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Minimum Distance Urged To Protect Sensitive Rock Strata From Fracking
2012-04-25 08:06:15

Brett Smith for RedOrbit.com Artificial fissures in the earth´s crust caused by hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, typically extend less than 600 meters, according to a new Durham University study. These findings could be very important for government officials looking to regulate the fracking industry, which has come under scrutiny for allegedly contaminating drinking water and causing seismic events. "Shale gas exploration is increasing across the world and sediments of...

2011-07-26 01:11:00

PARIS, July 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A second (Est-5a) and third (Est-6) stratigraphic wells[1] have been successfully drilled on the CPO 17 license in Colombia (Hocol-Operator 50% and Maurel & Prom, through its 50.01% subsidiary MP Colombia BV, 50%). This drilling campaign is targeting different geological objectives present in this license. The reservoir target of both stratigraphic wells was the Basal Sandstones of the Oligocene Carbonera Formation. The wells are...


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negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.