Wyoming Firm Plans to Repurpose Produced Water from Energy Operations for Farmlands

With the intention of being the nation’s first midstream energy-agriculture company, a privately held Wyoming company on Monday obtained permits to use produced water from oil and natural gas operations on the state’s agricultural lands.

January 14, 2020

Texas E&P Alliance Pushing for Sustainable Produced Water Use

With produced water from Texas oil and natural gas wells expected to top an estimated 15 billion-plus barrels a year by 2023 from 8.5 billion in 2017, the state’s operators have stepped up with recommendations to economically and sustainably manage the projected increases.

September 23, 2019

New Mexico Governor Expected to Sign Produced Water Bill

New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham is expected to sign bipartisan legislation to reform regulations covering produced water from oil and gas operations, including in the booming Permian Basin, after lawmakers in the state House and Senate agreed to several amendments.

March 19, 2019
Gulfport Dishes on First SCOOP Wells

Gulfport Dishes on First SCOOP Wells

Gulfport Energy Corp.’s first operated wells in the South Central Oklahoma Oil Province (SCOOP) continued to perform over their first 30 days online, the company said Wednesday.

June 21, 2017

Universities in West Virginia, Kansas Awarded Grant to Study Oil/Gas Wastewater Issues

West Virginia University (WVU) and the University of Kansas (KU) have collaborated to learn more about produced water from oil and natural gas development, landing a $4 million grant from the National Science Foundation to advance best practices for handling the byproduct nationwide.

September 13, 2016

ODNR Sees Another Year of Growth Result From Utica Shale Development

Ohio Department of Natural Resources Director James Zehringer said in a year-end update on Monday that his agency continues to grow stronger in response to the state’s shale gas development, hiring more oil and gas inspectors, creating new programs and strengthening existing regulations.

December 29, 2015

Ohio Production Through Third Quarter Tops 2014 Volumes

Ohio’s horizontal shale wells have produced more oil and natural gas through the first nine months of the year than all of Ohio’s wells produced in 2014, according to third quarter production data released Thursday by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR).

December 3, 2015

Shale Production Continues to Drive Ohio Oil/Gas Activity

Shale drillers continued to account for a larger share of Ohio’s oil and gas activity last year, with unconventional operators leading the way in the number of well completions, volumes produced and permits issued, according to an annual report from one of the state’s leading trade groups.

March 24, 2015
Pennsylvania Produces Record-Setting 4 Tcf of Unconventional NatGas in 2014

Pennsylvania Produces Record-Setting 4 Tcf of Unconventional NatGas in 2014

Unconventional natural gas production in Pennsylvania reached new heights in 2014, with operators reporting 2.08 Tcf of production in the last six months of the year, according to data released by the state Department of Environmental Protection.

February 17, 2015

Researchers Say Electrodialysis Could Desalinate Frack Water

Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Saudi Arabia’s King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals said they have found an economical solution for removing salt from water produced when hydraulically fracturing (frack) oil and natural gas wells, according to a paper published this week in the journal Applied Energy.

October 21, 2014
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