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Nuverra Recycles Drilling Waste, Reduces Oil & Gas Costs

Nuverra Environmental Solutions has been awarded a $744,000 scientific research grant by the North Dakota Industrial Commission Oil and Gas Research Council to demonstrate the beneficial use of recycled oil well drill cuttings through Nuverra’s Terrafficient process. The company says its three demonstration projects will show the Terrafficient process makes … Read more »

Julie Hirigoyen

Environmental Executive Moves: Green Building Council, Nuverra, WRI, BioAmber

Here’s the latest news on hirings, promotions and departures among environmental leaders. UK Green Building Council: The green building nonprofit has appointed Julie Hirigoyen (pictured) as its new chief executive. Hirigoyen is currently UK head of sustainability for international property consultants JLL. Nuverra Environmental Solutions: The environmental services company has … Read more »

Environmental Executive Moves: Ford, SCS Engineers, MFG Chemical, Nuverra

Here’s the latest news on hirings, promotions and departures among environmental leaders. Ford: The US automaker has appointed Kim Pittel vice president (pictured), sustainability, environment amd safety engineering. Pittel currently serves as executive director, global supplier technical assistance, and will be succeeding Robert Brown, who is retiring from Ford after … Read more »

Environmental Executive Moves: Volvo, Duke Energy, Nuverra, MWH Global

Here’s the latest news on hirings, promotions and departures among environmental leaders. Volvo: The Swedish automaker has announced that its president and CEO Olof Persson (pictured) will assume the position of co-chairman when UN secretary-general Ban Ki-moon assembles a high-level advisory group on sustainable transport. Duke Energy: The sustainable electric … 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 »


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 »

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 »


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 »

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