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Can anyone name top agency in count of restrictive regs?

The leader in a new measure of regulatory activism is-can anyone guess? While suspense builds, a description of the tracking mechanism is in order.

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OGJ100 group posts lower 2013 earnings

Oil & Gas Journal's survey of the 100 leading oil and gas producing firms based outside the US reveals that 2013 net income and revenues fell modestly from 2012 results in most regions except Canada.

Static, dynamic data integration improves reservoir modeling, characterization

This article introduces a methodology for reservoir characterization, geological modelling, and well-performance prediction. The methodology integrates petrophysical and pressure-transient data to build a detailed geological reservoir model (RM) with anisotropy.

Utah's crude transportation options include Uinta Express project

Utah's crude oil transportation options-which include Tesoro Refining & Marketing Co. LLC's proposed Uinta Express Pipeline-typify the broader US challenge in several ways.

WEA launches new greater sage grouse public information campaign

Listing the greater sage grouse as an endangered species under the federal Endangered Species Act would discourage effective local and state conservation efforts while stifling economic growth and job creation, the Western Energy Alliance said in a new public education campaign.

OGUK: Optimism still waning in UK's offshore oil, gas industry

Optimism in the UK's offshore oil and gas industry continues to wane, according the second-quarter Oil & Gas UK (OGUK) Business Sentiment Index (BSI), released Aug. 6.

EPA finalizes GHG permits for Texas olefins complex

The US Environmental Protection Agency has issued a final permit to Formosa Plastics Corp. (FPC) to proceed with the third major expansion of its petrochemical complex in Point Comfort, Tex. (OGJ Online, June 3, 2013).

AMP acquires additional midstream assets in Eagle Ford

American Midstream Partners LP (AMP) has opted to use, and has received approval of, its right-of-first-offer to acquire the Gonzales County, Tex., full-well-stream gathering system from an affiliate of ArcLight Capital Partners LLC for total consideration not to exceed $110 million.

China looks ahead to a robust natural gas endowment

Natural gas plays an important role in China's economic development and energy structure. Proved reserves exceed 600 billion cu m/year (bcm/year), and production has topped 100 bcm/year, ranking China's output the 7th highest in the world.

Vietnam's Dung Quat refinery wraps maintenance

State-owned Petrovietnam has completed the second planned maintenance turnaround since 2011 at its 140,000-b/d Dung Quat refinery in Quang Ngai Province, Vietnam (OGJ Online, May 20, 2014).

EIA: Brent crude oil price stability continues

Spot prices of Brent crude oil averaged $107/bbl in July, marking the 13th consecutive month in which the average price has ranged $107-112/bbl.

Earnings, revenues down for OGJ150 in 2013; liquids output, reserves up

The combined earnings of the OGJ150 group declined 3.03% during 2013 to $88.1 billion. The group's revenues for the year were also down 7.32% from a year earlier to $944.9 billion.

Shell submits revisions to its 2015 Chukchi Sea exploration plan

Shell Offshore Inc. submitted revisions to its previously approved Chukchi Sea exploration plan on Aug. 28, a spokesman for the company confirmed. The step was necessary to preserve the option to drill its Chukchi Sea leases in 2015, but should not be seen as a final decision to drill next summer, he told OGJ in an Aug. 29 e-mail.

BLM announces California oil, gas strategy as CCST issues report

The US Bureau of Land Management’s California state office announced a comprehensive strategy for its oil and gas program in the state after receiving an independent review of well stimulation technologies it asked the California Council on Science and Technology (CCST) to conduct in September 2013.

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