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Sourcewater – helping SWDs stay afloat in turbulent times


Among the many challenges operators face in this down-market, produced water management remains their single largest operating expense. Across the board, onshore E&P’s have significantly reduced capital investment – rig counts are down and operators have high-graded assets. Yet, while ongoing declines in the price of oil further suppress drilling and completion activity, the constant stream of produced water from ...

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A safety culture dedicated to getting workers home every night

Daryl Swift, the field foreman acts as an entrance attendant for the confined space entry. Swift’s role is to operate the removal tripod as needed.

Oil and gas workers know they work in one of the deadliest industries in the world. “The oil and gas field is risky. There’s a lot of hazards associated with that industry. You’ve got moving equipment, you’ve got gases, you’ve got different chemicals,” says Randon Williamson, the Environmental Health Safety Director at Windcreek offers turnkey solutions for the energy, municipal ...

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Minimizing the risk of bankruptcy with efficient oilfield water management

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For many years the industry has discussed the importance of the Energy-Water Nexus. This term highlights the interconnection and critical nature of water in energy production and conversely the requirement of energy for water production. Professionals in the upstream energy sector live and work within this Nexus on a daily basis. Water is both the largest input and output within ...

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A modern guide to energy needs using natural gas generators

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It’s nighttime in the oil field where a mass of natural gas generators are purring like a thousand lions on a savannah. Instead of fearing for your life, you rest easy as if you don’t have a concern in the world. These generators have your back. They’re as safe and sturdy as a pair of Carhartt coveralls. Who doesn’t want ...

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China to introduce tough emissions controls for ships

Shipping containers are seen on a ship docked at a port in Rizhao, Shandong province, China, December 6, 2015.  REUTERS/Stringer

BEIJING/SINGAPORE– China will introduce tough controls on ship emissions at three key port areas from January to reduce sulfur dioxide which results in acid rain, causing respiratory difficulties and sometimes premature death, said the Ministry of Transport. If strictly implemented the move would force oil suppliers to increase the supply of cleaner marine fuel, industry experts said. The ministry gave ...

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Pipeline opponents puzzled by leaders’ words, actions about proposed project

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Though New Hampshire leaders in Washington and Concord recently gave statements expressing concern about the proposed Northeast Energy Direct pipeline, their actions have caused confusion among pipeline opponents about where they really stand. Last week, three members of the N.H. congressional delegation and the state’s governor spoke out against the interstate pipeline, which would pass through 17 towns in southern ...

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GM buys wind power from EDP to build its biggest SUVs

The GM logo is seen at the General Motors Lansing Grand River Assembly Plant in Lansing, Michigan October 26, 2015.   REUTERS/Rebecca Cook

General Motors Co <GM.N> said this week it is buying wind energy to power production of some its biggest sport utility vehicles at a factory in Texas. GM said in a statement it has agreed to buy 30 megawatts of energy from a Texas wind farm operated by a unit of Spanish renewable energy company EDP Renovaveis SA <EDPR.LS>. EDP is ...

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Low oil, high travel demand to boost airline profits next year – IATA

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GENEVA – Low oil prices and healthy demand for travel, despite recent terror attacks hurting some destinations, will boost airline profits again in 2016, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) said this week. IATA, which represents almost 260 airlines accounting for 83 percent of global air traffic, said net profit would reach record levels of $36.3 billion, after $33 billion ...

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Energy stocks, beaten down all week, lead a market rebound

FILE - This July 15, 2013, file photo, shows the New York Stock Exchange. Global stock markets are mostly weaker on Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015, after consecutive losses on Wall Street and as New Zealand's central bank signals it's finished cutting interest rates. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

NEW YORK — U.S. stocks are broadly higher in afternoon trading Thursday following a three-day losing streak. Energy companies climbed after being beaten down over the past several days. Eight of the 10 sectors of the Standard and Poor’s 500 index rose. KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average rose 141 points, or 0.8 percent, to 17,634 as of 2:16 ...

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