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Michigan DEQ report urges ban of heavy oils in Mackinac Straits pipeline

Jul 27, 2015

Michigan's Department of Environmental Quality's Petroleum Pipeline Task Force issued a report that recommended that heavy crude and oil sands be kept out of an Enbridge Inc. pipeline that crosses the Mackinac Straits between Lakes Huron and Michigan.

URTeC: Unconventional innovation begins with data, investment

Jul 27, 2015

Operators should resist the impulse to pull back on investments in technology despite a down oil market, said Claudia J. Hackbarth, manager, unconventional gas and tight oil research and development, Shell International E&P Inc. during a July 20 luncheon speech at the Unconventional Resources Technology Conference (URTeC) in San Antonio. "Innovation is needed now more than ever."

The oil sand moose

Jul 27, 2015

Imagine a document entitled Canadian Energy Strategy in which the world "bitumen" does not appear. Or the phrase "oil sands." To be fair, the strategy produced by a committee of provincial premiers does acknowledge Canada's prominent place in global oil supply. But the emphasis is skewed.

Statoil’s Julius well discovers gas, condensate in King Lear area

Jul 23, 2015

Statoil ASA said its Julius exploratory well, drilled in the King Lear area of the Norwegian North Sea, has discovered gas and condensate (OGJ Online, Nov. 7, 2013).

BHP Billiton still interpreting deepwater Trinidad and Tobago seismic data

Jul 22, 2015

BHP Billiton, the operator of all of the deepwater blocks awarded by Trinidad and Tobago, has said it will decide how many wells it will drill based on its ongoing interpretation of the 20,000 sq km of seismic data it has collected in 2,500-8,500 ft of water.

Nile Delta gas strike due on production

Jul 20, 2015

Eni SPA said a natural gas discovery on the Nooros prospect in Egypt will be placed on production at an unspecified rate within 2 months.

WAFWA: Aerial survey finds lesser prairie chicken population grew

Jul 13, 2015

A recent range-wide aerial survey found the lesser prairie chicken population rose 25% from 2014 to 2015, the Western Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies (WAFWA) reported. The bird's habitat lies in five US Midcontinent states with oil and gas production.

CERI: Energy, operational efficiencies possible in Canadian oil, gas

Jul 13, 2015

Measures can be taken by operators in the expanding resource-intensive Canadian oil and gas sector to improve both energy efficiency and operational efficiencies, according to a report from the Canadian Energy Research Institute (CERI).

China's Yanchi area, western Ordos basin derived from mixed source

Jul 6, 2015

The Yanchi area lies in the west of China's Ordos basin and to the west of the giant Sulige gas field, site of recent breakthroughs in Lower Permian exploration.

Group suggests principles for Alberta royalty review

Jul 6, 2015

The Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP) has suggested that four principles guide Alberta in an oil and gas royalty review planned by a new center-left government in conjunction with a toughened approach to climate change.

Case for Keystone XL has grown stronger, TransCanada tells Kerry

Jul 6, 2015

Canada is taking strong steps toward combating climate change, and the proposed Keystone XL pipeline crude oil pipeline remains in the US national interest, TransCanada Corp. said in a June 29 letter to US Sec. of State John F. Kerry and two senior State Department officials.

OGJ Newsletter

Jun 29, 2015

Mubadala starts production at Nong Yao in Gulf of Thailand

Jun 29, 2015

Mubadala Petroleum, Abu Dhabi, started production on June 17 from its Nong Yao oil field in the G11/48 concession of the southern Gulf of Thailand.

YPFB Andina makes oil discovery in Bolivia’s Boqueron field

Jun 22, 2015

YPFB Andina reported an oil discovery in Boqueron field in Bolivia’s Santa Cruz region. The Boqueron 4D well reached a total depth of 3,237 m and had a flowrate of 700 b/d in initial tests.

OGJ Newsletter

Jun 22, 2015

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