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Today Oil & Gas News

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Industry Headlines

US Judge Signs Order To Seize Kurdish Oil From Tanker Off Texas
Iraq files a suit in a Texan court to gain control of a cargo of crude oil from Iraqi Kurdistan that it says was sold without its permission.

Mexican Lawmakers Approve Key Plank Of Energy Reform With Tweaks
Lawmakers in Mexico's lower house approve a key package of bills needed to implement a landmark energy overhaul.



Monday, July 28, 2014

Industry Headlines

Paper: Russia's Sechin Proposes Profit-based Tax for Oil
Rosneft CEO proposes changing oil taxation to a system based on profit rather than system linked to global oil prices.

UK Announces 14th Onshore Licensing Round
UK Energy Minister Matthew Hancock announces the country's 14th Landward Licensing Round.

Assessing and Hiring the Best Candidates for Performance and Retention
Weatherford's global director of human resources reveals how oil and gas companies can improve the hiring process.

Kemp: Forecasts for Higher Oil Prices Misjudge the Shale Boom
"The world of energy may have changed forever," according to Professor James Hamilton of the University of California. "Hundred dollar oil is here to stay."

Oil Lower on Signs of Excess Supply, Weak Demand in Europe and Asia
Oil prices dip as signs of excess supplies of North Sea and West African crude and weak demand in Europe and Asia offset fears of escalating tensions in Ukraine and the Middle East.



Sunday, July 27, 2014

Industry Headlines

Tanker Carrying Iraqi Kurdish Oil Anchored off Texas Port
A tanker carrying crude oil from Iraqi Kurdistan anchors near Galveston, Texas.



Friday, July 25, 2014

Industry Headlines

U.S. State Department Names Hochstein Acting Energy Envoy
The U.S. State Department names Amos Hochstein as Washington's top energy diplomat, taking over as acting head of the Bureau of Energy Resources.

Brent Climbs Above $108/bbl on U.S.-Russian Tensions, Supply Fears
Brent oil prices reverses early losses to climb more than $1 a barrel, as fighting in Ukraine and deteriorating relations between Russia and the United States ignited new fears of supply disruptions in the market.






Announcements

Momentive (Formerly Hexion) Adds New Proppant Production Line

Posted by: anonymous on 01/18/2011 12:23 AM (Read: 2983)
Momentive Specialty Chemicals’ Oilfield Technology Group
Adds New Production Line to Cleburne, Texas Resin Coating Plant
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Oil Well Leaks

Posted by: anonymous on 01/18/2011 12:22 AM
A complete redo of capping procedures should be looked at in the United States drilling procedures as per chapter three, p.s. is that well in the Gulf been fractured or chemically enhanced yet?

Knowledge Reservoir and GreyStar to Jointly Manage and Develop

Posted by: anonymous on 01/18/2011 12:22 AM (Read: 2899)
HOUSTON, Texas, May 28, 2010 --- Knowledge Reservoir LLC, a leading geosciences and engineering consulting services company, and GreyStar Corporation, Inc., a leading provider of facilities management, operations, maintenance and asset management services, today announced the signing of an agreement to cooperate in the management, development and operation of oil and gas producing assets. The companies’ cooperation will target project opportunities in various regions of the world, including Southeast Asia, China, the Middle East and Latin America.
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Knowledge Reservoir Announces 2010 Release of its Deepwater Gulf of Mexico Knowledge Base – ReservoirKB

Posted by: anonymous on 01/18/2011 12:22 AM (Read: 2799)
Knowledge Reservoir LLC, a leading geosciences and engineering consulting services company, today announced the 2010 release of its deepwater knowledge base, ReservoirKB.Bold Text
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Well log digitizing Well log digitization - Logdigi,LLC provides the lowest price well log digitizing, well log digitization service, the highest quality, and the fastest well log digitizing service. Logdigi's automated well log digitizing system is a new strong Competitor of other companies - Well Log Digitizing system. Logidigi's well log digitizing fee is much cheaper than other digitization company. *Well Log Digitization price: average US$19/well *Convert(digitized)paper log to digital log within 2 hours, faster than *ohter well log Digitizer *Accommodate order large and small, rush or long term *Guarantee high quality Service, 100% customer satisfaction *Use automated digitizing software to digitize, automated tracing well log *Quality Control: digitization software has an efficient "Automatic Match Function" *Deliver well-logging data in standard LAS format. LOGDIGI international log experience includes complex and problematic logs from P.R. China (36 oil fields), Russia, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.
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GCAGS/GCPE Convention

Posted by: admin on 09/08/2006 07:44 AM
The Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies is combining with the Gulf Coast Prospect Expo for one great event scheduled for September 25-27, 2006 in Lafayette, Louisiana. Go to www.gcags2006.com for up-to-date convention details along with on-line registration.


