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Offshore Drilling Downturn Forecast Through 2017 or Longer

The natural gas and oil industry has hit the skids since the middle of 2014, but the subsector that’s fallen into the well in the offshore could remain underwater through 2017 and “potentially longer,” according to analysts with Raymond James & Associates Inc. Gulf of Mexico operators shared similar sentiments last week.

November 2, 2015

OCS Governors Demand More Control of Coastal Drilling

States should have the authority to decide the level of activity on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS), a group of Republican governors said this week at the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) in Houston.

May 13, 2013

OCS Governors Demand More Control of Coastal Drilling

States should have the authority to decide the level of activity on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS), a group of Republican governors said this week at the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) in Houston.

May 9, 2013
Feds to Study Airborne Emission Impacts at Shale Sites

Feds to Study Airborne Emission Impacts at Shale Sites

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) have signed an interagency memorandum of understanding (MOU) to begin researching the effects of human exposure to airborne emissions from shale gas drilling sites.

April 26, 2013

Apache, Energy XXI to Explore Salt Dome Structures

Energy XXI Ltd. has a deal with Apache Corp. to explore some salt dome structures on the Outer Continental Shelf in the Gulf of Mexico (GOM).

March 21, 2013

Gas Groups Urge Speaking as One to Fight Fracking Fears

Natural gas groups Wednesday said they were hopeful the Obama administration will provide a more cohesive energy policy during the president’s second term, at the same time urging various industry segments to speak to lawmakers and the public with one voice on hydraulic fracturing (fracking).

January 18, 2013

NOIA: Offshore Industry Braces for More Regulations

This year will be a busy one for oil and gas operators in the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) in terms of new regulations, said an official for a group representing the offshore industries.

January 14, 2013

NOIA: Offshore Regulators Face Busy Regulatory Year

This year will be a busy one for oil and gas operators in the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) in terms of new regulations, said an official for a group representing the offshore industries.

January 8, 2013
Big Sky Gains Entry into Texas Wolfcamp/Wolfberry

Big Sky Gains Entry into Texas Wolfcamp/Wolfberry

Big Sky Petroleum Corp. has acquired a 90% working interest in an initial lease block of more than 2,300 net operated acres on the eastern shelf of the southern Midland Basin in West Texas. The deal gives the Vancouver, BC-based company entry into the Wolfcamp/Wolfberry play.

December 3, 2012

Halcon Bulks Up in North Dakota

Halcon Resources Corp. on Monday said it is acquiring a shelf of oil-weighted producing and undeveloped properties in the Williston Basin in a cash-and-equity transaction with Petro-Hunt LLC worth $1.45 billion.

October 23, 2012
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