Crews were still working Tuesday on a plan to cap a Utica Shale well that XTO Energy Inc. and its contractors lost control of last Thursday in Ohio’s Belmont County.
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Developing oil and natural gas resources in the Gulf of Mexico hasn’t been hindered by rules enacted since the Macondo well blowout that clearly were needed, an offshore industry executive told Republican House members Tuesday in New Orleans.
BP plc is facing up to $13.7 billion in penalties for violations of the Clean Water Act (CWA) for the Macondo well blowout in 2010, but the maximum fine is billions less than some had predicted.
Magnum Hunter Resources Corp. on Saturday lost control of its Stalder 3UH, a key Utica Shale well for the company in Monroe County, OH, in a blowout threatening three other wells on the pad that’s likely to delay year-end production.
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has fined Carrizo Oil & Gas Inc. $192,044 for two separate incidents that occurred in the northeast part of the state last year.
The oil and gas industry and other businesses are pushing back on Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper’s attempt to promote a legislative compromise on the contentious issue of local control over drilling activity.
State and local officials said an explosion early Tuesday at Chevron Appalachia LLC’s Lanco 7H well in Greene County, PA, was one of the worst the state has seen in modern history and the largest accident yet at an unconventional well in the state.
The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) and the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) are responding to a loss of well control event that occurred at 8:30 a.m. CST Thursday at Vermilion Block 356 in the Gulf of Mexico (GOM), about 108 miles southwest of Lafayette, LA.
The first of 16 methane emissions studies focusing on unconventional natural gas production and organized by the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) has been published and says that industry efforts to control emissions at well sites are having a significant impact.