, Mo.

    EPA staff and contractors will be continuing work near Rogersville, Mo., this week to conduct sampling efforts at private drinking water wells in the vicinity of the Compass Plaza commercial development, as part of a continuing investigation into trichloroethylene (TCE) contamination of groundwater. The Missouri Department of Natural Resources (MDNR) detected the chemical solvent TCE in water ...

  • American Petro-Hunter Completing No. 3 Well at North Oklahoma Project -- New Well in Production at Poston Project, Kansas

    SCOTTSDALE, AZ -- (Marketwire) -- 07/19/10 -- American Petro-Hunter, Inc. (OTCBB: AAPH) ("American Petro-Hunter" or the "Company") is today pleased to report that completion of the No. 3 Well at the North Oklahoma Project is ongoing. The Oklahoma well has been drilled to depth and casing set. A perforation of the 40 foot pay zone has been completed and the well is now undergoing ...


    By Marketwire

  • Nanomaterials: Commission proposes case by case approach to assessment

    Why a second regulatory review for Nanomaterials? Both the potential of nanomaterials to create major new technological breakthroughs1 as well as concerns about their safety have attracted considerable attention. The regulatory review is a systematic analysis of all relevant EU legislation to determine whether current legislation is appropriate to ensure the safe use of nanomaterials, ...

  • Groundstar Resources Limited Provides Update on Exploration Well In Kurdistan Region-Iraq

    CALGARY, ALBERTA -- (Marketwire) -- 06/14/10 -- Groundstar Resources Limited (TSX VENTURE: GSA) is pleased to provide the following update on its operations in Kurdistan Region - Iraq. The Qara Dagh Well was spudded on 12 May 2010 with a planned TD of about 4,000 meters. An 8 1/2" pilot hole was drilled to 686 meters. The well diameter was subsequently opened up to 26". According to the well ...


    By Marketwire

  • Geoquip launches Laval Deep Well Winch Camera systems

    Geoquip Water Solutions is pleased to announce the launch of Laval’s new Deep Well Camera Systems. The winches extend the standard production range of the Laval camera systems and offer deep well options, down to 609 metres, to operators using the R-Cam series of portable cameras. The DW-1500 reaches depths of 457 metres (1500 feet) and the DW-2000 depths of 609 metres (2000 ...


    By Geoquip Water Solutions

  • Cougar Oil and Gas Canada Inc. Announces Spudding of Horizontal Well

    Cougar Oil and Gas Canada Inc. ("Cougar" or the "Corporation") (OTCBB: COUGF) is pleased to announce the spudding of the first well in its multi well drill program late in the day on February 21, 2011. The horizontal well is targeting light oil from the Keg River Formation, the common producing zone in the Trout area of northern Alberta. The target was chosen from the 3D seismic purchased and ...


    By Marketwire

  • Household water well owners should inform themselves about flood threats

    There are certain things household water well owners should know during this flood season about how to protect their wells and their water quality, the National Ground Water Association said today. Flooding by surface water can threaten groundwater quality and the condition of a well system. The vulnerability of a well can vary depending on the area in which one’s property is located or ...

  • NREL Finds Nanotube Semiconductors Well-suited for PV Systems

    Researchers at the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) discovered single-walled carbon nanotube semiconductors could be favorable for photovoltaic systems because they can potentially convert sunlight to electricity or fuels without losing much energy. The research builds on the Nobel Prize-winning work of Rudolph Marcus, who developed a fundamental tenet of physical ...

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