STILLWATER — XploSafe announced Tuesday it had received Developmental Testing and Evaluation designation from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security for the Stillwater company’s XploSens explosives trace detection technology. XploSens is a screening liquid that allows first responders and emergency personnel to determine if suspicious powders contain explosives or explosive ingredients. “The Safety Act Designation confirms the effectiveness of our technology,” said Nick Materer, XploSafe’s chief scientific officer.
Acreage joins conservation program
Occidental Petroleum Corp. has enrolled nearly 1.8 million acres of its oil and natural gas interests in Oklahoma and three other states into programs designed to support conservation of the lesser prairie chicken, the Houston-based company announced Tuesday. The majority of the acreage will be part of the Lesser Prairie-Chicken Range-Wide Conservation Plan, a conservation strategy developed by the Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies. Occidental, one of the first oil companies to enroll in the program, has committed about $12 million over the next three years to fund conservation efforts.