oilfield News

Top Texas Shale Producers Hit by Quake-Driven Well Disposal Closures

Some Texas shale oil and gas producers could lose as much as half of their wastewater disposal capacity in key operating areas of the top U.S. oilfield under a growing state crackdown to stem a surge in earthquakes, energy consultancy …

Montana Foundation Capping Abandoned Oil Wells

OILMONT, Mont. (AP) — Curtis Shuck remembers a rush of emotions a few years ago when he came across his first “orphaned well” while walking through a field in the Kevin-Sunburst Oilfield. Shuck, who was no stranger to oilfields, said …

Pipeline Break Spews 41,000 Gallons of Oilfield Wastewater

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Nearly 41,000 gallons of oilfield wastewater has spilled from a broken pipeline in western North Dakota, impacting an unknown amount of land, state regulators said Wednesday. The North Dakota Department of Environmental quality said Kansas-based Tallgrass …

Fire Contained at Texas Oilfield Site, One Critically Injured

One person was seriously injured in a Midland, Texas, explosion and fire on Thursday involving several storage tanks and a truck used in oilfield operations, city and hospital officials said. The fire was contained at the property owned by petroleum …