Transportation Notes

Gulfstream ended Thursday morning the Operations Advisory it had issued on Dec. 2 due to high linepack.

December 16, 2011

Transportation Notes

Although Ruby Pipeline operator El Paso Corp. had indicated Tuesday that a systemwide shutdown might be ended as early as Wednesday, the in-service date has been shifted to sometime between Saturday and next Wednesday. Ruby said a full assessment of the scope of necessary repairs has been completed, and the longest lead item is for replacement of the 42-inch block valve. The restoration of service depends on the time required to secure and install the replacement valve.

December 15, 2011

Transportation Notes

Southern canceled Monday the Type 6 OFO for long imbalances that it had implemented last Wednesday.

November 29, 2011

Driller: Old Rigs Can’t Hack the Shales

Contract driller Helmerich & Payne Inc. has been repositioning its rig fleet or the last 10 years, well in advance of the shale revolution that has swept the oil and gas patch. Back then it wasn’t known how well suited the firm’s FlexRigs would be to horizontal drilling in the shales. As it turns out, they work quite well, H&P CEO Hans Helmerich told financial analysts during a fiscal fourth quarter earnings conference call.

November 21, 2011

Gasco to Drill Two Uinta Wells This Fall

Gasco Energy Inc. said Thursday it plans to drill two conventional test wells for oil this fall in the Green River Formation, part of the company’s plans to de-risk thousands of acres it holds in the Uinta Basin in eastern Utah.

September 6, 2011

Transportation Notes

Florida Gas Transmission ended its latest Overage Alert Day Tuesday after it had been in effect Saturday through Monday.

August 31, 2011

Transportation Notes

Florida Gas Transmission ended Friday an Overage Alert Day (OAD) that had been in effect for the previous three days but warned that another OAD might become necessary soon.

August 29, 2011

Transportation Notes

Southern California Gas declared a high-linepack OFO for Sunday but ended it Monday.

August 23, 2011

Transportation Notes

Southern California Gas did not extend a two-day high-linepack OFO beyond Saturday.

July 19, 2011

Encana, PetroChina Walk Away from Cutbank Ridge JV

Encana Corp. CEO Randy Eresman said Tuesday talks have ended with a subsidiary of PetroChina International Ltd. over a proposed joint venture (JV) to tap natural gas in the Cutbank Ridge region of northeast British Columbia (BC) and northwest Alberta.

June 22, 2011