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Can 3D Printing Drive Oil & Gas Climate Gains?

Can 3D Printing Drive Oil & Gas Climate Gains?

Oil majors are turning to 3D printing to improve efficiencies and profits in this era of low oil prices. But what does this new technology mean for the old-school industry’s environmental footprint? That’s more of a mixed bag.

Anadarko, Encana, Pioneer, Apache Have Greatest Fracking Water Risks

Anadarko, Encana, Pioneer, Apache Have Greatest Fracking Water Risks

Anadarko, Encana, Pioneer and Apache have the highest exposure to water exposure risks among hydraulic fracturing companies, according to a report by Ceres. But many more companies connected to fracking face long-term water sourcing risks, according to the non-profit. These include the top three service providers, Halliburton, Schlumberger and Baker Hughes, … Read more »

Newalta, Halliburton Offer Engineered Fluids and Waste Management

Newalta has formed a strategic alliance with Baroid, a Halliburton Product Service Line, to offer integrated fluids and waste management in the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin. The partners say the alliance will provide a Total Fluids Management system, combining technology and resources from each company to better manage fluids and … Read more »

Policy & Enforcement Briefing: BP and Chevron Trials, Airliner Carbon, Ameren Sale

Anthony Badalamenti, former cementing technology director at Halliburton, formally pleaded guilty in federal court yesterday to destroying evidence connected with the 2010 BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, Reuters reported. Meanwhile a federal court has extended the EPA’s deadline to respond to BP’s lawsuit challenging the freeze on new … Read more »

Waste Management

Waste Management Cashes in on Fracking Boom

Waste Management — and other companies outside the oil and gas industry — are benefiting from the US fracking boom. The waste disposal and recycling company has acquired Summit Energy Services and Liquid Logistics, two North Dakota energy services companies. The purchases give Waste Management access to new markets in … Read more »

GWI

Reused Produced Water for Injection Cuts Fracking Costs

Global Industrial Water (GIW) on Aug. 12 will begin a 14-day trial to find a treatment or series of treatments whereby produced water from oil and gas operations can be rendered fit for agricultural, municipal and industrial use, as well as reuse in hydraulic fracturing. The company says this potential … Read more »

Policy & Enforcement Briefing: Halliburton Pleads Guilty, Energy Firms Sued

Halliburton will plead guilty to destroying evidence related to the 2010 BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, the Department of Justice said yesterday, according to Reuters. The company will pay a maximum $200,000 statutory fine and has agreed to three years’ probation. It also voluntarily paid $55 million to the … Read more »

Fracking Chemicals Didn’t Contaminate Water, DOE Says

A study on hydraulic fracturing shows no evidence that chemicals from the fracking process contaminated drinking water aquifers at a Pennsylvania drilling site, the Energy Department told the Associated Press. The study, by the National Energy Technology Laboratory in Pittsburgh, is still ongoing. It’s the first time a drilling company … Read more »

TurboFrac Produced Water Recycling Pilot

ThermoEnergy, STW Resources Turn Fracking Water into Freshwater

ThermoEnergy and STW Resources say they have completed a successful pilot test of ThermoEnergy’s TurboFrac produced water recycling system (pictured) at a major oil producer’s site near Midland, Texas. While in operation, the TurboFrac system processed produced water with a 72 percent fresh water recovery rate while reducing total dissolved … Read more »

fracking

Fracking Companies Up Recycled Water Use

Halliburton, Baker Hughes and FTS International are among the oil and gas companies increasingly using recycled water in hydraulic fracturing. Most fracking to extract shale gas is happening in water-stressed regions of the US, such as Texas and Colorado, both of which are in the midst of prolonged drought conditions. … Read more »

Nuverra

Contract Wins: Halliburton, Nuverra, Xylem, Skyonic, Toyo-Thai

Nuverra Environmental Solutions has entered into an agreement with Halliburton to advance the treatment and recycling of produced water to be re-used in the hydraulic fracturing process. Nuverra will work with Halliburton in the Bakken Shale to utilize the Halliburton’s H20 Forward service for water re-use and recycling in fracking … Read more »

Policy & Enforcement Briefing: Arch Coal Setback, Texas Water Case, $1bn Utility Settlement

The US Court of Appeals ruled yesterday that the EPA can revoke Arch Coal‘s permit for its Spruce No. 1 mountaintop mine in West Virginia, the Wall Street Journal reports. The US Army Corps of Engineers approved the permit. A lower court will now consider whether the EPA’s revocation was arbitrary, as the company alleges. … Read more »