Anadarko, Samson Slapped for Flaring Violations in Wyoming

The Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (OGCC) has assessed $1,000 fines against two producers, units of Anadarko Petroleum Corp. and Samson Resources Co., for flaring prohibited amounts of associated natural gas at the wellhead beyond an agreed-to deadline.

August 15, 2013

Colorado County Rejects Permit for NGL Pipeline

Elected officials in Adams County, northeast of Denver, CO, have rejected a land use permit request for the proposed 435-mile, natural gas liquids (NGL) Front Range Pipeline, which is targeted to traverse the county on its way to an interconnection in the Texas panhandle.

August 5, 2013

Permian, Anadarko Drive Apache to Profit, Production Gains

Apache Corp., which has been streamlining its North American operations to concentrate on building output from the Permian and Anadarko basins, reported a huge jump in production, and profits, during the second quarter.

August 5, 2013
Shale Gas Growth Cited in Wyoming CBM Plant Closing

Shale Gas Growth Cited in Wyoming CBM Plant Closing

Eastern shale gas production growth has trumped Wyoming Powder River Basin (PRB) coalbed methane (CBM) as Calgary-based global energy processor Enerflex Ltd. said Thursday it is closing its Casper natural gas compression and processing plant, affecting 89 workers.

June 17, 2013
Wyoming Eyes Baseline Water Tests for Drillers

Wyoming Eyes Baseline Water Tests for Drillers

Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead is considering a pre-drilling water testing requirement for oil and natural gas operators in the state.

February 7, 2013

Templar Energy Makes First Move in Anadarko Basin

Templar Energy LLC, a newly formed exploration and production company, has completed its first acquisition in the Anadarko Basin, an asset package that includes about 7,000 net acres in Oklahoma’s Ellis and Roger Mills counties in Oklahoma, according the company’s financial backer, First Reserve Corp.

January 16, 2013

Devon Takes Sumitomo as Partner in Permian Basin Shales

Japan’s Sumitomo Corp. agreed Wednesday to pay Devon Corp. $1.4 billion for a 30% stake in 650,000 net acres in the Permian Basin’s Cline and Midland-Wolfcamp shales.

August 2, 2012

State Helps Wyoming Town Where EPA Tested Water

Pavillion, WY — where the federal government’s testing of water led to early concerns about the use of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) in nearby natural gas wells — has begun a state-sponsored mitigation program installing cisterns for residents who have been, or potentially could be, impacted by contaminated water. To date, there is no conclusive evidence one way or the other.

July 11, 2012

NiSource, Hilcorp Partner in Utica Midstream, Upstream Ventures

NiSource Inc. has clinched two joint ventures (JV) in the Utica Shale with Hilcorp Energy Co. to construct midstream facilities and to develop a “significant acreage block” in the Utica/Point Pleasant formation in northeast Ohio and western Pennsylvania.

July 10, 2012

Gasco’s Updated Uinta Basin Plans Get BLM Nod

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has approved Gasco Energy Inc.’s proposal to develop nearly 1,300 natural gas wells over 15 years in Utah’s Uinta Basin, the agency said Monday.

June 20, 2012