Managing Hydrofracking Data in Cloud

Why Sunshine is the Best Disinfectant

There is little dispute in both scientific and business communities that groundwater protection and water usage in general at hydrofracking sites provide the biggest challenges for this young and promising industry. To date, criticism of fracking has focused mainly on concerns that the chemicals energy companies are mixing with the water could contaminate underground aquifers. Although hydrofracking has been used for decades, the technology has become more powerful and more widely used in recent years, producing far more wastewater and attracting much more public and regulatory scrutiny. The hydrofracking process involves injecting large amounts of water, mixed with sand and chemicals, at high pressures to break up rock formations and release the gas or oil. If not used properly, hydrofracking carries the potential to contaminate groundwater.

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Oil & Gas Reserve Discovery Fuels Technology Investments in Emerging Economies

Global demand for energy is experiencing record growth, particularly in non-OECD countries.  While the rate of growth in renewables and non-fossil consumption is forecast to exceed that for oil, oil consumption is still expected to increase over the next 20 years.
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Accepting the Challenge of Sustainability in the Oil & Gas Industry

The Oil & Gas industry is arguably the most vital industry to the world’s economy. Companies within the sector have to navigate through the economic risks of the global economy as they invest in new reserves and continue to operate large, complex plants and equipment. Workplace safety and health and regulatory compliance have always been key issues to manage. But now, climate change and energy policy, ecosystem protection, and respect for human rights issues are at the forefront of discussions. Stakeholders lump their concerns under the general topic of “sustainability” or “corporate social responsibility (CSR),” and are demanding that companies report their progress toward resolving these critical issues.
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The Impact of Asian NOCs Changing the Global Competitive Landscape

The national oil companies (NOCs) throughout Asia are participating in the global energy and commodities marketplace in a manner and magnitude we have not yet seen in our lifetimes. With the unprecedented growth in the emerging markets throughout the Asia Pacific region, nations are finding more ways to achieve greater security for themselves in terms of future energy supply and industry competitiveness.
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