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Modeling ensures stability of Chinese CBM horizontal wells

Oct 5, 2015

Successfully drilling horizontal coalbed methane wells depends on wellbore stability, which in turn depends on coal-seam thickness, seam depth, coal cohesion, overburden stress, wellbore length, reservoir pressure, and the drilling fluid used.

San Leon discovers gas onshore Morocco

Sep 30, 2015

San Leon Energy PLC, Dublin, found gas shows within a 23-m-thick reservoir section of sandstone and conglomerate with its Laayoune-4 well drilled on the Tarfaya conventional license of Morocco’s Sahara region.

Petrobras confirms extension of Carcara discovery

Sep 29, 2015

A third exploratory well drilled by Petroleo Brasileiro SA (Petrobras) in the Carcara area of the ultradeepwater Santos basin again confirmed the presence of good quality light oil of 31º gravity in presalt reservoirs.

PGC report: US gas resource base reaches a record 2,515 tcf

Sep 28, 2015

Appalachian basin shale gas resource estimates are growing. The Potential Gas Committee reported the Atlantic area is the richest US gas-resource area with an estimated 35% of total US gas resources that could be developed if needed.

Owning the agenda

Sep 28, 2015

Senate Democrats and former Sec. of State Hillary Clinton have joined US President Barack Obama's escalating campaign to sacrifice welfare from fossil energy to newly sanctified fear about climate change.

Drilling continues on Lithuanian Raseiniai license

Sep 23, 2015

Sweden’s Tethys Oil AB reported the completion of drilling of the Tidikas-1 exploration well on the Raseiniai license onshore Lithuania.

STEO: Global oil consumption revised down on weak China economic data

Sep 20, 2015

In its most recent Short-Term Energy Outlook, the US Energy Information Administration reported it expects global oil consumption to increase 1.2 million b/d in 2015 and 1.3 million b/d in 2016.

MOL reports discovery in northern Pakistan

Sep 18, 2015

MOL Group reported a second discovery of crude oil, natural gas, and condensate on the Karak Block in Punjab Province of northern Pakistan.

UBD creates wellbore instability in horizontal wells

Sep 7, 2015

Combining circumferential stresses with additional stresses produced by fluid seepage creates a new model which can be combined with the conventional model to fully describe in-situ stress regimes' influence on wellbore stability during underbalanced drilling (UBD) of horizontal wells.

When life gives you lemons

Sep 7, 2015

This year marks separate anniversaries of two catastrophic environmental events for the US Gulf Coast in general, and Louisiana in particular.

Gas discovery offshore Egypt rivals Mediterranean giants

Sep 7, 2015

Eni SPA expects accelerated development of what it describes as a "supergiant gas discovery" at its deepwater Zohr prospect offshore Egypt. The company will immediately appraise its discovery, which it says might hold 30 tcf of lean gas in place in an area covering 100 sq km.

Study updates uplift-erosion correlation, Davie fracture zone

Sep 7, 2015

The basins along the eastern African margin and Madagascar contain proven petroleum systems where hydrocarbon discoveries are classified either as stratigraphic traps or as having a combination of stratigraphic and structural components.

Noble still negotiating with Israel on gas field developments

Sep 4, 2015

Houston independent Noble Energy Inc. reiterated Sept. 3 that it is still in negotiations with the Israeli government regarding the development of Tamar and Leviathan natural gas fields in the eastern Mediterranean (OGJ Online, Jan. 19, 2009; Dec. 29, 2010).

NPD reports small oil discovery by Statoil

Sep 4, 2015

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate reported a small oil discovery by Statoil Petroleum AS in the northern North Sea.

GeoPark follows Chachalaca success with Jacana discovery

Sep 2, 2015

GeoPark Ltd.’s Jacana 1 exploration well flowed 1,880 b/d of 14.9° gravity oil with a water cut of 1.9%, the company said. This discovery follows the company’s previously success with the Chachalaca 1.

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