A new process that could treat oil & gas wells that have been contaminated by the oil &famp;gas industry is on track to be ready by mid-2018, according to a report from Oil Change International.
A new generation of technology developed by researchers at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, the Illinois Oil & Gas Association and the Texas A&M University School of Medicine could potentially remove more than 99 percent of oil &ing;gas contamination from the ground, said the report.
It also said that oil &gases could be removed in the near future, with the first phase being ready by 2020.
“With the use of advanced, highly accurate drilling techniques, the Texas team has created a new, highly efficient, and environmentally friendly drilling technique that could eliminate more than 98 percent of contaminants from oil &gas wells, and remove more contaminants than any other method currently on the market,” said the release.
The technology, which uses a modified drilling drill bit, would work on oil >gas wells and will be able to drill wells at depths of about 5 to 30 feet below the surface.
It could also be used on other types of oil and gas wells.
According to the report, the technology has been tested on a large scale and was found to be safe to use on more than 10,000 oil &gal;gas well sites.
The team is working to expand its technology to other types, such as oil &gar;gas and shale gas.
It will also be using the technology in the process of drilling new oil <gas deposits in Texas, Oklahoma and Texas and New Mexico.
It has been in the works for a while and it’s not something that was ever talked about, said Steve O’Brien, the chief operating officer of the Texas Oil &gas Association.
“We knew it was something that could work.
It’s really the right time for us to get the word out,” he said.
The Texas researchers will also have the ability to use the technology to drill for other types than oil &lgs&g;gas, including oil &s&=amp;gar;s>g& ; gas, said Brian Mertz, a professor of petroleum engineering at the UI and a member of the team.
O’Brian said the technology would be a boon to drillers in the state.
“This is a really exciting time for Texas oil &gs>=;gas companies.
They have an opportunity to be successful, because we are in a boom right now in terms of drilling activity,” he told Reuters.
“The technology will be really useful for us, especially as we go through the winter.”