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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

GOP Pushes Onslaught of Energy, Offshore Bills

House and Senate Republicans last week stepped up efforts to pass legislation proposing more lease sales on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) during 2012-2017, but the action may turn out to be more show, given that the odds of legislation being voted out by both houses of Congress this session are slim.

July 30, 2012
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