TOPICS OF INTEREST
TIGHT GAS/SHALE GAS/COALBED METHANE
Who's Minding the Methane? Federal Emissions Rules in Flux, States and Industry Take the Reins
Although a federal court temporarily thwarted EPA’s suspension of methane emissions regulations in early July, several states have formed an alliance to keep the ball rolling, and EPA’s most recent data show the industry has made significant strides in decreasing these emissions.
Petronas Nixes the Pacific Northwest LNG Megaproject
Petronas cancels plans for the development of the Pacific Northwest LNG project in British Columbia intended to take away natural gas from the Montney formation for shipping to Asian countries. Low LNG prices strike a blow to the feasibility of the project.
Public Support Necessary for Continued Shale Development
SPE Distinguished Lecturer Joseph Frantz, Jr. says stakeholder opinions will shape the future of hydraulic fracturing.
Mechanical Vapor Recompression for the Treatment of Shale-Gas Flowback Water
Used extensively by the food, chemical, and pharmaceutical industries, the mechanical-vapor-recompression (MVR) process is viewed as a reliable method for recovering demineralized water from concentrated brines. This paper reports on performance of an advanced MVR system in north-central Texas.
Technology Critical To Developing Unconventional Resources
Unconventional resources are often in good supply, but difficult and expensive to develop. To develop unconventional resources, technologies like hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling are key, and higher oil prices will help.
Water Management for Hydraulic Fracturing in Unconventional Resources—Part 2 Properties and Characteristics of Flowback Fluids
In this second article of a series covering water management in hydraulic fracturing (HF) in unconventional resources, the properties and characteristics of the flowback fluids are discussed, together with the general categories of technologies that are best suited to treat them.
New Options for Produced Water Treatment
A recent webinar discussed current technologies to enable reuse of produced water in gas and oil shale developments.
Flaring, Venting Draws Attention to Unconventional Plays
Industry proponents and many leading academic institutions agree that natural gas is the safest, cleanest-burning bridge fuel. One risk in the development of this resource involves the inevitable leakage of methane.
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