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USGS studies seismic, water risks possibly linked with operations

Jun 11, 2015

The US Geological Survey has released two separate reports this year in its ongoing studies on possible consequences of unconventional oil and gas activities.

BLM's final fracturing rule outlines more public land regs

Jun 11, 2015

Three years after its initial proposal, the Department of Interior's Bureau of Land Management (BLM) finalized new regulations applicable to hydraulic fracturing activities on federal and tribal lands.

Four states sue federal government about fracturing regs

Jun 11, 2015

Wyoming filed a federal lawsuit questioning the US Bureau of Land Management's new rules for hydraulic fracturing for onshore drilling on tribal and federal public lands. The states of North Dakota, Colorado, and Utah also joined or planned to join that litigation.

Trade groups question DOI's final updated rule for hydraulic fracturing on public, tribal lands

Jun 11, 2015

Attorneys representing the Independent Petroleum Association of America and Western Energy Alliance (WEA) have filed a lawsuit in US District Court in Wyoming seeking to set aside new hydraulic fracturing regulations from the Department of the Interior.

Breitling Energy seeks to tap multiple levels of stacked shale in Permian

Jun 11, 2015

Breitling Energy Corp. of Dallas earlier this year announced completion plans for two Permian basin wells that sought to tap multiple levels of stacked shale.

Private equity remains available for unconventional upstream companies

Jun 11, 2015

Plentiful private equity capital is available for oil and gas companies to invest on US unconventional plays, various PE capital providers have confirmed.

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

Jun 11, 2015

Eagleville field in the South Texas Eagle Ford shale is the largest US oil field, the Energy Information Administration said in a recent supplement to an earlier report, "US Crude Oil and Natural Gas Proved Reserves, 2013."

Alpha Petroleum updates Cheviot oil field development

Jun 9, 2015

Alpha Petroleum Resources Ltd., London, updated its development plans for Cheviot oil field in the UK North Sea.

Statoil makes another gas discovery west of Aasta Hansteen

Jun 9, 2015

Statoil ASA made a gas discovery in the Gymir prospect 20 km west of Aasta Hansteen field in the northern Norwegian Sea.

Dana Gas begins drilling onshore Nile Delta’s Balsam-2 well

Jun 8, 2015

Dana Gas has started drilling the Balsam-2 development well on the Balsam lease onshore the Nile delta.

OGJ Newsletter

Jun 8, 2015

International news for oil and gas professionals

Senate bills would give more coastal states offshore revenue shares

Jun 8, 2015

US senators introduced a trio of bills on May 11 to establish or increase shares of federal revenue with states that have federal oil and gas leases off their coasts.

WEA survey finds strong support for energy development

Jun 8, 2015

US voters strongly support developing resources on public lands, giving states more control over regulating such activities, and lifting the ban on exporting crude oil produced in the US, concluded a survey commissioned by the Western Energy Alliance.

Repsol completes tests of two Alaska North Slope wells

Jun 5, 2015

Repsol SA says it has completed testing two wells during its winter exploration campaign in Alaska’s North Slope with better-than-expected yields of good quality crude that, along with positive results from previous campaigns, confirm the development potential of the area.

Lundin makes oil discovery northwest of Snorre

Jun 4, 2015

Lundin Norway AS made an oil discovery 40 km northwest of Snorre field, the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate reported.

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