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Study Finds No Harm to Drinking Water Sources from Oil and Gas Drilling
A recently published three-year study conducted by researchers from Duke University, The Ohio State University, Pennsylvania State University, Stanford University, and the French Geological Survey Laboratory concluded
Canada Oil Industry Gets $173 Million Loan to Clean Up Abandoned Wells
The oil industry in Canada’s resource-rich Alberta will be on the hook for a C$235 million ($172.7 million) government loan to clean up a rising number of oil wells abandoned by owners who have gone bankrupt. The loan..
Remaining Canadian oilsands operators in ‘best position’ to replicate Permian-style tech transformation
Even the most bullish U.S. shale production forecast—roughly five million bbls/d growth over the next five years—still leaves about 10 million bbls/d of additional production required by 2022 to meet expected demand...
ConocoPhillips completes sale of oil sands interest
The Canadian firm also acquired assets which include the majority of ConocoPhillips Deep Basin conventional assets in Alberta and British Columbia. The purchase means that the company has now doubled their production
Alberta oilsands' energy return on investment steadily improving, says new study
Alberta’s oilsands operations are getting increasingly more efficient in producing energy, though they still lag behind conventional oil, according to a new study by researchers at the Haskayne School of Business ...
Digital H2O, the Industry-Leading Oilfield Water Management Platform, Expands into Marcellus and Utica Shale
Digital H2O, the digital oilfield water management solutions company, is expanding into Pennsylvania. The firm's flagship platform, Water Asset Intelligence™, saves oil and gas service providers, midstream companies...
LyondellBasell starts construction on Gulf Coast plant using new technology
LyondellBasell Industries broke ground May 15 on its new polyethylene plant near Houston. The Hyperzone plant, located at LyondellBasell's existing manufacturing complex in La Porte, Texas, is set to hire for 1,000...
Signs of oil boomlet in North Dakota after pipeline finished
There are hundreds more jobs than takers in the heart of North Dakota's oil patch. Finding a hotel room, parking space or table at a restaurant is no longer easy. More than two years after the state's unprecedented oil
Oil companies to buy treated wastewater
Two companies drilling for oil and natural gas in west central Oklahoma have found a source of water protected against drought and water rationing. "As long as we're flushing the toilets, we can supply water.....
Secretary Zinke Announces $23.6 Million for Water Reclamation and Reuse Projects and Studies
Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke today announced that the Bureau of Reclamation awarded $23,619,391 to communities in seven states for planning, designing and constructing water recycling and re-use projects.....
Where and How Can We Find New Sources of Oil and Gas?
Oil and gas remain an integral part of today’s world and new reserves are being found, as are methods for extracting them. The editors of a new book, published by the American Geophysical Union in March 2017, answer some
How the oilsands changed Alberta and Canada forever
David O'Laney unlocks the gate to the historic site he is charged with protecting and swings it wide, allowing entrance to what is arguably the birthplace of modern Alberta and all that has meant to the rest of Canada
How to Explore for Oil and Gas Anywhere in the World
There are approximately 450,000 wells in our international data set, but there are over 4 million wells in the US. Back when we worried about Peak Oil we also worried that US basins were locked into irreversible declines
Suncor files for approval of 160,000-bpd Lewis thermal oilsands project
Suncor Energy (TSX:SU) says it will apply this year for provincial regulatory permission to build a new Alberta oilsands project that could eventually produce up to 160,000 barrels per day. The Lewis project hasn't been
Northern Oil and Gas: Enhanced Completions Generate 13 MBOEPD
Northern Oil and Gas, Inc. reported total production of 1.2 million BOE for the first quarter, averaging 13,299 BOEPD. Northern’s business model is as a non-operator franchise in the Bakken and Three Forks plays in the
Another 15 Tcf of Natural Gas Discovered
Kosmos has drilled six successful exploration wells in the area – gas destined for LNG exports and announced the discovery of a very large gas field in offshore Senegal, adding to the company’s Senegal/Mauritania assets.
From toilet water to tap water? Minnesota officials consider future of wastewater reuse
Walk through a park or a golf course in the future and you may see your former toilet water at work.State and regional officials are looking for ways to squeeze more out of the water that spins down our drains, following
From sewer to scenic: $120 million in waste treatment plant upgrades have made the James, Chesapeake Bay healthier
In 1963, an editorial in the Richmond News-Leader lamented the fetid state of the lower James River. "The odor of sewage and of things long dead clutches at the nostrils. ... Our river is a sewer," the writers opined....
The World’s Coming Mega-Population Centers and the Energy They Will Need
Decline curves + global population growth: energy demand will outpace supply through 2040 (and beyond) So far in 2017 a number of global energy experts and commodities watchers have looked beyond the current reporting...
MGX Minerals Finalizes Acquisition of PurLucid Treatment Solutions Inc.
MGX Minerals Inc.a developer of lithium, magnesium and silicon projects using innovative processes to supply the new energy economy, today announced it has finalized an investment agreement for the purpose of staged...


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