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Continental to buy Wheatland, Bakken interests

Mar 28, 2012

Continental Resources Inc., Oklahoma City, will buy the assets of Wheatland Oil Inc., Enid, Okla., which consist of 5% of the interest acquired by Continental Resources in all leases and wells in a defined part of the Bakken play pursuant to a participation agreement effective Jan. 1, 2012.

News, by the rules

Mar 19, 2012

A person in an OGJ editor's line of work tends to read a lot of press releases. And by "tends to," of course, I mean "is paid to," and by "read," of course, I mean "closely mine for vital nuggets of oil and gas industry-related news gold," and by "a lot," of course, I mean, well, "a lot."

Speakers address US shale gas, LNG exports, transparency

Mar 19, 2012

In plenary sessions Mar. 7 at IHS CERA Week in Houston, speakers echoed the message that the shale gas revolution in the US is beneficial to the economy by bringing jobs, security of supply, and low prices for heating and electric power generation.

IADC/SPE: Halliburton focuses on keeping talent pipeline full

Mar 8, 2012

The oil and gas industry, faced with an aging workforce, is looking to implement the right processes to ensure trained people are available to implement needed tasks while also managing corporate growth, panelists told participants Mar. 7 at the IADC/SPE Conference & Exhibition.

COS names Williams as executive director

Mar 7, 2012

The Center for Offshore Safety, an industry organization formed to enhance Gulf of Mexico deepwater safety and environmental performance, announced Mar. 7 that its executive director is Charlie Williams, who is retiring from Shell Energy Resources.

Canadian oil sands producers form environmental alliance

Mar 2, 2012

Producers active in the oil sands of Canada will collaborate to improve environmental performance under a new group to be led by a former official of the federal government.

Statoil names executive vice-president

Mar 1, 2012

Statoil SA has appointed Lars Christian Bacher as executive vice-president, development and production international, effective Sept. 1.

Franke named CEO of HRT Oil & Gas

Feb 29, 2012

HRT Participacoes em Petroleo SA, Rio de Janeiro, has appointed Milton Romeu Franke as chief executive officer of its subsidiary HRT O&G Exploracao e Producao Ltda.

IADC names Colville president; Hunt to retire

Feb 23, 2012

The International Association of Drilling Contractors announces the appointment of Stephen A. Colville to the position of president. This follows the retirement of Lee Hunt, who has held that office for the past 22 years.

Anadarko taps Walker for CEO role; Hackett named executive chairman

Feb 21, 2012

Anadarko Petroleum Corp. reported that its board promoted Al Walker to the position of chief executive officer. Walker currently serves as the Houston independent’s president and chief operating officer.

Panelists see informed regulations as key to unconventional production

Feb 20, 2012

Development of the necessary data to reach informed regulatory decisions is the next critical unconventional production issue to be addressed, panelists said in a Feb. 14 forum co-sponsored by General Electric Co. and the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

Watching Government: The efficiency variable

Feb 20, 2012

Soon after a spate of stories about annual energy forecasts appeared, a reader e-mailed OGJ with a simple question: With all this optimism about production growth from shales and deep water, when will the world run out of oil?

Watching Government: NARUC fracing session insights

Feb 13, 2012

There were few surprises when the National Association of Regulatory Commissioners' energy and environmental resources and natural gas committees held a joint meeting on hydraulic fracturing at NARUC's 2012 winter meeting in Washington on Feb. 7.

COMMENT: The importance of dependencies in multireservoir prospect evaluation

Feb 6, 2012

In the opening paragraphs of the above article on dependencies between two reservoirs, the authors state that: "In particular, varying the allowed probability for the dependent reservoir is shown to not influence either the expected project value or the standard deviation around the expected value.

Richardson named Petrobank vice-president

Feb 1, 2012

Rob Richardson has joined Petrobank Energy & Resources Ltd., Calgary, as vice-president, exploitation.

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