Shale

Midcontinent Express Files Application to Expand System

Midcontinent Express Pipeline (MEP) has filed an application at FERC for a 300,000 MMcf/d expansion of its mammoth pipeline project that would provide takeaway capacity for shale producers in Texas, Arkansas and Oklahoma.

February 12, 2009

Industry Brief

Questar Corp. subsidiary Questar Exploration and Production (E&P) Co. has completed the company’s first operated Haynesville Shale horizontal wells in northwest Louisiana. The Waerstad #3, located in Red River Parish, was placed on production at an initial rate of 16 MMcf/d on a 23/64-inch choke with 6,400 pounds per square inch (psi) flowing casing pressure. Eight fracture stimulation stages were pumped in the 3,234-foot horizontal lateral. Questar E&P has a 100% working interest in the Waerstad #3 well. The Wiggins 36H- #1, located in Bienville Parish, was placed on production at an initial rate of 7.4 MMcf/d on a 22/64-inch choke with 5,450 psi flowing casing pressure. Nine fracture stimulation stages were pumped in the 3,455-foot horizontal lateral. Questar E&P has a 62% working interest in the Wiggins 36H- #1 well. The E&P unit also is drilling two additional company-operated Haynesville horizontals and is participating in four other wells that are in various stages of completion. Questar E&P has 31,000 net acres of leasehold in the Elm Grove, Woodardville and Thorn Lake areas of the northwestern part of the state.

November 25, 2008

Storage Value, Development Predicted to Grow

The gas supply outlook has shifted from a thirst for liquefied natural gas (LNG) imports to reliance on maturing and emerging shale plays in Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas and Pennsylvania; new pipelines and capacity expansions reconfigure continental gas flows; and increasing gas-fired power generation elevates summer demand peaks. Gas storage developers are in the midst of it all.

September 15, 2008

Storage Value, Development Predicted to Grow Despite Challenges

The gas supply outlook has shifted from a thirst for liquefied natural gas (LNG) imports to reliance on maturing and emerging shale plays in Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas and Pennsylvania; new pipelines and capacity expansions reconfigure continental gas flows; and increasing gas-fired power generation elevates summer demand peaks. Gas storage developers are in the midst of it all.

September 11, 2008

MidContinent Express to Proceed with Expansion of Proposed Pipeline

Just days after the pipeline was given FERC approval for construction, backers of the Midcontinent Express Pipeline, which would give shale producers in Texas, Arkansas and Oklahoma access to southern and eastern markets, said Tuesday they have completed a successful binding open season for a 300,000 Dth/d expansion of a portion of the planned system

July 30, 2008

Midcontinent Express Pipe Project Gets FERC Nod

FERC Friday issued a favorable final environmental review of the the proposed Midcontinent Express Pipeline (MEP), which would give shale producers in Texas, Arkansas and Oklahoma access to eastern markets.

June 2, 2008

Midcontinent Express Pipe Project Gets FERC Nod

FERC Friday issued a favorable final environmental review of the the proposed Midcontinent Express Pipeline (MEP), which would give shale producers in Texas, Arkansas and Oklahoma access to eastern markets.

June 2, 2008

Ozark Gas to Build Takeaway Pipe for Fayetteville Shale

Ozark Gas Transmission LLC, an affiliate of Tulsa, OK-based Atlas Pipeline Mid-Continent LLC, is proposing to build a new pipeline to transport natural gas from the developing Fayetteville Shale area in Arkansas.

May 30, 2008

BLM Opens Comment on Devon’s Baxter Shale Test

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has opened for comment a plan by a subsidiary of Devon Energy Corp. to conduct seismic testing on the Baxter Shale in a remote area of Wyoming — a controversial project that the state’s governor has tried to stop.

May 19, 2008

BLM Seeks Comment on Devon’s Baxter Shale 3-D Seismic Plan

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has opened for comment a plan by a subsidiary of Devon Energy Corp. to do some 3-D seismic testing on the Baxter Shale, which is located in a remote area of Wyoming — a controversial project that the state’s governor has tried to stop.

May 15, 2008