Articles by Richard Nemec

Oilfield CNG, LNG Drilling Interest Gauged in Bakken

A group of small natural gas-related firms seeking to displace diesel use in North Dakota's Bakken Shale oilfield operations and transportation have launched an effort to gauge the interest of operators in switching to compressed (CNG) or liquefied natural gas (LNG) applications. Read More

Apache to Expand LNG in Drilling Operations

Under a new deal announced Monday by Houston-based Prometheus Energy Group Inc., Apache Corp. will expand its use of liquefied natural gas (LNG) in drilling and hydraulic fracturing (fracking) operations. The agreement is an expansion of an existing contract between the two Houston-based energy companies. Read More

Monterey Shale's Potential Questioned in Study

A recent study sponsored by two anti-hydraulic fracturing (fracking) organizations calls into question the bullish estimates for California's Monterey Shale. "Drilling California: A Reality Check on the Monterey Shale" is an analysis of previously released bullish production estimates of 15.4 billion bbl (see Shale Daily, Sept. 13, 2011). Read More