Table of Contents

Oil & Gas Journal

10/12/2009
Volume 107, Issue 38
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  • Regular Features

    • OGJ Newsletter
    • Journally Speaking

      • The qualified recovery
        It's the resumption of global economic growth that seems to have begun but that cannot be discussed without a host of qualifications.
    • Advertisers Index
    • The Editor's Perspective

    • Market Journal

      • Deutsche Bank alters popular commodity fund
        In a recent filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission, Deutsche Bank AG said it will change the composition of its $3.3 billion PowerShares DB Commodity Index Tracking Fund (DBC) to become more diversified and to comply with position limits imposed by the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission.
  • General Interest

    • Editorial: The deepwater royalty win
      A Supreme Court decision upholding the meaning of a law does not represent legislative malfunction in need of repair.
    • COMMENT: Drawdown uncertainty among issues for SPR
      Perhaps no national security strategy reinforces the ability of the US to defend itself and maintain reasonably normal economic activity during a disruption in oil supply more than the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR).
    • WGC09: Gas, LNG making inroads despite global recession
      Speakers on the first day of the 24th World Gas Conference in Buenos Aires consistently noted developments in the past 3 years few had anticipated at the last event in 2006.
    • WGC09: IGU issues gas industry study to 2030
      Results of a major study by the International Gas Union of natural gas demand out to 2030 formed the basis for an extended panel on the first day of the 24th World Gas Conference in Buenos Aires.
    • EPA's proposed GHG rule targets refineries, large plants
      The US Environmental Protection Agency proposed regulations on Sept. 30 that would subject refineries and other large industrial operations to greenhouse gas (GHG) regulation under the Clean Air Act while exempting smaller businesses and farms.
    • Watching Government: GOP freshmen speak up
      Freshman members of Congress traditionally sit back and learn during their first year in office.
    • GAO assesses impacts, challenges of mandated biofuels increases
      A federal tax credit of 45¢/gal established to help the domestic ethanol industry probably won't stimulate production beyond levels that new renewable fuels standards specify for this year unless oil prices climb significantly, the Government Accountability Office said.
    • Supreme Court rejects DOI appeal of Anadarko case
      The US Supreme Court rejected a US Department of the Interior appeal of a lower court's ruling in an offshore royalty case that DOI said could cost the federal government $19 billion.
    • EIA: Gas storage to hit record at heating season start
      US natural gas inventories are expected to reach a record peak of 3.85 tcf when storage injections end on Oct. 31, the US Energy Information Administration said in its latest short-term energy outlook.
    • France, Kazakhstan seal long-term energy accords
      Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev and French President Nicolas Sarkozy, eyeing broader geopolitical engagement between Europe and Central Asia, have signed a number of agreements between their two countries involving oil and gas.
    • Watching The World: Oil diplomacy in Romania
      If there is anything the oil and gas industry has learned in Romania recently, it's that Europe and Central Asia are determined to establish an energy bridge that bypasses Russia.
    • Tengizchevroil to boost output in 2009
      The Chevron Corp.-led Tengizchevroil (TCO) consortium will increase its planned production of oil by yearend to 22.5 million tonnes from 21.5 million tonnes, according to a senior Kazakh official.
    • New York releases Marcellus shale drilling proposal
      The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) released a draft proposal to govern potential natural gas drilling activities in the Marcellus shale, specifically horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing.
    • WGC09: Gas reaches 'premium commodity' status
      Natural gas has come of age, said George Kirkland, executive vice-president, upstream and gas, Chevron Corp., in a keynote speech on the second day of the 24th World Gas Conference in Buenos Aires.
  • Exploration & Development

  • Drilling & Production

    • High-volume ESPs restore oil production in Suriname
      Installation of electric submersible pumps in a field in Suriname proved effective in increasing fluid extraction rates that led to higher oil production and producible reserves, even though wells may have experienced early water breakthroughs.
  • Processing

  • Transportation

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