Drilling Water News

  • Feds to open 73 million acres in Gulf of Mexico for oil and gas drilling

    The federal government is proposing to put up for lease some 73 million acres offshore from Louisiana, Texas, Alabama, and Florida for oil and gas exploration and development, the U.S. Department of Interior announced this week. Secretary of Interior Ryan Zinke, in one of his first act’s since being confirmed by the U.S. Senate last week, said the department will offer leases on all ...

  • Numa Releases a New Generation of Patriot 60 and Patriot 65 Hammers

    Numa, the world’s leader in DTH hammers and bit technology, has released a new generation of Patriot™60 and Patriot 65 hammers. Based upon advanced engineering and driller input, both hammers provide increased reliability, enhanced performance, and faster penetration rates than previous versions. “The new generation of the Patriot 60 and Patriot 65 hammers was designed with ...


    By Numa

  • Alexander Chemical partners with local agencies for crisis drill

    Emergency responders recently partnered with Alexander Chemical Corporation, located in Kingsbury, IN for a crisis training event involving four agencies and La Porte Hospital.   A simulated active shooter scenario staged at Alexander’s manufacturing facility provided a training opportunity for the La Porte County Sheriff’s Department, EMS, Hazardous Material team, the Kingsbury ...


    By Carus Corporation

  • Reduced drilling activity hits Layne’s water numbers

    Layne Christensen posted a 7% decline in its second-quarter water revenues earlier this week, after a slowdown in market activity hampered its efforts to refocus on water drilling activities. Profitability was hit much harder, however: Layne’s water resources division posted adjusted EBITDA of $1.8 million (down 75.7% from Q2 last year) on revenues of $56.5 million. In addition to energy ...

  • World’s largest drilling mud treatment plant on the verge of commissioning

    At this year’s IFAT – World’s Leading Trade Fair for Water, Sewage, Waste and Raw Materials Management in Munich – econ industries presents once more its proven and resource-conserving technology VacuDry to an international audience. An important issue is the construction progress of the world’s largest treatment plant for drilling mud ...


    By econ industries GmbH

  • Noble Energy Awarded Certificate of SEMS Compliance for Offshore Drilling in Tamar Natural Gas Field

    usiness Assurance USA, Inc. today issued to Noble Energy a certificate of compliance to the SEMS (Safety and Environmental Systems) standard, which represents the highest criteria for safe operations of offshore drilling platforms. This compliance certification is based on audits of Noble Energy’s facilities and workflows supporting the Tamar natural gas field in the Mediterranean Sea off ...


    By DNV GL - Software

  • Drill cuttings treatment in Azerbaijan

    Drill cuttings containing hydrocarbon contaminants from the Oil & Gas industry are generally considered to be special waste. They are the broken bits from boreholes mixed with water and drilling fluids. Fluids released during the drilling process comprise of water, diesel or other hydrocarbons used for lubrication. There are various different ways to handle drill cuttings. To this ...


    By econ industries GmbH

  • Sinorock,engages in the manufacture and sale of self drilling bolt

    Sinorock,engages in the manufacture and sale of self drilling bolt,we are your best strategic alliance partner as we provide the best quality, as well as the most added value.Sinorock is continuously developing its technology and improving its products.Today,our products are also favored and appointed to be used in most of world largest structures around the world.Sinorock ...


    By sinorock

  • Ohio, West Virginia, Pennsylvania combine on gas drilling

    Ohio, West Virginia and Pennsylvania on Tuesday agreed to cooperate in attracting shale gas development and jobs to their region over the next three years rather than compete with each other. The states signed an agreement during the Tri-State Shale Summit in Morgantown, West Virginia. They said they've agreed to coordinate marketing efforts, workforce development, investment strategies and ...


    By Associated Press

  • US, states announce $20 billion final settlement with BP over gulf oil spill

    The Justice Department and five states on Monday announced a $20 billion final settlement of environmental damage claims arising from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The deal, once approved by a judge, would resolve all civil claims against BP and end five years of legal fighting over a 134 ...


