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Study signals new hope for Rockall oil and gas exploration

A geological analysis of the Rockall area of the North Atlantic has revealed previously unknown insights that could lead to new oil and gas...

New Scientific Approach Assesses Land Recovery Following Oil and Gas Drilling

A new scientific approach can now provide regional assessments of land recovery following oil and gas drilling activities, according to a new U.S. Geological...

The Deepwater Horizon aftermath

The oil discharged into the Gulf of Mexico following the explosion and sinking of the Deepwater Horizon (DWH) rig in 2010 contaminated more than...

Oceans may be large, overlooked source of hydrogen gas

Rocks formed beneath the ocean floor by fast-spreading tectonic plates may be a large and previously overlooked source of free hydrogen gas (H2), a...

Gas causing ground to rise near Bay of Naples volcano

New work by Italian geochemists seems to indicate that the current ground movement around one of the world's most dangerous volcano systems may be...

Hydraulic fracturing chemical spills on agricultural land need scrutiny

Hydraulic fracturing, a widely used method for extracting oil and gas from otherwise impenetrable shale and rock formations, involves not only underground injections composed...

Barium leaches directly from fracked rocks

Dartmouth College researchers are shedding light on the early chemical reactions in the organic sediments that would ultimately become the Marcellus Shale, a major...

Test aims to identify shale gas hazard in groundwater

A test has been developed to check for contamination of shallow groundwater from unconventional gas extraction techniques, such as fracking. The development could help monitor...

Ice streams can be slowed down by gas hydrates

A sticky spot the size of a small island once slowed down a large ice stream. It was comprised of gas hydrates according to...

Sweet technique finds cause of sour oil and gas

In at least one -- and probably many -- oil and gas drilling operations, the use of biocides to prevent the souring of hydrocarbons...

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