drilling regulation Articles

  • Industry leading drilling fluid dewatering

    The drilling industry is regulated by a myriad of environmental regulations that protect our air, water, and land resources. As these regulations continue to evolve, so too must the technologies utilized by the drilling industry. Though lowering compliance costs is always a worthy initiative, incorporating technology that also enhances the drilling process by improving down-hole conditions and ...


    By Elgin Separation Solutions

  • Hydraulic properties of a sandy loam soil following spent drilling mud application on native prairie

    Water-based drilling mud (WBM) systems are used by the petroleum industry during drilling of oil and natural gas wells. Provincial regulations in western Canada allow disposal of spent WBM on cropland and sometimes native prairie at low rates. There is concern, however, that application of drilling waste on native prairie in semiarid climates may alter soil properties, which may adversely affect ...

  • Anadarko Raises Deepwater Drilling Hazard Assessments to Ensure SEMS Compliance, Enable Sustainable Growth

    Anadarko Petroleum Corporation is among the world’s largest independent oil and natural gas exploration and production companies, with 2.56 billion barrels of oil equivalent in proved reserves at year-end 2012. The company has operations throughout the United States – with onshore assets in the Rocky Mountains region, the southern U.S. and the Appalachian Basin – and is well ...


    By IHS Markit

  • Pumps for new housing in Stockholm

    Grindex new series of dewatering pumps are designed to last three times longer in abrasive applications compared to previous pump generations. In this case study from Sweden, they are up for a tough test. One of the critical factors for the building of 3,000 new homes within a few years are the seven submersible dewatering pumps from Grindex installed deep in the bedrock below south Stockholm. ...


    By Grindex Pumps

  • The Middle East should think twice about fracking

    Securing energy resources is critical for fuelling development, but deciding which types of energy to invest in will affect a country’s future in many ways — and not all are good when it comes to shale gas. Four countries in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Halliburton hunts new bacteria killer to protect Shale-gas boom

    Halliburton Co. and Schlumberger Ltd., trying to forestall a regulatory crackdown that would cut natural-gas drilling, are developing ways to eliminate the need for chemicals that may taint water supplies near wells. At risk is hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, a process that unlocked gas deposits in shale formations and drove gains in U.S. production of the fuel. Proposed regulations might slow ...


    By Biolargo, Inc.

  • Building Sustainable Reuse in Jordan Using Social Marketing Tools

    ABSTRACTThe formal practice of wastewater reuse in Jordan has grown significantly over the last several years through the commitment of the government of Jordan (GOJ) and the support of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). A national policy has been established to support reuse of treated wastewater and standards have been developed to regulate how reuse is performed in ...

  • Things are heating up in the not so frozen North

    The publication of a US Geological Survey (USGS) on potential fossil fuel resources beneath the shrinking polar ice cap has highlighted what could become the next great play in the global energy market. Circumpolar countries are already staking overlapping territorial claims to this vast territory and the prospect of a new polar sea route between Asia and Europe has reignited Canada-US tensions ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Learn from Southern Company’s corporate business assurance program

    While electric and gas utility companies have developed business continuity and disaster recovery plans in the past, the challenging economic environment of recent years has caused utilities to both accelerate new plan development and ...


    By Marcus Evans

  • Making Economic Valuation Count for Coastal Ecosystems in the Caribbean

    People and economies across the Caribbean are dependent on coastal ecosystems—including coral reefs, mangroves, and beaches. These ecosystems provide critical habitat to commercial fisheries, attract tourists from around the world, and protect coastal communities and infrastructure from the ravages of tropical storms. But despite their importance, these ecosystems are ...

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