Archives July 2013

Jul
31
2013

Aurora reports Eagle Ford results with Marathon

By OGJ editors Aurora Oil & Gas Ltd., Perth, noting that the Texas Railroad Commission reported an April 2013 oil production rate of 546,000 b/d from the Eagle Ford shale, reported its own operational progress in South Texas in conjunction with a unit of Marathon Oil Corp. as operator. …read more Source: Oil Gas Journal  

Jul
31
2013

WoodMac: US unconventional plays will help reduce imports from abroad

By Paula Dittrick Unconventional oil and gas plays will continue to drive US and Canadian production for years, with the Bakken formation in North Dakota and Montana along with the South Texas Eagle Ford shale play accounting for much of the tight oil production increase, said analysts with Wood Mackenzie Ltd. …read more Source: Oil […]

Jul
30
2013

RIL, ONGC eye facilities-sharing off India

By OGJ editors Privately owned Reliance Industries Ltd. and state-owned Oil & Natural Gas Corp. have signed a memorandum of understanding to explore sharing by ONGC of RIL’s production facilities offshore eastern India. …read more Source: Oil Gas Journal  

Jul
30
2013

Gas output builds in southern Pennsylvania-West Virginia

By OGJ editors Southern Pennsylvania and adjacent West Virginia counties have sustained a notable increase in natural gas production since early 2012, said the US Energy Information Administration. …read more Source: Oil Gas Journal  

Jul
30
2013

Madalena updates exploration on three Neuquen blocks

By OGJ editors Madalena Ventures Inc., Calgary, has provided an update of activity aimed at unconventional and tight formations on blocks in which it holds interests in the Neuquen basin of Argentina. …read more Source: Oil Gas Journal  

Jul
30
2013

Alberta cancels leases near Fort McMurray

By OGJ editors To make room for urban development stimulated by oil sands development, the government of Alberta is cancelling 32 oil sands leases held by 10 companies around crowded Fort McMurray. …read more Source: Oil Gas Journal  

Jul
29
2013

Workers prepare to drill relief well in Gulf of Mexico

By OGJ editors Workers boarded the Hercules 265 jack up rig to install gas detectors and high-capacity water jet fire monitors, officials said, adding that responders are preparing to drill a relief well to secure a natural gas well on South Timbalier Block 220 after a well-control incident and a subsequent rig fire. …read more […]

Jul
29
2013

Connacher: Solvent boosts SAGD test flow

Connacher Oil & Gas Ltd. raised bitumen production and lowered steam injection rates in a test of a proprietary method for enhancing steam-assisted gravity drainage with injection of solvent at its Algar oil sands development in Alberta (OGJ Online, Nov. 16, 2012). …read more Source: Oil Gas Journal  

Jul
29
2013

Hurricane preparedness

By Laura Bell Typically, the months of June through November—known collectively by those dwelling in the Northern Hemisphere as Atlantic hurricane season—can be a precarious span of time for oil and gas companies operating in the Gulf of Mexico and along the Gulf Coast. …read more Source: Oil Gas Journal  

Jul
26
2013

US drilling rig count rises 6 units to 1,776

By OGJ editors The US drilling rig count increased 6 units during the week ended July 26 to reach a total of 1,776 rotary rigs working, Baker Hughes Inc. reported. …read more Source: Oil Gas Journal  

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