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‘Miscommunication’ Halts Ohio Forest Lease Sale

Federal and state officials concede there was a “miscommunication” between them over plans by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to put more than 4,000 acres of a state forest in Ohio up for oil and gas leasing, and the sale has been put on hold.

August 1, 2013

Five Workers Hurt in North Dakota Oilfield Flash Fire

There apparently is no environmental or public health fallout from an oilfield flash fire in the Bakken south of Williston, ND, that injured five workers, one of whom was airlifted to a nearby hospital in McKenzie County with burns, according to Trustland Oilfield Services and the North Dakota Department of Emergency Services.

July 19, 2013

DOE Lets Out A Little More of the Shale Gale

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) apparently has come to the conclusion that U.S. shale gas is too good a thing to not share with the rest of the world in larger quantities.

May 20, 2013

SandRidge’s Next Hurdle: Shareholder Lawsuits

SandRidge Energy Inc. was able to come to terms with a hedge fund that sought to revamp the company’s leadership, but some shareholders apparently think the changes don’t go far enough.

April 1, 2013

Faulty Bolts Affect Less than Third of GOM Rigs

Less than one-third of the drilling rigs now operating in the Gulf of Mexico (GOM) apparently have been impacted by a possible defect in bolts that are connected to well blowout preventers (BOP), according to the Bureau of Safety, Environment and Enforcement (BSEE).

February 11, 2013

‘Less than a Third’ of GOM Rigs Affected by Safety Order

Less than one-third of the drilling rigs now operating in the Gulf of Mexico (GOM) apparently have been impacted by a possible defect in bolts that are connected to well blowout preventers (BOP), according to the Bureau of Safety, Environment and Enforcement (BSEE).

February 11, 2013

Some GOM Offshore Drillers Directed to Suspend Operations

Federal regulators have ordered some offshore operators to suspend Gulf of Mexico (GOM) drilling operations after discovering some apparently faulty bolts were used on equipment to prevent well blowouts.

February 7, 2013
U.S. Shale Oil Surge Has Operators Looking to Export

U.S. Shale Oil Surge Has Operators Looking to Export

Surging shale oil reserves in the United States led BP plc to apparently secure permission, and Royal Dutch Shell plc to apply, for export licenses to ship U.S. crude oil supplies to Canada and possibly elsewhere.

October 15, 2012

Industry Briefs

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has given Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line (Transco) the go-ahead to place into service the remaining facilities that are part of the first phase of its 225,000 Dth/d expansion of its system to serve growing natural gas markets in the Southeast. The Phase I project, which would add 95,000 Dth/d, is scheduled to begin service this month. Construction of Phase II, which would add 130,000 Dth/d, is expected to go into service in June 2013. Transco has estimated the capital cost of the project at $217 million. The Mid-South Expansion Project consists of five loops totaling 23 miles of new pipeline. The facilities in the first phase that were approved for service include three loops in Randolph County, AL; and Gaston County and Davidson County, NC, as well as modifications to existing compressor stations in Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina [CP11-18]. Transco said it has entered into binding precedent agreements for 100% of the incremental firm transportation service to be provided by the project (see NGI, May 31, 2010).

September 3, 2012

Anadarko Said Looking for Atlantic Rim Buyer

Anadarko Petroleum Corp. apparently is soliciting bids for all of its operated coalbed methane (CBM) assets in the Atlantic Rim project in Wyoming, according to Warren Resources Inc., which says it has a partnership interest and preferential rights on Anadarko’s share.

August 9, 2012
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