ITL™ Products Featured in Geosynthetics Magazine August Issue

Published on Aug 17, 2012 3:30:00 PM

From Geosynthetics Magazine:

Geosynthetics in the oil and gas industry

Introduction

Oil and natural gas production (O&G) is a fast-growing segment of both the U.S. economy and the geosynthetic materials markets. Horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing of shale deposits have opened up large new oil and gas exploration plays in regions of the U.S. previously considered uneconomical to develop.

This recent and rapid growth in the O&G market has presented both opportunities and challenges for the geosynthetics industry. The scope and range of geosynthetic material specifications varies depending on region, climate, environmental and safety regulations, ability to recycle materials, and producers’ ongoing search for new cost-effective solutions.

Geomembranes and ongoing research and development (R&D) initiatives have played a major role in the development of these natural resources in at least four applications discussed below.

 

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