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Husky assesses options for West White Rose extension project

Jul 28, 2015

The Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board said it has provided “conditional approval” of a development plan by Husky Energy Inc. for the West White Rose extension in the Jeanne d’Arc basin.

UK awards 41 more licenses in offshore round

Jul 28, 2015

The UK government has awarded 41 licenses for exploration and production in the second tranche of the 28th Offshore Licensing Round.

First bidding round showed Mexico reform challenges, House panel told

Jul 27, 2015

An apparently disappointing first round of bids for oil and gas exploration rights revealed problems that require attention if Mexico’s dramatic energy policy reforms are to succeed, witnesses told a US House Foreign Affairs Committee subcommittee (OGJ Online, July 16, 2015).

OIG report: EPA needs to improve oversight of fracing with diesel

Jul 27, 2015

The US Environmental Protection Agency needs to improve its oversight of hydraulic fracturing using diesel fuels and address any compliance issues, EPA's Office of Inspector General (OIG) said.

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Jul 27, 2015

International news for oil and gas professionals

ONGC Videsh unit drills horizontally in Russia’s Snezhnoye field

Jul 24, 2015

Imperial Energy Corp. PLC, a subsidiary of ONGC Videsh Ltd., has drilled two horizontal wells in the Naunak formation of Snezhnoye field in the Tomsk region of Siberia.

EQT reports high IP from Utica dry gas well

Jul 24, 2015

EQT Corp., Pittsburgh, said a deep, dry gas Utica well averaged 72.9 MMcfd with an average flowing casing pressure of 8,641 psi during a 24-hr deliverability test. The well was completed using a 18-stage fracturing job and a 3,221-ft lateral.

Separate Murkowski bill addresses crude exports, OCS revenue sharing

Jul 24, 2015

US Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Chair Lisa Murkowski (R-Alas.) introduced legislation that would end the ban on US crude oil exports, and establish federal Outer Continental Shelf revenue sharing for southern Mid-Atlantic and additional Gulf Coast states as well as Alaska.

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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