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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

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

Sourcewater, water droplet

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

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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Southwest Airlines saw ‘unusual’ discounting by rivals in November: CEO

NEW YORK – Southwest Airlines Co <LUV.N> saw a lot of “unusual” discounting by larger U.S. rivals after bookings were lower than expected for last-minute travel around Thanksgiving, Chief Executive Gary Kelly told reporters in New York Thursday. The cheaper fares prompted the budget airline on Tuesday to lower its forecast for revenue per available seat mile in the fourth ...

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Three Islamic State leaders killed in recent strikes – U.S. military

WASHINGTON – The U.S.-led coalition fighting Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria has killed the group’s finance minister and two other senior leaders in air strikes in recent weeks, a U.S. military spokesman said on Thursday. Army Colonel Steve Warren told a Pentagon briefing coalition strikes had killed Abu Salah, Islamic State’s financial minister, in late November. “He was ...

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China to introduce tough emissions controls for ships

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

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 on Thursday. 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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GM buys wind power from EDP to build its biggest SUVs

General Motors Co <GM.N> said Thursday 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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