Shallow Wells News

  • Groundwater special section includes three papers on methane occurrences above gas plays

    If you’re a member of the NGWA Scientists and Engineers Section, you received or will soon receive the Groundwater® July-August 2017 issue that has a special section featuring three papers on methane occurrences above gas ...

  • Groundwater papers link methane in groundwater to natural sources

    A pair of papers in Groundwater®, NGWA's bimonthly technical publication, finds a high level of methane in water wells from two Texas counties is most likely from shallow natural gas deposits, not natural gas leaks caused by hydraulic fracturing operations in the underlying Barnett Shale.  The research builds on previous studies on well water quality in the Barnett Shale ...

  • Oklahoma earthquake rattles major oil hub

    A magnitude 5.0 earthquake rattled a major oil trading hub in Oklahoma earlier this week, damaging several buildings and forcing officials to rethink policy regarding oil and gas wastewater disposal wells, which have been blamed for a significant rise in earthquakes in Oklahoma over the past several years. The quake epicenter was about a mile west of Cushing, which is home to the largest ...

  • Island Offshore Aims for Riserless Heavy Well Intervention

    Following a successful deployment of its riserless coil tubing (CT) technology in the offshore petroleum industry, Island Offshore is said to be taking it to the next level by performing heavy well intervention with coil tubing in producing subsea wells. In 2015 Island Offshore made history when drilling a pilot hole for Centrica by means of riserless coil tubing, in order to check for ...


    By Teledyne Webb Research (TWR)

  • CGG Launches TopSeis - The Solution for Imaging Shallow Reservoirs

    CGG announced today at ONS 2016 the launch of TopSeis™, the latest evolution in offshore broadband seismic, specifically designed to overcome the intrinsic lack of near offsets inherent in 3D towed-streamer seismic. Exacerbated by the use of progressively wider spreads to meet the industry’s quest for greater efficiency, the lack of near offsets leads to an inability to image shallow ...


    By CGG

  • Texas regulator clears oil and gas company of causing quakes

    The regulatory agency overseeing Texas' oil and gas industry has determined that a series of small earthquakes in North Texas likely wasn't caused by drilling operations by an Exxon Mobil subsidiary. The preliminary findings mark the first decision by the Texas Railroad Commission since it was authorized last year to consider whether seismological activity was caused by injection wells, which ...


    By Associated Press

  • IWMI helps improve livelihoods of resettled community in Mullaitivu

    Drive carefully along the rutted road. Red soil and sparse vegetation bathed in dust greet you on every side, shimmering in the hot, dry, heat. An occasional village relieves the monotony of the lonely landscape. Here is a stark beauty that defies description. Then, a sudden burst of life. Children, chattering excitedly, run to meet your vehicle, in eager anticipation of a change to the otherwise ...

  • SeaBird Exploration Plc: Letter of Award for Aquila Explorer

    SeaBird Exploration Plc ("SeaBird") is pleased to announce that Aquila Explorer has received a letter of award for a 2D seismic survey in Australasia. The survey will cover a minimum of 10,000 km and will have an estimated value of approximately USD 11 million. The project is expected to start in Q4 2014 and will have an estimated duration of 90 days based on the minimum survey size.  ...


    By SeaBird Exploration

  • Abandoned water wells can present risks

    Household water well owners should act to address any improperly abandoned wells on their property as they can present threats to both people and animals, the National Ground Water Association said today. “Abandoned wells can be a physical danger to people and animals who may fall into them, but an even greater threat may be the pathway that an abandoned well provides for surface ...

  • Scientists collect water near site of blown well

    Scientists from several universities are working to learn whether a gas well that blew wild last week off the Louisiana coast is polluting the Gulf of Mexico. Joseph Montoya, a biology professor with Georgia Tech, was performing tests aboard a vessel near the site of the 2010 BP oil spill when the Hercules 265 well blew Tuesday and caught fire. All 44 people on the rig were evacuated and not ...


    By Associated Press

  • Beyond NYC: Other places adapting to climate, too

    From Bangkok to Miami, cities and coastal areas across the globe are already building or planning defenses to protect millions of people and key infrastructure from more powerful storm surges and other effects of global warming. Some are planning cities that will simply adapt to more water. But climate-proofing a city or coastline is expensive, as shown by New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's $20 ...


