Drilling Water News

  • Number of US rigs drilling for gas remains unchanged: Baker Hughes

    At 194, the number of rigs drilling for natural gas in the US remained unchanged this week compared with last week, according to Baker Hughes North American Rig Count, released Friday. Similarly, at 63, there was no change in the number of rigs drilling for gas in Canada, Baker Hughes reported. The number of US gas-directed rigs increased by 29, compared with 165 in the same week of last ...


    By S&P Global Platts

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Oklahoma is Latest State to prevent Local Fracking Bans

    Oklahoma cities and counties would no longer be able to ban hydraulic fracturing - a process commonly called fracking - or other oil and gas operations within their boundaries under a bill signed into law on Friday by Gov. Mary Fallin. Pushed hard by the oil and gas industry, but fiercely opposed by municipalities and environmental groups, the bill specifically prohibits cities or towns from ...


    By Associated Press

  • Drilling Begins 3 Miles from Epicenter of BP Oil Spill

    Just 3 miles from the catastrophic BP spill in the Gulf of Mexico, a Louisiana company is seeking to unlock the same oil and natural gas that turned into a deadly disaster. Drilling has begun in the closest work yet to the Macondo well, which blew wild on April 20, 2010, killing 11 people and fouling the Gulf with as much as 172 million gallons of crude in the nation's worst oil spill. Federal ...


    By Associated Press

  • Shell clears Major US Government Hurdle for Arctic Drilling

    Royal Dutch Shell's Arctic drilling program has cleared a major bureaucratic hurdle to begin drilling for oil and gas off Alaska's northwestern coast this summer. The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management on Monday approved the multi-year exploration plan in the Chukchi Sea for Shell after reviewing thousands of comments from the public, Alaska ...


    By Associated Press

  • Texas Legislature acts to stop Cities from Limiting Drilling

    Texas moved Monday to ban its own cities from imposing prohibitions on hydraulic fracturing and other potentially environmentally harmful oil and natural gas drilling activities within their boundaries - a major victory for industry groups and top conservatives who have decried rampant local "overregulation." Lawmakers in America's largest ...


    By Associated Press

  • Eaton`s AN19 Starter Provides a Cost-effective Retrofit Packaged Solution Requiring No Drilling or Additional Parts

    Power management company Eaton today announced an easy-to-install and cost-effective retrofit kit to its popular Freedom Series of electro-mechanical starters. Designed for open- and closed-panel applications, wall-mounted starter applications, custom original equipment manufacturer (OEM) control panels and aftermarkets, AN19 Competitive Retrofit Kits include all necessary components to replace ...


    By Eaton Corporation

  • As Shale Gas Booms, Effects and Sustainability Remain Unclear

    Currently, only three countries are producing shale gas through hydraulic fracturing (fracking) on a commercial scale: the United States, Canada, and China. But as several other countries undertake shale resource exploration efforts, a key question remains: What are the impacts of shale gas mining on local economies and the environment? In the Worldwatch Institute’s latest Vital Sign, ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

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