Newfield Exploration, an oil company with assets primarily in Oklahoma, North Dakota and Utah, will soon be recycling its wastewater with the dual intention of improving its bottom line and ensuring it has enough water for its hydraulic fracturing operations. The company is building a wastewater recycling facility in Kingfisher County, Oklahoma, to the … Read more »
Hydraulic fracturing now makes up two-thirds of all natural gas production in the United States and half of all oil production here.
While fracking has produced cheap natural gas in the US, it has also increased competition for water, which is in short supply across many parts of the country. The process — injecting a high-pressure mix of water, sand and chemicals into rock formations to release natural gas — uses vast … Read more »
As the number of fracking operations increases in the US, so does the stress on water supplies. Oil and gas wells use as much as 1 million gallons (almost 24,000 barrels) of fresh water per wellhead, according to WesTech Engineering, which manufactures process equipment for the industrial, mineral, municipal water … Read more »
Like parts of the nation, the Democratic presidential contenders are split over hydraulic fracturing, which is the technique used to withdraw shale gas from a mile beneath the earth’s surface. Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont told viewers that under no circumstance would such fracking be allowed to continue on his … Read more »
Water management and oilfield services provider STW Resources has received approval to move forward with a water treatment project that will supply water for industrial uses in dry Texas counties. The company, which provides pipeline services, water reclamation and processing management services including water desalination, received approval from the Middle … Read more »
WellDog has established a carbon services division focused on carbon sequestration monitoring, verification and accounting. The company’s product portfolio includes the world’s only technical service capable of practical, direct measurement of carbon dioxide or methane injected in underground depleted oil and gas and saline formations. According to WellDog, the new … Read more »
Bosque Systems has released OptiFluids, a chemical completion system that promises to save oil and gas producers up to 30 percent on the cost of chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing. Many large service companies include a predetermined chemical mix in their completion package regardless of the well’s downhole dynamics, which … Read more »