    By Associated Press

  • Monitoring groundwater, vapor & soil gas

    Monitoring shallow groundwater, vapor and soil gas up to 25 ft. below surface is simplified using Drive-Point Piezometer technology. There are three drive point piezometer tip options; where an airtight connection is most desirable, the 615C has a compression fitting for 1/4" ID tubing, ideal for ...


    By Solinst Canada Ltd.

  • IC Potash Completes Two Deep Groundwater Wells and Initiates Hydraulic Optimization Studies at Ochoa Sulphate of Potash Mine and Processing Sites

    IC Potash Corp. ("ICP" or the "Company") (TSX: ICP) (OTCQX: ICPTF) (PINKSHEETS: ICPTF) today announced that the Company has completed its two deep groundwater production wells which will be used to supply water to its Ochoa Sulphate of Potash Project in Lea County of southeast New Mexico. The Company has also commenced pumping tests at full planned capacity to demonstrate to the ...


  • X-Change Corporation Acquires Additional 65,000 Acres in Bakken Shale Formation With a Total of 109,000 Acres

    X-Change Corporation (OTCQB: XCHC) (PINKSHEETS: XCHC) announced today through its subsidiary Cress Oil, Inc., an independent exploration and production company based in Houston, Texas that it has acquired a 65,000 gross acre (50,000 net acre ) lease position in the Alberta Bakken Shale formation in Montana. Cress Oil plans to drill the initial 6-9 Bakken wells during the next 24-36 months, ...


  • EPA outlines next steps at the capital city plume site in Montgomery, AL

    EPA will communicate to building owners and the general public the results of indoor air quality and outside soil vapor sampling that took place in mid-August 2011 as soon as those results are available. If warranted by the results of the sampling data, EPA may undertake additional sampling and/or mitigate exposure to contaminants through indoor air utilizing its emergency response ...

  • Balaton Increases Land Position at Voisey's Bay West Property

    BALATON POWER INC. (OTCBB: BPWRF) (the "Company") announced today that it has acquired from JAL Exploration Inc. ("JAL") an additional licence comprising of 188 mineral claims (the "Additional Licence") adjacent to the Company's Voisey's Bay West Property located on the east coast of North Labrador, Canada (the " ...


  • Shallow well installation and monitoring solutions

    Solinst Drive-Point Piezometers are excellent permanent or temporary wells used to monitor shallow groundwater, soil and gas up to 25 ft below surface. These well points are ideal for initial site investigations, for long or short-term applications, and can also be used for profiling. Installation using a Manual Slide Hammer, with tubing bypass and the correct drive-point for your application, ...


    By Solinst Canada Ltd.

  • Coastal Energy Announces Discovery at Bua Ban North & Operations Update

    Coastal Energy Company (the "Company" or "Coastal") (TSX-V: CEN) (AIM: CEO) announces an update of its operations in the Gulf of Thailand. Bua Ban North The Bua Ban North A-01 exploration well encountered 32 feet of net pay in the Miocene interval and 27 feet of net pay in the Upper Oligocene interval, both with 25% average porosity. The Eocene interval was encountered ...


  • LNG Energy Polish Well Reaches TD With Gas Shows

    LNG Energy Ltd. ("LNG") (TSX VENTURE: LNG) is pleased to announce that the Wytowno S-1 well has been drilled to its total depth of 3,580 meters and is currently being prepared to have casing run and cemented. While drilling, significant natural gas shows were recorded in over 221 meters of the Lower Silurian, Ordovician and Cambrian shales. In addition, another 450 meters of gas shows were ...


  • Eurogas International Announces Financial Results for the Year Ended December 31, 2010

    TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 01/28/11 -- Eurogas International Inc. ("Eurogas International" or the "Corporation") (CNSX: EI) today announced its financial results for the year ended December 31, 2010. During 2010, the Corporation incurred a net loss of $2.2 million, or approximately $0.07 per share. This compares with a net loss of $3.9 million, or $0.12 per share in 2009. During the ...


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