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21May / 2014

Press Release: GGS teams up with Remsol to service the shale gas sector

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Waste and environmental management specialist Remsol has joined forces with Ground-Gas Solutions to offer market-leading protection services to the shale gas sector.

The two North West companies will jointly market a selection of environmental monitoring and risk mitigation services, focusing primarily on the burgeoning sector, but also servicing a diverse range of additional sectors such as landfill, energy-from-waste and chemicals.

24Apr / 2014

Getting ready for UK shale gas (download here)

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Download the report here: Getting ready for UK shale gas

This study, prepared by EY and commissioned by UKOOG with part funding from the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, estimates that the emerging UK shale gas sector is an opportunity for the UK with a potential £33bn spend over the next 15 years in a home grown supply chain with some 64,000 direct and indirect jobs created.

03Apr / 2014

IGas Acknowledges importance of GGS

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Speaking at Unconventional Gas Aberdeen 2014, Andrew Austin, CEO of IGas Energy acknowledged the role of Ground-Gas Solutions in environmental baseline monitoring for the shale gas industry.  GGS was able to prove the existence of natural biogenic gas at an IGas site prior to drilling activity.  This provided crucial baseline data for the site, on which a comparison could be made during the operational phase of the well.

01Apr / 2014

A celebration of small business at Manchester Metropolitan University!

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GGS attended a lunchtime reception at Manchester Metropolitan University which celebrated small business, entrepreneurialism and enterprise. A presentation was given by Ed Miliband MP and Chuka Umunna MP, Shadow Business Secretary, members of the Shadow BIS Team and local Labour Party MPs.

17Jan / 2014

GGS’ monitoring approach at onshore petroleum sites included in new CIWEM report

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GGS is delighted at the inclusion of it’s monitoring approach at onshore petroleum sites in the new CIWEM report on shale gas and water.

The independent review of shale gas exploration and exploitation in the UK highlight two key points within the summary.

10Jan / 2014

GGS announces 2014 training programme

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GGS is pleased to announce it’s 2014 training programme, running throughout the year at 8 locations in the UK between Sevenoaks and Glasgow.  Training events take place over 2 days, covering best practices in ground-gas monitoring, up to date guidance, ground-gas protection measures and verification.  See more details on our training page.

06Jan / 2014

Solutions for Monitoring Gas

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In the face of widespread fears in the public about potential pollution as a result of fracking, GGS is at the forefront of developing best practice in environmental monitoring at onshore petroleum sites.

GGS has recently been featured in December’s addition of Geo ExPro magazine (Vol. 10. No. 6 – 2103).  The GGS article can be found here:Solutions in monitoring gas

06Jan / 2014

The Christmas & New Year Low Pressure Systems

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A few falling low pressure events, similar to the Loscoe event, have occurred over the recent festive period. GGS’ continuous monitoring have captured the extent in which ground-gases have responded to such falling pressure at several locations spread across the UK. The correlation between methane and atmospheric pressure is clear in the graph below.

25Nov / 2013

GGS to present at Shale Gas World Europe, Warsaw

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Simon Talbot, Managing Director of GGS will be presenting at Shale Gas World Europe this week.  GGS is an associate sponsor of the event and will be exhibiting on Wednesday and Thursday.  Simon will be speaking about GGS’s role in servicing the shale gas industry on Thursday (28th Nov) afternoon.

18Nov / 2013

GGS in Europe

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GGS is delighted to announce it has opened its first international office in Warsaw, Poland. This office enables us to provide a more cost-effective service to our Polish clients. GGS looks forward to working with operators, regulators and consultants in Poland.

Dzień dobry!!