Extracting

Tennessee Drillers Go From Gas to Oil

Drilling in Eastern Tennessee’s dry gas Chattanooga Shale play has ceased due to low natural gas prices, so the focus has shifted to extracting oil from the state’s Fort Payne formation, which lies atop the Chattanooga. Miller Energy Resources, Inc. this week is shipping its first tanker truckload of oil produced from the Fort Payne’s only unconventional well, according to Gary Bible, vice president of geology for the Knoxville, TN-based firm.

February 1, 2013

Alberta’s Shale Natural Gas, Oil Potential Said Colossal

After more than a century of production from conventional pools, astronomical volumes still await new methods of extracting natural gas and oil from Alberta’s shale, according to provincial earth scientists.

November 12, 2012
Alberta’s Natural Gas, Oil Shale Potential Said to Be Colossal

Alberta’s Natural Gas, Oil Shale Potential Said to Be Colossal

After more than a century of production from conventional pools, astronomical volumes still await the new methods of extracting natural gas and oil from Alberta’s shale, according to provincial earth scientists.

November 9, 2012

Fracking Not to Blame, Says Study of Groundwater Contamination Reports

Extracting natural gas from shale formations using hydraulic fracturing (fracking) “has no direct connection” to groundwater contamination reports, based on a study of three big shale gas plays in the United States, the Energy Institute at the University of Texas at Austin (UT) said in a new report.

February 21, 2012

Don’t Blame Fracking for Groundwater Contamination, Says Study

Extracting natural gas from shale formations using hydraulic fracturing (fracking) “has no direct connection” to groundwater contamination reports, based on a study of three big shale gas plays in the United States, the Energy Institute at the University of Texas at Austin (UT) said in a new report.

February 20, 2012

Ohio State Research Center to Focus on Shale

In response to technical advances that have expanded Ohio’s hydrocarbon resource potential, The Ohio State University (OSU) has created the Subsurface Energy Resource Center (SERC) with a goal to conduct and facilitate relevant shale research.

September 27, 2011

Researchers Studying Gas Flow in Tight Formations

Researchers at Missouri University of Science and Technology are studying methods for extracting natural gas from tight sands and shale formations using a single-molecule imaging system.

May 2, 2011

Petrochemical Sector Shifting with the Shales

Success at extracting natural gas and natural gas liquids (NGL) from North American shales has turned the conversation about NGLs and the U.S. petrochemical industry around 180 degrees. The abundance of feedstock and fuel coming from shale plays has caught the attention of the petrochemical industry, but still more confidence is needed before the real investment can begin.

March 14, 2011

CERAWeek: Petchem Sector Shifting with the Shales

Success at extracting natural gas and natural gas liquids (NGL) from North American shales has turned the conversation about NGLs and the U.S. petrochemical industry around 180 degrees. The abundance of feedstock and fuel coming from shale plays has caught the attention of the petrochemical industry, but still more confidence is needed before the real investment can begin.

March 11, 2011

Interior to Revisit Oil Shale Leases, Settle Lawsuits

The Interior Department said Feb. 15 it will take another pass at the rules set by the last administration for extracting shale oil from two million acres of federal land in Utah, Colorado and Wyoming, with the possibility of cutting the acreage total and raising royalties.

February 21, 2011
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