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Texas consultant integrates fraccing with wireline logging

Bob Barba knows how to get the most value from bringing logs and fracs together. The principal consultant with Integrated Energy Services spent the first 10 years of his career with Schlumberger as an openhole field engineer, sales engineer, and product development manager. While at Schlumberger, he was the North American product champion for the FracHite and Quantifrac products that ...

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Virginia groups want stronger safeguards on fracking

RICHMOND, Va. — Environmental and public interest groups are urging officials to halt any new fracking efforts in Virginia until they complete a thorough review of the state’s standards. The groups say Virginia’s current safeguards on fracking are inadequate and outdated. They’re urging Gov. Terry McAuliffe to conduct a comprehensive review before approving any new permits for oil and gas ...

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Estero moves forward with fracking ban

Silhouette of an oil and gas pump jack producing oil to be stored in adjacent oil tanks in Florida

Estero’s village council on Wednesday unanimously moved forward with its ban of the oil and gas exploration technique known as fracking. The ordinance argues that oil extraction methods such as acid stimulation, hydraulic fracturing and acid fracturing — which use chemicals to dissolve rock below the ground — may pose widespread risk to public health and safety. Councilor Katy Errington, ...

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Bill to open the door to fracking in Florida moves forward

A bill that would allow for hydraulic fracturing oil and gas development in Florida is moving forward

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida could be opened up to fracking under a bill that would require the Department of Environmental Protection to study and set regulations for the method of oil and gas drilling. A House committee voted 9-3 to approve the bill Wednesday despite strong opposition from environmentalists who said fracking could contaminate drinking water and cause health problems. ...

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California governor in Paris to push pact to curb emissions

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California Gov. Jerry Brown is heading to the U.N. Climate Change conference, which opens Monday, where he will promote the state’s efforts to curb greenhouse gas emissions and urge other states and provinces to sign on to his climate pact. So far, 57 jurisdictions from 19 countries have added their signatures to a memorandum promising to reduce ...

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Estero, Florida hears from Rodrigues on fracking

Estero’s village council on Monday heard Rep. Ray Rodrigues explain his plan to regulate in Florida the oil drilling industry’s use of an extraction method known as “fracking.” Hydraulic or acid fracturing, better known as fracking, is the process of drilling into the earth and then injecting a high-pressure mixture to force oil out of the ground. The mixture can ...

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Propel SSP Proppant Transport Technology Increases Hydrocarbon Production 39 Percent in Six-Well Field Trial

SUGAR LAND, Texas, Nov. 09, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Fairmount Santrol announces today a successful six-well field trial using its proprietary Propel SSP™ proppant transport technology. Initial 90-day oil production increased 39% compared with offset wells. Field trial details are summarized in a case study available on Fairmount Santrol’s website by clicking here. In the Three Forks and Middle Bakken ...

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US looks at proposed fracking in national forest in Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio — A federal agency is again considering requests to open Wayne National Forest in southeastern Ohio to oil and gas drilling. Oil and gas companies formally expressed interest to the U.S. Bureau of Land Management in drilling about 31,900 acres of the forest through hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, The Columbus Dispatch reported. The bureau said it’s reviewing to ...

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