Progress is committed to protecting groundwater sources. Our drilling and completions practices are designed to ensure the protection of groundwater, and we modify our practices appropriately as new technologies evolve. Progress complies with all applicable regulations and standards where we work, and we follow industry recognized standards to protect freshwater aquifers and wells from damage and contamination.
- We follow rigorous wellbore casing installation practices to protect aquifers throughout the drilling process and through the final completion of the well
- We complete our shale gas wells approximately two kilometers below the surface, well below any fresh water aquifer
- We use extensive monitoring procedures during the life of a well to ensure the wellbore`s integrity
- We use geological monitoring practices to help us measure and understand what is happening in the formation during the fracing process
- When produced water cannot be recycled for further use in fracing, we re-inject it into government-approved, deep disposal facilities that are isolated from all non-saline water sources
- We incorporate spill management systems to reduce the risks of potential adverse environmental impacts
- We post chemical ingredients in the fracturing fluid additives provided by our suppliers to the Oil and Gas Commission on www.fracfocus.ca . This information is available to the public.
- We are working with the suppliers of fluids used for fracing to advance the development of environmentally responsible fluids
Further information on how Progress manages our impact on available water sources can be requested by contacting email@example.com