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IHS: Unconventional supply chain industries support growing number of jobs, revenues

Oct 6, 2014

A diverse group of industries supporting unconventional oil and gas producers has reaped a large portion of the economic rewards from development of these previously untapped resources, highlights an IHS study released Sept. 23.

China accelerates shale gas development

Oct 6, 2014

China began tapping into its shale gas resources as early as 1996 (Table 1). But after a 2014 government report proposed that the nation "speed up the exploration and development of shale gas resources," the revolution is getting into full swing.

ExxonMobil, Linn to make second asset exchange this year

Oct 6, 2014

ExxonMobil Corp. has agreed to trade interest in 500 net acres from South Belridge field near Bakersfield, Calif., to Linn Energy LLC, Houston, in exchange for 17,800 net acres encompassing the Permian basin in Texas and Delaware basin in New Mexico.

Nelson-Farrar monthly cost indexes

Oct 6, 2014

Shell begins production from Cardamom in Gulf of Mexico

Oct 6, 2014

Royal Dutch Shell PLC has started production from its Cardamom development on Garden Banks Block 427, about 225 miles southwest of New Orleans in the Gulf of Mexico.

Eurasian pipelines threaten LNG growth

Oct 6, 2014

Early LNG suppliers to the East Asian market, such as Malaysia and Indonesia, may be able to retain their market positions based on existing long-term contracts, but newer projects in Australia, Papua New Guinea, Persian Gulf states, and Mozambique could find themselves at commercial disadvantage if overland Eurasian infrastructure expansion proceeds.

RJD revitalizes mature Kansas oilfield

Oct 6, 2014

The benefits of horizontal drilling are not limited to previously undeveloped fields or by lithography.

Tight oil prompts new plan for atmospheric distillation heater

Oct 6, 2014

Distillation unit atmospheric heaters serve a vital role in crude oil processing. Any issues directly related to reduced capacity of a heater, such as elevated tube-skin temperatures (TSTs) and coking rates, require immediate attention.

New SEG chief eyes mainstream role for full-waveform inversion

Oct 6, 2014

When asked about important geophysical trends, the new president of the Society of Exploration Geophysicists points to a seismic processing method called full-waveform inversion (FWI).

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.

OGJ Newsletter

Oct 6, 2014

International news for oil and gas professionals

Another UK response

Oct 6, 2014

The British government proved its responsiveness in the weeks before Scotland's Sept. 18 vote on independence.

Bahamas: Gravity data suggest existence of Triassic-Jurassic syn-rift

Oct 6, 2014

Recent analyses of gravity, magnetic, and seismic data in the southeastern region of the Bahamas provide clear evidence for the presence of a salt diapir at a depth of 5 km.

Permanent monitoring enhances life of field reservoir management

Oct 6, 2014

Although permanent reservoir monitoring (PRM) technology is in its infancy, certain components, such as life-of-field seismic (LoFS) systems, are becoming more commonplace.

BLM to offer 270 tracts in NPR-A lease sale

Oct 3, 2014

The US Bureau of Land Management will offer oil and gas leases within the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska (NPR-A) at a sale on Nov. 19 in Anchorage, BLM’s Alaska State Office said in an Oct. 3 Federal Register notice.

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