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Oil Company Invests Millions on Wastewater Recycling, Ensures Water Future, Boosts the Bottom Line

Oil Company Invests Millions on Wastewater Recycling, Ensures Water Future, Boosts the Bottom Line

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 »

Science Panel Tells EPA to Re-Examine its Findings on Fracking and Drinking Water Supplies

Science Panel Tells EPA to Re-Examine its Findings on Fracking and Drinking Water Supplies

The Environmental Protection Agency may have to hit the brakes. Instead of giving drillers of shale gas a green light, some science advisors to it have said that its current draft has some faults, noting that EPA’s conclusions are “comprehensive but lacking in several critical areas.”

Fracking Wastewater Treatment Technologies: Which Will Emerge as the Most Popular?

Fracking Wastewater Treatment Technologies: Which Will Emerge as the Most Popular?

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 »

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Optimizing Fracking Water, Wastewater Management

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 »

Democratic Debate Shows Split over Shale Gas Fracking

Democratic Debate Shows Split over Shale Gas Fracking

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 »

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Processed Water for Industrial Uses Gets Green Light

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 »

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WellDog Launches Carbon Services Division

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 »

System Cuts Fracking Chemical Cost 30%

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 »