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The oilsands at 50: Will they still be producing in 100 years?
On Sept. 30, 1967, the Great Canadian Oil Sands facility opened north of Fort McMurray, Alta., with much fanfare, bunting and speeches by politicians. It was the first large-scale commercial operation of the oilsands....
Good News for Wyoming: Jonah Energy Targets another 5.25 TCF of Gas
Jonah Energy is king of the Jonah field. Jonah Energy is the largest operator of the Jonah field in southwestern Wyoming, a major conventional natural gas play that dominated many of the headlines prior to the shale boom
Appalachian Natural Gas Processing Up Tenfold Since 2010
The massive growth in natural gas production in the Marcellus has spurred corresponding growth in gas processing capacity, according to a note from the EIA. Natural gas processing separates dry gas from the valuable....
One Denver Suburb Aims To Be A Trailblazer For Drilling Oil In Suburbia
Now a story about a community that's preparing to live amid oil and gas wells. It's a situation that's becoming more common as energy companies tap into new sources of fossil fuels. From Denver, Inside Energy's Leigh...
Oil and Water Part 2
Oil and gas operators have a complicated relationship with water. Is it a valuable resource or a necessary evil? Turns out, it’s both. On the one hand, water is necessary for drilling, fracking, and stimulating.....
Should crude oil from Alberta be refined in Alberta?
Shortly before the demise of the Alberta Conservative dynasty when they were morphed out – or is it smurfed out – of office by a then and still now palpitating NDP political offering, it was decided that Alberta oil...
Oklahoma oil fields gain recognition
Oklahoma's growing oil fields gained national recognition when the U.S. Energy Information Administration added the Anadarko Basin to its weekly Drilling Productivity Report. The snapshot of industry activity highlights
How heavy-oil technology can be a perfect fit for geothermal energy
In an article published earlier this month, the Journal of Petroleum Technology talks about technologies designed to produce heavy oil with hot steams.The article discusses findings of an applied research group in AB....
North Dakota Producing Wells Set Another Record
The North Dakota Industrial Commission released its latest Oil and Gas Production Report today, outlining hydrocarbon activity in the state for June 2017. 1,032 MBOPD, 1,850 MMcf/d produced in June. Unconventional.....
EnerCom’s Oilfield Tech Day: All Water is Not the Same
Water is a major concern throughout the oilfield. Operators are struggling with the logistics of water treatment as the need to handle water in day-to-day oilfield activities grows. Gradiant Energy Services........
59 Year Record: U.S. Is a Net Exporter of Natural Gas for First Time Since 1958
The U.S. has been a net exporter of natural gas for three of the first five months of 2017, according to a note released by the EIA. This is historically significant, as February, April and May are so far the only months
You’re the CEO, How Will You Develop Your Acreage?
Once you’ve locked up the acreage, the permits and the capital, drilling and developing shale plays is fraught with difficult operational decisions. How do companies know if they’re making the right choices when it comes
Oilsands expansion leads Canada to fastest GDP growth in nearly 2 decades
Canada's economy grew at its fastest pace in nearly two decades in May, led by expansion in the oil and gas sector. That's according to the latest GDP data from Statistics Canada, released Friday, which shows a 7.6%...
Oil and Water Part 1
This article will be the first of a short series in which we’ll examine the relationship between water resources and oil and gas operations in Oklahoma. As usual, I’ll be exploring several geographic questions to guide
The Excruciating Difficulty of Drilling for Oil – 51 Steps
To find oil, you cannot simply punch a hole in the ground. Perhaps, this is what many people believe. There are many complexities involving multiple service companies and two complete teams of crews. With so much......
Commentary – Is Lithium the New Oil?
“Lithium is the new oil,” goes the saying in electric vehicle (EV) circles. If you haven’t heard the catchy maxim, it means that new-age batteries made from elemental lithium are the energy world’s “in-thing.”.......
Visualizing Oil Production in the Eagle Ford
This interactive presentation contains the latest oil & gas production data from 19149 horizontal wells in the Eagle Ford region (TRRC districts 1-5), that started producing since 2010, through February 2017. After....
Permian Basin Produced Water May Hit 1B Barrels Per Day
Experts say produced water from the Permian Basin may hit 1 billion bbl per day within 10 years, EnergyPlex panelist Nathan Zaugg told attendees last week 1B estimate could fill Elephant Butte Lake in around 21 days.
UT Researchers Use Nanoparticles to Separate Oil from Water
Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin believe they have found a fast method for separating mixed oil and water using nanoparticles. Most commonly-used methods for separating produced oil and water successfully
USGS Well Study: Unconventional Oil & Gas Development Having Little or No Effect on Drinking Water Quality
The USGS published a study investigating the effects of oil and gas production on drinking water quality. The study examined a total of 116 water wells in Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas, in areas were companies......