Archives September 2014

Sep
23
2014

GAS PROCESSING- WORLDWIDE CONSTRUCTION

*Designates projects listed for the first time in the Journal. ARCO ALASKA INC. Anchorage. GHX-1 expansion of Prudhoe Bay field gas handling facilities, Design: RM Parsons. Completion: 1990. ARCO OIL & GAS. Fruitland, Colo. Gas gathering dehydration. Completion: 1990. AMOCO PRODUCTION CO. Durango, Colo. 250 MMcfd coal degas compression facilities. Engr: Davy McKee. Completion: Nov. […]

Sep
22
2014

PETROCHEMICALS- WORLDWIDE CONSTRUCTION

*Designates projects listed for the first time in the Journal. AIR PRODUCTS. Deer Park, Tex. Polyvinyl alcohol plant under construction. Engr. and Design: Bechtel. Completion: 1991. AMOCO CHEMICAL. Texas City, Tex. 1.5 billion lb/y ethylene plant. Feed: Ethane, propane. Products: Ethylene, methane, propylene, butadiene, fuel oil. $300 MM. Tech: MW Kellogg. Eng/des/lic: MW Kellogg. Completion: […]

Sep
22
2014

EQUIPMENT AVAILABLE FOR AUTOMATING RIG OPERATIONS

Will L. McNair Texas Engineering Extension Service College Station, Tex. Several manufacturers are producing automated rig equipment, from complete systems to individual functions for existing drilling rigs. Significant improvements in well site time, costs of operations, and improved drilling performance have led drilling contractors to install this equipment on their rigs. This concluding installment of […]

Sep
22
2014

ALGAL REEF MOUNDS OF SE UTAH ATTRACT DRILLING

John McCaslin Exploration Editor Utah's Paradox basin is once again in the exploratory news, a rare event in these slim wildcatting days. …read more Source: Oil Gas Journal   

Sep
22
2014

WATCHING WASHINGTON OFFSHORE PERCEPTIONS

with Patrick Crow The National Ocean Industries Association, meeting in Washington last week, repeatedly heard it must reverse public perceptions of offshore drilling if U.S. offshore leasing is to get off high center. Interior Sec. Manuel Lujan said despite the facts of the situation, much of the political problem associated with the OCS program is […]

Sep
22
2014

THE QUEST FOR ENERGY CONSENSUS

How should the U.S. assess the national energy strategy under construction by the federal government? Energy Sec. James D. Watkins has a suggestion. “If we can finish a product that will make everybody equally unhappy,” he said last week when his department published its interim report, “we will have done our job.” …read more Source: […]

Sep
22
2014

SE KANSAS COALBED METHANE ACTION RISING

Interest in coalbed methane development is growing in Southeast Kansas. Several operators have completed wells or staked locations for coalbed methane wells near Fredonia in Wilson County and in Jefferson-Sycamore and Neodesha oil fields of Montgomery County, 5-20 miles north of Independence. Operators include Great Eastern Energy & Development Corp. and Universal Exploration Operating Co., […]

Sep
22
2014

RIG AUTOMATION-1 AUTOMATION TO BENEFIT CURRENT, FUTURE RIGS

Will L. McNair Texas Engineering Extension Service College Station, Tex. Old rigs are being modified piecemeal with various technological improvements to increase drilling performance. On the horizon are the completely automated drilling rigs that are promising safety and efficiency to rig floor operations. In this first installment of a two-part series, the benefits of the […]

Sep
22
2014

OUACHITAS NEED MORE EXPLORATORY DRILLING

Neil H. Suneson, Jock A. Campbell Oklahoma Geological Survey Norman, Okla. The Ouachita Mountains in southeastern Oklahoma and western Arkansas are part of a mostly buried late Paleozoic fold and thrust belt that extends from Alabama to northern Mexico. …read more Source: Oil Gas Journal   

Sep
22
2014

OGJ NEWSLETTER

The National Petroleum Refiners Association will encourage refiners to take a more active role in the debate on improving air quality in he U.S., says Richard I. Robinson, newly elected chairman of NPRA. NPRA, traditionally not involved in direct lobbying, will continue to support refiner efforts with technical and economic information. Robinson, vice-president of refining, […]

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