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Sidetrack hikes Osprey to top Cook Inlet platform

Aug 26, 2013

Miller Energy Resources Inc., Huntsville, Tenn., said its Cook Inlet Energy unit is producing its RU-1A sidetrack well in Alaska at a reduced rate while it conducts formation analysis after having brought the wellbore online on Aug. 17 at more than 700 b/d of oil at 5% water cut.

Conflict in the UK

Aug 23, 2013

In a rapidly developing conflict between public welfare and environmental obstinacy in the UK, obstinacy has won a round.

Shell Offshore advances Stones deepwater gulf development

Aug 23, 2013

Shell Offshore Inc. has let a contract to Technip for the engineering, procurement, and installation of subsea infrastructure for its Stones field in the Walker Ridge area of the Gulf of Mexico.

Independents see problems in BLM’s latest proposed frac rule

Aug 22, 2013

US independent oil and gas producers identified three main problems as two of their trade associations submitted comments on the US Bureau of Land Management’s proposed revised hydraulic fracturing regulations.

Andora Sawn Lake SAGD pilot getting under way

Aug 21, 2013

Production from a steam-assisted gravity drainage oil sands project at Sawn Lake in Alberta’s Peace River area should begin in early 2014, and joint venture partners have elected to participate and are attempting to raise funds, said Pan Orient Energy Corp., Calgary.

Wyoming delegation asks Jewell to exempt state from BLM fracing rules

Aug 20, 2013

Wyoming’s congressional delegation asked US Sec. of the Interior Sally Jewell to exempt the state and others that already regulate hydraulic fracturing from the US Bureau of Land Management’s final regulations when they are issued.

Sunshine signs oil sands JV, slows West Ells work

Aug 20, 2013

Sunshine Oilsands Ltd., Calgary, signed a framework agreement with an undisclosed international third party to pursue a joint venture involving its Muskwa and Godin area oilsands leases in the Athabasca area of Alberta.

Reporting oil and gas

Aug 19, 2013

Decades ago when I covered oil and gas for a Houston daily newspaper, some editor each spring would gas up his vehicle on the way to work and suddenly realize pump prices were higher. He'd enter the newsroom yelling for an expose on the "sudden jump" in gasoline prices.

Brion wins Dover SAGD project approval

Aug 13, 2013

Brion Energy Corp., Calgary, has received Alberta Energy Regulator approval of the 50,000-b/d first phase of its large Dover oil sands project about 95 km northwest of Fort McMurray, Alta.

Petrobank works to boost Kerrobert output

Aug 13, 2013

Petrobank Energy & Resources Ltd., Calgary, is testing two strategies to expand the combustion zone and raise production in a pioneering thermal heavy-oil project in Saskatchewan.

Sunshine Oilsands starts strategic review

Aug 12, 2013

Sunshine Oilsands Ltd., Calgary, a development-stage company with 1.1 million acres under lease in the Athabasca region of Alberta, said it has begun a strategic review “with a view to progressing its oil sands development strategy and to preserving and maximizing shareholder value.”

Chad group preparing to start oil production

Aug 12, 2013

Caracal Energy Inc., Calgary, said it will initially ship 468,000 bbl of line fill from its wells in southern Chad as it continues to make progress toward producing into the Chad-Cameroon oil pipeline.

WoodMac: US unconventional plays will help reduce imports from abroad

Aug 12, 2013

Unconventional oil and gas plays will continue to drive US and Canadian production for years, with the Bakken formation in North Dakota and Montana along with the South Texas Eagle Ford shale play accounting for much of the tight oil production increase, said analysts with Wood Mackenzie Ltd.

BCS: More Russian tax easing doubtful

Aug 12, 2013

Although recent tax changes have helped oil and gas companies overall and boosted oil production Russia, fiscal pressures will discourage the government from providing further relief.

Mya North gas flowing offshore Myanmar

Aug 8, 2013

Daewoo International Corp. reported the start of production at Mya North natural gas field, part of the Shwe gas project offshore Myanmar (OGJ Online, Jan. 22, 2007).

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