This event repeats daily until 09/27/2006

XCXP Operating L.P. Selects PEOffice® from Optimization Petroleum Technologies for Reservoir and Production Analysis

Posted by: anonymous on 01/18/2011 12:22 AM (Read: 1467)
XCXP Operating L.P., an independent oil & gas producer, announced today its decision to license the PEOffice suite of software from Optimization Petroleum Technologies for reservoir and production analysis.
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HPI, LLC announces receipt of EGPC certification

Posted by: anonymous on 01/18/2011 12:22 AM (Read: 1456)
HPI, LLC, a leader in the supply of turbine control solutions and turnkey power plants, announced today their receipt of the EGPC certification from the Ministry of Oil in Egypt.
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Black Elk Energy announces the success of its 2nd Annual Empowering the Community charity event

Posted by: anonymous on 01/18/2011 12:22 AM (Read: 1528)
Black Elk Energy, an independent oil and gas company headquartered in Houston, is proud to announce the success of its second annual Empowering the Community charity event.
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Energy Prospectus Group announces launch of new website

Posted by: anonymous on 01/18/2011 12:22 AM (Read: 1434)
Energy Prospectus Group (EPG), a division of DMS Publishing, LLC, announced today the launch of the new website www.EnergyProspectus.com, which allows EPG to better serve their network of oil & gas professionals and investors.
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Castellated sub-sea cuts

Posted by: anonymous on 01/18/2011 12:22 AM (Read: 1520)
Oil States MCS Ltd successfully completes, remotely controlled, “fully castellated” underwater cutting operation
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White Marlin E&P, LLC Announces the Launch of Business Operations

Posted by: anonymous on 01/18/2011 12:22 AM (Read: 1399)
White Marlin E&P, LLC, an upstream oil and gas production company, announced today the launch of business operations and the opening of offices in Houston, Texas. Founded by four principal investors with extensive oil and gas experience, the new company is led by Terrell J. (Terry) Clark, President and CEO, and Jack C. Faubion, Chief Financial Officer.
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A New Approach to Drilling Directional Wells with Coile
Last updated by admin on 03/24/2013 04:50 PM (Read: 35352 times)

by Matt Varhaug, Oilfield Review editor
Tue, Mar 20, 2007 23:57 GMT

THE WOODLANDS, Texas - Field testing is opening the way for coiled tubing in directional wells drilled in the San Juan Basin of Colorado and New Mexico, USA.

Speaking here at the Intervention & Coiled Tubing Association's (ICoTA) 2007 Coiled Tubing and Well Intervention conference and exhibition, Tony Pink, Drilling Engineering Manager with Schlumberger, described how the San Juan Coiled Tubing Project was launched by BP America to evaluate directional drilling systems used in coiled tubing applications.

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Realtimenews@AAPG: Innovative Techniques Minimize Inter
Last updated by admin on 11/09/2007 12:00 AM (Read: 40290 times)

by Gretchen Gillis
Thu, Nov 9, 2006 01:29 GMT

PERTH, Australia ?Making good reservoir predictions is a crucial endeavor for petroleum geologists, as evidenced by numerous presentations given here at the AAPG International Conference and Exhibition.

Geological interpretations of outcrops, wells, or other data types depend heavily on the skill of the interpreter, and typically are strengthened by the interpreter抯 experience. The oil and gas industry is hiring new geological interpreters at breakneck speed, and often these interpreters collaborate on large projects, so consistency of interpretive approach is desirable.

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Web Delivers Timely Petrotechnical Reference Data
Last updated by admin on 04/04/2007 07:40 AM (Read: 37204 times)

by Gretchen Gillis
Tue, Apr 3, 2007 19:39 GMT

LONG BEACH, California – The drilling, logging and other oilfield equipment of today bears a resemblance to its earliest predecessors. But the volume of data acquired when drilling a well has grown substantially over the years. This volume might leave scientists and engineers wondering what data they have acquired unless they have a photographic memory: the number of well-log curves and parameters exceeds 50,000 and grows by approximately 1,000 curves yearly.

A real-time delivery mechanism improves the acquisition, processing and interpretation workflows by supplying log-curve descriptions and other information via the Web.

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DOGGR: Drilling Through Time
Last updated by admin on 03/24/2007 11:37 PM (Read: 34458 times)

Before Europeans discovered California, Native Americans had discovered uses for petroleum. Asphaltum from oil seeps helped keep arrowheads on their shafts and made baskets watertight.

