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What's at stake: The debate over Arctic drilling

...provides not only a port but also facilities to load pipe, drilling mud and everything else needed for a complex underwater...unlikely" event of a blowout, Smith said, Shell has drilling mud to plug a well, a containment system that could funnel...
Drilling mud spill slows traffic on Spur Highway in Nikiski

...Department of Transportation work to scrape spilled drilling mud off of the highway. Traffic is currently down to one...parking lot of his restaurant warning passersby that drilling mud had been spilled in the area. He said he was concerned...
Coming together for the Cunningham's

...Cunningham, born and raised in Soldotna, died in a single-vehicle accident on East End Road Jan. 22. While hauling drilling mud, the commercial semi-truck he was driving flipped and the tank separated from the frame. The mechanical failure...
Support businesses see growth, need laborers

...uses from freight containers for tools, food and equipment to cutting boxes to hold drilling waste, she said.The drilling mud boxes are then transported to the local environmental cleaning companies, Zeringue said.The company operates on a...
Nikiski residents oppose drilling waste site

...The drilling waste generally contains soil, gravel, drilling muds and sometimes hydrocarbons. They fear their efforts...returned to the surface from drilling activities with a drilling mud that acts as a lubricant in the exploration process...
Endeavour gets shipping certificate; spill plan delayed

...and gas commission certification looks at drilling safety and pressure control systems such as blowout prevention and drilling mud systems. State permitting for the Cosmo site had been proceeding, but Buccaneer had a setback when DEC once again...
Oil industry review under way

...current rules on reliance of drilling fluids as a mechanism for primary well control; regulations on degassing of drilling muds, blow-out preventer and diverter requirements, including testing and inspection procedures, and casing and cementing...
Unocal begins gas exploration on the Southern Kenai Peninsula...

...dramatically reduced the environmental impact of exploratory drilling according to Zager. If the project proves commercial drilling muds will be ground into fine particles and re-injected back into a special disposal well thousands of feet beneath the...
BP fights another Prudhoe spill

...Inc. is dealing with a spill of drilling mud, sea water and rock cuttings at...spokesman Ronnie Chappell said. Drilling muds are used to lubricate drill bits...temporarily closed the Prudhoe drilling mud processing facility, Chappell...
Russian Far East oil fields: On the brink of a major boom?

...development consortium, which includes Exxon, and the Russian government over environmental permits to dispose of drilling muds. Recent exploratory drilling found natural gas rather than oil in the field. The project remains in the appraisal...


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