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A federal judge ordered the US Army Corps of Engineers to conduct a full environmental review of the Dakota Access pipeline, nearly 3 years after it began carrying oil despite protests by people who gathered in North Dakota for more than a year. Additional environmental review of the disputed Dakota Access oil pipeline is likely to take the rest of the year to complete, US officials said in court documents in which they also advocate for keeping the line operating during the study. A federal judge ruled on 14 June that the environmental review for the Dakota Access pipeline was, in part, inadequate and must be reconsidered, handing tribal opponents of the 1,170-mile pipeline project a key legal victory.
San Antonio-based Petro Waste Environmental (PWE) announced the opening of its newest state-of-the-art nonhazardous oil and gas waste landfill facility in Howard County, Texas. Milestone Environmental Services has announced the ground breaking for its new oilfield waste-disposal facility south of Midland, Texas.
Management of produced water is driving subtle yet potentially consequential changes in certain regions. By assessing these common elements, partial risk profiles for both conditions can be assessed. Stanford researchers have mapped local susceptibility to man-made earthquakes in Oklahoma and Kansas. The new model incorporates physical properties of the Earth’s subsurface and forecasts a decline in potentially damaging shaking through 2020. Stanford geoscientists have found a way to detect thousands of tiny tremors around hydraulic fracturing operations that could serve as predictors of eventual larger earthquakes.
Echoing a common complaint in the impoverished swampland that produces most of Nigeria’s oil, the protesters said they were not benefiting from the region’s oil wealth and wanted an end to the oil pollution that has ruined much of the land. Opponents of the Keystone XL pipeline vowed on 10 August to block construction of the controversial project if Nebraska regulators approve the proposed route later this year.
The US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has issued a final environmental impact statement (PEIS) for proposed geological and geophysical surveys of the Gulf of Mexico regarding possible oil and gas development. Because marine seismic surveys are critical in finding offshore oil and gas, The International Association of Oil and Gas Producers and the International Association of Geophysical Contractors have collaborated on a position paper that assesses the effect of such work on marine mammals.
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You must submit at least one recommendation and documentation for entry exams (if applicable). U.S. law prohibits provision of certain services to individuals residing in embargoed countries; therefore, not all applicants may be eligible to participate in the Henry DeWitt Smith Fellowship program. Born in Plantsville, Conn. in 1883, Mr. Smith received his E.M. from Yale's Sheffield Scientific School in 1910. As one of the last junior engineers trained by Josiah Edward Spurr, he saw most of the western part of the U.S. and much of Mexico. Following that period, he became foreman at Kennecott's Alaskan copper mine and successively rose to mine superintendent and assistant manager.
Thank you for attending the SPE North America Student Symposium. The SPE North America Student Symposium is a massive conference put together by SPE International Students across North America. This year, the SPE North America Student Symposium was held in conjunction with the North America Petrobowl Regional Qualifier. The SPE North America Student Symposium is an annual student conference organized by SPE International students across North America. The Symposium presented an opportunity for students to enhance their knowledge of the oil and gas industry through the insights and experiences of industry leaders and advocates.
Environmentalists have sued a US agency to try to stop it from allowing oil and gas drilling on a vast stretch of federal land in Nevada, where the government is reversing protections put in place 9 months ago under the Obama administration. The US Interior Department on 7 August launched an overhaul to an Obama-era plan to protect sage grouse that it says aims to preserve the species of bird while expanding opportunities for oil development in western states where they live. The federal government is barred from auctioning off new drilling rights on public lands in California for at least another year under a settlement reached with environmental groups, one of the groups told Bloomberg.
A recent study found that female mice exposed during prenatal development to chemicals used in unconventional oil and gas operations had abnormal mammary glands in adulthood. A professor, whom the EPA charged with reviewing its 2016 study on hydraulic fracturing’s possible effects on drinking water, shared her observations on the process that led to the agency’s final conclusion. On September 13, the Delaware River Basin Commission voted to begin the process to ban hydraulic fracturing near the river to protect the drinking water of 15 million people. A 7-year moratorium on natural gas development near the Delaware River would be replaced by a permanent ban under a proposal that’s being developed by the agency that oversees the water supply of more than 15 million people. The oil industry will be able to draw water from the Little Missouri State Scenic River for hydraulic fracturing after North Dakota officials lifted an 8-week-old moratorium on industrial water permits, raising concerns from some conservationists about the effect on the Badlands.