Coal Seam Gas Site Uses Graphene-Enhanced Geotextiles

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A coal seam gas facility in Australia has become the site of the world’s second commercial-scale use of graphene-enhanced geotextiles. The product utilizes Imagine Intelligent Materials’ imgne® X3 coating, which is applied to Geofabrics Australasia’s bidim C geotextile. The Queensland CSG operation installed 10,000 m2 of the graphene-enhanced geotextile, which enables the the detection of holes in... »

Brine Ponds for Coal Seam Gas Operations

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By Fred Gassner – In the past decade, Australia has developed large coal seam gas (CSG) resources.  Golder has been closely involved in the water management part of this development, with the temporary storage of shallow groundwater that is liberated as part of the gas extraction process. The groundwater is saline and the soils generally are highly dispersive so most of the extracted water is stor... »

Concrete Canvas Wins Major LNG Contract in Australia

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Concrete Canvas has won a major contract to supply its Geosynthetic Cementitious Composite Mat (GCCM) for one of Australia’s largest resource projects: the Wheatstone liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant in Western Australia. Worth more than US$1M, the contract supplies more than 32,000 m2 of Concrete Canvas® GCCM (CC) for a range of erosion control measures. The work is part of the long-term s... »

Shale Gas Risk Assessment and Geosynthetics

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Solmax, an international manufacturer of geosynthetic technologies, has published a paper on risk assessment for the shale gas industry and implications for geosynthetics. A version of this case study was presented in February at the Geosynthetics 2015 conference in Portland, Oregon. DOWNLOAD A COPY (via Solmax) Authored by Mathieu Cornellier, P.E., and Daniel Tan, P.E., the paper addresses frac t... »

PE Liners in Unconventional Gas Industries

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By Mathieu Cornellier – Natural gas extraction from shale formations has grown exponentially in the past few years in the United States, and all signs show that this trend will continue for the foreseeable future. The United States of America have one of the largest natural gas reserves which are contained in shale formations across the country. While recent advancements in horizontal drilli... »

White House: US Energy Strategy and Economic Growth

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29 May 2014 – Today, the White House released a report, “An All-of-the-Above Energy Strategy as a Path to Sustainable Economic Growth,” detailing the President’s all-of-the-above energy strategy and the profound transformation in the domestic energy sector since the President took office.  Thanks to this dramatic transformation and the President’s bold, aggressive plan, the United States has... »

EPA Seeks Public Input on Fracking Mixtures

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WASHINGTON — EPA announced today that it will seek public comment on what information could be reported and disclosed for hydraulic fracturing chemicals and mixtures and the approaches for obtaining this information, including non-regulatory approaches. EPA is also soliciting input on incentives and recognition programs that could support the development and use of safer chemicals in hydraul... »