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Carolyn Davis

Carolyn Davis joined the editorial staff of Intelligence Press Inc. in Houston in May, 2000. Prior to that, she covered regulatory issues for environmental and occupational safety and health publications. She also has worked as a reporter for several daily newspapers in Texas, including the Waco Tribune-Herald, the Temple Daily Telegram and the Killeen Daily Herald. She attended Texas A&M University and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism from the University of Houston.

The Frackers: Pioneers of the Shale Energy Revolution

George P. Mitchell and crew long have been credited with finding the trigger to unlock unconventional natural gas, but it was in fact a colorful cast of visionaries, oddballs and take-no-prisoner pitchmen who helped launch the United States on the road to energy independence, as told in the insightful, and at times suspenseful, new book by bestselling author Gregory Zuckerman, The Frackers: The Outrageous Inside Story of the New Billionaire Wildcatters.

November 7, 2013

Chesapeake Subpoenaed over 2010 Michigan Lease Sale

Chesapeake Energy Corp. disclosed in a filing late Wednesday that it has received subpoenas and demands for various documents in connection with an investigation launched last year regarding a Michigan leasehold sale.

November 7, 2013

Colorado Rains on Anadarko, But Wattenberg Still Doubles Output

Anadarko Petroleum Corp.’s infrastructure buildout in Colorado’s Wattenberg field was slowed by recent flooding, and about 250 wells remain shut-in, but the field’s output in the third quarter still more than doubled from a year ago, with U.S. onshore volumes breaking records.

November 6, 2013
Ultra Turns on Mojo, Reduces Pinedale Well Costs 14%

Ultra Turns on Mojo, Reduces Pinedale Well Costs 14%

Ultra Petroleum Corp., whose fortunes long have been linked to onshore natural gas, still is struggling a bit to recover from the “train wreck” that was 2012, and in the third quarter it got its mojo on track, with drilling efficiencies improving enough to allow the operator to reduce 2013 capital spending by $30 million, while still maintaining production forecasts.

November 6, 2013

Chesapeake No Longer ‘Land-Driven,’ Says CEO

Chesapeake Energy Corp. still has a way to go before it reaches optimal flying altitude, but CEO Doug Lawler has set the management team on a course designed to strip the portfolio to those that perform the best, which means more assets likely will be sold into 2014.

November 6, 2013

The Frackers Tells of Risky, Ambitious Ride to Energy Independence

George P. Mitchell and crew long have been credited with finding the trigger to unlock unconventional natural gas, but it was in fact a colorful cast of visionaries, oddballs and take-no-prisoner pitchmen who helped launch the United States on the road to energy independence, as told in the insightful, and at times suspenseful, new book by bestselling author Gregory Zuckerman, The Frackers: The Outrageous Inside Story of the New Billionaire Wildcatters.

November 5, 2013
Encana to Sell, Spin Off Properties, Slash Jobs

Encana to Sell, Spin Off Properties, Slash Jobs

Encana Corp. on Tuesday announced a bold strategy to move back into the winning column by focusing on only five North American onshore plays — down from 30 — requiring leasehold sales, a spinoff and a 20% reduction in jobs. The goal is to balance liquids and natural gas by 2017 from a limited number of assets, said CEO Doug Suttles.

November 5, 2013

Encana’s Top Five Money Makers Getting Bulk of Budget

Encana Corp., in stress mode since natural gas prices collapsed in 2009, will spend 75% of 2014 capital on only five North American onshore plays, all oily and liquids-rich, a strategy that within four years is designed to create a more evenly balanced operator.

November 5, 2013

‘Threat’ to World Energy Without LNG Exports, Says Chevron Exec

The global markets need more natural gas than ever before, which requires more liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports from well supplied countries like Canada and the United States, Chevron Corp.’s gas and midstream chief said Friday.

November 4, 2013

Oil Majors ‘More Patient Investors’ in Appalachia

The frenetic activity on the midstream and the production side in the Appalachian Basin isn’t slowing down anytime soon, but one group appears willing, and able, to invest time and money for a payoff a few years down the road, according to Williams CEO Alan Armstrong.

November 4, 2013