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Lindbergh oil sands development approved

Jul 15, 2013

Pengrowth Energy Corp., Calgary, has received final regulatory approval for the first commercial phase of its Lindbergh thermal oil sands development near Bonnyville in east-central Alberta (OGJ Online, Aug. 6, 2012).

UK energy secretary promotes unconventional oil and gas

Jul 11, 2013

UK Energy Secretary Ed Davey told a parliamentary group that a public awareness campaign is needed to promote shale gas and dispel what he calls “myths” about hydraulic fracturing. He also said the government will promote unconventional oil and gas to the public.

Corbett asks commission to lift moratorium on gas drilling

Jul 11, 2013

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett has asked the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) to remove a 3-year moratorium on natural gas drilling from the Marcellus shale.

Jackpine oil sands mine expansion advances

Jul 10, 2013

Shell Canada Energy, operator of the Athabasca Oil Sands Project (AOSP) joint venture, has received conditional Alberta Energy Regulator approval for expansion of its Jackpine oil sands mine about 70 km north of Fort McMurray, Alta.

Santos GLNG, QCLNG projects ink deal for gas interconnect

Jul 8, 2013

Two of the coal seam gas-to-LNG schemes at Gladstone on Queensland’s central-west coast have inked a deal that will enable them to swap gas through two interconnection points if required.

Deadly train derailment in Quebec carried Bakken crude

Jul 8, 2013

A runaway train carrying crude oil from the Bakken formation derailed early July 6 in Lac Megantic, Que., resulting in fires and explosions that destroyed much of the town, leaving dozens dead or missing, Canadian authorities said.

Diluted bitumen poses no special pipeline leak risks, NAS panel finds

Jul 8, 2013

Oil sands crude does not pose an increased risk compared with other crude oils when transported via pipeline, said a committee of scientists reporting to the US Department of Transportation.

Pacific Energy Development drills two Niobrara wells

Jul 5, 2013

Pacific Energy Development Corp., Danville, Calif., has drilled two wells on its Niobrara holdings in northeastern Colorado.

Exco to buy Eagle Ford, Haynesville assets

Jul 5, 2013

Exco Resources Inc. agreed to acquire producing and undeveloped oil and gas assets in the Eagle Ford and Haynesville shale formations for a total of $1 billion from Chesapeake Energy Corp.

Ukraine nine-stage frac could set European mark

Jul 5, 2013

Schlumberger has rigged up to conduct a nine-stage hydraulic frac job for JKX Oil & Gas PLC in Ukraine at what the companies believe may be the largest onshore frac in Europe to date.

Fracs, horizontal well possible in Poland Baltic basin

Jul 3, 2013

A UK company will conduct hydraulic fracs on conventional and unconventional formations at a well in Poland’s Baltic basin under a farmout from San Leon Energy PLC, Dublin.

Ohio: Magnum Hunter spuds on Monroe County 18-well pad

Jul 2, 2013

Magnum Hunter Resources Corp., Houston, has spudded the first well on its Stalder pad in eastern Monroe County, Ohio.

Celtique Energie outlines unconventional drilling plans

Jul 1, 2013

Celtique Energie Ltd. of the UK has said it is planning to submit applications for permission to explore for unconventional oil in Weald basin near the village of Fernhurst in West Sussex.

Statoil operating Eagle Ford acreage

Jul 1, 2013

Statoil has become operator of half the acreage it holds under a 50-50 joint venture with Talisman Energy USA Inc. in the Eagle Ford play of Texas (OGJ Online, Jan. 12, 2011).

Crestwood acquires Niobrara gas gathering interest

Jun 24, 2013

Crestwood Midstream Partners LP subsidiary Crestwood Niobrara LLC has entered into an agreement to acquire a 50% interest in Jackalope Gas Gathering Services LLC from RKI Exploration & Production LLC.

Small pipeline leak makes big noise in Canadian politics

Jun 24, 2013

That a small amount of crude oil in the wrong place at the wrong time can have big political impact says more about politics than crude oil.

Energy exports highlight EIA conference, House subcommittee hearing

Jun 19, 2013

Congress may be ready to discuss US LNG exports as soon as this summer, but won’t likely consider domestic petroleum sales to foreign countries for some time, US Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alas.) predicted at the US Energy Information Administration’s 2013 Energy Conference.

Illinois governor signs hydraulic fracturing regulation

Jun 18, 2013

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has signed into law regulation for high-volume hydraulic fracturing, the governor’s office said in a news release.

Variables, uncertainties still shape world energy outlook

Jun 18, 2013

Technological breakthroughs may have increased the world’s potential oil and gas resources significantly, but variables and uncertainties will determine how quickly and to what extent they are developed, participants emphasized during the opening day of the US Energy Information Administration’s annual conference.

Natural Resource Partners to buy stake in Bakken, Three Forks

Jun 17, 2013

Natural Resource Partners LP, Houston, agreed to acquire an 11% working interest in producing assets in the Bakken and Three Forks formations in North Dakota and Montana from Abraxas Petroleum Corp. for $35.3 million, marking NRP’s entry into the Bakken formation.

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