Fracking Water Articles

  • Massive AMD release sparks collaborative approach to watershed restoration - Case Study

    AN IMPERILED WATERSHED FINDS A FRIEND In the spring of 1994, an illegally-sealed, major underground coal mine blew out a hillside near Albright, West Virginia, pouring millions of gallons of toxic, acid mine drainage (AMD) into a section of nearby Muddy Creek. The release entered the main stem of the Cheat River turning the river orange for miles. The acidic discharge lowered pH levels ...


    By In-Situ, Inc.

  • How has UF Water Treatment Systems Assisted Oil/Gas Companies

    In the oil and gas industry, water and wastewater treatment comes into play in mining operations and refineries. UF water treatment systems are used in tertiary process applications in these industries to assist oil/gas operators and oil/gas refineries to obtain suitable water for produced water reuse for fracking operations or sustainable discharge. Mining for oil happens both on and off-shore. ...

  • Guardian Double Containment at CAES Facility Case Study

    Ajoint venture between ACI Energy, Inc., an investment holding company, and Altela, Inc., a water desalination company, Clarion Altela Environmental Services (CAES) opened in November 2012 to recycle frac water* from the Marcellus and Utica Shale Basins, which stretch across much of ...


    By IPEX, Inc.

  • New Crystalline Silica Dust Rule By OSHA Now in Effect/2018

    On March 23, 2016, OSHA published a new silica dust rule that the agency says will save about 700 lives and prevent 1,600 new cases of silicosis each year. The new regulation is referred to as 29CFR1926.1153 (Construction) and 29CFR1910.1053 (General Industry). ...

  • PVC Geomembranes - Good, Better, Best

    Are different grades of PVC Geomembranes available or are they all the same? There has been a common misperception in our industry that all polyvinyl chloride (PVC) membranes are the same. The fact is that this is far from the truth and as we explain in this blog there are several different grades, and each has its own specific properties with respect to geomembrane applications. Without ...

  • Oklahoma Oil Industry Eyes Produced Water Reuse Strategies

    As the scale of fracking increases, states and operators are rethinking produced water management ...


    By Fluence Corporation

  • Questions You Should Be Asking Before Renting A Wastewater Tank

    When businesses are in need of a wastewater tank or frac tank, many often purchase their own. However, a wastewater tank can collect dust if it’s going unused between company projects. As a result, the purchasing of a wastewater tank may very well feel like a waste of money. Often times it is. Instead of purchasing a wastewater tank, or another kind of tank, such as bolted steel tanks or an ...


    By ModuTank Inc.

  • Locating Groundwater Wells for Fracking Operations in West Texas - Case Study

    In June 2014, our clients used AGI resistivity imaging tools to successfully locate a 125-gallon-per-minute groundwater well in West Texas as well as geohazards that could, if left unlocated, cause significant damage to property and increase costs. Process Our clients used the ...


    By Advanced Geosciences, Inc.

  • A solution to fracturing water supply and disposal issues

    “Water, water, everywhere, Nor any drop to drink.” –The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, Samuel Taylor Coleridge Many topics of conversation among oil and gas industry professionals are predictable – oil price trends, the “great shift change” imperiling the available workforce, and production quotas and caps from OPEC. Yet one pressing topic among those developing ...


    By Fairmount Santrol

  • 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.

  • Hydraulic Fracturing and the Environment Whitepaper - Analytical and Measuring Instruments

    The recovery of natural gas and oil from untraditional wells is necessary for the economic stability of the United States. Shale gas deposits are deep below the earth’s surface and recovery of gas is expensive and requires millions of gallons of water mixed with chemicals, known as "fracking solution". Most fracking solution stays underground or returns to the surface mixed with formation ...

  • Recovering Hydrocarbons from Fracking Wastewater

    Throughout the past few years, organizations involved in the oil and gas industry's hydraulic fracturing wastewater business have learned that employing efficient, low-maintenance oil skimming technology can bring sustained improvements to the bottom line. Facilities treating hydraulic fracturing wastewater for permanent disposal into underground injection wells have found that oil skimming can ...


    By Oil Skimmers, Inc.

  • Falling Oil Price Forces Operators to Find Cost Savings in Water Management

    When oil prices were 80 to 100 dollars per barrel, water management costs were high, but they were tolerable when money was flowing profitably. However, as today’s falling price nears 40 dollars, water related costs are still high and only exacerbate widespread industry losses. The 150 US-based companies tracked by Oil & Gas Journal and Oil & Gas Financial Journal reported that ...


    By Biolargo, Inc.

  • The value of fracking wastewater treatment and recycling technologies in North Dakota

    The oil boom in North Dakota is aided by hydraulic fracturing, often referred to as fracking. Fracking uses a pressurized water, sand, and chemical mixture to break through layers of rock and release oil and gas. This procedure produces hundreds of truckloads of wastewater for each fracked well. In this study, we analyze the financial feasibility of a system of wastewater recycling and reuse to ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • 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

  • Why many experts missed this: Cheap oil can hurt US economy

    WASHINGTON (AP) - If there was one thing most economists agreed on at the start of the year, it was this: Plunging oil prices would boost the U.S. economy. It hasn't worked out that way. The economy is thought to have shrunk in the January-March quarter and may barely grow for the first half of 2015 - thanks in part to sharp cuts in energy drilling. And despite their savings at the gas pump, ...


    By Associated Press

  • Drought Forces Push to Recycle, Reuse and Potential in Brackish Water for Oil & Gas Industry: Interview with BioLargo CEO

    UPTICK Interview: BioLargo's AOS Filter Delivers Abundant Clean Water Even In Drought The headlines are full of discussion on water shortages and drought with few options consistently noted beyond the need to conserve and manage the precious resource. To gain perspective on the problem and explore viable solutions UPTICK Newswire interviewed ...


    By Biolargo, Inc.

  • Questions and answers about oil and gas wastewater spills

    Nearly 3 million gallons of briny water generated by crude oil production has leaked from a North Dakota pipeline and reached two creeks, making it the biggest spill of this type of wastewater since the state's Bakken formation oil boom began in 2006. Here are some questions and answers about oil and gas saltwater spills: Q: What does this liquid consist of, and where does it come from? A: ...


    By Associated Press

  • Taking the pressure off desalination

    California-based PAX Pure hopes to offer a new solution to water scarcity with its groundbreaking water purification tool. Developed by Jay Harman and Tom Gielda, PAX Pure technology desalinates and demineralizes water without membranes, moving parts or chemicals. Instead, the technology simply mimics high-altitude conditions. The big challenge with conventional ...


    By Ensia

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