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Kulluk Rig Refloated and Moved to Safe Harbor

Late Monday morning in Alaska, Royal Dutch Shell plc’s formerly grounded Kulluk drilling rig arrived safely at Kiliuda Bay. The rig had been refloated Sunday night and towed to its new location Monday morning.

January 8, 2013

Low Gas Prices, Safety Spur LDC Expansions, Upgrades

Whether it is safety enhancement work in California, pipeline extensions to service new electric generation plants in the Midwest or new distribution pipelines to serve formerly oil-heated homes in New England, low natural gas prices are being felt nationally in the operations of various local utility distribution companies (LDC).

January 7, 2013

Low Gas Prices, Safety Spur LDC Expansions, Upgrades

Whether it is safety enhancement work in California, pipeline extensions to service new electric generation plants in the Midwest or new distribution pipelines to serve formerly oil-heated homes in New England, low natural gas prices are being felt nationally in the operations of various local utility distribution companies (LDC).

January 7, 2013

Venoco: California’s Urban, Monterey Shale Player

Denver-based exploration and production (E&P) independent Venoco Inc. drew attention in a recent financial commentary citing the renewed oil/gas production in formerly depleted fields in and around Los Angeles as proof that E&P activity can coexist in heavily populated urban areas (see Daily GPI, July 8).

October 2, 2012

Access Midstream Earnings Boosted by Organic Growth

Access Midstream Partners LP, formerly Chesapeake Midstream Partners LP, reported that net income jumped more than 25% year/year in part because of increased business in the Marcellus and Barnett shales.

August 10, 2012

Northeast Supply Lines Redesigned, Marcellus-Style

As production from the booming Marcellus Shale has grown and the emerging Utica Shale has made its presence felt, the Northeast, formerly a gas “have-not,” is pushing its own production outward to markets as pipelines race to catch up.

February 21, 2012

What Happens in the Marcellus Doesn’t Stay in the Marcellus

As production from the booming Marcellus Shale has grown and the emerging Utica Shale has made its presence felt, the Northeast, formerly a gas “have-not,” is pushing its own production outward to markets as pipelines race to catch up.

February 21, 2012

Much of Gas Patch Getting a Marcellus Makeover

As production from the booming Marcellus Shale has grown and the emerging Utica Shale has made its presence felt, the Northeast, formerly a gas “have-not,” is pushing its own production outward to markets as pipelines race to catch up.

February 20, 2012

People

Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead named a new Wyoming State Geologist, Tom Drean, formerly ConocoPhillips’ president for Iraq. Drean will serve on the Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission and the Wyoming Board of Professional Geologists. The state geologist leads the Wyoming State Geological Survey. Drean worked for ConocoPhillips for more than 26 years, serving in various areas of the world. He replaces Wallace Ulrich.

December 19, 2011

People

Houston-based Apache Corp. has named John Bedingfield as vice president of worldwide exploration and new ventures. Bedingfield formerly was Apache’s Australia region vice president and managing director. Prior to joining Apache in 1998 Bedingfield worked as a geophysicist at Exxon Co. USA, Esso Production Malaysia, Petronas and Exxon Exploration Co. Apache named John Christmann, who is vice president of business development, as vice president of the new Permian region office to be based in Midland, TX. Christmann joined Apache in 1997 and was production manager of the Gulf Coast region until 2003. Tom Maher, now exploration manager for Apache Egypt Cos., which is based in Cairo, will take over as Australia region vice president and managing director. Maher joined Apache in 1986 and transferred to Cairo in 2002.

January 6, 2010
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