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During the late 1960s, drilling data consisted of manual or mechanical recording systems and hard-copy paper reports completed by rigsite personnel. Computing technology has led to an explosion in the data that can be collected and must be managed for effective use and reporting.
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Water separated from oil and gas during production contains dissolved solids, including salts. Produced water with sufficient salt concentrations can damage plants and soils, if improperly handled. Remediation of salt-affected sites can be performed for a number of reasons. The driving forces behind the need to assess and restore a site affected by a saltwater release can include landowner claims, lease agreements, federal, state, and local regulations, reduction in long-term liabilities, company policies, and/or protection of useable land and water resources Read more...
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