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Kosmos makes gas find offshore Mauritania

Apr 27, 2015

Kosmos Energy Ltd., Dallas, reported that the Tortue-1 exploration well, drilled on Block C-8 offshore Mauritania, intersected 351 ft of net hydrocarbon pay in the primary Lower Cenomanian objective, based on preliminary analysis of drilling results and intermediate logging to a depth of 4,630 m.

Watching Government: Texas bills clarify fracing roles

Apr 27, 2015

Lawmakers in Texas are weighing in on one oil and gas issue there this spring as their federal counterparts consider-and sometimes duck-ways to authorize more LNG and crude oil exports and other broader national questions.

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Apr 27, 2015

International news for oil and gas professionals

EIA: Eagle Ford’s Eagleville oil field largest in US

Apr 24, 2015

The Eagleville oil field in South Texas, discovered only in 2009, is the largest in the US, according to a supplement to a report from the US Energy Information Administration called “US Crude Oil and Natural Gas Proved Reserves, 2013.”

USGS report aims to improve quake prediction from induced seismicity

Apr 24, 2015

The US Geological Survey issued a report with preliminary outlines of models to predict severity of ground tremors in areas where sharp seismicity increases have been reported. It said the models ultimately aim to calculate how often earthquakes are expected to occur in the next year, and how hard the ground will likely shake as a result.

MOL agrees to buy Ithaca Petroleum Norge

Apr 24, 2015

MOL Group has committed to drill three exploration wells offshore Norway during 2015-16 under an agreement to buy Ithaca Petroleum Norge from Ithaca Petroleum Ltd., part of Ithaca Energy, for $600 million.

Congressional Republicans see undue restrictions in 2017-22 OCS draft

Apr 23, 2015

Congressional Republicans—led by Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Chair Lisa Murkowski (Alas.) and House Natural Resources Committee Chair Rob Bishop (Utah)—urged US Interior Sec. Sally Jewell to offer more tracts in currently open US Outer Continental Shelf areas and begin leasing in areas now off-limits under the next 5-year OCS program.

CERAWeek: Evolutions of Pemex, YPF running parallel

Apr 23, 2015

Chief executives of Mexico’s Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex) and Argentina’s YPF SA are both seeing energy reforms within their respective countries, and both emphasize the need for investment from international oil and gas companies to achieve their new goals.

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.

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.

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.

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