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Under new US guidelines that went into effect Nov. 15, operators on the outer continental shelf ave two years to submit an audit of their ability to manage hazards.
As part of a companywide HSE strategy, El Paso Corp. incorporated methods to reduce water use and hazardous chemicals handling into its hybrid frac design.
New research suggests that methane contamination blamed on fracing is actually due to cement integrity issues that can be inexpensively controlled.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently introduced a suite of rules regulating air emissions from oil and gas production—including hydraulically fractured wells. Once these rules are finalized, they may impose more stringent permitting and operating constraints.
ONGC Videsh Ltd. (OVL), the overseas arm of India’s state-run oil major Oil and Natural Gas Corp., entered a historic cooperation agreement Oct. 12 with PetroVietnam, the national oil company of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.
Dual-injection frac systems include either a coiled or standard tubing string inside the casing and allow fluid injection through both the internal string and the casing-tubing annulus.
The natural gas shale gale that was supposed to sweep across Europe has stalled in England and France due to an impasse over fracing operations.
China boasts the world’s largest shale gas reserves and enormous new offshore resource potential, but geopolitical tensions and environmental concerns threaten to slow China’s E&P development
Optimizing ice road networks through better understanding of water availability and environmentally sensitive areas will expedite the development of oil and gas reserves on Alaska’s North Slope.
Equipment manufacturers and drilling contractors continue to emphasize safety, performance and environmental responsibility in new rig floor equipment and new or enhanced drilling rig designs.
Despite high oil prices and a shale-driven boom in drilling activity, the approach of a new year brings with it plenty of reasons to be concerned for the future of the oil and gas industry.
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