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Imperial Oil files applications for Aspen oil sands project

Dec 19, 2013

Imperial Oil Limited, Calgary, has filed regulatory applications for a new oil sands project that would have three phases of 45,000 b/d each and use steam-assisted gravity drainage (SAGD) technology.

Extension signed for Okoro-Setu FPSO

Dec 18, 2013

Afren Energy Resources Ltd. has extended its contracts for use of the Armada Perkasa floating production, storage, and offloading vessel on the Okoro-Setu oil field complex offshore southeastern Nigeria.

Roughnecks of Sherwood Forest

Dec 16, 2013

A "roughneck" is a slang term for a person completing dangerous, hard-manual labor in the working environment of an oil rig.

California sets new rules for hydraulic fracturing

Dec 13, 2013

In late September, California Governor Jerry Brown signed SB 4, legislation regulating hydraulic fracturing and acid matrix well stimulation practice within the state.

Colorado communities collaborate with operators

Dec 13, 2013

WELD COUNTY, Colo.—Drafting a memorandum of understanding (MOU) is a middle-of-the-road solution some communities use to address the health and safety concerns of residents living near unconventional development areas.

Encana to expand liquids production by 30%

Dec 12, 2013

Encana Corp. said it will focus 75% of its planned $2.4-2.5 billion capital for 2014 on liquids-rich assets in the Montney, Duvernay, DJ basin, San Juan basin, and the Tuscaloosa Marine shale, facilitating a 30% increase in year-over-year liquids production.

Petronas, Brunei petroleum authorities sign agreements

Dec 10, 2013

Malaysia’s Petronas signed several agreements Dec. 8 with Brunei petroleum authorities.

FPSO starts up for North Malay basin work

Dec 10, 2013

The modified and renamed Perisai Kemelia floating production, storage, and offloading vessel has completed start-up and commissioning in an early-production program by Hess Exploration & Production BV in the North Malay basin offshore Peninsular Malaysia, reports EOC Ltd., the contractor.

Rosneft, Statoil move forward with shale cooperation in Samara

Dec 9, 2013

OAO Rosneft and Statoil ASA are pushing ahead with plans to assess commercial feasibility of production from the Domanik shale formation in the Samara region.

Ecopetrol, Talisman deem Akacias area commercial

Dec 9, 2013

Colombia’s Ecopetrol SA has deemed the initial commercial viability of the Akacias area to the National Hydrocarbons Agency.

DOE awards nearly $5 million in methane hydrate research grants

Dec 9, 2013

The US Department of Energy announced nearly $5 million of support for seven research projects nationwide examining whether methane hydrates will be an economic and environmentally viable future energy option.

OMV finishes work in two Pakistani fields

Dec 6, 2013

OMV AG has completed the development of Latif natural gas field and the first phase of Mehar gas-condensate field, both in Sindh Province, Pakistan.

NEB projects strong growth in Canadian oil and gas output

Dec 2, 2013

Canadian production of crude oil will increase by 60% and production of natural gas by 32% during 2013-35 if markets take the supply and transportation capacity develops as needed, predicts the National Energy Board.

Votes against fracing

Dec 2, 2013

Votes last month in at least three Colorado communities against hydraulic fracturing should remind the oil and gas industry that sound reasons exist to oppose activity involving the completion technique.

Deloitte: US shale production boosts midstream growth

Nov 25, 2013

US production from unconventional oil and gas production is driving demand for midstream infrastructure, and more consolidation of midstream companies is likely, the Deloitte Center for Energy Solutions said in a report released Nov. 19 at the 2013 Deloitte Oil & Gas Conference in Houston.

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