In the article “XTO, MarkWest Execs Tout Shale Success, Push Public Interaction, LNG Exports” (see Shale Daily, Sept. 21), NGI’s Shale Daily incorrectly stated that the Golden Pass liquefied natural gas terminal project is being developed by Cheniere Energy Inc. The Golden Pass Products liquefaction expansion project is a partnership of affiliates of Qatar Petroleum International (70% ownership) and ExxonMobil Corp. (30%). NGI’s Shale Daily regrets the error.

September 25, 2012

French President to Extend Sarkozy-Era Fracking Ban

Efforts to replicate in Europe the United States’ shale gas success took another blow Friday when French President Francois Hollande said that a ban on hydraulic fracturing (fracking) would remain in place during his five-year term. Hollande, the candidate of the Socialist party, became president following a two-round election earlier this year.

September 18, 2012

Crimson Exploration’s Texas Production Getting Wetter

Houston-based Crimson Exploration Inc. said its Woodbine and Eagle Ford shale programs continue to enjoy success, contribution to second quarter production that was in the upper range of the company’s guidance.

July 16, 2012

Halliburton Defers Some Pressure Pump Spending to 2013

Some of Halliburton Co.’s pressure pumping deliveries in North America originally planned for this year will be deferred to 2013 to deal with “inefficiencies” that followed onshore producers moving from dry natural gas plays to more liquids-rich regions, company executives said Wednesday.

April 20, 2012

Noble Keeping Marcellus Powder Dry

This year is the first in a multi-year period of growth for Noble Energy Inc. as the company realizes the payoff from “multiple years of exploration success,” CEO Charles Davidson told financial analysts Thursday during an earnings conference call. However, dry gas production from the Marcellus Shale is not part of the windfall, at least not for a while.

February 10, 2012

Gas Prices Prompt Pioneer to Tweak Drilling Plan

Dallas-based Pioneer Natural Resources Co. reported a 9% sequential increase in production for the fourth quarter and attributed the success to “three core liquids-rich growth assets in Texas.” In light of low prices for dry gas, the company has tweaked some of its drilling plans while it continues to high-grade liquids-rich drilling.

February 9, 2012

McClendon Values Utica Shale at $500 Billion

The Utica Shale could be worth $500 billion, and the “biggest thing economically to hit Ohio, since maybe the plow,” Chesapeake Energy Corp. CEO Aubrey McClendon told an audience in Ohio on Wednesday.

September 22, 2011

Hess, CONSOL to Partner in Utica Shale

On the heels of a mega Marcellus Shale partnership agreement in August, CONSOL Energy Inc. on Wednesday announced that Hess Corp. would become its partner on half of its nearly 200,000 acres in the prospective Utica Shale in eastern Ohio.

September 8, 2011

Breakthrough Reported to Reduce Hydrofrack Chemicals in Produced Water

A breakthrough technology using an absorbent form of silica removed nearly all of the petrochemicals from water produced by hydraulic fracturing (hydrofracking) in natural gas shale wells and other geologic formations, Energy Department scientists reported late last week.

May 3, 2011

Shales Seen as International Investor ‘Stepping Stone’

The smell of success emanating from North American shale gas plays has wafted overseas, drawing foreign investors to joint ventures (JV) with U.S. producers. Eventually some of those foreign investors will be acquiring U.S. energy companies, Deloitte LLP consultants said.

April 1, 2011