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Cold Bore Technology: Moving Oil and Gas from an Analog World to a Digital World
Cold Bore Technology’s SmartPAD™ is not a notebook computer designed to locate hydrocarbons with a tap on the mousepad. But it is equally valuable in the oilfield because the Calgary-based oilfield technology company...
Suncor: Better Days Ahead
The lack of fires made the quarterly comparison easy. But the latest quarter had more challenges than usual anyway. The former Canadian Oil Sands operations experienced unexpectedly long down times and there were some
Mexus releases information on current gold produced and the purchase of water rights
Mexus Gold US, Paul Thompson and Marco Martinez, CEO of MarMar Holdings, announced that there is substantial amount of gold in the pregnant pond and on the heap leach pad which is currently being leached. This was
Canadian industry body boosts oil, gas drilling forecast by 8 percent
Canadian light oil producers will drill more wells than previously expected this year as the sector benefits from investors transferring capital out of the oil sands, the Petroleum Services Association of Canada said....
Could a nanosatellite monitor greenhouse emissions from oil, gas facilities in the DJ?
Alberta was the first jurisdiction in North America with mandatory greenhouse gas emission reduction targets for large emitters across all economic sectors (Oil Sands and EHG Emissions Fact Sheet, Public Works.......
Lake Erie an "outstanding" drinking water source, but toxins remain, report finds
A national, non-profit health research and advocacy organization released a report this week that found widespread contamination of drinking water in Cleveland and throughout Ohio. The Environmental Working Group....
Three Ways California Can Transform Its Water Data
Without adequate record keeping, comprehensive management is impossible. California is facing a critical impasse where water management is in danger of a deadlock from a stifling lack of reliable and accessible.....
Oilsands expansion leads Canada to fastest GDP growth in nearly 2 decades
Canada's economy grew at its fastest pace in nearly two decades in May, led by expansion in the oil and gas sector. That's according to the latest GDP data from Statistics Canada, released Friday, which shows a 7.6%...
Tufts of quartz clean water of toxic heavy metals
When they find their way into landfill, electronic waste like phones and computers can wreak havoc on groundwater supplies, contaminating them with toxic heavy metals like lead and mercury. Scientists at Rice University
The Excruciating Difficulty of Drilling for Oil – 51 Steps
To find oil, you cannot simply punch a hole in the ground. Perhaps, this is what many people believe. There are many complexities involving multiple service companies and two complete teams of crews. With so much......
Commentary – Is Lithium the New Oil?
“Lithium is the new oil,” goes the saying in electric vehicle (EV) circles. If you haven’t heard the catchy maxim, it means that new-age batteries made from elemental lithium are the energy world’s “in-thing.”.......
Warren Buffett is building up a 'recession resistant' energy powerhouse
From California to the Midwest, billionaire investor Warren Buffett is steadily building an energy powerhouse. Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Energy subsidiary has gobbled up utilities and natural gas pipelines and tapped
ATCO pilot project to create provincial industrial regulations for capturing and re-using water
After starting the industrial water and energy storage project in 2012-13, ATCO recently launched a pilot project that protects the environment and could create new provincial regulations. “Our long term environmental
Carrizo Oil & Gas Builds the Eagle Ford, Pursues New Potential in Delaware Acquisition
Carrizo Oil & Gas (ticker: CRZO) sports over 160,000 net acres across the Eagle Ford, Delaware basin, and Niobrara—with an inventory of over 2,000 net horizontal drilling locations. The company also has non-core assets..
Devon Energy Drills Record-Breaking STACK Well
Devon Energy (ticker: DVN) announced July 11th that it had brought a record setting well to production. The well reached a 24-hour peak production rate of 6,000 BOEPD, 50% of which was oil. The record-setting well,.....
Visualizing Oil Production in the Eagle Ford
This interactive presentation contains the latest oil & gas production data from 19149 horizontal wells in the Eagle Ford region (TRRC districts 1-5), that started producing since 2010, through February 2017. After....
Permian Basin Produced Water May Hit 1B Barrels Per Day
Experts say produced water from the Permian Basin may hit 1 billion bbl per day within 10 years, EnergyPlex panelist Nathan Zaugg told attendees last week 1B estimate could fill Elephant Butte Lake in around 21 days.
Alberta Energy Regulator ready to expand global impact
The Alberta Energy Regulator will take a big leap onto the international stage with the launch of its centre for regulatory excellence.The question is whether this initiative will give the AER the credibility it deserves
New technology could recover more oil from early Bakken wells
Oil companies are applying new hydraulic fracturing techniques to early Bakken wells, a process industry leaders say has the potential to recover more oil without increasing the footprint on the land. Operators...
UT Researchers Use Nanoparticles to Separate Oil from Water
Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin believe they have found a fast method for separating mixed oil and water using nanoparticles. Most commonly-used methods for separating produced oil and water successfully


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