As a first in a series of steps required under state Senate Bill 181, Colorado regulators on Thursday adopted protective flowline rules for mapping and abandoning flowlines linked to more than 16,000 oil and gas wells.
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USGS said the “California Seafloor Mapping Program” has peeled back “a veil of water just offshore of California,” revealing the ocean’s floor in significantly new detail. “New imagery, specialized undersea maps, and a wealth of data from along the California coast are now available,” a USGS spokesperson said.
Permian Basin-focused Energen Resources Corp., said Wednesday its first well to test the upper Wolfcamp Shale in the Midland Basin and three upper Wolfcamp wells in the Delaware Basin have shown “excellent results.”
The FracTracker Alliance and Mountain Watershed Association (MWA) are offering free training sessions across southeastern Pennsylvania for citizens who want to utilize the mapping capability of fractracker.org, a web-based tool for tracking and visualizing data related to shale gas extraction operations. The sessions “will show people how to find where drilling operations are located and learn more about them, according to MWA, which said the tool is already being used by citizen water monitoring volunteers and community advocates. Sessions are scheduled in Washington County Feb. 26, Butler County March 26, and Westmoreland County April 30, with more sessions planned through October. Information and registration is available by contacting Melissa Troutman (email@example.com, (724) 455-4200 ext 6). The training sessions are sponsored by the Heinz Endowments (see Shale Daily, Sept. 2, 2011).
After three years of 3-D seismic mapping, Mexico’s Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex) engineers claim to have discovered several oil and natural gas deposits in the deep waters of the Gulf of Mexico that could double the country’s total reserves and boost output to rival other world-class producers.
The Interstate Natural Gas Association of America (INGAA) on Friday took issue with a number of recent decisions that it said indicate FERC is intent on establishing generic creditworthiness standards for natural gas pipelines.