The Division of Oil, Gas, and Geothermal Resources -- originally known as the Department of Petroleum and Gas -- never regulated the making of arrows or baskets. Its work began in 1915, at a time when the oil and gas industry was a booming free-for-all in need of a referee. Through the 20th Century and into today, DOGGR has helped the oil, gas and geothermal (a relative newcomer) industries maintain productivity while becoming more efficient, diversified and environmentally conscious.

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Fullbore Formation MicroImager
Last updated by Schlumberger on 09/30/2006 01:57 PM (Read: 34483 times)

Borehole geology, geomechanics and 3D reservoir modeling

Determine net pay
The FMI Fullbore Formation MicroImager gives you microresistivity formation images in water-base mud. This is the preferred approach for determining net pay in laminated sediments of fluvial and turbidite depositional environments.

Visualize sedimentary features
These features define important reservoir geometries and petrophysical reservoir parameters. The interpretation of image-derived sedimentary dip data lets you understand sedimentary structures.

Interpret seismic sections
Well-to-well correlation is difficult in deviated wells with sections of steep and varying structural dip. Greatly improve structural interpretation of seismic sections with high-quality bedding dips to compute accurate logs of true stratigraphic thickness.

Get more data
Geological information from FMI borehole images helps with stochastic modeling of the sand-shale distribution. FMI images define channel heights superbly in amalgamated units. Other variables, such as the channel width and channel sinuosity, can be estimated using geological analogs, based on detailed sedimentological analysis of FMI image data.

Improve well construction plans
Borehole images improve your mechanical earth models which, in turn, help you optimize well plans. Better understanding of borehole stability can save you millions of dollars during field development.

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Better Turns for Rotary Steerable Drilling
Last updated by lai_wmn on 08/20/2006 02:03 PM (Read: 33182 times)

Farther, faster, cheaper, safer. These words describe the drilling results of the newest rotary steerable systems. Substantial advances in the reliability and steerability of rotary steerable drilling systems allow engineers to plan and drill complicated well trajectories in extremely demanding environments. Better still, oil and gas companies save rig time while doing so.

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WHY INVEST IN OIL AND GAS NOW?
Last updated by admin on 08/16/2006 08:35 AM (Read: 41916 times)

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Stratigraphic Column
Last updated by admin on 07/27/2006 08:59 AM (Read: 36001 times)

A stratigraphic column is a drawing done by a geologist that describes what rocks in a cliff wall or underground look like. This allows other geologists, who have never seen these rocks in person, to understand the geology of that area, and perhaps even decide whether or not there is the potential for oil or natural gas to exist in these rocks.

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DOE-backed Consortium Delivers 6 New 'Stripper Well' Te
Last updated by admin on 06/27/2006 03:04 PM (Read: 33637 times)

Joint ventures in technology development by government and industry delivered six new deployment-ready applications in four years to extend the useful life of more than 650,000 stripper wells that deliver almost 15% of America's domestic oil production and almost 8% of natural gas production, according to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).

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What is the Role of Technology in Oil & Gas Production?
Last updated by admin on 06/22/2006 07:37 AM (Read: 37994 times)

When many people think of the oil and natural gas industry, they think of an old, dirty, staid industry using technology from decades ago. The images they see on television or in the movies show oil gushing madly out of wellbore or a mechanical drilling rig with three men in dirty clothes throwing a chain around drill pipe. Most people do not realize how out-dated these images are. Oil and gas is a very technology-oriented industry; many techniques developed by the industry are now used in other industries, including the space program. Technological innovations have made it possible for the oil and gas industry to supply the fuels that power the world economy.

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Latest Oil & Gas News

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Latest Oil & Gas News

Survey: Energy Companies to Add 2000 Workers in the Marcellus Shale
The Marcellus Shale is providing workers in Pennsylvania and surrounding states with a variety of job opportunities, according to a new workforce survey.

Anadarko Profit Drops Less Than Expected On US Shale Output
Anadarko's 2Q profit fell less than expected as oil and natural gas production jumped in the Marcellus and Wattenburg shale regions, as well as Algeria.

Brent Oil Firm On New Russia Sanctions; US Slips On Refinery
Brent crude ends slightly higher as new sanctions on Russia look set to worsen relations between Moscow and the West, while US prices slip after a Kansas refinery fire.

API Launches New Standard for Subsea Capping Stacks
API unveils new guidelines for the design, manufacture and use of subsea capping stacks.



Wednesday, July 30, 2014   (Today)

Latest Oil & Gas News

First Gas Commences at Lishui 36-1 Field Off China's Zhejiang Province
CNOOC commences first production at the Lishui 36-1 gas field, located offshore Zhejiang province, China.






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