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FWS mulling steps to curb migratory bird deaths at oil and gas sites

May 22, 2015

The US Fish & Wildlife Service intends to prepare a programmatic environmental impact statement to evaluate possible steps for reducing accidental migratory bird deaths from oil and gas and other industrial activities.

BHI: US rig count decline continues to slow, now down 3 to 885

May 22, 2015

The decline in the US drilling rig count continued to slow again during the week ended May 22, according to Baker Hughes Inc. The total count was off by 3 rigs for a total of 885. The count has now fallen for 24 consecutive weeks.

BLM seeks comments on Rosewood’s proposed Atchee area project in Utah

May 22, 2015

The US Bureau of Land Management is seeking public comments on Rosewood Resources Inc.’s proposal to develop an oil and natural gas field in the Atchee area 40 miles south of Vernal, Utah.

Alfa, Harbour Energy to acquire Pacific Rubiales for $1.7 billion

May 21, 2015

Mexican multinational conglomerate Alfa SAB de CV and British energy firm Harbour Energy Ltd. have collaborated to acquire the stock of Pacific Rubiales Energy Corp., Toronto, not already owned by Alfa in a deal valued at about $1.7 billion, excluding debt.

ADCO lets EPC contract for Mender onshore field in Abu Dhabi

May 21, 2015

Abu Dhabi Co. for Onshore Petroleum Operations Ltd. (ADCO) has let a $344-million contract to China Petroleum Engineering & Construction Corp. for engineering, procurement, and construction work for the further development of onshore Mender field in Abu Dhabi (OGJ Online, Mar. 11, 2015).

ExxonMobil’s Liza-1 well encounters oil offshore Guyana

May 20, 2015

Esso Exploration & Production Guyana Ltd., a unit of ExxonMobil Corp., reported an oil discovery on Stabroek block 120 miles offshore Guyana.

Wintershall to exit Qatar, citing lack of infrastructure access

May 20, 2015

Wintershall Holding GMBH is leaving Qatar, effective May 25, because of lack of access to local infrastructure, the company said.

Obama administration opposes Senate’s trio of OCS leasing bills

May 20, 2015

The Obama administration opposes a trio of US Senate bills that propose establishing or increasing states’ shares of federal oil and gas revenue from leasing and development off their shores, US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Director Abigail Ross Hopper told the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee.

Deepwater prospects gain momentum off Morocco

May 4, 2015

Morocco's long-awaited offshore oil and gas development may soon be under way.

COMMENT: Mexico's energy reform: A sobriety check

Mar 2, 2015

The Mexican energy reform of 2014 encompasses all links in the oil, gas, and power value chains.

New analytics, modeling improve subsalt drilling safety

Mar 2, 2015

Analytical models driven by advanced computing capacity and by numerical and physical models improve safety while drilling ultradeepwater subsalt basins.

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.

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