Discovering

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

‘Marinating’ Utica Wells Improving Output, Economics

Utica Shale operators are discovering that with some patience and seasoning, estimated ultimate recoveries (EUR) for liquids reserves appear to move higher.

February 4, 2013
‘Marinating’ Utica Wells Improving Output, Economics

‘Marinating’ Utica Wells Improving Output, Economics

Utica Shale operators are discovering that with some patience and seasoning, estimated ultimate recoveries (EUR) for liquids reserves appear to move higher.

February 1, 2013

Transportation Notes

NGPL declared a force majeure after discovering a line leak on the Fletcher Lateral near Compressor Station 156 in Caddo County, OK. The impacted pipe section has been taken out of service and until further notice the Kerr-McGee-Patterson #1-8 receipt point is unavailable for transport services, NGPL said.

October 12, 2011

Pennsylvania DEP Blames Local Driller for Well Contamination

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has ordered a local gas driller to stop operations after discovering natural gas and other contaminants in nearby private water supplies.

April 5, 2011

Pennsylvania Blames Catalyst for Well Contamination

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has ordered a local gas driller to stop operations after discovering natural gas and other contaminants in nearby private water supplies.

April 5, 2011

Canada’s Gas Industry Discovering Efficiency

Canadian natural gas producers and processors are discovering a way to increase supplies and profits without expensive drilling through increased efficiency.

May 31, 2010

Canada’s Gas Industry Discovering Efficiency

Canadian natural gas producers and processors are discovering a way to increase supplies and profits without expensive drilling through increased efficiency.

May 28, 2010

Transportation Notes

Nautilus Pipeline shut in its system at Ship Shoal 207 and declared force majeure Sunday after discovering a leak. The pipeline said its initial investigation indicated that an anchor dragged across the system caused the damage. As of Sunday Nautilus nominations needed to be redirected to other available markets until further notice, a bulletin board posting said.

February 3, 2009

Neptune’s Pontoon Repair Pushes Start-Up to Late 2Q2008

After discovering “structural anomalies” in late March at its oil and natural gas Neptune tension leg platform (TLP) in the Gulf of Mexico, BHP Billiton said it is performing remediation work to reinforce certain structural components in the hull’s pontoons.

May 12, 2008
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