Drilling technology expert National Oilwell Varco Inc. (NOV) reported light bookings for equipment in the third quarter, but there are signs that North American activity is going to improve at a modest pace, CEO Clay Williams said Tuesday. Williams and the management team for the Houston-based oilfield services giant discussed third quarter results and offered…
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Thirteen days after Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett signed a controversial drilling bill into law, the debate over how it will affect Marcellus Shale development took a new turn when EQT Corp. filed a lawsuit against 69 landowners and a golf course in Allegheny County, PA.
Colorado drillers may face more scrutiny about emissions from their oil and natural operations under regulations being pondered by the state’s Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE).
A bill that would increase regulations on natural gas and oil drillers in Illinois is awaiting Gov. Pat Quinn’s signature after state lawmakers passed the bipartisan legislation.
The Buckeye Water District (BWD), a utility based in Columbiana County, OH, agreed to supply water for at least three years to a subsidiary of Rex Energy Corp. for oil and natural gas drilling in neighboring Carroll County, OH, the most prolific in the Utica Shale.
As drillers compete for access to water for their operations, researchers are looking for new ways to reuse and recycle wastewater for the good of the environment, as well as looking ahead to the possibility of more restrictions at the state or federal level that may be imposed on underground injection wells, according to Accenture.
The Utica Shale may be “the best treasure of American energy,” Chesapeake Energy Corp. CEO Aubrey McClendon said Thursday.
Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. (CP) said Wednesday it was teaming up with Pennsylvania-based Smart Sand to supply Northern White sand to drillers in key North American unconventional plays beginning with the Bakken Shale, where the first of several transload facilities is planned.