Open Image…Save ImageOpen Image (using #TmpD/ia)… Researchers at Texas A&M University have developed an analytical procedure that can be used in spreadsheets to predict the amount of oil and gas that can be recovered from newly drilled wells. Porous rock containing oil and natural gas are buried so deep inside the earth that shale operators rely on complex models of […]

North Carolina State University researchers have developed what is, to date, the most efficient means of converting sewage sludge and restaurant grease into natural gas. The team’s research paper has been published in the journal Water Research. After treating sewage, wastewater treatment plants are left with solid sludge, called biosolids. For years, utilities have treated […]

But is it natural gas or carbon dioxide or perhaps helium or sulfur dioxide? Kyushu University researchers used an automated method to create a high-resolution map of the seismic velocity below the seafloor where they found a large-scale gas reservoir in an area where the Earth’s upper layers are being separated. This reservoir, the first […]

New research at The University of Texas at Austin (UT) shows that injecting air and carbon dioxide into methane ice deposits buried beneath the Gulf of Mexico could unlock vast natural gas energy resources while helping fight climate change by trapping the carbon dioxide underground. The study, published in the journal Water Resources Research, used […]

Scientists at the Chinese Academy of Sciences and China University of Petroleum (Beijing) have demonstrated that CO2 may make a better hydraulic fracturing (fracking) fluid than water. The new research could help pave the way for a more eco-friendly form of fracking that would double as a mechanism for storing and recycling captured atmospheric CO2. […]

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