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Potential For Solar-Assisted EOR in California Oilfield Still Unfulfilled

A four-year project at a Chevron Corp. enhanced oil recovery (EOR) wellsite in California’s central valley has come and gone with no plans to replicate it. Solar, in theory, could replace a lot of natural gas.

September 4, 2015
Oilsands Efficiency Gains Hard Fought as Gas Consumption Remains High

Oilsands Efficiency Gains Hard Fought as Gas Consumption Remains High

Natural gas consumption for thermal oilsands extraction — Canada’s biggest, fastest-growing industrial fuel burner — stubbornly resists efficiency efforts and could increase faster than bitumen output, according to a new industry review.

May 1, 2015
Oilsands Efficiency Gains Hard Fought as NatGas Consumption Remains High

Oilsands Efficiency Gains Hard Fought as NatGas Consumption Remains High

Natural gas consumption for thermal oilsands extraction — Canada's biggest, fastest-growing industrial fuel burner — stubbornly resists efficiency efforts and could increase faster than bitumen output, according to a new industry review.

May 1, 2015

Executives Expect Oilfield Services M&A to Increase

Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) within the oilfield services sector should pick up steam over the next one to two years, with most of the activity centered in North America, according to a survey by Ernst & Young.

August 31, 2012

Natural Gas Gaining Alberta Power Generation Share

An environmental dividend is emerging for Alberta, Canada’s energy warehouse province, as a bonus of oilsands development.

July 9, 2012

First Permit OK’d for New Deepwater Gulf Exploration Since Ban Lifted

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement’s (BOEM) permit-issuing process for deepwater drilling is gathering steam. The Interior Department agency last week approved two more permits for drilling in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico (GOM), bringing the total permits issued for resumption of activity in the deepwater to five. One of the deepwater permits — to Chevron USA Inc. — is the first to allow completely new exploration since the federal moratorium was lifted last October.

March 28, 2011

First Permit OK’d for New Deepwater Gulf Exploration Since Ban Lifted

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement’s (BOEM) permit-issuing process is gathering steam. The Interior Department approved a fifth permit — this time for Chevron USA Inc. — to resume drilling in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico (GOM). This is the first permit issued for completely new exploration since the federal moratorium was lifted last October.

March 25, 2011

Sempra Exec: LNG Exports Need Sustained Price Differential

For U.S. exports of liquefied natural gas (LNG) to pick up steam, the current significant wholesale gas price differences between North America and other major global markets will have to continue in the long term, according to Sempra Energy’s head of its LNG operations, speaking at Sempra’s financial analysts conference Wednesday in New York City.

March 25, 2011

Softness Prevails in Mixed Market

The price rally that had begun Monday didn’t reverse entirely but appeared to be losing some steam Wednesday. More than a few points were able to extend previous gains by small amounts, but even more were faltering due to declining heating load in some areas and the previous day’s downturn of 6.3 cents by April futures.

March 10, 2011

ConocoPhillips to Triple Spending in Eagle Ford Shale

ConocoPhillips has shut in some of its dry gas production in North America, but in the liquids-rich Eagle Ford Shale, it’s full steam ahead.

October 28, 2010
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