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Utica, Marcellus prompt more Gulf Coast NGL capacity

Dec 20, 2013

Production in the Utica and Marcellus shales is prompting more NGL handling and fractionation capacity on the Texas Gulf Coast.

Chesapeake Appalachia settles federal water pollution charges

Dec 19, 2013

A Chesapeake Energy Corp. subsidiary agreed to spend $6.5 million to restore 27 sites damaged by unauthorized discharges of fill material into streams and wetlands at its West Virginia natural gas production sites to settle charges that it violated the Clean Water Act, the US Department of Justice and Environmental Protection Agency jointly announced on Dec. 19.

KMEP to build Utica-Windsor NGL pipeline

Dec 18, 2013

Kinder Morgan Energy Partners LP subsidiary Kinder Morgan Cochin LLC signed a letter of intent with Nova Chemicals Corp. to develop a 210-mile, 10-in. OD NGL pipeline from multiple Utica shale fractionation sites in Harrison County, Ohio, to KMEP’s Cochin Pipeline near Riga, Mich. Cochin would then ship NGL eastward to Windsor, Ont.

Shell completes Phase 2 of Ho-Ho crude pipeline reversal

Dec 18, 2013

Shell has completed Phase 2 of its project to reverse the flow direction of the Houma-to-Houston (Ho-Ho) Pipeline, with crude production from inland oil plays such as the Eagle Ford, Bakken, and other shales now able to flow from Texas to Louisiana on the line.

KMEP reports successful TGP open season

Dec 17, 2013

Kinder Morgan Energy Partners LP subsidiary Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. LLC (TGP) has completed a successful open season for 500,000 dth/day of incremental, north-to-south natural gas transportation capacity on the TGP system.

Rosneft, ExxonMobil form JV for tight oil pilot in Western Siberia

Dec 17, 2013

OAO Rosneft and ExxonMobil Corp. have formed a joint venture for a pilot project for development of tight oil reserves in Western Siberia.

Progress completes acquisition of Montney acreage

Dec 17, 2013

Progress Energy Canada Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Malaysian national oil and gas company Petronas, has acquired acreage in northeast British Columbia’s Montney basin from Talisman Energy Inc. for $1.5 billion (Can.).

Penn Virginia to sell Eagle Ford midstream assets

Dec 16, 2013

Penn Virginia Corp. has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its Eagle Ford shale natural gas midstream assets to a newly formed affiliate of ArcLight Capital Partners LLC for $100 million. The sale is expected to close in first-quarter 2014.

Baker Hughes: US drilling rig count rises to 1,782

Dec 13, 2013

The US drilling rig count gained 7 units to reach 1,782 rigs working in the week ended Dec. 13, Baker Hughes Inc. reported.

Haynesville continues decline as operators seek out wet gas plays

Dec 13, 2013

In October, Louisiana's Haynesville shale produced approximately 6 bcfd.

Eagle Ford Briefs

Dec 13, 2013

Eagle Ford tops US oil producers at 1 million b/d

Dec 13, 2013

The Eagle Ford produced 1 million b/d in August and that number is expected to rise to 1.09 million b/d of oil through November, according to a recent report from the US Energy Information Agency (EIA).

MARCELLUS Briefs

Dec 13, 2013

New York, New Jersey see more Marcellus supply

Dec 13, 2013

The US Energy Information Administration (EIA) October Drilling Productivity Report showed a projected productivity increase of 160 Mcfd per rig in the Marcellus shale in November versus October.

UTICA Briefs

Dec 13, 2013

Ohio's Utica shale expected to grow through 2015

Dec 13, 2013

Operators drilled 215 shale wells in Ohio in 2012, of which 87 wells are now producing oil and gas, according to data from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (DNR).

BAKKEN Briefs

Dec 13, 2013

Efficiency Gains Improve Bakken Production

Dec 13, 2013

Although the number of rigs at work in the Williston basin peaked more than a year ago, production in the Bakken-Three Forks tight oil play continues to grow as operators like Continental Resources find new ways of reducing the amount of time it takes to drill a well and improve completion techniques to enhance recovery.

Bakken operators test Tyler formation in North Dakota

Dec 13, 2013

In southwest North Dakota, vertical wells in the Tyler formation are typically described as "hit or miss."

Niobrara Briefs

Dec 13, 2013
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