Recovery

EOR Could Grow with Renewed Carbon Capture Push

Oil prices above $75/bbl and increased need for carbon capture programs are quietly converging as a possible long-term boost for the increased use of enhanced oil recovery (EOR), according to industry sources working to drive commercial-scale projects with the help of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and selected state initiatives.

July 24, 2012

Report: Shale Gas ‘Magic Bullet’ For U.S. Petrochemicals

Shale gas is the “magic bullet” the U.S. petrochemical industry needs to make a full recovery from a decade of economic stagnation, according to Houston-based Chemical Market Resources Inc. (CMR), which advises the chemical, petrochemical and plastics industries.

July 23, 2012

Shale Gas Called ‘Magic Bullet’ For U.S. Petrochemical Industry

Shale gas is the “magic bullet” the U.S. petrochemical industry needs to make a full recovery from a decade of economic stagnation, according to researchers from Chemical Market Resources Inc. (CMR), a Houston firm that advises the chemical, petrochemical and plastics industries.

July 19, 2012

Capacity Increases Planned for Wet-Gas Marcellus

A Pennsylvania joint venture is set to start work on two midstream assets that could ease a bottleneck in one of the fastest growing counties in the Marcellus Shale.

December 30, 2011

Bakken Drilling Not Slowing, S&P Analyst Says

Countering recent reports that drilling activity in the Bakken Shale play in North Dakota was being cut back, an analyst with Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services (S&P) told NGI’s Shale Daily Monday that drilling and production was still “full steam ahead,” although margins may compress some next year.

November 22, 2011

Shale a ‘Grand Slam’ for Demand Growth, Say Experts

Barring an intervention by policymakers to restrict hydraulic fracturing, and as long as there is a worldwide economic recovery, steady growth will continue within the natural gas industry through 2030 because of growing worldwide demand, energy experts said last week.

November 9, 2011

Encana Touts Haynesville’s Potential for LNG Exports, Growing Gas Demand in South

In all the hoopla surrounding the Marcellus Shale’s natural gas resources and its access to East Coast markets, it may be easy to forget that the Haynesville Shale was once the toast of the gas world. To Encana Corp., it still is.

November 8, 2011

National Oilwell Varco Says Equipment Backlog Jumps

National Oilwell Varco Inc.’s (NOV) backlog for capital equipment orders jumped by one-third from the end of March to the end of June, the oilfield services operator said Tuesday.

October 26, 2011

Low Gas Prices Spur Puget Utility to Launch RFP

Even in what continues to be a weak economic recovery, Bellevue, WA-based Puget Sound Energy (PSE) said Monday it is moving ahead with an all-source request for proposals (RFP) for new long-term power supplies to come online over the 2012 to 2015 period. Natural gas-fired generation is very much in the mix of bids PSE is seeking, the utility told state regulators in seeking approval for the RFP.

August 2, 2011

Baker Hughes, Nabors See Stronger U.S. Market

Driven by sustained intensity in the U.S. onshore and a slow recovery in the Gulf of Mexico (GOM), the domestic rig count should average 1,850 in 2011, which would be 20% higher than in 2010, Baker Hughes Inc. executives said last week. In Canada the rig count is expected to hit 400 this year, which would be 15% higher year/year (y/y), CEO Chad Deaton said during a conference call with energy analysts.

August 1, 2011