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Mar
8
2013

Shell puts Arctic drilling off Alaska on pause

Royal Dutch Shell PLC announced it will “pause” its exploration drilling activity for 2013 in Alaska’s Beaufort and Chukchi seas to prepare equipment and plans for a resumption of activity at a later stage. Source: Oil Gas Journal  

Mar
8
2013

UT study forecasts reliable supply from Barnett shale through 2030

A new study of the Barnett shale foresees reliable supply with slowly declining production through the year 2030, said the Bureau of Economic Geology (BEG) at the University of Texas at Austin and financed by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, a New York philanthropic grant-making institution. Source: Oil Gas Journal  

Mar
8
2013

St. Malo Lower Tertiary oil flow rate tops 13,000 b/d

Chevron Corp. has disclosed that it flow-tested the initial development well in St. Malo field in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico last year at an equipment-constrained rate of more than 13,000 b/d of oil. Source: Oil Gas Journal  

Mar
8
2013

ConocoPhillips planning to divest some LNG, oil sands assets

ConocoPhillips is planning to sell some of its interest in the Australia Pacific LNG project and in the Canadian oil sands in a strategy to devote more cash to US shale plays, ConocoPhilips Chief Executive Ryan Lance said during a Feb. 28 investor and analyst meeting. Source: Oil Gas Journal  

Mar
8
2013

Hess reports drilling results offshore Ghana

Hess Corp. announced that it has completed drilling its seventh exploratory well, Pecan North-1, on deepwater Tano-Cape Three Points block offshore Ghana. Source: Oil Gas Journal  

Mar
8
2013

Delphi Energy brings Montney horizontal wells on stream

Delphi Energy Corp. of Calgary reported encouraging results from its initial development of its Montney play at Bigstone where Delphi last year brought three horizontal Montney wells on stream and recently brought on stream a fourth horizontal well (OGJ Online, May 22, 2012). Source: Oil Gas Journal  

Mar
8
2013

US drilling rig count slides 1 unit to 1,761

The US drilling rig count dropped by 4 units during the week ended Mar. 1, with the total number of rotary rigs reaching 1,757, Baker Hughes Inc. reported. That compared with 1,989 rigs working in the comparable week last year. Source: Oil Gas Journal  

Mar
8
2013

Watching Government: Dalrymple's different problems

Governors descended on Washington, DC, Feb. 23-25 eager to exchange ideas and share experiences at the National Governors Association’s 2013 Winter Meeting. Source: Oil Gas Journal  

Mar
8
2013

Transferred geothermal energy heats wellbore

Theoretical calculations and laboratory experiments have demonstrated the feasibility of heat transfer with a sucker rod string. Liaohe field tests of the wells show this technology can heat the wellbore in steam-stimulated wells. Source: Oil Gas Journal  

Mar
8
2013

Governor wants Ohio to 'modernize' severance tax

It’s time for Ohio to “modernize” its severance tax so the state can more fully benefit from oil and gas discoveries there, Gov. John Kasich (R) said in his 2013 State of the State address. Source: Oil Gas Journal  

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