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OTC 2019 - Hints and Tips for Houston

Posted by Sophie Cochrane on 23-Apr-2019 10:00:00

The Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) is right around the corner, so we thought it would be a good time to share some of our best Hints and Tips for when you are in Houston! If, like the team at SAS-ES, you are making the trip to Texas for the event next month you'll want to read on...

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OTC 2019 - Celebrating 50 Years

Posted by Sophie Cochrane on 16-Apr-2019 11:00:00

"For 50 years, OTC has encouraged scientists and engineers to develop innovative technologies that have unleashed the potential of offshore energy sources needed for global growth and progress."

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Will Fracking Down in its Own Water Problem?

Posted by Sophie Cochrane on 09-Apr-2019 10:00:00

In North Dakota’s Bakken region, fracking has generated nearly 10,000 wells for unconventional oil and gas production—and along with them, almost 4,000 reported wastewater spills resulting from the activity.

It’s indisputable that fracking requires enormous volumes of water and produces equally enormous volumes of wastewater. So, water itself now poses a risk to the American fracking industry, and that cannot be ignored.

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The Bakken Shale Play

Posted by Sophie Cochrane on 02-Apr-2019 11:00:00

The Bakken Shale Play, which is primarly located in Eastern Montana and Western North Dakota, is one of the largest oil developments in the United States of America in the past 40 years. The play has single-handedly driven North Dakota's oil production to levels four times higher than previous peaks way back in the 1980s. Due to this, as of June 2015, North Dakota became second to Texas in terms of oil production.

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Who is the Best and Worst at Protecting the Environment?

Posted by Sophie Cochrane on 26-Mar-2019 10:00:00

SAS Environmental Services provides products that help oil operators and waste management companies meet the environmental standards for treating and disposing of oil contaminated waste. Protecting the environment is something that is very important to us, and we’d like to believe that we do our part to help.

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Why Innovative Suppliers are the Key to Winning Big Contracts

Posted by Sophie Cochrane on 19-Mar-2019 11:00:00

In the oil and gas industry major oil service providers are frequently bidding for large contracts (9-10 figure deals). It goes without saying that these contracts are highly competitive, with each service company looking for any edge they can get.

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Australasian Oil & Gas Exhibition & Conference 2019

Posted by Sophie Cochrane on 12-Mar-2019 10:00:00

Australasian Oil & Gas (AOG) Exhibition & Conference is an annual event, taking place this month in Perth, Australia from the 13th to the 15th of March at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre. We thought it would be a good idea to pass on some details, in case it was of interest to any of you!

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The SAS-ES Waste Management Process Start-Up and How to Get it Right

Posted by Sophie Cochrane on 05-Mar-2019 11:00:00

“Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.” 

Abraham Lincoln

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Are Polymers the Best Option for your Oil Sludge Treatment Operations?

Posted by Sophie Cochrane on 26-Feb-2019 10:00:00

One of the most frequently asked questions we receive is, “how are the SAS-ES chemicals different from polymers (flocking agents)?”

In this post, a simple explanation as to how they’re different will be provided, which will hopefully encourage you to ask yourself if polymers are the best option for your oil sludge treatment operations.

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The Western Australia Fracking Debate

Posted by Sophie Cochrane on 19-Feb-2019 11:00:00

Western Australia has one of the world’s largest reserves of gas trapped in rock deep below underground. However, a couple of years ago the Western Australia government imposed a state-wide moratorium on fracking for unconventional gas. Until recently, when this statewide moratorium on fracking was lifted by the Premier of Western Australia, Mark McGowan, amid intense opposition from large parts of the community.

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