Table of Contents

Oil & Gas Journal

Volume 108, Issue 38
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  • Regular Features

    • OGJ Newsletter
    • Journally Speaking

      • Oil of angels, oil of man
        You might know, if you worked for Shell 30-40 years ago or read its publications, that the phrase "oil of angels" means bribe.
    • Editorial

      • Misrepresenting shale gas
        Misrepresentation building in the eastern US threatens to limit a technology-based, multiple-location gas play that's reshaping energy markets in ways that benefit US interests such as national security, air quality, employment, and tax receipts.
    • Advertisers Index
    • The Editor's Perpective

    • Market Journal

      • Crude starts October at 7-week high

        After weeks of vacillating around $75/bbl, the price of crude climbed to consecutive new 7-week highs the last two September sessions and the first trading day in October, closing at the end of the week above $80/bbl for the first time since Aug. 10.

  • General Interest

    • WoodMac: Majors buying into shale gas plays
      North American large caps and smaller exploration and production companies now dominate the largest and most economically attractive US shale plays, but the majors and large cap foreign firms are moving in through mergers and acquisitions, said Wood Mackenzie Ltd., Edinburgh, in its latest corporate analysis.
    • Lubchenco: Sound science played role in gulf oil-spill response
      Good science, from wisdom gained responding to earlier offshore spills to new information obtained in the last 6 months, will continue to drive the federal response to the Apr. 20 Macondo well accident and subsequent massive crude oil spill, National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration Administrator Jane Lubchenco said on Sept. 30.
    • BP sets up safety division, restructures upstream
      BP PLC announced it is creating a safety and operational risk unit that will have authority to intervene in all aspects of BP's technical activities.
    • BP pledges certain gulf assets as spill collateral
      BP PLC pledged certain Gulf of Mexico assets as collateral for the $20 billion Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Trust, which was established to pay claims arising from the Apr. 20 Macondo well blowout, explosion on Transocean Ltd.'s Deepwater Horizon semisubmersible, and an oil spill.
    • Alaska offshore plans should reflect conditions there, panel told
      Concerns raised following the Apr. 20 Macondo well accident and subsequent oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico may not fully apply to activity off Alaska, witnesses told US President Barack Obama's independent oil spill commission.
    • API urges ending moratorium once new deepwater rules emerge
      The deepwater drilling moratorium should be lifted promptly once the US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation, and Enforcement issues new safety regulations, an American Petroleum Institute official said.
    • Watching Government: Pennsylvania tax rumblings
      The Pennsylvania House of Representatives' passage of a bill establishing a natural gas severance tax less than 2 weeks before the 2010 Marcellus Summit opens at Pennsylvania State University was a dramatic reminder of the issue's importance in the Keystone State.
    • Industry climbs unconventional learning curves
      The oil and gas industry is climbing technical, geological, operational, and political learning curves in tackling the numerous US unconventional gas and oil drilling plays, speakers told PennWell Corp.'s Unconventional Gas International Conference & Exhibition in Fort Worth on Oct. 5.
    • Quebec formalizes St. Lawrence moratorium
      Quebec has formalized a moratorium on oil or gas exploration in the St. Lawrence River estuary and Gulf of St. Lawrence.
    • Watching The World: NGOs promote transparency
      Transparency is a key concern of the oil and gas industry, so the introduction of a new index to measure transparency is a welcome event.
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