Started by Bob Perkins in General Shale Discussions on Sunday.
For the last 10 years, the oil industry in Iraq has been under intense pressure from jihadist insurgents and many leading oil producers were force to pull out of the region because of fears of safety for their workers, and the locals that lived in the areas according to Energy in Asia.
However, things have begun to change in the South of Iraq, especially in the oil-rich fields of North Rumaila which,…Continue
Posted by Oil & Gas News on February 4, 2015 at 11:35am
In researching this subject, I discovered a January 16, 2011 article featured in OilOnLine which provides an interesting alternative to conventional fracking techniques. Virginia based PDN Mountaineer, LLC announded that they have partnered with Utah based Purestream Technology in incorporating their Trilogy system to treat and purify wastewater from their Marcellus operations. Purestream claims to be able to alleviate the environmental impact of hydraulic fracturing by…Continue
Posted by John H on November 17, 2014 at 3:36pm
The Trenton Limestone:
The Trenton Limestone and accompanying Black River rocks are important in that they serve as the source for much or all hydrocarbon formation in the Appalachian basin. Generally speaking, the Trenton Limestone serves as a cap rock for the underlying Black River source rocks. Because it is not as thick here in Ohio, it has allowed hydrocarbons formed by the Black River group to migrate naturally into the Utica/Pt. Pleasant. To the East, in West Virginia…
Posted by John H on July 22, 2014 at 1:17am
Posted by Bob Perkins on November 20, 2014 at 6:32pm
Almost without exception, today’s shale wells are stimulated using water-based fracturing fluids (slickwater). This technique is popular due to its ability to transport proppant effectively at a relatively inexpensive cost. However, it is a magnet for criticism from environmentalists, who are concerned about the incredible volume of water needed as well as the resulting contaminated wastewater which must be treated and disposed of properly. Water use is often cited as one of the…Continue
Posted by John H on November 2, 2014 at 8:21pm
On May 27, 2015 the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the US army Corps of Engineers (USACE) announced the publication of the Final “Waters of the US” rule. This new rule encompasses mor…
Organized by The Swamp School | Type: webinar
The training includes a 4 day field and classroom workshop. In the classroom we will present the specific refinements to the 1987 Wetlands Delineation Manual. Both manuals present changes to the anal…