Drilling Water Articles

  • Installing water wells around septic systems subject of October Water Well Journal article

    An article in the Water Well Journal® October 2017 issue focuses on everything there is to know when installing water wells on properties with septic systems. In “Rules of Thumb,” freelance writer William Wager states three things are critical: knowing your codes, expecting the unexpected, and drilling the well properly. ...

  • Addressing employment issues featured in September’s Water Well Journal

    An article in the Water Well Journal® September 2017 issue focuses on acclimating a new wave of drillers to your company. In “Preparing the Next Generation,” freelance writer Jennifer Strawn goes over to how attract millennials to your business — and more importantly — how to retain them. ...

  • 30" Sleeve Installed with Directional Drilling Underneath Highway

    “Taking time to properly plan and execute a horizontal drilling and utility installation project can save client’s monetarily by avoiding road closures and other costly delays typical with trenching,” said Mike Bertram of Directional Technologies. “We know that  Directional Technologies has the right personnel in place and they are using the best horizontal drilling ...

  • Addressing urban water scarcity: reduce, treat and reuse – the third generation of management to avoid local resources boundaries

    Urban growth leads to geographically concentrated demand for water and food – and to growing volumes of wastewater and organic waste. Left unattended by city authorities, both local and planetary resources boundaries for water and nutrients will be transgressed. A novel partly dynamic ‘flexible water balance’ is developed to explore ways to address a looming water crisis. A systems-based flow ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Seismoelectric survey project for oil, gas and water exploration in Shengli Oilfield, China - Case Study

    In January 2015, Seismo Electronics LLC. completed the seismoelectric survey project for its client-Sinopec Shengli Oilfield Company. Our geophysicists used our instrument to detect reservoir 2000-4000m below ground surface. We provided three recommended drilling locations to our client, which all match the client’s existed reservoir analysis results. Our seismoelectric survey successfully ...


    By Seismo Electronic LLC.

  • Seismoelectric survey project for oil, gas and water exploration in Shengli Oilfield, China - Case Study

    Seismo Electronics LLC. has recently finished a project for its client-Sinopec Shengli Oilfield Company. This project, which has over 8000 acre survey area, has been in the works since January, 2015. Our geophysicists used our instrument to detect reservoir 2000-4000m below ground surface. We provided three recommended drilling locations to our client, which all match the client’s existed ...


    By Seismo Electronic LLC.

  • Optimizing Water Management in Hydraulic Fracturing for Shale Oil and Gas Production

    Centralized treatment of wastewater is emerging as a viable solution for long-term efficiency in managing water sourcing and wastewater treatment in hydraulic fracturing. The number of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) shale oil and gas wells in the United States continues to increase. Within the Bakken Shale formation alone, in North Dakota and Montana, upwards of 15,000 hydraulic fracturing ...


    By WesTech Engineering, Inc.

  • Optimizing water management in hydraulic fracturing for shale oil and gas production

    Centralized treatment of wastewater is emerging as a viable solution for long-term efficiency in managing water sourcing and wastewater treatment in hydraulic fracturing. The number of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) shale oil and gas wells in the United States continues to increase. Within the Bakken Shale formation alone, in North Dakota and Montana, upwards of 15,000 hydraulic fracturing ...


    By WesTech Engineering, Inc.

  • INCREASED OIL COMPETITION: SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST

    Is the U.S. shale oil industry in trouble? No, it is engaged in a high-stakes competition for market share. As oil flooded the market in 2014-15, prices dropped dramatically and producers began burning midnight oil to manage the downward economic pressures. While some overleveraged companies won’t survive the economic challenge, in true Darwinian fashion, the fittest will prevail. ...

  • Q&A: A look at Shell Oil and Arctic offshore drilling

    Shell Oil drill vessels are heading to the Arctic. But they will not be permitted to drill into petroleum-bearing rock until a key piece of blowout response equipment, a capping stack, is on site. The capping stack is carried on the icebreaker Fennica, which arrived early Saturday for repairs in Portland, Oregon. Arctic offshore drilling opponents plan to demonstrate while the Fennica is ...


