The Role Hydraulic Fracturing Plays in the Oil and Gas Industry

While most people are surprised to learn that hydraulic fracturing in the United States began in 1948, they are even more surprised to learn that Halliburton performed its first commercial fracturing operation in 1949. According to the company’s website, “...over 1 million wells have been successfully fractured by the industry...

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Preventing Whales in Wastewater Lagoons

BTL has used geomembrane liners, including reinforced polyethylene (RPE) and reinforced polypropylene (RPP) effectively in wastewater lagoons. A relatively common issue in wastewater lagoons is the appearance of ‘whales’. Whales are large blisters of liner which have risen above the surface of the water. The appearance of whales indicates that...

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Chemical and Fuel Resistant Liners for Secondary Containment

The production of gas and oil is on the increase. This is due largely to demand brought on by global population growth and emerging economies. Yet it is also one of the the most hazardous industries on the planet, which raises environmental concerns. The use of fuel-resistant secondary containment liners can protect the...

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What Goes into the Best Fracturing Liners?

When it comes to choosing the best fracturing liners, one factor stands head and shoulders above the rest - strength. Liner strength, durability and puncture resistance comes as the biggest barriers between the waters used in fracturing and potential environmental catastrophe. In order to avoid failure, strength reigns as one...

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