Advances in fracturing chemicals have spurred an ongoing shift toward shale within the U.S. energy industry. Fitch Ratings recently released a market analysis highlighting this trend. The firm examined several new developments in the sector that underscore the extent to which companies have become focused on shale plays in North America and are curtailing their [...]
Until recently, drilling rig operators had typically used cast-iron wastewater submersible pumps to move the spent drilling mud in and out of the reserve pits – but with very high failure rates.
The Oil & Gas – Water Quality database project is led by the University of Colorado Boulder’s Intermountain Oil and Gas Best Management Practices (BMP) Project in partnership with Temple University’s Public Health Law Research program and its LawAtlas.org website.
North American shale plays are so robust, Alhajji said, that the term “energy crisis” has all but disappeared. Still, despite the gains made in domestic energy production, oil independence is not imminent for the United States, he noted. “We will see improvement, yes, but this idea of complete independence is nonsense.”
Faced with thousands of barrels of produced water daily and the costs involved with handling it, WPX Energy adopts a comprehensive water management program in the Piceance Basin of western Colorado.