International news for oil and gas professionals
There is perhaps no area of human endeavor more influenced by government policy than the production and use of energy fuel. And the verdict on that influence is negative.
Oil and health care have something in common, but you’ll have to take a curvy ride through this little exposition to see why.
Should natural gas displace gasoline and diesel as vehicle fuels in the US? Many gas producers think so. They might be right.
With annual spending by the US government approaching $4 trillion and the federal deficit exceeding a quarter of that, why worry about an extra trillion bucks or two in regulatory costs?
The 2012 tropical storm and hurricane season officially began June 1 and extends to Nov. 30, but it got off to an early start when Tropical Storm Alberto formed off the South Carolina coast and quickly weakened into a tropical depression in late May.
New requirements for disclosure of chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing create a very real danger that frac-fluid recipes could become a major issue in personal injury lawsuits, particularly litigation alleging disease from benzene exposure.
Two key operators in the emerging Niobrara play were among a handful of oil companies recently touting the Niobrara's resource potential in Wattenberg field in the Denver-Julesburg basin during first-quarter earnings conference calls.
The Texas Railroad Commission and the TRC's Eagle Ford Task Force plan to study whether existing state regulations on flaring and venting associated with oil and natural gas operations need to be updated, Commissioner David Porter said in a May 23 news release from his Austin office.
Much of the public concern about possible water contamination from unconventional oil and gas operations is misdirected, David Blackmon, director of government affairs for El Paso Corp., told a Mayer Brown LLP energy conference in Houston on May 23.
Investment and technical decisions are due next year for what would be the world's largest steamflood—in old Wafra heavy oil field in the Divided Zone between Kuwait and Saudi Arabia.
States have been moving to control flaring and venting of natural gas associated with growing onshore production of oil from tight shale formations.
The oil and gas industry's ambition for enhanced oil recovery has four watchwords, says the manager of EOR and improved oil recovery for Shell Global Solutions BV: "more, faster, cheaper, greener."
A modification to the Safebuck joint industry project's V/SuD dimensionless parameter to account for the effect of pipe buoyancy due to soil weight, especially for pipes of deeper initial penetration, could reduce the scatter of predicted response when quantifying lateral buckling of subsea pipelines.
Frontier basins around the world are in line for 3D seismic surveys and key exploratory wells as the 2012 midpoint nears.
Advancements in drilling for unconventional resources have greatly changed the development of shale into a long-term, viable source of hydrocarbons in North America.
While deepwater drilling presents a myriad of challenges, perhaps one of the most economically and technically taxing relates to the risk of lost circulation.
Among the greatest uncertainties in future energy supply and a subject of considerable environmental concern is the amount of oil and natural gas yet to be found in China.
Weather events such as hurricanes or cold winters always concern the propane marketing community, but the event that everyone dreads is a mild winter.
This article presents a new modification for the Soave-Redlich-Kwong equation of state (SRKE) to determine reservoir fluid properties of Egyptian black oils.