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Shell sells non-core Canadian oil and gas assets for $1 billion
Royal Dutch Shell Plc RDSa.L said on Thursday it is selling $1.03 billion worth of non-core oil and gas properties in western Canada to Tourmaline Oil Corp TOU.TO, the latest example of the global oil major trimming....
Fracking wastewater – nothing to worry about, finds Duke University research
Multiple concerns have been raised in the past over the chemicals used and subsequent wastewater generated during the hydraulic fracturing, known as fracking, process. Yet a new study from Duke University suggests.....
Counting Acre Feet and Growing Food
October 16 is UN World Food Day. This year’s theme is “The climate is changing. Food and agriculture must too.” Adaption to climate change is critical to agricultural sustainability. In California, no issue.....
Oilfield water proves safe for irrigation — again
The fruit is safe. Repeat: the fruit is safe. Cawelo Water District’s irrigation water continued to prove to be a non-story as testing has shown nothing nasty is in the water, nor in the fruit grown with that water... .
Geologists: Here’s what caused Kansas’ biggest earthquake
The largest recorded earthquake in Kansas history likely came from waste water injected into the ground by just one or two nearby wells, according to a new study by scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey. One of those
The Secrets of the Serial Energy Entrepreneur
David Wilson must be doing something right. He started his career as a rig worker and a driller, and wound up selling his own oil company to ExxonMobil for $3.1 billion. In between, a petroleum technology diploma landed
Electrocoagulation for the treatment in Qatari produced water
Management and treatment of produced water still represent a challenge and have cost implications to the oil and gas companies. The area of produced water deserves further research and study. According to statistics....
Can Recycling Tech Solve Agriculture, Oil Industries’ Water, Wastewater Challenges?
Water and wastewater, how to get a sufficient, sustainable supply of the former and how to dispose of or treat the latter — present a business challenge across industries. It’s acutely felt in agriculture and oil and gas
Groundwater contamination; messing around with aquifers
The incident (Sep, 2016) involving wastewater ingress via a sinkhole to the Floridan Aquifer in Polk County, Florida is yet another reminder of the susceptibility of groundwater to contamination. Other recent events....
Is Oilfield School a Path to a Working-Class Future or an Anchor to the Past?
Valentina Quinonez sets the teeth of her monkey wrench around a cockeyed pipe coupling, squares her shoulders to the wrench’s two-foot-long handle and braces against it. She stands hardly more than five feet tall in her


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