News tagged with oil wells

New contaminants found in oil and gas wastewater

Duke University scientists have discovered high levels of two potentially hazardous contaminants, ammonium and iodide, in wastewater being discharged or spilled into streams and rivers from oil and gas operations in Pennsylvania ...

dateJan 14, 2015 in Environment
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Taking a production well's pulse

Oil companies are having problems finding out how much each of their wells is producing. Researchers believe this can be solved by providing each well with its own frequency.

dateDec 12, 2014 in Environment
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Experts: Gas in Gulf blowout is less damaging

(AP)—A blown-out natural gas well blazing off Louisiana's coast poses fewer environmental dangers than past offshore accidents because it appears to primarily involve gas that disperses relatively easily, scientists said ...

dateJul 25, 2013 in Environment
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Models will enable safer deepwater oil production

Rice University researchers are developing a comprehensive model that will predict how brine, oil and gas drawn from ultra-deep wells react to everything encountered on the way up to the surface and to suggest strategies ...

dateApr 01, 2013 in Environment
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