International news for oil and gas professionals
A 10-min interview with Israel's ministry of energy and water resources at the Offshore Technology Conference earlier this month reminded an OGJ editor of a chance meeting 4 decades earlier.
Focus has returned to the Keystone XL pipeline, approval of which Republicans in the US House of Representatives hopelessly have made a condition of support for federal transportation spending.
High oil prices boosted the earnings of operators with strong liquids production during this year's first quarter, but low natural gas prices continued to weigh down results.
Billions of dollars will be needed to build additional pipelines, terminals, and storage facilities to bring new US oil and natural gas resources to market, experts said on May 21 during Deloitte LLP's 2012 Washington Energy Conference.
The British researcher was mystified, former US Sen. Byron L. Dorgan (D-ND) said. He was studying a satellite nighttime photo of the US and could quickly identify Chicago, St. Louis, and other metropolises from their lights.
Water management will play an increasingly crucial role in energy globally as well as in the US, experts at Deloitte LLP's 2012 Washington area energy conference forecast on May 21.
More decisive action is needed to reduce US reliance on imported crude oil, which pushed the foreign trade deficit past $500 billion in 2011 to unsustainable levels, Securing America's Future Energy (SAFE) said in the first study by its new Diplomatic Council on Energy Security.
Production from unconventional liquids plays could result in the US becoming independent from oil imports before 2020, an analyst told attendees at an International Association of Drilling Contractors conference on onshore drilling.
Enbridge Energy Partners LP will expand its crude oil mainline pipeline system to increase deliveries to markets in the Upper Midwest, eastern Canada and—through connecting Enbridge pipelines—the US Gulf Coast.
Delphi Energy Corp., Calgary, started Montney gas-liquids production on May 13, 2012, its 30 MMcfd compression and dehydration facility at Bigstone East northwest of Edmonton, Alta.
Groups led by Statoil ASA plan to further explore the Barents Sea offshore Norway in the vicinity of the Skrugard and Havis discoveries while working toward a late 2018 production start for the Johann Sverdrup discovery in the North Sea west of Stavanger.
Gallic Energy Ltd., Calgary, temporarily suspended completion operations at its Ossun-2D reentry well on the Ger permit in the Aquitaine basin in southern France.
Pacific Rubiales Energy Corp., Toronto-based Colombian oil and gas operator, will take a farmout from InterOil Corp. to explore and further appraise the Triceratops structure on PPL 237 onshore Papua New Guinea.
Vanoil Energy Ltd., Vancouver, BC, said that 2D and 3D seismic to be shot in the second and third quarters of 2012 will lead to more advanced reservoir characterization techniques being applied for the purpose of choosing an optimum drillsite on blocks 3A and 3B in Rwanda.
Some arguments refute themselves with surface nonsense evident to anyone. A glittering example is the recurring argument that operators buy federal oil and gas leases in order to do nothing with them.