Apache Corp., which has been reworking its global portfolio over the past three years to strengthen its North American base and worldwide operations, has targeted $4 billion worth of assets in its portfolio to sell by the end of the year, CEO G. Steven Farris said Thursday.
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Because of production growth in U.S. oilfields, Calgary’s Suncor Energy has thrown in the towel on the centerpiece of its long-planned, $20 billion oilsands expansion, the Voyageur Upgrader.
The potential of the New Albany Shale is still unproven, industry officials said.
States and producers Monday called on the Obama administration to either withdraw or suspend a proposed rule that would require companies to publicly disclose chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing (fracking) operations on federal and Indian lands. Environmental and conservation groups lobbied for the federal government to tighten the rule.
The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) has issued a proposal seeking to strengthen the federal-state relationship with respect to pipeline damage prevention, as well as the enforcement process.
The Interior Department last Tuesday issued a proposed rule that aims to strengthen offshore workplace safety and environmental reforms that it issued nearly a year ago.
ExxonMobil Corp. and Russia’s OAO Rosneft said Tuesday they have forged an agreement to jointly explore and develop projects in North America, including the tight oilfields of Texas and the Gulf of Mexico (GOM), as well as in Russia and other countries around the world. The two oil giants also agreed to share technology in the wide-ranging transaction.