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BHP to drill first deepwater well off Trinidad in 2016, energy minister says

Jan 30, 2015

BHP Billiton and its partner BP PLC will drill their first well in Trinidad and Tobago’s deep water in 2016 according to the Caribbean twin-island nation’s Energy Minister Kevin Ramnarine.

Pennsylvania governor reinstates state forest drilling moratorium

Jan 29, 2015

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf (D) signed an executive order fully reinstating a 2010 moratorium on new oil and gas leases in state forests and parks. His predecessor, Tom Corbett (R), had modified it in May 2014 to allow leases from nearby sites if they did not disturb state surface land.

Chevron, BP, ConocoPhillips join to explore, appraise Gulf of Mexico leases

Jan 28, 2015

Chevron Corp. subsidiary Chevron USA Inc., BP PLC unit BP Exploration & Production Inc., and ConocoPhillips Co. have pledged to work together to explore and appraise 24 jointly-held offshore leases in the northwest portion of Keathley Canyon in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico. Chevron will operate the project.

DOI’s 2017-22 draft proposed OCS program includes Mid-Atlantic sale

Jan 27, 2015

The US Department of the Interior released a draft proposed 2017-22 Outer Continental Shelf management program that included 14 potential oil and gas lease sales in 8 planning areas, including one off South and Mid-Atlantic coastal states.

Hess cuts capital budget by 16% to $4.7 billion

Jan 27, 2015

Hess Corp. has set a capital budget of $4.7 billion for 2015, down 16% from $5.6 billion spent last year. The company at the beginning of 2014 reported a $5.8 billion budget for the year.

Obama administration proposes making ANWR Coastal Plain wilderness

Jan 26, 2015

The Obama administration said it will propose managing more of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, including its Coastal Plain, as wilderness. Alaska’s governor and congressional delegation immediately expressed their outrage at the Jan. 25 announcement as conservation and indigenous groups applauded it.

CNPC completes Keshen-902 appraisal well in China

Jan 26, 2015

China National Petroleum Corp. (CNPC) has completed the Keshen-902 appraisal well in Tarim oil field at a depth of 8,038 m, 15 m deeper than the Keshen-7 well drilled on the same structural belt 4.3 km away in 2011.

Norway offers 54 licenses in APA 2014

Jan 26, 2015

Statoil ASA, Lundin Petroleum AB, and E.On E&P Norge AS headlined Norway's Awards in Predefined Areas 2014 (APA 2014) licensing round for the North, Norwegian, and Barents seas.

WoodMac: US unconventional enters new stage

Dec 12, 2014

The unconventional oil and gas revolution is entering into a new stage with drilling and completion techniques pioneered in unconventional plays now being used to exploit all types of rock in mature US basins, according to research and advisory firm Wood Mackenzie.

Global reserves, oil production show increases for 2014

Dec 1, 2014

Oil & Gas Journal's annual look at worldwide proved reserves shows increases compared with a year ago. Reserves estimates for crude oil and lease condensate now total 1.656 trillion bbl, up from 1.647 trillion bbl reported in last year's survey (OGJ, Dec. 2, 2013, p. 30).

Momentum shifts in favor of development in Colorado

Oct 21, 2014

-Momentum appears to be shifting in the oil and gas industry's favor in Colorado after Gov. John Hickenloooper brokered a compromise that keeps off the November ballot two initiatives that were poised to place greater restrictions on development, and legal and political setbacks befell separate local measures that sought to restrict or ban hydraulic fracturing.

Texas earthquakes prompt regulators to take action

Oct 21, 2014

A series of unusual earthquakes in North Texas is prompting state regulators to look closely at a potential link between seismic activity and wastewater injection wells.

Illinois shale exploration remains in limbo as regulators consider draft fracing rules

Oct 21, 2014

Illinois is making progress toward a regulatory framework for hydraulic fracturing after the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) released a second set of draft rules for the well stimulation process in late August.

Hydraulic fracturing battle has moved to several local ballot boxes

Oct 6, 2014

Opponents of hydraulic fracturing, horizontal drilling, and other unconventional oil and gas development technologies have changed their focus to local governments.

New SEG chief eyes mainstream role for full-waveform inversion

Oct 6, 2014

When asked about important geophysical trends, the new president of the Society of Exploration Geophysicists points to a seismic processing method called full-waveform inversion (FWI).

EPA hydraulic fracturing study may be prelude to new federal rules

Aug 13, 2014

Oil and gas operations have historically been regulated mainly at the state level, though the expansion of hydraulic fracturing activities has brought with it an expansion in the number and sources of regulations facing operators.

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