Archives July 2015

Jul
20
2015

EPA needs to improve oversight of fracing with diesel, OIG report says

The US Environmental Protection Agency needs to improve its oversight of hydraulic fracturing using diesel fuels and address any compliance issues, EPA’s Office of Inspector General (OIG) said. The agency also needs to take further steps in its May 2014 plan to determine whether a federal requirement to publicly disclose frac fluid ingredients is necessary, […]

Jul
20
2015

URTeC: Shell’s Hackbarth says unconventional innovation begins with data

Operators should resist the impulse to pull back on investments in technology despite a down oil market, said Claudia J. Hackbarth, manager, unconventional gas and tight oil research and development, Shell International E&P Inc. during a July 20 luncheon speech at the Unconventional Resources Technology Conference (URTeC) in San Antonio. “Innovation is needed now more […]

Jul
20
2015

BPTT relocates Juniper project fabrication work to Texas

BP Trinidad & Tobago LLC (BPTT) reported that it has agreed to relocate fabrication of its Juniper platform’s jacket and piles from Trinidad Offshore Fabricators Co.’s (Tofco) yard in La Brea to a fabrication yard in Texas in an effort to keep its Juniper project on schedule. …read more Source: Oil Gas Journal   

Jul
20
2015

URTeC: Panel sees resiliency in unconventional space

Panelists commented on future recovery of oil prices and the growth of unconventional drilling, then took questions from an overflow audience during the opening plenary session of the Unconventional Resources Technology Conference (URTeC) in San Antonio July 20. …read more Source: Oil Gas Journal   

Jul
20
2015

Gas compression problems limit oil production at Jubilee field offshore Ghana

Tullow Oil PLC reported oil production at Jubilee field offshore Ghana is constrained to 65,000 b/d due to technical issues with gas compression systems on the Kwame Nkrumah floating production, storage, and offloading vessel. …read more Source: Oil Gas Journal   

Jul
20
2015

Advocates urge US to end its crude export ban in Iran agreement's wake

Advocates called for removing the US ban on exports of domestically produced crude oil in the wake of the July 14 international nuclear weapons agreement with Iran that also would lift sanctions on that country’s crude sales. …read more Source: Oil Gas Journal   

Jul
20
2015

EIA's estimates for state crude oil production to be helped by direct survey

Understanding how crude oil production in US key states has been affected by recent changes in crude oil prices and drilling activity is of great importance. …read more Source: Oil Gas Journal   

Jul
20
2015

Watching Government: DOI, EPA budget battles

White House Office of Management and Budget Director Shaun Donovan did not mince words on July 7 when he described problems the Obama administration sees in the US House’s fiscal 2017 US Department of the Interior appropriations bill. …read more Source: Oil Gas Journal   

Jul
17
2015

BHI: US rig count falls 6 units to 857

The US drilling rig count fell 6 units to reach 857 during the week ended July 17, essentially cancelling out the last 3 weeks’ worth of gains, according to data from Baker Hughes Inc. …read more Source: Oil Gas Journal   

Jul
17
2015

Husky begins production at Rush Lake heavy oil project

Husky Energy Inc., Calgary, reported startup of production from its Rush Lake heavy oil thermal project in Saskatchewan, some 8 weeks after startup of commercial steaming operations (OGJ Online, May 21, 2015). …read more Source: Oil Gas Journal   

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