    By Associated Press

  • What`s at Stake: The debate over Arctic Drilling

    Royal Dutch Shell is planning to park two massive Arctic oil drilling rigs in Seattle's waterfront before they head north - but the petrochemical giant will first have to get around protesters in kayaks and others who want to thwart the new frontier in oil exploration and spark a national debate about fossil fuels and climate change. Here's a look at the debate over Shell's plans to drill in the ...


    By Associated Press

  • Long‐and short‐term effects of smothering and burial by drill cuttings on calcareous algae in a static‐renewal test

    Discharge of drill cuttings to the ocean during drilling of offshore oil wells can impact benthic communities through an increase in the concentrations of suspended particles in the water column and sedimentation of particles on the seafloor around the drilling installation. The present study shows an assessment of water‐based drill cuttings, barite, bentonite and natural sediments on shallow‐ ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Managing the impact from shale gas drilling

    Shale gas has transformed the energy market in the United States where drilling is underway in 17 states, with more than 80,000 wells drilled or permitted since 2005. Deposits elsewhere in the world are under varying degrees of exploration. The main environmental impacts of the process are water usage, waste water management, methane emissions, groundwater and soil contamination. These are ...

  • Global Shale Gas Development: Water Availability & Business Risks

    This report analyzes water availability across all potentially commercial shale resources worldwide.It also reveals that water availability could limit shale resource development on every continent except Antarctica. Shale resources are unevenly distributed worldwide and, for the most part, not located where freshwater is abundant. For example, China, Mexico, and South Africa have some of the ...

  • Drilling Muds and Drill Cuttings Recovery for Beneficial Reuse

    Drilling Muds Drilling mud, also known as drilling fluid, is a vital component of the drilling process. It helps in the process of drilling boreholes into the earth where holes are required for extraction of oil and gas, core sampling and various other purposes. It is broadly of three types, including water-based, oil-based, and synthetic-based. Among all of these, synthetic-based muds ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Crosshole resistivity survey case study 2

    Crosshole resistivity survey to search out industrial waste water This exploration survey used the crosshole resistivity technique to observe whether or not an industrial waste water plant is leaking. Chemical analyses found that this specific waste water has a low resistivity compare to normal groundwater. Our recent example shows at depth of 45m a comparatively high resistive zone fabricated ...

  • Centrifuge Technology in Drilling Fluid Recycling

    Drilling fluid additives and the water that contains them are an essential part and expense of successfully completing a horizontal directional drilling (HDD) installation, and the longer the bore and larger the product being installed, the more drilling fluids cost. Therefore, it makes economic sense to recycle drilling fluids by removing cuttings and recirculating the cleaned ...


    By Elgin Separation Solutions

  • Water reclamation from shale gas drilling flow-back fluid using a novel forward osmosis–vacuum membrane distillation hybrid system

    This study examined the performance of a novel hybrid system of forward osmosis (FO) combined with vacuum membrane distillation (VMD) for reclaiming water from shale gas drilling flow-back fluid (SGDF). In the hybrid FO-VMD system, water permeated through the FO membrane into a draw solution reservoir, and the VMD process was used for draw solute recovery and clean water production. Using a SGDF ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Diversifying energy supply for a more secure future

    Chris Finlayson, Chief Executive Officer, BG Group, was the Guest of Honour and speaker at this year’s IP Week Dinner. He looked back at the last 100 years of the energy industry and at the growing importance of gas and LNG during this time. ‘I’m honoured to be invited to speak at this illustrious occasion. IP Week is a tremendous opportunity for us all to get together to ...


    By Energy Institute (EI)

  • In Deep Water

    In spring of 2013 the Rockmore ROK 500DH hammer was able to get a water-well driller in Washington, US out of a tight spot when a competitors hammer failed to reach the water table for the well he was drilling. The driller was using a hammer that was getting no penetration rate at 1,300 ft. Looking for help, he reached out to a Rockmore distributor in his area who was able to supply him with the ...


    By Rockmore International, Inc.

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