    By Associated Press

  • US drilling states guided on handling quakes

    A group of U.S. drilling states, seismologists, academics and industry experts issued guidance Monday in a frank new report on handling human-induced earthquakes caused by hydraulic fracturing or the disposal of fracking wastewater. The 150-page report, produced by the StatesFirst initiative, represents perhaps the most candid discussion on the topic since tremors across the mid-continent - ...


    By Associated Press

  • Shell says it will cease Alaska offshore Arctic drilling

    Royal Dutch Shell will cease exploration in Arctic waters off Alaska's coast following disappointing results from an exploratory well backed by billions in investment and years of work. The announcement was a huge blow to Shell, which was counting on offshore drilling in Alaska to help it drive future revenue. Environmentalists, however, had tried repeatedly to block the project, and welcome the ...


    By Associated Press

  • Colorado`s high court to decide if cities can ban fracking

    The Colorado Supreme Court agreed Monday to decide whether cities can ban hydraulic fracturing, stepping into a high-stakes battle over whether local governments can impose tougher oil and gas rules than the state. The court will hear cases from Longmont, where voters banned hydraulic fracturing in 2012, and Fort Collins, where voters approved a 5-year moratorium in 2013. The Colorado Oil and Gas ...


    By Associated Press

  • Shell swims against oil price tide – Arctic drilling set to commence despite low oil prices

    It’s a gamble – some would say a giant gamble. Before even one litre of oil has been found, the Anglo-Dutch Shell group is believed to have spent more than US$7 billion – just making preparations for its latest Arctic venture. Shell is betting on finding the oil industry’s Holy Grail: according to 2008 estimates by the US Geological Survey, the Arctic contains more than ...


    By Climate News Network

  • atg UV to Fund Borehole Drilling in Burkina Faso

    'Unsanitary water kills more people worldwide than war'. atg UV have committed to supporting a small British charity, Myras Wells, funding the drilling of a borehole well in Burkina Faso in West Africa.  Burkina is the world’s 4th poorest country. More details will follow as the project gets underway.  In the meantime, please see Myra's Wells website for more ...


    By atg UV Technology

  • UK Government defines Protected Areas for shale developments

    Areas to be excluded from underground fracking activities have been set out by the Government today, through draft regulations that define the protected areas in which fracking will be prohibited. The draft regulations set out further protections for groundwater and National Parks, Areas of Outstanding National Beauty, the Broads and World Heritage Sites, ensuring the process of hydraulic ...

  • GE-Statoil Initiative Launches Second Open Innovation Challenge Focused On Water Reduction And Reuse

    GE and Statoil’s Sustainability Collaboration has launched the call for entries for its second Open Innovation Challenge focusing on water usage in the development of onshore unconventional oil and gas reservoirs. Through crowd sourcing, the Challenge seeks to find innovative solutions for both reducing fresh water usage and treating and reusing water from development activities—while ...


    By General Electric

  • New York formalizes ban on fracking, ending 7-year review

    New York formalized its ban on high-volume hydraulic fracturing for natural gas on Monday, concluding a seven-year environmental and health review that drew a record number of public comments. "After years of exhaustive research and examination of the science and facts, prohibiting high-volume hydraulic fracturing is the only reasonable alternative," Department of Environmental Conservation ...


    By Associated Press

  • The trouble with fracking

    The UK may be sitting on vast reserves of shale gas accessible with today’s technology to the petrochemicals industry only through the controversial process of hydraulic fracturing, better known as “fracking”. Unfortunately for the industry and its lobbyists there are strong public opinions on fracking not least because of five major environmental and health concerns about its ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Drilling Slop Treatment Contract

    Following award of a prestigious DBOOM contract in January 2015, Solids Control Services is nearing completion of the construction of a high capacity, fully automated offshore drilling slop tretament system. The PLC controlled unit is designed to de-weight / dewater all ranges of slop coming to shore from rigs in the North Sea. The system is equipped with automated pH adjustment, ...


    By Solids Control Services

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