Tag: fracking

Halliburton’s tech chief pushes oil field innovation

Greg Powers, Halliburton’s vice president of technology, spoke with FuelFix about the innovation and challenges in Halliburton’s quest for new technology.  More »

Opponents blast bill scaling back sand mine rules

Wisconsin’s sand mine industry has boomed over the last few years with advances in hydraulic fracturing.  More »

South Africa to issue shale-gas permits in early 2014

The country published proposed regulations for hydraulic fracturing on Oct. 15, a year after lifting a ban on the drilling process known as fracking, as it seeks to tap as much as 485 trillion cubic feet of resources in the semi-arid Karoo region.  More »

Michigan officials propose new fracturing regulations

The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality says it’s developing new rules dealing with the natural gas development process known as hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking.”  More »

Protesters arrested at Irving Oil building

Five protesters, including one from Texas, have been arrested after they locked themselves to each other with steel pipes and refused to leave the Irving Oil corporate building in New Hampshire.  More »

Feds to scrutinize drilling boom with new well data

The Energy Department is poised to shed more light on today’s oil and gas drilling boom, with a closer look at the longevity of new wells that are tapping dense rock formations across the U.S.  More »

Fracking opponents find lawyers beat superglue in slowing shale

Campaigners desperate to prevent the birth of a U.K. shale-gas industry have glued themselves to walls, barricaded country lanes and climbed drill rigs. Yet their most potent weapon is more prosaic: lawyers.  More »

ConocoPhillips, Noble among first targets of Colorado fracking rule

Colorado oil and gas regulators are scheduled to take their first enforcement measures later this month against companies that fail to disclose chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing.  More »

Poll finds Americans lack understanding of key energy issues

A new UT poll finds contradictory opinions about energy, with large majorities of Americans enthusiastic about the natural gas boom, but not about the technology that has made it possible.  More »

South Africa will face legal battle over fracking rules, environmentalists warn

South Africa’s plans to exploit shale-gas reserves are “indefensible” and will lead to a legal battle, an environmental group said after the government published draft regulations on drilling in the Karoo region.  More »

Balancing act needed to win with hydraulic fracturing

San Antonio-based Inland Ocean’s new well has drilled into a tight rock formation, which must be fractured before oil will flow — a process common across South Texas with the Eagle Ford Shale oil boom.  More »

Technology to reuse oil field water scores landmark deal (video)

OriginOil has signed its first contract to bring its water-cleansing technology to the oil field, which will help it turn sludge from oil wells into water that can be reused, the company said Tuesday.  More »