Latest Insights On Water & Wastewater Treatment For The Petroleum & Refining Industry

  1. Report Identifies Ways To Reduce Water Contamination From Oil And Gas Development In Texas
    6/21/2017

    A new report from the Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science of Texas (TAMEST) is shedding more light on what we know and don’t know about the potential health and environmental impacts caused by oil and gas development in Texas.

  2. How Natural Light Can Separate Oil From Wastewater
    6/8/2017

    Researchers at MIT have developed a system that uses visible light to treat produced water, a potential economic and environmental savior for the oil and gas industry.

  3. New Report Offers Long-Awaited Answers About Reusing Oil And Gas Industry’s Wastewater
    5/2/2017

    A new report from the Oklahoma Water Resources Board’s Produced Water Working Group indicates that oil and gas companies looking for ways to dispose of large volumes of wastewater should focus on recycling those liquids within the oil and gas fields, and not use it for irrigation or other surface applications where human and environmental exposure is a risk.

  4. Will Water And Wastewater Treatment In The Oil And Gas Industry Change Under Trump?
    3/9/2017

    With the change in administration comes a potential paradox for water and wastewater treatment in the oil and gas industry: Will increased production accompanied by decreased regulations call for more treatment technology or less? Either way, the market is poised for change.

  5. Oil And Water: Lessons For The Water Industry From Oil And Gas
    12/13/2016

    As water scarcity continues to be a major, ongoing challenge in the U.S., public and private sector leaders are seeking new insights on sustainable solutions. In this work, they are grappling with challenges on a scale that oil and gas organizations have been confronting for decades now. It’s understandable that stakeholders can get caught up in the tactical side of dealing with water crises — but there is also guidance to be gained by taking a high-level view.

  6. The Changing Role Of Infrastructure Within The Oil And Gas Industry
    10/13/2016

    The drop in price of a barrel of oil has had an understandable impact on major projects in the oil and gas industry. Three years ago, with crude trading above $100 a barrel, schedule was the overriding priority. As time delays were equated to lost revenue opportunity, there was less attention paid to the ultimate cost efficiency of a major project.

  7. Blowback From Flowback: Push For Groundwater Alternatives
    10/5/2016

    About 50 percent of the nation’s residents source their fresh water supply from groundwater wells, which have deteriorated throughout the U.S. over the past decade. For shallow wells, severe drought conditions have gradually depleted groundwater levels.

  8. Electrocoagulation Provides Economical Solution To Oil And Gas Waste Problem
    10/4/2016

    A new generation of electrocoagulation-based water treatment has successfully treated wastewater and effluent from a remote onshore natural gas exploration and production project with over three years of continuous operation. To compound the challenges of treating this wastewater and effluent, the unit was required to operate in an extremely environmentally sensitive environment — a pristine tropical rainforest.

  9. Fighting For Florida’s Surface-Water Standards
    8/17/2016

    Late last month, a panel of regulators appointed by Governor Rick Scott narrowly approved the first changes to Florida’s surface-water quality standards since 1992. Marked with adamant support on one side and passionate protest on the other, the sweeping amendment has left questions about how clean Florida’s water will be.

  10. What To Know About The EPA’s New Effluent Guidelines
    8/9/2016

    The U.S. EPA’s recently released Preliminary 2016 Effluent Guidelines Program Plan indicates the industries and pollutants that the agency has its eyes on for potential future regulation.