Table of Contents

Oil & Gas Journal

Volume 108, Issue 34
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  • Regular Features

    • OGJ Newsletter
    • Journally Speaking

      • The culture is key
        The second annual Oil & Gas Maintenance Technology North America conference and exhibition, presented by OGJ parent company PennWell, took place in New Orleans Aug. 31-Sept. 2.
    • Editorial

      • BP's Macondo report
        BP's report last week on findings of an investigation into the fatal Macondo well blowout is a landmark event that will require months if not years for the oil and gas producing industry fully to digest.
    • Advertisers Index
    • The Editor's Perspective

    • Market Journal

      • August rough on energy
        August was a strenuous month for both commodity and equity markets—in fact, the worst August for the Dow Jones Industrial Average in 9 years, said analysts in the Houston office of Raymond James & Associates Inc.
  • General Interest

    • BP's investigation finds series of failures in Macondo blowout
      BP PLC, operator of the Macondo well in the Gulf of Mexico, said a series of failures, both mechanical and human, made by "multiple companies" contributed to the well's blowout and subsequent fire and explosion on Transocean Ltd.'s Deepwater Horizon semisubmersible.
    • BP retrieves Deepwater Horizon BOP from Macondo well in gulf
      BP PLC, operator of the deepwater Macondo well in the Gulf of Mexico, moved significantly closer to finishing a relief well when it lifted the Deepwater Horizon's failed blowout preventer onto a vessel late Sept. 4 after installing a different BOP on the well the previous day.
    • Industry task forces submit offshore spill proposals to DOI
      Two US oil and gas industry task forces presented more than 50 recommendations to prevent offshore oil spills, enhance spill response, and improve subsea well control to the US Department of the Interior.
    • BOE begins inquiry into Mariner offshore platform explosion
      The US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation, and Enforcement (BOE) has launched an investigation of the Sept. 2 explosion at a Mariner Energy Inc. production platform in the Gulf of Mexico, BOE Director Michael R. Bromwich said on Sept. 3. The US Coast Guard will support BOE's investigation, he added.
    • Watching Government: Study lists E15 obstacles
      With the US Environmental Protection Agency poised to possibly decide whether to permit more ethanol in motor fuels, a new study commissioned by the American Petroleum Institute said multiple regulatory and legal requirements remain before higher ethanol blends can be legally marketed.
    • Judge rules Salazar exceeded authority in canceling Utah leases
      US Interior Sec. Ken Salazar exceeded his authority when he order 77 federal oil and gas leases in Utah withdrawn in early 2009, a federal court judge ruled on Sept. 1 in Salt Lake City.
    • Husky buys Talisman gas assets, properties in Alberta
      Husky Energy Inc. will acquire certain conventional west-central Alberta natural gas assets from Talisman Energy Inc., Calgary, for an estimated $450 million.
    • Watching The World: Sudan promises transparency
      Sudan's newly appointed Minister of Petroleum Lual Achuil Deng said he will soon start "an era of transparency" aimed at resolving years of disputes between northern and southern Sudanese over production from the country's oil wells.
    • Tullow to operate more East African blocks
      Tullow Oil PLC will greatly expand its position in East Africa rift basins by taking farmouts in Kenya and Ethiopia from Africa Oil Corp., Vancouver, BC.
    • Sumitomo Corp. acquires more US shale gas acreage
      Rex Energy Corp. entered into a joint venture agreement with Sumitomo Corp. subsidiary Summit Discovery Resources II LLC, to sell and transfer interests valued at $140.4 million in its Marcellus shale assets in Pennsylvania.
    • Enterprise to build 350,000 b/d Eagle Ford oil pipeline
      Enterprise Products Partners LP reported its operating subsidiaries entered into long-term agreements with EOG Resources Inc. to provide comprehensive midstream energy services for EOG's growing crude oil and associated liquids-rich natural gas production in South Texas' Eagle Ford shale.
    • Denbury-EEP Elk basin deal stalls
      Denbury Resources Inc. and Encore Energy Partners LP have ended plans to exchange assets under a deal that was to have supported a carbon dioxide-injection project at Elk basin oil field on the Wyoming-Montana border.
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