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Sarah Stogner Podcast On Groundwater Issues in the Oil & Gas Industry

Texas+Water Editor-in-Chief Dr. Todd Votteler talks with Sarah Stogner, founder of Stogner Legal, about groundwater contamination issues in the oil and gas industry.

West Texas rancher worried about livelihood as well blowouts increase

Well blowouts have become a common sight on Schuyler Wight’s land near the Pecos County and Crane County border, which he uses for ranching.

18-20 Frac Tanks Needed In Appalachia

Comtech is looking to purchase or lease 18-20 frack tanks for an upcoming project in SW PA. We are specifically interested in used assets if someone has some that they are looking to unload. Let me know if you, or someone you know, has something that fits the bill.

ACS taps Rice, Shell for Partners in Progress & Prosperity Award

Pedro Alvarez, Michael Wong, Shell’s Mike Reynolds share honor for project to remediate, reuse fracking water

A 5.4M Earthquake Shakes Up Oil And Gas Disposal Wells And Nuclear Waste Plans In The Permian Basin Of West Texas

One person’s take on the need to dramatically increase water recycling in the Permian.

Scientists warned West Texas’ earthquakes would get stronger. What happens next?

“It’s very possible that the earthquakes will continue increasing,” USGS seismologist Justin Rubenstein said back in February. “It’s very likely you’ll reach some sort of maximum, and that to some degree will be controlled by the amount of fluid injected.” That’s where the Railroad Commission of Texas (RRC) comes into play. If earthquakes are happening in less populated areas, nobody bats an eye. When people in San Antonio and Austin start shaking, regulators take notice.

QUAKE WATCH: M2.8 11/29 Whites City NM - 11/29

Permian seismic activity has been high lately, here's a recent event over M2.5...

QUAKE WATCH: M 3.1 - 55 km S of Whites City, NM - 11/29

Permian seismic activity has been high lately, here's a recent event over M2.5...

QUAKE WATCH: M 3.5 - 42 km NW of Toyah, Texas - 11/28

Permian seismic activity has been high lately, here's a recent event over M2.5...

QUAKE WATCH: M 3.5 - 42 km NW of Toyah, Texas - 11/28

Permian seismic activity has been high lately, here's a recent event over M2.5...

QUAKE WATCH: M 3.1 - 54 km S of Whites City, New Mexico 11/26

Permian seismic activity has been high lately, here's a recent event over M2.5...

QUAKE WATCH: M 3.2 - 57 km S of Whites City, New Mexico 11/25

Permian seismic activity has been high lately, here's a recent event over M2.5...

EnviroCon Systems Inc

Milestone Milestone - Celebrating 5 Yrs In Midland Basin

Five years ago, Milestone opened its South Midland facility. At the time it was their second facility in the Permian and their first in the Midland Basin.

Barnett Shale’s Largest Producer BKV Corp Files for IPO

The company, which also has assets in the Marcellus, has an integrated approach that includes upstream, midstream, power generation and carbon capture business lines.

Drilling rises in Permian, US

Drilling activity inched higher for a fourth week with rig counts rising in the US and Permian Basin but slumping in Texas.

Produced Water Management project received runner-up for iChemE Global Awards

The Energy & Environmental Research Center, in collaboration with the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), North Dakota Industrial Commission Oil and Gas Research Program (NDIC OGRP), and Nuverra Environmental Solutions, conducted a study on the recycling of water used in oil and gas operations, also known as produced water, from oil- and gas-producing regions of North Dakota.

Fracking waterlines will require Mountain View County resident notification

Mountain View County's new road use agreements will now apply to above-ground waterlines in road allowances for oilfield operations

Gas driller pleads no contest to polluting town's water

Pennsylvania’s most active gas driller pleaded no contest Tuesday to criminal charges, capping a landmark environmental case against a company prosecutors say polluted a rural community's drinking water 14 years ago and then tried to evade responsibility.

More Reason to Take Fracking Quakes Seriously

Triggered tremors shook Fort St. John. Then one in Texas damaged a large university building, forcing its closure.

Weld County oil spills for Nov. 29

The following spills were reported to the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission in the past two weeks.

RRC: Midland County again tops 17M barrels in a month

Midland was back to producing more than 17 million barrels of oil during the month of August, according to the latest statistics from the Railroad Commission of Texas.

OVERSEAS BUT OF INTEREST: Chinese Sinopec Raises Stakes With Massive New Shale Basin

A new shale gas field in the Sichuan basin contains as much as 146 billion cubic meters of proven gas reserves.

QUITE A HEADLINE: "The U.S. Shale Boom Is Officially Over"

The days of the U.S. shale boom may be over, with production rising at a much slower rate than it did before the 2020 crash and showing no signs of ramping up.

OVERSEAS BUT OF INTEREST: Nigeria: Wastewater treatment at oil fields is dangerously inadequate

There are global standards for such systems. But in oil-rich countries in sub-Saharan Africa – such as Nigeria – there is little to no adherence to such standards.

Lithium in SK, Part 5: Prairie Lithium – Old wells or new wells?

Prairie Lithium’s president and CEO Zach Maurer first thought of producing lithium from the produced water that comes from oil wells. But that idea has since evolved into the pursuit of drilling directly for the highest concentrations of lithium. Still, extracting lithium from oil well brines is a possibility, too.

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