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Varied plays alter US Lower 48 exploratory landscape

Aug 18, 2011

Oil and wet gas plays of all types are revitalizing basins, reducing unemployment, stressing demand for rigs and other services, and reversing production declines in the US onshore Lower 48, speakers said Wednesday at a session leading up to the Summer NAPE exposition in Houston.

Texas: Forest joins Wolfcamp shale oil play

Nov 1, 2011

Forest Oil Corp., Denver, has accumulated 58,000 gross (51,000 net) contiguous acres, mainly comprised of two leases, in Crockett County, Tex., in the Permian Basin prospective for the Wolfcamp shale oil play.

Energen pursuing Permian basin liquids plays

Jan 26, 2012

Energen Resources Corp., Birmingham, Ala., said it replaced its 2011 production and added 20% to its proved reserves for a yearend total of 343 million bbl of oil equivalent.

Shales not yet a big factor in New Mexico gas

Feb 9, 2012

New Mexico remains an important gas producing state, but shale gas exploration and production have been minimal, says an article by the New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources at New Mexico Tech in Socorro.

Poland: FX seeing tight gas production increases

Mar 13, 2012

FX Energy Inc., Salt Lake City, said its gas production in Poland has averaged 13.5 MMscfd so far in 2012, up from the 2011 average of 12 MMscfd.

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Mar 19, 2012

OGJ Newsletter

Apr 16, 2012

International news for oil and gas professionals

Poland: Aurelian spuds Zechstein reef oil prospect

Apr 30, 2012

Aurelian Oil & Gas PLC has spudded its first exploratory well in the Zechstein reef oil play on the Torzym concession in Poland’s central lowlands.

California's dense urban environment spawns friendlier 3D seismic survey design

Nov 5, 2012

Southern California oil producers have long faced the added challenge of making exploration and production compatible with urban life.

Studies predict oil upswing in deepwater GOM 2013, beyond

May 6, 2013

Independent reports by the US Energy Information Administration (EIA) and Wood Mackenzie Ltd. (OGJ Online, Oct. 15, 2012) predict a strong upswing in oil exploration and production in deepwater Gulf of Mexico (GOM) fields.

A modern approach to build 3D sequence stratigraphic framework

Oct 7, 2013

The conventional approach of performing sequence stratigraphy on 3D seismic data is comprised of a limited set of seismic horizons. This practice can be changed with the help of a semiautomated solution that maps all stratigraphically consistent seismic reflectors in 3D.

Value of MSRI measurement of Selma exploration drill cuttings

Oct 7, 2013

Magnetic susceptibility (MS) measurements of oil exploration drill cuttings from above oil reservoirs show an increase in magnetic minerals at semishallow depths worldwide.

New SEG president is group's first near-surface specialist

Oct 7, 2013

Election of the first specialist in near-surface geophysics to lead the Society of Exploration Geophysicists raises a communications problem: The definition of "near surface," says new SEG Pres. Don Steeples, depends on application.

GUIDE TO WORLD CRUDES: BP updates assay for Angolan Saturno crude

Aug 4, 2014

Based on a sample taken Feb. 4, 2014, BP PLC has published an updated assay of its Saturno Blend crude oil, which is the marketing name for production from Plutão, Saturno, Venus, and Marte (PSVM) fields in the ultradeepwater area of Block 31 off Angola (OGJ Online, Jan. 31, 2013; Feb. 4, 2009; Nov. 24, 2003; Mar. 17, 2003).

Monterey proves more complex than average shale play

Aug 13, 2014

A pending cut in the Energy Information Administration's resource estimate for the Monterey shale reflects the complexity of the play relative to other US tight oil plays and the need for more research into its geology.

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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