Category Archives: Water

The use of Water in drilling activities or drinking water in subsurface aquifers.

Refracking brings ‘vintage’ oil and gas wells to life

By Anna Driver and Ernest Scheyder – Reuters – Wed Aug 20, 2014 NORTH DAKOTA Aug 20 (Reuters) – A fracking boom isn’t enough for U.S. oil and gas producers – they’re now starting the re-fracking boom. Wells sunk as little as three years ago … Continue reading

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Drilling initiatives gather more than 80,000 signatures

By The Denver Post – July, 10, 2014 Backers of ballot initiatives that would amend the state constitution to include an environmental bill of rights and to establish a 2,000-foot setback between oil and gas drilling rigs and homes say they … Continue reading

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Modern Shale Gas (and Oil) Primer

The U.S. Department of Energy office of fossil energy has produced a very good primer on Shale Gas development in the United States.  The development processes and techniques such as hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling described in this report are also … Continue reading

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When drought occurs, fracking and farming collide

By Mark Jaffe – The Denver Post – February 9, 2013 The move to tap petroleum-rich shale reserves in some of the country’s driest regions, including Colorado, may be setting up a battle between oil and water. The water is needed for hydraulic … Continue reading

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IX Power’s OrganiClear water treatment device removes VOCs from produced water

IX Power of Denver, CO announced today the release of a modification of their OrganiClear produced water treatment machine that captures and eliminates Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) from oil, gas, and produced water storage tanks. The product, “OrganiClear VBR,™” exceeds … Continue reading

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What is Frac Sand?

Excellent article on a key component that makes  the shale oil revolution possible. – Rockpick Article Credit – Geology.com This special sand is one of the keys to producing oil and natural gas from tight shale formations A Crush-Resistant Sand … Continue reading

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DOE study: Fracking chemicals didn’t taint water

KEVIN BEGOS, The Associated Press – Friday, July 19, 2013 PITTSBURGH (AP) – A landmark federal study on hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, shows no evidence that chemicals from the natural gas drilling process moved up to contaminate drinking water aquifers at … Continue reading

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Study raises new concern about earthquakes and fracking fluids

Rockpick Commentary: It is important to point out that this study involves Underground Injection Control (UIC) wells where fracking fluids and produced water are disposed of regularly. This study is NOT about fracking fluids or the process of fracking a … Continue reading

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